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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!), [...]

Call the Midwife is Back with Season 4

Call the Midwife is Back with Season 4

Last Sunday, March 29th, everyone’s favorite BBC drama returned as its characters were catapulted into the 1960s. That’s right, Call the Midwife is back with season four! The series follows the work and lives of a group of midwives and nuns at Nonnatus House, a nursing convent which serves a very low-income population in 1950s [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is there a certain number of assignments Travel Nurses typically take per year?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is there a certain number of assignments Travel Nurses typically take per year?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, David! Is there a certain number of assignments Travel Nurses typically take per year? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The short answer is, no. I strongly caution nurses against ever signing any contracts or agreements that mandate that they take a certain number of assignments with any given company. [...]

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 [...]