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

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

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 will [...]

Radamenes the Amazing Nurse Cat

Radamenes the Amazing Nurse Cat

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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?

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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?

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 [...]