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Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a nursing student prepare to travel in the future?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a nursing student prepare to travel in the future?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am going to college soon for nursing and I hope to become a Travel Nurse after a year of hospital experience. I have a few questions about how I can prepare: Is it easy to make friends with other nurses? What are some skills that will benefit me in [...]

How to Find a Travel Nurse Recruiter

How to Find a Travel Nurse Recruiter

Finding a solid recruiter for your Travel Nursing career is absolutely essential to your success. This individual is your gateway to assignments and to the lifestyle and professional accomplishments you desire. Some agencies now offer recruiter pages, where you can search through their recruiters’ profiles that featuring personal and professional info. This can help you [...]

Tips for Getting Enough Sleep on Assignment

Tips for Getting Enough Sleep on Assignment

Many Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, but for nurses it’s especially important. Studies show that sleep-deprived nurses are more likely to make errors or poor clinical decisions on the job — which can literally be a matter of life or death. According to a January 2014 article in the American Journal of Critical Care, nurses [...]

5 Ways Travel Nursing Improves Your Skills

5 Ways Travel Nursing Improves Your Skills

Travel Nurses are a highly skilled bunch of healthcare professionals. They must hit the ground running at each new facility, so they must be fully clinically and professionally prepared. But, even though you arrive at an assignment with a sharp skill set, travel nursing will even help you hone your skills even more! Here are [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I handle housing on my first assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I handle housing on my first assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’m about to sign on for my first travel nurse assignment. Should I take the housing allowance and find my own place or should I take paid housing arrangements through the agency?       Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: On your first assignment, I strongly suggest taking the company provided [...]

4 Reasons You’ll Get Hooked on Travel Nursing

4 Reasons You’ll Get Hooked on Travel Nursing

Calling all adventure addicts and adrenaline junkies! Travel Nursing provides a very inviting lifestyle and lots of professional opportunities. It’s so great that many nurses get hooked on travel nursing and never look back. Here are 4 reasons you’ll get hooked on Travel Nursing: Adventure Whether it’s trying out a popular new restaurant in Phoenix [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I handle getting state licenses as a new Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I handle getting state licenses as a new Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am preparing to find my first travel job and have found that many of the jobs in the states we want to go request that you have your license in hand before applying. My recruiters have even suggested getting these state licenses (before I even know if I will [...]

Travel Nurse Bonuses

Travel Nurse Bonuses

A little sugar on top is never a bad thing. When it comes to Travel Nursing, there are many companies that offer bonuses to their Travelers for referrals, loyalty, completion, and more. Many nurses consider bonuses a benefit and finding the right agency for many nurses can be a lot about shopping what benefits they [...]

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Travel Nursing Expectations

Travel Nursing Expectations

My first travel assignment was in Southern California about 30 minutes from the coast in Orange County. The apartment was beautiful. Orange County was beautiful. There was even a walking/biking trail behind our apartment complex that stretched for miles in either direction. It was nice to be able to take a walk or bike trip [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I handle Traveler cliques on assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I handle Traveler cliques on assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: How do you handle cliques during orientation for a travel assignment? I tend to make friends easily, but lately it’s been difficult and I’ve noticed a lot of cliques at new traveler orientation. Any advice? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I’m actually not certain that I’ve ever run into the [...]