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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 →
Ask a Travel Nurse: LVN Opportunities?

Ask a Travel Nurse: LVN Opportunities?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Are there many opportunities for an LVN who wishes to travel?  Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I don’t know how much help I can be in that my expertise lies in travel for RN’s. However, you might try the nursing forums and see if anyone else can offer some assistance. [...]

Instagram Contest for Traveling Nurses

Instagram Contest for Traveling Nurses

Are you a travel nurse? Do you use Instagram? Well then we have a contest for you! Medical Solutions, a travel nursing company, is hosting their first Instagram contest, “Insta Travel.” Travel nurses, whether working with them or not, can upload their favorite travel nursing moments via their Instagram account and hashtag it, #medicalsolutions. You [...]

By January 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Taxes 101

Travel Nurse Taxes 101

As you prepare to dive into your first adventure as a travel nurse, taxes might be the last think on your mind.  However, it’s best to start out organized and informed before taking a travel nurse assignment to ensure you are gaining the most deductions and benefits. Here are some of the basics of travel [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have enough experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have enough experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi I’m a ER RN with 1 1/2 years at one  institution. I would like to know if this is enough experience to take on 3 month travel assignment. Or would you suggest working on staff at another institution for another year before accepting a travel assignment. Ask a Travel [...]

Driving to Your Assignment Might Pay Off

Driving to Your Assignment Might Pay Off

Do you usually drive to assignments? You might be very happy to know that the majority of expenses from using your car to travel to assignments are tax-deductible. Why? When a travel RN drives their personal vehicle to an assignment, it’s viewed as a business expense. These business expenses are deducted on your tax return [...]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →