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Why We Need More Nurses

Why We Need More Nurses

Last month Travel Nursing Blogs did a post about Alexandra Robbins’ new book The Nurses. Now Robbins is in the news again with an excellent op-ed in the New York Times that explains why we need more nurses. She begins by sharing a story from a nurse she followed for a year for the book [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: It looks like most Travel Nursing companies’ insurance starts on day 1 of an assignment, so what do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments? Also, can you get health insurance for spouse, too? Thank you. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Many travel nursing companies offer insurance coverage [...]

The Human Connection to Patient Care Video

The Human Connection to Patient Care Video

You’ll have to excuse me, there’s something in my eye … and it’s because of this amazingly moving video from the Cleveland Clinic titled, “Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care.” On the YouTube video page Cleveland Clinic writes, “Patient care is more than just healing — it’s building a connection that encompasses mind, body [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How has Travel Nursing changed in the past decade?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How has Travel Nursing changed in the past decade?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am an RN with 23 years’ experience under my belt. I was Travel Nurse for five years about 11 years ago and I am looking to get back into it before I retire. Since I haven’t traveled for 11 years I’d like your advice regarding best travel companies and [...]

Thank You, Military Nurses!

Thank You, Military Nurses!

As we slide on into Memorial Day weekend, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, military nurses for everything you do for your patients and your country! Nursing is commendable and not easy work in any realm, but military nurses deserve an extra special nod for the additional sacrifices made by [...]

Pet-friendly State Parks for Travel Nurses

Pet-friendly State Parks for Travel Nurses

For many Travel Nurses, whether to bring your pet on assignment or not is not even a question. Of course you want to hit the road with your best pal(s)! Studies have shown that pet owners often cope better with new or difficult situations, making traveling with your pet good for your spirit and performance. [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find the perfect Travel Nursing job?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find the perfect Travel Nursing job?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: As a first-time “wannabe Traveler,” where can I find a small, Traveler-friendly hospital, good pay and benefits, a beautiful location and surroundings, and nurses who will be helpful and give good orientation? Don’t laugh, this must be possible somewhere! I have 20-plus years in ER with all the certifications. I’ve [...]

2015 Travelers Conference

2015 Travelers Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Travelers Conference! The 8th annual Travelers Conference will be held September 14th and 15th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas. A Newbie Boot Camp on September 13 will precede the big event. The 2015 Travelers Conference is an annual event that presents professional, educational, and social [...]

Happy Nurses Week 2015!

Happy Nurses Week 2015!

Nurses don’t always get the appreciation they deserve, and that’s why Nurses Week, celebrated each year from May 6-12, is such a wonderful holiday. It’s a great chance for all of us to say “Thank You” to the nurses in our lives for their amazing abilities and unflagging commitment to their patients. So, Happy Nurses [...]

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with The Heroes Of The Hospital

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with The Heroes Of The Hospital

While many in the profession have opinions about how nurses are portrayed on TV, it’s less often that you hear a lot of folks chiming in about how nurses are portrayed in literature. But a new nonfiction book about nurses by award-winning author Alexandra Robbins has recently changed that. In The Nurses: A Year of [...]