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Is it Hard to Get Your First Assignment as a Travel Nurse?

Is it Hard to Get Your First Assignment as a Travel Nurse?

Many first time travelers think having “traveler” experience is important to getting the assignments they want. But, how do you get experience if you can’t find an assignment? Sounds like a Catch 22. Although you’re not new to the nursing world and have had a few years of clinical experience, many hospitals in coveted locations [...]

By November 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
ObamaCare a Positive for Nursing?

ObamaCare a Positive for Nursing?

The day after President Obama was reelected, publicly traded healthcare industry stocks soared. Many view this as an indication that the healthcare reform “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act“ or simply “ObamaCare” is overall a positive for the industry helping expand revenues for hospitals. The reelection of the president ensures the progression of ObamaCare and [...]

By November 12, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Independent Contractor as a Travel Nurse?

Independent Contractor as a Travel Nurse?

The most stressful decision new travelers face when choosing a career in travel nursing is finding the right staffing agency. But is it really necessary to work with an agency? Why not cut out the middle man and become an independent nurse contractor? It seems that if independent contracting was the way to go, every [...]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing November 2012 Scrubadoo Discount!

Travel Nursing November 2012 Scrubadoo Discount!

When you subscribe for the weekly Travel Nursing Blogs email you also get a secret discount code from Scrubadoo each month. For November 2012, get free shipping on any order at Scrubadoo.com! Sign up on the right to find out the code.  

By November 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Nurses of Hurricane Sandy

The Nurses of Hurricane Sandy

With the end of hurricane Sandy in sight, and the destruction surfacing from underneath the floodwaters, I thought I would take a moment to mention an incredible story that also emerged from the rubble. As a token of gratitude to all the nurses who stayed to help and a salute to all the rescue workers [...]

By November 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricanes and Travel Nursing

Hurricanes and Travel Nursing

Travel nurses can face unique challenges based on specific locations where they are working. For example, the recent hurricane Sandy that stormed the East Coast. When you are faced with an unfamiliar situation like this, what should you do? Should you break your contract and retreat home? Or should you wait out the storm and [...]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Company Hosting Halloween Photo Contest

Travel Nurse Company Hosting Halloween Photo Contest

Think your costume takes the cake this year? Medical Solutions wants to see your most adorable, cute and scary costumes for this year’s Halloween Photo Contest. Enter a photo of your costume, your kids’ or even your pets’ photo for a chance to win a $200 Gift Card to Amazon.com. The contest runs from October [...]

By October 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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 [...]