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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 Nurses Day

Travel Nurses Day

There are a lot of wacky and very specific holidays in the world. For example, there’s Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day (February 11), World Sauntering Day (June 19), Lost Sock Memorial Day (May 9), and Lumpy Rug Day (May 3) — just to name a few choice day designations. So don’t you think it’s [...]

By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will a BSN help me secure continuous work as a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will a BSN help me secure continuous work as a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   As a travel nurse, is it fairly easy to work full time continuously without long breaks in assignments? I have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing but am willing to work on a Bachelor’s degree. Do you think a BSN could help me secure more continuous work? Ask a Travel [...]

Summertime Blues: Cute Blue Scrubs for Travel Nurses

Summertime Blues: Cute Blue Scrubs for Travel Nurses

Well, summertime is almost over, but it doesn’t mean you have to start wearing black! One of the most popular scrubs colors is blue — ciel blue, navy blue, royal blue, galaxy blue …  You name the blue and you can probably find some scrubs to match. In fact, there are some great off-the-beaten-path blues that [...]

By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Scrubbing In Premieres October 24 on MTV

Scrubbing In Premieres October 24 on MTV

Update! MTV’s travel nurse reality show has gone from the working title Nurse Nation to its official title, Scrubbing In. (Click here to check out the trailer!) MTV is billing the new show as a “docu-series,” and has announced that Scrubbing In premieres October 24 on MTV, at 9 p.m. Central. A couple other things [...]

By September 4, 2013 17 Comments Read More →
Strike Staffing for Travel Nurses

Strike Staffing for Travel Nurses

Healthcare industry strikes are a bit different than when other industries strike, considering that sick patients cannot wait out a job action and the stakes are people’s health. These patients need care when they need it, and not receiving it can literally mean life or death. Nurse strike staffing is crucial to helping them! Nurses [...]

By September 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
“Show Us Your Scrubs” Contest

“Show Us Your Scrubs” Contest

As a travel nurse, you spend A LOT of time in your scrubs. A good pair of scrubs can be like a faithful friend on the job, and most nurses do have their favorites. Maybe you’d like to show them off outside the unit? The “Show Us Your Scrubs” Instagram contest asks you to do [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will I be reimbursed for transportation on assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will I be reimbursed for transportation on assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   If you have your own car do you generally receive compensation for transportation while under contract? If you don’t bring your car with you is a transportation stipend given? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but transportation while you are on assignment is [...]