Get Motivated!

by Christy Trujillo on July 24, 2014

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Five tips for an easy transition from summer vacation to school-year obligations

It’s been one heck of a summer! You’ve read some great books, taken a few classes and had the trip of a lifetime; well, those of you who’ve been following our advice have. Just like all good things, this too must come to an end. As summer winds down and the new school year gears up, you may find yourself less than motivated to get back into the swing of things. Here are five sure-fire ways to get back on track for the new year. [continue reading…]

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Destination: Vacation!

by Christy Trujillo on July 17, 2014

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What’s summer break without a vacation? Whether you’re heading out with the entire family or looking for some grown-up fun, we’ve got you covered with destinations that are sure to take you to new heights, literally!

Five Kid-FRIENDLY Vacation Destinations

  1. The Grand Canyon

The-Grand-Canyon-VacationMy family drove cross country the summer before I started fifth grade. I’ll never forget our stop by the Grand Canyon. I was so mad when I found out that’s where we were heading! ‘We’re going to see a hole in the ground? Are you kidding me? What a joke!’ I grumbled on and on the entire drive, until I peeked out the window and caught a glimpse of that hole. To this day, I hold that experience in my heart as the first time I knew what true beauty was. It was utterly magnificent. The sheer vastness of it is enough to make even the most cynical teenager stop and admire the world around them. I was so impressed, I ran to the car and grabbed my most prized possession (a brown and white Pound Puppy named Martin, who I still have to this day) so he could see how awesome it was. You will note a picture of this event to the left. You’ll also need to ignore my hair. [continue reading…]

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Summer Learning!

by Christy Trujillo on July 10, 2014

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ot-slp-conferences-2014In addition to some rest and relaxation this summer, you might want to brush up on your skills or tackle the CEUs you’ll need this year. Conferences are a great way to do this, since many of them fill those requirements and offer a bit of fun and camaraderie at the same time. We’ve listed some events going on this summer and some that you’ll need to register for ASAP, before all the spots are taken. We’ve also found a few webinars and online conferences for those who prefer to stay close to home. [continue reading…]

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It’s Summer! Now what?

by Christy Trujillo on July 3, 2014

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summer-reading-2014Across the nation, students are putting away their books as the summer months settle in. If you’re a school-based healthcare professional, you might be celebrating too as you look forward to some much-needed R&R. Of course, if you’re anything like the driven and talented individuals we have here at Sunbelt Staffing, you’ll be on the hunt for ways to enrich your days and make the most of your time. [continue reading…]

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Volunteer Opportunities for Nurses

by Howard Gerber on June 26, 2014

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nurse-volunteerIf you are between travel assignments and are looking for a way to fill the gap, volunteering may be an exciting and rewarding way to spend your time. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for nurses both in the United States and internationally. [continue reading…]

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Why Travel Nursing May be Your Cure to Burnout

by Howard Gerber on June 19, 2014

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nurse-burnout-factsMaybe you have been working as a nurse for several years and are feeling a bit burnt-out. It is common for nurses to start to feel that way after years in the field. Nurses deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis. From demanding doctors to unhappy patients to witnessing tragedies, nursing can take its toll.  But before you start considering switching careers, you may want to consider working as a nurse traveler. [continue reading…]

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north-california-nursing-jobsSouthern California gets a lot of attention when people think of working as a healthcare traveler and with good reason. Beaches, celebrities and warm temps year-round make it a great place to land a healthcare travel job. But southern California is not the only game in town. The northern part of California has a lot to offer. Continue reading below to find out about some northern California cities, which would make a great healthcare travel destination. [continue reading…]

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