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Happy Nurses Week 2015!

Happy Nurses Week 2015!

Nurses don’t always get the appreciation they deserve, and that’s why Nurses Week, celebrated each year from May 6-12, is such a wonderful holiday. It’s a great chance for all of us to say “Thank You” to the nurses in our lives for their amazing abilities and unflagging commitment to their patients. So, Happy Nurses [...]

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with The Heroes Of The Hospital

The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with The Heroes Of The Hospital

While many in the profession have opinions about how nurses are portrayed on TV, it’s less often that you hear a lot of folks chiming in about how nurses are portrayed in literature. But a new nonfiction book about nurses by award-winning author Alexandra Robbins has recently changed that. In The Nurses: A Year of [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nursing companies ever post the hourly rate for jobs on their websites?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nursing companies ever post the hourly rate for jobs on their websites?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, Do Travel Nursing companies ever post the hourly rate for jobs on their websites? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I do not know of any company that does this and could probably tell you the reason. To do this, a company would have to factor in MANY variables [...]

Why Nurses are the Best

Why Nurses are the Best

A video surfaced this week that in just one minute and 21 seconds shows exactly why nurses are the best. Sure, nurses can do it all. But what stands out time and again — and what truly makes nurses so extraordinary — is how much they care. That ability to care so deeply and be [...]

Tafford 2015 Spring Medical Scholarship

Tafford 2015 Spring Medical Scholarship

Tafford Uniforms is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Spring Medical Scholarship application period. This scholarship fund will assist students who are enrolled in medical school by offsetting the costs of books or tuition with a $500 cash award. The application process is simple — just answer the following question, in 300 words [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are companies willing to negotiate Travel Nursing pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are companies willing to negotiate Travel Nursing pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: When it comes to pay, are most offers for hospital jobs set in stone? Are companies willing to negotiate Travel Nursing pay? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: In Travel Nursing, many assignments simply pay what they pay. While you may have a little wiggle room on your hourly rate, that [...]

Radamenes the Amazing Nurse Cat

Radamenes the Amazing Nurse Cat

Here’s a great story for animal lovers as well as compassionate types everywhere. Meet Radamenes the Amazing Nurse Cat. He was delivered to an animal shelter in Bydgoszcz, Poland suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection and in pretty rough condition. When he arrived the vets who first saw him didn’t have much hope for [...]

Women on 20s

Women on 20s

While it’s true that American women have “come a long way, baby” over the past century, there are still large and small ways that we as a society can proceed towards equality. For example, women comprised 91% of all nurses as of 2011, according to the United States Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, yet male [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should my housing stipend be taxed?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should my housing stipend be taxed?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am currently on contract in California for three more months and chose to take my own housing. My permanent residence in Illinois is listed with my company, where I have numerous things registered to that address (car, voter’s registration, etc.) and also have many belongings there including two cats. [...]

Nurses Week 2015 Preview

Nurses Week 2015 Preview

It seems like 2015 just began … but time flies when you’re having fun Travel Nursing,  and Nurses Week is almost upon us! I’ll do a post in a couple of weeks with a whole bunch of awesome Nurses Week steals and deals for you to take advantage of (here’s hoping for free Cinnabon again!), [...]