Author Archive: Jeff

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for four years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.

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Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I take on a travel nursing assignment in Alaska?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I take on a travel nursing assignment in Alaska?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Getting ready for an assignment in Alaska. Oct to Dec. I would appreciate any advice as to what I should take with me in the way of clothing and supplies. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Alaska in December…hmm..I’m gonna have to advise against shorts. As for what exactly to take, […]

By October 26, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
3 reasons not to start travel nursing

3 reasons not to start travel nursing

Travel nursing is a great opportunity for nurses looking for a change of pace. It offers more pay, better learning opportunities and don’t forget the chance to travel to new places for free. However, there are a few reasons a nurse should not think about travel nursing. Here they are: Taking a travel nursing position […]

By October 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
A few new travel nursing blogs to check out

A few new travel nursing blogs to check out

Here at Travel Nursing Blogs.com we are always looking for other travel nursing blogs and websites that we think would be of interest to our readers. Lately I’ve come across two new blogs chronicling the authors’ travel nursing career journeys. The RN in a RV This blog is about a nurse about to graduate with […]

By October 10, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing Checklist Item #26: Finding the hospital

Travel Nursing Checklist Item #26: Finding the hospital

At this point your stuff is all unpacked and it’s been a long drive. You are tempted to crawl into bed and sleep until you are supposed to be at the hospital. Don’t. The first thing you need to do now is find where the hospital is. The experience you have on any of the travel nursing […]

By September 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you need to travel a specific distance to receive tax free income?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you need to travel a specific distance to receive tax free income?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Is there a specific commute distance i.e., 30 mils or 50 miles,in order to receive tax free income on a travel assignment. This distance would be from the taxable home/facility. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: No, there is no specific distance set by the IRS that you have to be […]

By September 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What advice do you have for travel nursing in Hawaii?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What advice do you have for travel nursing in Hawaii?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I just signed a 3 month contract at Maui Memorial. Wondering if you have traveled to Hawaii and could give me some tips. Like what to bring and cheap rental car places. Thanks. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: If you are working in ICU or see anyone from the unit, […]

By September 7, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Organizing your travel nursing life – Comparing travel nursing companies

Organizing your travel nursing life – Comparing travel nursing companies

If you have read our first couple of posts on how to use Evernote to organize your travel nursing life then some of things we talk about in this one may seem like a bit of rehash, but it is also going to include a few new nuggets to help you compare travel nursing companies. And if […]

By September 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do if I am stuck in an awful assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do if I am stuck in an awful assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: About a month ago I started my first travel assignment. The assignment was a home health position. Everything was going great. I liked the people and my recruiter has to be one of the best on the planet. Then the census dropped real low and not even the permanent nurses […]

By August 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
And the new Travel Nursing Blogs.com logo is…

And the new Travel Nursing Blogs.com logo is…

…this one. Thanks to everyone who voted. It wasn’t even close with this one receiving 68% of the votes. We are excited to start using our new logo, which really shows off the freedom of travel nursing, so keep an eye out for it on the site next week.    

By August 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Vote for your favorite new Travel Nursing Blogs.com logo!

Vote for your favorite new Travel Nursing Blogs.com logo!

It’s been a good run with our current Travel Nursing Blogs.com logo, but we decided it is time to give it a make over. And we need your help. Click here to go vote for your favorite new logo choice. Here is a preview of the options:  

By August 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →