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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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Travel Nursing Misconceptions

by Howard Gerber on July 18, 2013

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travel nursing You may be considering a career as a nurse traveler, but are still unsure. Maybe you heard a few things that are making you hesitate to give life on the road a try. It is also a possibility you have come to you own conclusions about what life must be like for a nurse traveler without anything to base you beliefs on. Either way, you can’t really decide if working as a nurse traveler is right for you if you have misconceptions. Continue reading to learn about common travel nursing misconceptions. [continue reading…]

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Tips for Dealing with Stress

by Howard Gerber on July 11, 2013

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yoga, relaxation It would be nice to have a world where going to work was always a great experience: co-workers were always eager to lend a helping hand, and patients smiled and said thank you. While that may happen some of the time, it’s unlikely that everyday working in healthcare is blissful. In fact, in can be very stressful. [continue reading…]

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Is Oncology Nursing Right for You?

by Howard Gerber on June 20, 2013

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Oncology nurses are usually RNs or nurse practitioners who specialize in working with cancer patients. Working as an oncology nurse can be extremely rewarding, but it also has its challenges. As with all specialty areas of nursing, it is essential to weigh the positives with the negatives in order to decide if oncology nursing is right for you. [continue reading…]

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