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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 [...]

By April 3, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Company for new travelers?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Company for new travelers?

I’m interested in travel nursing but I only have 14 months of experience as an RN. All my experience has been on a Telemetry/MS floor (It feels like more of a Progressive unit most days) with an average of 5 patients daily. I feel fairly confident I’d be ok but please be blunt and let [...]

Common Misconceptions about Travel Nursing

Common Misconceptions about Travel Nursing

You may have been considering travel nursing for some time, but shy away when you hear other’s concerns or circulating rumors about the profession. While many of these concerns were valid in the inception of travel nursing, many things have changed since then… or rather nurses have found ways to deal with them. So, let’s [...]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing can Boost a Resume

Travel Nursing can Boost a Resume

With the continuing demand for nurses nationwide, it’s not surprising that more people are considering this career path. What may be surprising, however, is the number of nursing students unfamiliar with the numerous benefits of becoming a traveling nurse. One of the main upsides: It looks great on your resume. Working as a traveling nurse [...]

By March 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I learn new specialties as a Travel RN?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I learn new specialties as a Travel RN?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, I was just wondering if you knew any way to continue education with in travel nursing. I am a medsurg/tele travel nurse but I eventually would like to work up to ICU. Is it possible to do that traveling or would I have to be permanent staff?   Ask [...]

Car Essentials Checklist for Your Travel Nursing Road Trip

Car Essentials Checklist for Your Travel Nursing Road Trip

If you’ve decided to road trip to your spring assignment, you’ll want to make sure you are prepared in case of any car emergencies.  There are a few “must haves” that you should always have with you, especially if you’re traveling alone. Car Emergency Essentials: Flashlight. Vital for after-dark roadside repairs, emergency signaling, map reading or (if [...]

By March 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Best way to ship items?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Best way to ship items?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What is the best way to ship items? I’m guessing it is expensive because you have to bring dishes, clothes, linen’s, etc. Also do you have any recommendations for shipping a car?   Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I actually just wrote to someone the other day on how shipping [...]

Earn Free Travel Nursing CEUs via Twitter

Earn Free Travel Nursing CEUs via Twitter

The Gypsy Nurse is holding a “tweet chat” via Twitter where travel nurses can earn free CEUs. Yep, you heard me right, free CEUs!! Sign on to your Twitter account every 3rd Sunday of the month from 8-9pm. Simply ask your travel nurse questions and follow them with hashtag #tgnchat. This month’s topic is Building [...]

By March 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do about my unresponsive recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do about my unresponsive recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Since I have signed my contract, I’ve tried multiple times to contact my recruiter, with no success. I’ve tried calling emailing and texting personal cell. She did this last time I signed for nearly a week, with no response up to 2 days before my start date. She said her [...]

By March 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →