Extending Your Travel Nursing Contract

by Howard Gerber on July 30, 2015

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travel-nurse-contract-extensionIt is getting close to the end of your 13-week contract and you are considering your options. Some nurse travelers take a few travel assignments until they land a permanent position. Other nurses just want to try traveling for one assignment or take one travel assignment after another. But you may also have the option of extending your current travel assignment.  [continue reading…]

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Submit your nomination for Sunbelt’s C.A.R.E. Award

by Howard Gerber on July 16, 2015

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Do you know of or work with a facility/school that’s doing good in your community? Think it deserves special recognition for contributing to the greater good? Nominate it for Sunbelt’s first ever C.A.R.E. Award!

2015 CARE AwardAt Sunbelt, we’re always looking for ways to do good in our community. It’s our way of being present and investing time back into our own backyards. Sunbelt Cares is the initiative we began that unites our work and our passion in the best way possible.

In 2015, we want to recognize do-gooders in a big way. C.A.R.E. stands for Community, Awareness, Responsibility, and Engagement. If your facility or school does too, let us know!

Submit your nomination here.

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advanced-nursing-degree-career-pathsWhether you are a new nurse just starting your career or have been working for a while, it is never too early or too late to think about your career goals. There is nothing wrong with wanting to stay in your current position, but if you are interested in working your way up the career ladder, it is helpful to understand your options and know what steps to take to advance your nursing career. Below are a few different areas to consider. [continue reading…]

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Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

by Howard Gerber on June 25, 2015

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nurse-practitioner-jobsIf you are interested in furthering your career as a nurse, becoming a nurse practitioner may be a good option. Working as a nurse practitioner can be rewarding and lucrative. There has never been a better time to become an NP. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the opportunities for nurse practitioners are expected to grow by about 19% through the year 2022. [continue reading…]

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The 15-Minute Key to Student Success?

by Howard Gerber on June 18, 2015

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meditation-benefits-school-workA recent article on the Huffington Post explored the benefits of meditation in our nation’s public schools. Many of us are aware of the benefits that a bit of alone time can bring, but this article stresses that meditation, even in a classroom setting, can change schools and students for the better.  [continue reading…]

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Balancing Working and Your Home Life While On the Road

by Howard Gerber on June 11, 2015

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travel-nursing-tips-work-life-balanceWorking as a healthcare traveler may be a great opportunity. Not only can you work somewhere different and live in a new city, but you have the chance to make new friends. With all the excitement, it can be hard to juggle everything. It can be challenging to balance a new healthcare travel job with your life outside of work, especially at first. [continue reading…]

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Candidate Spotlight: Jane Forbes

by Howard Gerber on June 4, 2015

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It takes a big heart to dedicate your career to working with children, especially children with disabilities. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Jane Forbes, a Sunbelt Staffing physical therajane-forbespist, for doing this and then some.

Outside of her work as a school-based physical therapist, Jane is a mother of three. When her daughter went away to college, she made a decision to adopt two children from Bulgaria. Her profession led her to work with children who had osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease. When she found out that there are many kids in orphanages with brittle bones, Jane began the adoption process and came away with Georgi and Pippi, both of whom have brittle bone disease.

Since relocating from Bulgaria, Georgi and Pippi have grown more independent — and loved by their mother, Jane.

We’re so inspired by your dedication to working with children, Jane!

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