Recent Articles

Nursing Pay Gap Persists

Nursing Pay Gap Persists

Some unsettling stats recently indicated that the nursing pay gap persists. Yes, even in such a female-dominated field as nursing — where approximately nine out of every ten nurses are female — women are not receiving equal pay for equal work. According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the [...]

March Madness Contest from Tafford Uniforms

March Madness Contest from Tafford Uniforms

Do you MARCH through the MADNESS of life as a nurse? We know it can get crazy! Just for fun during the NCAA basketball championships, we want to hear how you manage to get through it all — long days, not enough sleep, high volume of patients, and trying to take care of family, on [...]

Project 24 for World Water Day

Project 24 for World Water Day

Travel Nurses encounter so many new places throughout their adventures; each area with its own unique characteristics and qualities. But there’s one thing in common at most every location in the United States, and it’s something many of us take for granted: Clean, safe water for drinking, washing, and cooking. Did you know that every [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Any advice for someone scared to travel alone?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Any advice for someone scared to travel alone?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am looking to take a Travel Nursing assignment in California this spring, and originally planned on doing it with my best friend but that fell through. I would really love to travel but I’m a little scared to do it on my own. I’m a 27-year-old woman, have never [...]

Find Hiking and Biking Trails Near Your Travel Nurse Assignment

Find Hiking and Biking Trails Near Your Travel Nurse Assignment

So you just landed in a wonderful new location and spring is about to be SPRUNG. Whether you’re a serious hiker or biker, or you’re just out for a casual stroll, you want to get outdoors and take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding your latest Travel Nursing location. But as someone who’s unfamiliar with [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How picky can I be when choosing a Travel Nursing assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How picky can I be when choosing a Travel Nursing assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I kind of have two questions. First, I’ve been told that when looking for a Travel Nurse assignment, you should go through a couple different agencies. True or false? Well, I did that, and just accepted an exciting job in Washington. When I told my other recruiter that [...]

Trying to decide who is the best travel nursing company?

Trying to decide who is the best travel nursing company?

One of the most common questions we see about travel nursing is simply “Who is the best travel nursing company out there?” That question was posed last week on the Gypsy Nurse Facebook Group and the results have just come in. You can check them out here: http://thegypsynurse.com/best-agency-top-10/ The advice we typically give when asked this [...]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How is a Travel Nurse housing stipend calculated?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How is a Travel Nurse housing stipend calculated?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I understand that the housing allowance varies from region to region and even city to city, but how is a Travel Nurse housing stipend calculated? Is the allowable stipend it based on city/county housing? And how can I find an area’s values? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Unfortunately, the answer [...]

23 Things People Get Wrong About Nurses

23 Things People Get Wrong About Nurses

In case you missed it, BuzzFeed recently posted an article (or listicle, as they call them) titled 23 Things People Always Get Completely Wrong About Nurses. These 23 things people get wrong about nurses were generated from a previous post at BuzzFeed Community asking: What’s The Most Infuriating Misconception About Nurses? In that post they [...]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Happiest States in the U.S.

Happiest States in the U.S.

In addition to being an excellent location to take a Travel Nursing assignment, folks in Alaska led the nation in well-being in 2014. That’s according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. (And we all know Gallup knows its stuff — having conducted an Honesty and Ethics poll, which named nursing the most honest, ethical profession for [...]

By February 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →