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Hospitals Nurses Love

Hospitals Nurses Love

Travel nurses usually have a good idea where they want their assignments to be located geographically; however, many don’t think about researching specific facilities. Did you know some hospitals are more travel-friendly than others? To top that- some have free yoga classes, massages and fun cultures. Where are these places you ask? Here is a list [...]

By February 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Housing Resources

Travel Nurse Housing Resources

Choosing between agency housing and taking the stipend can be a huge decision. While taking agency housing seems the easiest, it does have its disadvantages. You really have no control over apartment location; there will be a short move in date (usually 2 days before assignment) and also a short notice of location. Taking the [...]

By February 19, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What clothes should I pack?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What clothes should I pack?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve accepted my second assignment located in Wyoming. I’ll be flying from GA. I’m trying to decide what kind of clothing to pack. I have looked at the average temps for the area in the upcoming months. I don’t want to take too much or too little, or something I [...]

Valentine’s Day for the Solo Travel Nurses

Valentine’s Day for the Solo Travel Nurses

Traveling solo on assignment can be sometimes lonely, especially on holidays. And more than ever on the “most romantic” day of the year, Valentine’s Day.  However, there’s no reason to stay home and sulk because you’re away from your loved ones. It is just a day like any other, after all. This year, why not [...]

By February 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What if the agency hasn’t paid me my stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What if the agency hasn’t paid me my stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I worked with Strategic Healthcare Staffing for my first travel assignment 11/2012-1/2013. I was promised part of my stipend pay that was not paid back at the end of November. I was told multiple times by my recruiter that I would be paid my stipend pay. The last email that [...]

By February 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Contacting company’s housing dept?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Contacting company’s housing dept?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Before I apply with a staffing company, how do I get a hold of the housing dept through email?   Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Unless the travel company has contact information on their website, you will just have to call and ask to speak with someone in their housing department. The [...]

How to Deal with Scrub Stains

How to Deal with Scrub Stains

So it’s one of those mornings and you drip coffee on your scrubs as you are walking into work.  Or maybe the afternoon starts out with your pen exploding in your pocket.  Or just maybe a messy splatter of [insert any number of bodily fluids here] makes its way onto your uniform.  No matter the [...]

By February 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Should you upgrade your RN to a BSN?

Should you upgrade your RN to a BSN?

A study done by the Association of College of Nursing shows that it might be a good idea for nurses to go back to school. Overall the study’s stats showed that BSN graduates had an easier time getting a job and that the majority of facilities prefer the higher level of education. Here are some [...]

By February 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I get insurance coverage for my family?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I get insurance coverage for my family?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am presently researching traveling, but my husband is self employed and I’ve always covered our family’s health benefits through my employer. Are there ever options with any of the travel nurse companies for family coverage?   Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Honestly, with the companies I either travel with [...]

How to Handle Mail on Your Travel Nurse Assignment

How to Handle Mail on Your Travel Nurse Assignment

Moving to a new assignment every 3 months takes a lot of patience and organization, including taking care of your mail and bills. But how do most travel nurses handle their mail situation? You definitely don’t want to be changing your address every 3 months. Here are some tips on handling your mail on the [...]

By January 25, 2013 3 Comments Read More →