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Recruiter and Traveler of the Year Announced

Recruiter and Traveler of the Year Announced

Healthcare Traveler held it’s annual Recruiter of the Year and Traveler of the Year awards this past fall. They’ve released the names of the winners in the December issue of their magazine and also on their website. To see all winners, visit their Recruiter of the Year and Traveler of the Year pages.

By December 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Questions about Travel Nursing

Ask a Travel Nurse: Questions about Travel Nursing

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am 26 yr old, employed on in the U of Utah Burn trauma ICU, I have been an RN for 2.5 years and my contract is coming to a close in the spring of 2013…I have been reading a lot on traveling and plan on starting when my contract [...]

Study Calls Travel Nurses “Lifesavers”

Study Calls Travel Nurses “Lifesavers”

Good news for travelers, a new study was released yesterday by the University of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. It reassures that the hiring of travel nurses ease shortages that could produce higher patient mortality rates for hospitals, calling them “lifesavers.” “Our study showed these nurses could be lifesavers. Hiring temporary nurses can alleviate shortages that [...]

By December 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I need more than a bachelor’s degree?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I need more than a bachelor’s degree?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Does becoming a travel nurse require education beyond a bachelor’s degree? If not, would it be a good idea to go beyond a bachelor’s degree? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Travel nursing does not require anything further than your RN license and a couple years of experience. You don’t really [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I gain cross-training experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I gain cross-training experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I have been traveling since January 2012 as a circulating RN. I plan to continue traveling through around September 2013. I desperately need to gain some scrub education and experience as not having this experience is hindering finding work at some sites I would like to travel to. [...]

Holidays in the Hospital

Holidays in the Hospital

As I know from personal experience, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time for hospital patients and their families.  My grandfather had a tragic accident only a few weeks before Christmas last year and was in the hospital for over a month- including Christmas day. Luckily, the hospital staff was wonderful about the holidays [...]

By December 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Advice for Homesick Travel Nurses

Advice for Homesick Travel Nurses

Being a travel nurse keeps things interesting. You get to travel to new, exciting places on a regular basis. You get to network with other hospital professionals all over the place, and you get to learn a lot from all the different hospitals you serve. Unfortunately, being a travel nurse also probably means that you’re [...]

By December 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing: Roadside Treasures

Travel Nursing: Roadside Treasures

Driving to your next assignment? Why not leave a few days early and make it into a vacation. There’s gazillions of things to see on the road between your current location and the next, you just may not know about them.  Who hasn’t always wanted to see the world’s largest ball of string or largest [...]

Top Holiday Shopping Sites for Travel Nurses

Top Holiday Shopping Sites for Travel Nurses

On assignment and need to shop for the holidays? Save yourself some time. Shop online! This wonderful technology not only saves you time, but money. You don’t have to wait in line, waste gas or go to the post office. And if you’re in a new city, fighting the local shoppers might be the opposite [...]

By November 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse does funny segment on “Tonight Show”

Travel Nurse does funny segment on “Tonight Show”

Travel Nurse, Fran Robinson, RN and her husband were pleasantly surprised when a certain late night talk show host showed up at their door.  Jay Leno and his crew were filming a segment on the American Music Awards and asked the couple if they’d like to participate in the skit. Fran is currently on assignment at Kaiser [...]

By November 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →