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How to Find a Travel Nurse Recruiter

How to Find a Travel Nurse Recruiter

Finding a solid recruiter for your Travel Nursing career is absolutely essential to your success. This individual is your gateway to assignments and to the lifestyle and professional accomplishments you desire. Some agencies now offer recruiter pages, where you can search through their recruiters’ profiles that featuring personal and professional info. This can help you […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I handle getting state licenses as a new Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I handle getting state licenses as a new Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am preparing to find my first travel job and have found that many of the jobs in the states we want to go request that you have your license in hand before applying. My recruiters have even suggested getting these state licenses (before I even know if I will […]

How to Stop Travel Nurse Bullying

How to Stop Travel Nurse Bullying

Nurse bullying is a problem that affects many nurses, and Travel Nurse bullying can be an intensified issue considering Travel Nurses are injected into a workplace that is otherwise fully formed culturally. This can make it easy to paint a Traveler as an outsider which provides favorable conditions for nurse bullying. But, it doesn’t have […]

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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I take long breaks between travel nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I take long breaks between travel nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am thinking of entering the travel nurse field and I was wondering: Does taking long breaks in between assignments looks bad on a travel nurse resume? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The answer to this would be based on the perception of the person looking at your file. It […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nurses need liability insurance?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nurses need liability insurance?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I was wondering if you think liability insurance is a must for Travel Nurses? And, if so, do you have some recommendations? Thank you! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   I’m sorry to say that I cannot recommend a good liability coverage company as I am a nurse who does not […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What experience is needed to start travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What experience is needed to start travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   What experience is needed to start travel nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   While it used to be a year of experience in whichever specialty you wanted to travel, most companies now mandate at least two years of recent experience. You will also be best served if that […]

Information for Nursing Students and Aspiring Travel Nurses

Information for Nursing Students and Aspiring Travel Nurses

The road through nursing school is not for the faint of heart. To succeed at nursing school takes stamina, adaptability, skill, and smarts. After that, if you’re thinking about becoming a travel nurse, you’ll want to get a year or two of hospital experience before you hit the road. I wanted to share a couple […]

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Ask a Travel Nurse: Should all my experience be in one specialty for travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should all my experience be in one specialty for travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   I know it’s recommended for an aspiring travel nurse to accumulate two years of hospital experience in order to travel. Should those two years be in the same specialty or is it possible, for example, to have one year of med/surg/tele experience and then a year of ED experience […]

Travel Nurse Rights

Travel Nurse Rights

At Travel Nursing Blogs, we love hearing from readers and travel nurses. We recently received an email from a travel nurse that dealt with travel nurse rights, according to both the American Nurses Association and to herself. Travel nurse, Lacresha Hearn, RN, wrote: “I have noticed a trend in the healthcare community as it relates […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How long can I expect to work as a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How long can I expect to work as a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   I am a second-career nurse — before nursing I was in airfreight sales. I am 63 years old I look younger than my years (or so I am told many times) I am in great shape physically I have been a travel nurse for three years and so far […]