Author Archive: Patrick

Patrick Fuerstenau here.

Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here.

I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me.

Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager!

And I love writing about travel nursing.

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Travel Nurses Need Rubbing Too: Guide to Different Massages

Travel Nurses Need Rubbing Too: Guide to Different Massages

Long days and tense moments can all be part of your life as a Travel Nurse. As rewarding as the days are when you know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life, it doesn’t take away the stress, stiffness and sore muscles that can build up as a result. Nothing can help alleviate that tension […]

By January 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Communication is key as a Traveling Nurse.

Communication is key as a Traveling Nurse.

In many fields communication skills are highly valued and sought after. In healthcare, this is especially true. As a travel nurse or a travel allied healthcare professional, your ability to communicate effectively is critical to your success. Patient safety and quality care often hinges on the strength of the team’s communication abilities. In fact, The […]

By January 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
What good is a Travel Nurse Loyalty Program if you don’t know how it works?

What good is a Travel Nurse Loyalty Program if you don’t know how it works?

It seems that nowadays, every single retailer or service provider has some sort of loyalty program that rewards its customers as a way of saying thank you and Travel Nurse companies are no exception. In fact in 2010, more than 2.1 billion loyalty memberships existed in the U.S., according to Colloquy’s 2011 “Forecast of U.S. […]

By December 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Holiday Decorating for Travel Nurses on a Budget

Holiday Decorating for Travel Nurses on a Budget

With the holidays approaching and the changing of seasons its time to think of ways to decorate your new home and make it full with holiday spirit. While on your travel nursing assignment we know your time can be scarce, so during the holidays we have some ideas to help make your life easier. Make […]

By December 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
A Holiday for One: How to Celebrate the Holiday Season by Yourself

A Holiday for One: How to Celebrate the Holiday Season by Yourself

As you are off working on your travel nursing assignment, there are many things you can do to enjoy this holiday season and keep in touch with family and friends. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. You can start your own tradition by going to church, cooking a holiday dinner, volunteering your time […]

By November 21, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
A Guide To Travel Nursing Jobs (Infographic)

A Guide To Travel Nursing Jobs (Infographic)

“A Guide To Travel Nursing Jobs” presents data obtained from a nationwide base of travel nurses including motivational factors in choosing a Travel Nurse career, age demographics, benefits information, and social media usage. Here are a few other things to help you while navigating your career as a Travel Nurse… Check out these useful Travel […]

By November 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Meeting new people on your next travel nursing assignment

Meeting new people on your next travel nursing assignment

At TravelNursingBlogs.com, we want you to feel connected and comfortable in your working environment and in your new or existing community. Being a travel nurse means you have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends all over the United States. Making new friends is one of life’s richest pleasures and is a […]

By October 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Protect yourself and become personal safety certified

Protect yourself and become personal safety certified

Being a travel nurse you are often in new, unfamiliar areas around people you might not always know. You can’t always control your surroundings but one thing you can control is your awareness in those surroundings. By being aware of the things going on around you can help keep you safe. It’s important to remember, […]

By October 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Nursing your car back to health and preparing for winter

Nursing your car back to health and preparing for winter

Before you start off on any road trip it is good idea check your car to make sure it will make the trip to your new travel nursing assignment. When doing a job that requires you to travel across the United States, keeping your car in good condition is a good idea. You don’t want […]

By October 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
How to stay in touch with family and friends while on a Travel Nursing assignment

How to stay in touch with family and friends while on a Travel Nursing assignment

Embarking on your travel nursing assignment is an opportunity to travel and experience the country, but being away from loved ones, family and friends can be hard at times. To help you capture and share memorable moments whether across the state or across the country we have some easy solutions to keep your friends and […]

By October 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →