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You have finally decided to go after your dream of working as a nurse traveler. You’re excited about the prospect of moving to a new city, making new friends and starting a new job. But if you are lucky enough to have more than one travel assignment to choose from, how do you decide which assignment to take? 

Of course, salary is likely on the top of your list when choosing assignments, but there are other factors to weigh. Choosing between assignments may not always be an easy decision. There can be advantages and disadvantage to different assignments. It takes careful consideration and thought in order to choose the assignment, which suits you best. When making your choice, consider some of the following factors: [continue reading…]

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Eight Ways to Enjoy Springtime as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on March 20, 2014

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travel-nursing-tips-springSpring is a great time of year to enjoy working as a healthcare traveler. With the dreary, cold winter days over, it’s time to enjoy your destination. Springtime brings warmer weather, more daylight hours, and spring holidays. Whether you are just starting a travel assignment or are in the middle of one, be sure to enjoy springtime in your new city. Consider some of the suggestions below. [continue reading…]

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Resume-for-travel-assignmentOne of the first steps for landing a great healthcare travel assignment  is submitting a resume. Often your resume makes the first impression on an employer. It may be what gets you noticed and sets you apart from other applicants. Whether you need to update your resume or write your first one, it is not that difficult if you follow some of the tips below. [continue reading…]

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Stepping Away From the Acute Care Hospital

by Howard Gerber on March 6, 2014

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sub-acute-facilities-jobsWorking in an acute care hospital or medical center is a great place to start your nursing career. In fact, most new graduates start out in a hospital and with good reason. In a hospital setting, you will likely see a large variety of illnesses and work with different types of patients. Working in a hospital is a great way to gain nursing experience and learn new things.  [continue reading…]

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Healthcare Traveler Destinations: Spotlight on Florida

by Howard Gerber on February 20, 2014

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travel-nurse-jobs-floridaIf you are thinking about a healthcare travel job, Florida has a lot to offer. Maybe you are hoping to live in a warmer climate during the winter or you love the idea of going to the beach on your days off. Whatever your reason for considering Florida as a job destination, you won’t be disappointed. [continue reading…]

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Fighting the Battle of the Bulge on the Road

by Howard Gerber on February 6, 2014

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staying-healthy-while-travelingWorking as a travel nurse is exciting and a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. But let’s face it, adjusting to a new city and working long shifts may not leave much time for exercise.

Also, anyone who works in a hospital knows the break room is often filled with candy and cookie trays. Throw in potlucks and trips to new restaurants and it is not always easy to keep the pounds from creeping on while you work as a traveler. But it is not a lost cause. There are several things you can do to maintain a healthy weight while working as a traveler. [continue reading…]

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avoid-seasonal-flu-hospitalIf you work in healthcare as a traveler, you are probably familiar with signs of the seasonal flu. Keep in mind, the seasonal flu can hit different parts of the country worse than others. The flu also varies from year to year in how severe symptoms are. Healthcare workers need to have the right information not only to protect themselves, but their patients too. [continue reading…]

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