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Nurses Week Freebies!

Nurses Week Freebies!

Nurses Week 2013 is upon us, and we aren’t the only ones excited to show appreciation for all of you talented, hardworking nurses. Happy nurses week, and thank you for all that you do! Your commitment to quality patient care is truly appreciated year-round, but this week is your week, and we found a few [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Best unit experience before travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Best unit experience before travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Question: I am a Student Nurse that is soon to graduate and is currently applying for jobs in the hospital. I know that I want to get my first year of experience and then start traveling. I have read that you recommend a person to work in a unit that interests them, [...]

Scrubadoo Wants to Hear Your Travel Nurse Story!

Scrubadoo Wants to Hear Your Travel Nurse Story!

Do you have an inspirational, charming, or just plain funny story about your career as a travel nurse?  We want to hear it!  Here, at Scrubadoo.com, we realize that all of you have incredible experiences that we think deserve a moment in the spotlight so we want to give you a chance to be at [...]

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Ask a Travel Nurse: First Time Traveler, Am I Ready?

Ask a Travel Nurse: First Time Traveler, Am I Ready?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am interested in becoming a first time traveler and will have a little over 18 months experience when I am looking to start. I have been working on a neurology/neurosurgery floor and am interested in traveling in this specialty; however, it doesn’t seem like this is a popular choice. [...]

What if My Travel Nursing Contract is Cancelled?

What if My Travel Nursing Contract is Cancelled?

So you’re all set to hit the road for your next travel nursing job, when out of the blue, the contract is cancelled. This is a fairly rare occurrence for an individual traveler, but unfortunately it does happen. If it happens to you don’t let it get you down and try not to take it [...]

Are You Experienced Enough to Start Travel Nursing?

Are You Experienced Enough to Start Travel Nursing?

So you’re thinking about travel nursing but unsure if you’re experienced enough. While experience is a major plus in travel nursing, there is no magic number of years working that make it the right time to begin. You’ll want to look at a mixture of factors when deciding when the time will be right for [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Housing provided or choosing your own?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Housing provided or choosing your own?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am looking into my first travel nursing contract and wondered what your experiences have been with various agencies and being placed at housing provided by them vs. choosing on your own.   Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: In over a decade and a half, I have never taken a [...]

From a Travel Nurse’s Point of View

From a Travel Nurse’s Point of View

I pack a suitcase, my new scrubs, to the airport..Excitement builds! Beautiful destination, map out how to get to work, what will my co-workers be like? Day 1 I’m a bit nervous, driven by the desire to help this facility for 13-weeks. Questions start “why are you a travel nurse”, “how much do you get [...]

By April 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Choosing the right nursing shoe

Choosing the right nursing shoe

As a nurse, you spend a lot of time on your feet. So don’t neglect the most important part of your outfit- your shoes!  What you put on your feet in the morning can mean the difference between skipping down the hallways and limping to the waiting room chairs.  When looking for a new pair [...]

By April 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Nurses “Yelp” for Hospital Reviews

Nurses “Yelp” for Hospital Reviews

As a Travel RN, there’s always a risk in the type of  hospital you will work for every 13 weeks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a “heads up” on what the facility is like and if they’re traveler friendly. If you could see this advice ahead of time, would you be more picky about [...]

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