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Healthcare Traveler

Getting Sick As A Nurse

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2019

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sick healthcare travelerIt’s happened to all of us at one time or another. The alarm clock goes off, your nose is stuffed up, and your throat is on fire. As much as you want to deny it, you’re sick. Now it’s decision time. Do you try to tough it out and go into to work, or do you call in sick?

Whether it’s a new travel nursing assignment or you have been on the job awhile, calling in sick is something that may stress you out. You don’t want to leave your co-workers short-staffed, and you may not get paid for the time off. What should you do and how to avoid getting sick? [continue reading…]

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Working on a travel assignment can offer great rewards, such as a hefty paycheck, a new experience, and a chance to see and explore a new part of the country. But to truly enjoy your travel assignment experience, you need a safe, affordable and clean place to stay—and finding acceptable furnished housing for several weeks or months at a time can be challenging.

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Surviving the Holidays as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on December 13, 2018

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healthcare traveler holidaysIt’s almost that time of year when families and friends get together to enjoy the holidays. If you’re working as a healthcare traveler and away from home on assignment, it’s normal to be a bit homesick. Instead of sulking, turn the situation around and find the silver lining. You can still make the best of the holiday season and maybe even spread some good tidings! [continue reading…]

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Tips for Finding Short Term Housing for Travel Nurses

by Howard Gerber on October 18, 2018

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short term housing travel nursingBefore you start your nursing travel assignment, you have a few decisions to make. One important choice is where you’re going to live. You can leave it up to your staffing agency to arrange temporary housing, or you can find short-term housing on your own. This decision should be negotiated as part of your contract. [continue reading…]

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Connecting While on the Road as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2018

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healthcare traveler roadOne of the biggest concerns some healthcare travelers have before they start an assignment is whether they will be lonely or homesick. You might be looking forward to work but are a little less sure about how you’ll spend your time on your days off.

It might be easy to make instant friends when you’re in grade school. But being the new kid in town as an adult can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re an introvert.

Connecting with people and making friends makes your travel assignment more fun and memorable. Fortunately, you don’t have to be the life of the party to connect with people. Consider the following suggestions to make new friends while on the road. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Spotlight: Sacramento

by Howard Gerber on July 19, 2018

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sacramento travel nursingCalifornia is often a popular location for travel nurses. When most people think of a travel assignment in California, they might consider San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. Although they can be great locations to land a travel job, they are not the only game in town. Why not choose a location in California that is a little less glamorous than the big cities, but still has plenty of offer? If you’re considering a travel nursing assignment out west, you might want to give Sacramento a try. [continue reading…]

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summer travel assignmentsSummer is a great time to take a healthcare travel assignment. The weather is warm. The days are long, and cities across the country have fairs, festivals, and summer activities in full swing. As a healthcare traveler, make the most of a summer assignment by keeping the following tips in mind: [continue reading…]

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