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Staying Safe While on a Healthcare Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on September 19, 2013

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travel healthcare safety You might not like to think about it, but crime can happen anywhere. When you are starting a new healthcare travel assignment, you’re likely thinking about whether you will like your job and new coworkers. But is it also important to consider some practical things, such as maintaining your personal safety.  [continue reading…]

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The Pros and Cons of ER Nursing

by Howard Gerber on September 12, 2013

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ER Nursing One of the most exciting specialty areas of nursing to go into is emergency room nursing. If you are an adrenaline junkie and thrive on a fast paced working environment, you may already know ER nursing is for you. But working as a nurse in the emergency room is not like it looks like on television. If you are considering becoming an ER nurse there are several things to consider, such as working conditions, what types of patients you will see and the pros and cons. [continue reading…]

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Working as a Critical Care Nurse Travel RN

by Howard Gerber on September 5, 2013

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critical care nurse There are several opportunities for travel nurses who want to work in critical care. Intensive care nurses are sought after by travel companies for several reasons. Critical care nurses have specialized skills, which may transfer from one intensive care area to another. For example, if you have worked in trauma critical care, you may also be able to float to the surgical intensive care area or neurology ICU. If you are considering trying to land a position as a critical care travel nurse, below are a few specialty areas to consider. [continue reading…]

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first impression travel nurse Many regular staff members will welcome a nurse traveler and be grateful to have the help. But a few permanent employees may still have a few preconceived ideas about travelers. For example, some regular employees may believe travelers are making a lot more money than a regular staff member, so they should work harder. Another misconception may be that travelers don’t take the position as serious as permanent staff since they are only temporary. A great first impression helps overcome any misconceptions or stereotypes. It also helps decrease any resentment or resistance from permanent staff members. Consider the suggestions below. [continue reading…]

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Must Haves for Your Next Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on August 15, 2013

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what you need for travel assignmentWhen you are preparing for your next travel assignment, you’ll probably pack the usual items, such as clothes, books, and personal items. Beyond the basics and apartment necessities, there are a few other items you should consider taking with you if you are working as a healthcare traveler.  Although you may like to travel lightly, there are some must have items every travel should consider bringing on their next assignment. [continue reading…]

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travel assignmentOnce you land your assignment as a healthcare traveler, you may wonder what to do about your current home. In some situations, you may not have to do anything. For example, if you are currently living with someone else who will be staying in your home, you may not have to do anything but move. In other instances, if you live alone, you will likely have to decide what to do with your place while you are away on a travel job. Below are a few options to consider. [continue reading…]

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What if You Are Unhappy With Your Travel Assignment?

by Howard Gerber on July 25, 2013

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travel assignment Whether you are on your first healthcare travel job assignment or your tenth, you want it to be a good fit and an enjoyable assignment. So what do you do if you’re unhappy with your travel job? The first thing to do is relax and remember you have options. Consider some of the following suggestions to help you figure out how to handle an assignment that leaves you disappointed. [continue reading…]

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