Archive for June, 2013

Travel Nursing 101: A Solid Contract

Travel Nursing 101: A Solid Contract

Let’s talk about your assignment contract! This is the single most important document of your travel nurse assignment. It’s ironclad and often non-negotiable. You and your recruiter will discuss requested time off, overtime, etc. But, if you remember nothing else, remember that if it is not in your contract, it does not exist! In the […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s a good travel nurse hourly rate?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s a good travel nurse hourly rate?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   I am considering an assignment in NYC. Although housing will be provided, I think $21 per hour is low especially since I will be working nights. Should I take this assignment and what questions should I ask? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   Well, no one would be able […]

Best Travel Nurse Shoes

Best Travel Nurse Shoes

Walking a mile in a nurse’s shoes might feel rougher than the average mile, considering the long hours stand ing and running around required from the profession. Travel nurses especially need to be on their toes as they manage typical nursing demand s along with getting to know a new environment — perhaps exploring your […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How to protect my license while traveling?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How to protect my license while traveling?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   I have been asked to take a telemetry test with the help of a clinical manager. I am a med/surg nurse and am not tele certified. I will be responsible for the patient and it makes me a little nervous. How can they give the hospital test scores for […]

Packing Tips for Travel Nurses

Packing Tips for Travel Nurses

The more jobs you work the easier it gets to determine the best travel nurse supplies to bring along to your destination. But even veterans sometimes wonder what to bring or question the contents of their luggage, and can benefit from some packing tips for travel nurses. There are the usual variables of travel, like […]

4 Great Travel Nursing Books

4 Great Travel Nursing Books

The rain is sticking around here this weekend and it looks to be a great weekend to curl up with a good book. Whether you’re considering a career in travel nursing, just starting out, or already an accomplished veteran in the field, travel nursing books can be a great way to learn about the industry […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Travel nursing later in my career?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Travel nursing later in my career?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have been at the same hospital for 25 years and I am now considering becoming a travel RN. I am interested to know if there are other nurses out there who have done this and any advice they may have. I’m apprehensive to say the least, but would like […]

Travel Nurse Humor

Travel Nurse Humor

  It’s Monday. The least funny day of the week. Need a laugh? You know what they say “laughter is the best medicine,” and that goes for nurses as well as patients! We thought you might benefit from some travel nurse humor to kick off your week, so we rounded up five funny links related […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What about insurance and  taxes?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What about insurance and taxes?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am currently looking into the possibility of taking my family on the road and doing some travel nursing. However, I have major reservations when it comes to finding health insurance and understand ing the whole picture of taxes. We currently own our home, and I am not following what […]

Nurses Give Back with Bedtime Backpacks

Nurses Give Back with Bedtime Backpacks

Over the last few weeks, the state of Oklahoma has been torn apart by violent tornadoes that have flattened houses, destroyed schools, and crushed businesses, leaving families strand ed, missing loved ones and in need of help to heal and move forward. Amidst all this tragedy is a nurse’s number one time to shine. Out […]

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