Here at TravelNursingBlogs.com we are excited to have teamed up with David Morrison, RN, author of the Travel Nurse’s Bible, to be a regular blogger and answer your travel nursing questions as only an experienced travel nursing vet can. Enjoy and be sure to send him a plenty of questions. (You can read the column by clicking on the image on the right.) – Jeff Long
Hello everyone. I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about a new section starting here on TravelNursingBlogs.com, “Ask a Travel Nurse”. This section will primarily be driven by you, the reader. Whether you are just starting your first assignment, or have been traveling for years, everyone eventually runs into a situation or problem where they could use a little advice.
While I certainly have not encountered every situation out there, I have had some rather interesting predicaments in my fourteen years of travel. I have worked in large teaching facilities licensed for over 1000 beds and small rural hospitals that have had a nightly census under 50 (in the entire hospital). I have arrived on assignment to find trashed housing, had contracts cancelled or terminated, worked in facilities facing strikes, and even had the CEO of a major travel company fly me to their home office to discuss ways the company could improve traveler services. Believe me, I’m not bragging; I just trying to illustrate that I’ve had to deal with quite a few unique situations in my years of travel.
Last year I turned my years of experience and love of writing into a how-to book on travel nursing entitled, “Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing)”. This year, I am continuing to help those interested in travel with my writings posted on this blog as well as monthly columns in Healthcare Traveler Magazine.
So once again, what would you like to read on this blog? Send me your questions, comments, or even suggestions for topics you would like to see covered here. And more importantly, have fun in your travels!
David Morrison R.N.