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Where the Demand will be for Nurses in 2013

Where the Demand will be for Nurses in 2013

The healthcare industry is one that is virtually untouched by the recession,  in fact,  the job growth in the industry is continually outpacing each previous year. Topping off the healthcare industry list as the most demanded profession: nursing. While many nurses still complain of not being able to find open positions this year, the key is finding [...]

By October 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Should I the Take Travel Nurse Company’s Health Insurance or Get My Own?

Should I the Take Travel Nurse Company’s Health Insurance or Get My Own?

Deciding which option is better for you really depends on what kind of traveler you are.  Generally, taking the company’s insurance is the slightly cheaper option, since the company is involved in group rates.  However, if you are not continually taking an assignment or tend to hop from company to company, there might be some [...]

By October 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Registering Your Car on a Travel Nursing Assignment

Registering Your Car on a Travel Nursing Assignment

Registering your car in a new state every time you take an assignment can be quite expensive. However, do you really need to register your car every time?   Here is some advice on what you should do to adhere to state laws and also what other travel nurses have done in the past. What you should do: Contact [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you recommend good travel nurse companies?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you recommend good travel nurse companies?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi. I  have recently decided that I want to try travel nursing for a bit. I have tons of questions after spending a fair amount of time reading about it online. I can ask a recruiter most of them, however, I don’t even know how to begin to chose companies [...]

Top Rated Travel Nurse Companies for Fall 2012

Top Rated Travel Nurse Companies for Fall 2012

We here at Travel Nursing Blogs.com have the world’s easiest travel nurse company ratings page! Using a simple thumbs up or thumbs down tool,  travelers can share their experiences and ratings about travel nursing companies they have worked with. Instead of filtering through all the different companies’ ratings and figuring out the ratio between thumbs [...]

By October 15, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Licensure Paperwork Daunting?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Licensure Paperwork Daunting?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I want to travel to GA- where my kids are, and possibly NYC where my girlfriend is. I am an RN – getting my BSN – studying now. I have heard that getting another states license is daunting. Is there a service that will do all the paperwork for me? [...]

Your First Day as a Travel Nurse

Your First Day as a Travel Nurse

You’ve done it! You signed on to your first contract as a travel nurse and will be starting your first assignment very soon. Eek! It’s normal to be nervous, but take a deep breath. You’re already a nurse, you can do this. Besides, we at Travel Nursing Blogs are here to help you through the [...]

By October 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cancelled Travel Nurse Contract? Don’t Panic!

Cancelled Travel Nurse Contract? Don’t Panic!

Whether it was a complaint from a patient or coworker, the hospital thought you were a bad fit or perhaps you just got sick – cancelled contracts do happen.  It’s normal to think your travel nurse career is over, but fear not, even veteran travelers have a contract cancelled occasionally.         When [...]

By October 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Is my Travel RN salary offer fair, or should I keep looking?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is my Travel RN salary offer fair, or should I keep looking?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: David, thank-you for taking time to answer my question. I live in Texas and am looking at a travel position also in Texas. I work in a small OB dept as a nursery nurse, with experience in NICU. I’m looking at a position in San Antonio in a 16 bed [...]

Packing Light: Choose which scrubs to take on your travel nurse assignment

Packing Light: Choose which scrubs to take on your travel nurse assignment

Although I am not a travel nurse, I have traveled a lot over the past few years- living in Europe last year and traveling around the globe from there.  The one thing I learned throughout my travels was how to pack light.  I was always tempted to stuff every bit of clothing I owned into a suitcase, [...]

By October 3, 2012 Read More →