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Giving Thanks to Nurses

Giving Thanks to Nurses

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of the coolest ways I’ve seen a site go about giving thanks to nurses. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, they created their Portrait of Thanks Mosaic. It’s a mosaic of upwards [...]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I get better pay on Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I get better pay on Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and am very strongly considering switching to Travel Nursing. I currently work as a float nurse throughout a 1000-bed Missouri hospital specializing in NICU/Peds/PICU. I make $31 per hour, and do OK because I work premium shifts about once a week bringing my [...]

’Tis the Season for Holiday Scrubs!

’Tis the Season for Holiday Scrubs!

The hustle and bustle of the Holiday season is fast approaching and it’s a good time to start getting in to the spirit both at home and at work. That’s right: ’Tis the season for Holiday scrubs! For those yet to get in the Holiday groove, Tafford Uniforms is here to help you look and [...]

Hospital Safety and Violence Against Nurses

Hospital Safety and Violence Against Nurses

The issues of hospital safety and violence against nurses were in the news this week, on the heels of a frightening attack on several nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Charles Logan, a 68-year-old patient at St. John’s, removed a metal bar from the side of his hospital bed and used it as a [...]

By November 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Brittany Maynard Story

The Brittany Maynard Story

The debate surrounding the right-to-die movement has been reignited in recent weeks, due to the Brittany Maynard story. Maynard, a death with dignity advocate, died Saturday, November 1st, at age 29. In spring 2014, Maynard was told she had terminal brain cancer and about six months to live. Shortly after, she elected to relocate with [...]

By November 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I go about listing housing for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I go about listing housing for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Question: I have a property that would be perfect for a Travel Nurse! But I am unsure how to best get the word out about it. How do I go about listing housing for Travel Nurses? Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Answer: I would recommend that you get [...]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Halloween Costumes Travel Nurses Can Wear to Work

Halloween Costumes Travel Nurses Can Wear to Work

We’re in the home stretch leading up to Halloween. With that comes the usual array of annoying, stereotypical nurse costumes, and other such eyesores — including this year’s ultimate abomination: the sexy Ebola nurse costume. Yuck! If you’re working on the big day, do you have your costume planned? If not, there’s still time to [...]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a new staffing agency get it right for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a new staffing agency get it right for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have opened a medical and allied healthcare specialist contract placement firm and want to make sure my travel section is offering the most attractive pay and service package for our candidates. How would you set up a new staffing agency for Travelers if you could, from scratch, and do [...]

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With catchy slogans like “Save the Ta-Tas” and “Fight like a Girl,” the reason to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October is all about knowledge as power. While there are many ways that people can promote, fundraise for, and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it all comes down to one thing: Early detection. The [...]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I choose a Travel Nurse agency?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I choose a Travel Nurse agency?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve done a couple Travel Nursing assignments, and have loved the traveling and experiences! My question concerns getting the best pay and benefits from a Travel Nurse agency. My very first Travel Nurse assignment was about seven years ago in California, and I remember making so much more money than [...]