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Travelers and Recruiters of the Year Announced for 2013

Travelers and Recruiters of the Year Announced for 2013

Healthcare Traveler magazine has announced the winners for its annual listing of Travelers and Recruiters of the Year. The publication recognizes outstanding recruiters in the field of healthcare travel as well as outstanding Travelers — including quite a few Travel Nurses! For 2013, 48 Travelers were chosen as winners. According to the magazine, these individuals [...]

By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Insurance

Travel Nurse Insurance

As a travel nurse, getting and maintaining health insurance can be a bit trickier than it is for perm staff. But maintaining coverage for you and your family is super important! With the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding health insurance for everybody. Let’s take a look [...]

By December 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I find my own housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert: How do I find my own housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Housing Expert Question:   Where is the best place to start to secure housing for myself when taking an assignment? I did not “take housing” from my agency and have no clue where I will stay. Sharing housing is much more affordable, but how do you find a short-term roommate? Ask [...]

By December 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Inspiring Letter to a Nursing Student

Inspiring Letter to a Nursing Student

Want to hear a heartwarming story? I thought you might. This post on The Meta Picture shared some photos that tell the story of an amazingly sweet exchange between a nurse and a nursing student. The poster wrote, “My girlfriend is studying for her nursing license exam and found this envelope tucked in a book [...]

By December 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
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 [...]