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Ask a Travel Nurse: What experience is needed to start travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What experience is needed to start travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   What experience is needed to start travel nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   While it used to be a year of experience in whichever specialty you wanted to travel, most companies now mandate at least two years of recent experience. You will also be best served if that [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Small town or big city for a first time Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Small town or big city for a first time Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   Would you suggest for a brand new Traveler to start off in a small town first? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   I would suggest that a new traveler should start wherever they are comfortable. If that means a small town, so be it. The best way to ease [...]

By November 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Thanksgiving in the ER

Thanksgiving in the ER

Although most people associate Thanksgiving with turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, the holiday is a bit different for ER doctors and nurses. All of you posted in an ER this holiday season are likely to see a flood of injuries ranging from minor to the extreme and they are caused by a wide range of [...]

By November 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
MTV Responds to “Scrubbing In” Controversy

MTV Responds to “Scrubbing In” Controversy

When MTV announced it was doing a reality show based around travel nurses, RNs everywhere waited with bated breath to see how the industry would be portrayed. Some took a stand against “Scrubbing In” before it even premiered, others waited to see it in action. Either way the majority of nurses were very against the [...]

By November 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Here Come the Holiday Promotions!

Here Come the Holiday Promotions!

Just 16 days left until Thanksgiving and with that, the holiday season will be in full swing. It’s that magical time of year where we celebrate everything from Christmas to Kwanzaa, Hanukkah to Festivus, the Solstice to New Year’s and more. Or as I like to think of it, approximately a month and a half [...]

By November 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Is a verbal agreement to an assignment binding?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is a verbal agreement to an assignment binding?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   I’m new to traveling and recently consented over the phone to an assignment (verbal only). The company notified the facility of my verbal agreement and sent out the contract to me, but I have not yet signed. Another position came up (with a different company) which is a much [...]

Travel Nursing Blogs Statement on MTV’s “Scrubbing In”

Travel Nursing Blogs Statement on MTV’s “Scrubbing In”

Our blog has been covering the run-up to MTV’s travel nurse reality show “Scrubbing In” for several months now. We anxiously awaited the premiere, were able to dish with one of the show’s cast members, Tyrice, and recapped the first episode. Our number one hope for the show was that it would illuminate the important [...]

By November 4, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Happy Halloween, Travel Nurses!

Happy Halloween, Travel Nurses!

It’s that spooktacular time of year again, where ghosts and ghouls roam the streets and tricks and sweet treats line the pockets of girls and boys across the land. As a nurse, it’s possible you’ll be working on All Hallow’s Eve, but there’s still a chance for you to get in on the fun. Whatever [...]

By October 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I do travel nursing in an RV?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I do travel nursing in an RV?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   How do some travel nurses live out of their motor homes/campers? I think this would be efficient but I don’t see how it is feasible. Not every hospital is going to be within reasonable driving distance from an RV site. I appreciate any advice. Thanks! Ask a Travel Nurse [...]

“Scrubbing In” First Episode Recap

“Scrubbing In” First Episode Recap

MTV’s “Scrubbing In” — a hotly debated reality show focused on nine young travel nurses — premiered last night, October 24, 2013. While some support the show and have hopes it will illuminate the travel nursing industry to a national audience, the Change.org petition asking it be cancelled had more than 18,000 signatures and climbing [...]

By October 25, 2013 2 Comments Read More →