Author Archive: Jeannie

My name is Jeannie Holmes. I specialize in social media, blogging and graphic design. I love writing for Travel Nursing Blogs.com, there's always new things to explore and learn. It's my mission to get down to the facts of travel nursing and let everyone know what a rewarding career it truly is. I’m also the Social Media and Brand Cultivator at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. Thanks for reading.

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From a Travel Nurse’s Point of View

From a Travel Nurse’s Point of View

I pack a suitcase, my new scrubs, to the airport..Excitement builds! Beautiful destination, map out how to get to work, what will my co-workers be like? Day 1 I’m a bit nervous, driven by the desire to help this facility for 13-weeks. Questions start “why are you a travel nurse”, “how much do you get [...]

By April 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Nurses “Yelp” for Hospital Reviews

Nurses “Yelp” for Hospital Reviews

As a Travel RN, there’s always a risk in the type of  hospital you will work for every 13 weeks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a “heads up” on what the facility is like and if they’re traveler friendly. If you could see this advice ahead of time, would you be more picky about [...]

By April 3, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Common Misconceptions about Travel Nursing

Common Misconceptions about Travel Nursing

You may have been considering travel nursing for some time, but shy away when you hear other’s concerns or circulating rumors about the profession. While many of these concerns were valid in the inception of travel nursing, many things have changed since then… or rather nurses have found ways to deal with them. So, let’s [...]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Car Essentials Checklist for Your Travel Nursing Road Trip

Car Essentials Checklist for Your Travel Nursing Road Trip

If you’ve decided to road trip to your spring assignment, you’ll want to make sure you are prepared in case of any car emergencies.  There are a few “must haves” that you should always have with you, especially if you’re traveling alone. Car Emergency Essentials: Flashlight. Vital for after-dark roadside repairs, emergency signaling, map reading or (if [...]

By March 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Earn Free Travel Nursing CEUs via Twitter

Earn Free Travel Nursing CEUs via Twitter

The Gypsy Nurse is holding a “tweet chat” via Twitter where travel nurses can earn free CEUs. Yep, you heard me right, free CEUs!! Sign on to your Twitter account every 3rd Sunday of the month from 8-9pm. Simply ask your travel nurse questions and follow them with hashtag #tgnchat. This month’s topic is Building [...]

By March 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do about my unresponsive recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do about my unresponsive recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Since I have signed my contract, I’ve tried multiple times to contact my recruiter, with no success. I’ve tried calling emailing and texting personal cell. She did this last time I signed for nearly a week, with no response up to 2 days before my start date. She said her [...]

By March 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
TNB has a New Look!

TNB has a New Look!

You may have noticed our blog looks a little different.  We decided it was time for a fresh look and a better format to help you get around the site with more ease. While our look is different, our content is not! Travel Nursing Blogs is still filled with over 2000 pages of travel nursing [...]

By March 5, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
From Day Shift Nurse to Night on the Town Makeup

From Day Shift Nurse to Night on the Town Makeup

Often times you must go straight from your shift to a social event without going home to shower or freshen up.  Ahhh, the life of a nurse. Well not to fret, there are some tricks to looking night-ready without having to take your current make-up off and without globbing a bunch more on. So take [...]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Hospitals Nurses Love

Hospitals Nurses Love

Travel nurses usually have a good idea where they want their assignments to be located geographically; however, many don’t think about researching specific facilities. Did you know some hospitals are more travel-friendly than others? To top that- some have free yoga classes, massages and fun cultures. Where are these places you ask? Here is a list [...]

By February 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Housing Resources

Travel Nurse Housing Resources

Choosing between agency housing and taking the stipend can be a huge decision. While taking agency housing seems the easiest, it does have its disadvantages. You really have no control over apartment location; there will be a short move in date (usually 2 days before assignment) and also a short notice of location. Taking the [...]

By February 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →