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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 →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s a fair hourly pay rate for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s a fair hourly pay rate for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What’s a fair hourly pay rate for Travel Nursing? For example, I used to work for $38 per hour. Now I want to travel, and an agency quoted me $20 per hour for Miami. Am I getting ripped off with that pay rate? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: If you [...]

Future Travel Nurse!

Future Travel Nurse!

There are a lot of cool things about Morgan Russell, the 15-year-old who sold the most Girl Scout cookies last year in South Texas. She loves sailing, plays the oboe, and, our favorite — she dreams of becoming a Travel Nurse! The future Travel Nurse set her goal of selling 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout [...]

By February 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Win a Littmann Stethoscope, in honor of American Heart Month!

Win a Littmann Stethoscope, in honor of American Heart Month!

Since you are a nurse, you probably already know that Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, responsible for 1 in 4 deaths every year. To promote awareness during American Heart Month, Tafford Uniforms is offering the chance to win a Littmann Stethoscope, in honor of [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Does Travel Nursing in Hawaii pay well?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Does Travel Nursing in Hawaii pay well?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: My co-worker and I have decided to break free from our local hospital and try a Travel Nurse contract. Even though it is expensive, we thought Hawaii would be a nice destination. My question is, does Travel Nursing in Hawaii pay well? How do we make this work so that [...]