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Healthcare Traveler

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healthcare traveler cityStarting a new healthcare travel assignment is exciting. Not only do you have the chance to develop new skills, but you also get to experience a new city. Traveling and living somewhere different may be one of the best perks of working as a healthcare traveler.

Although living somewhere unfamiliar can be fun, it’s helpful to have a plan. Below are several suggestions to enjoy your new city during your travel assignment. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Specialties You May Not Have Considered

by Howard Gerber on April 12, 2018

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nursing specialties dialysisTravel nurses work in all types of specialties in various healthcare facilities. Specialties, such as the ICU, emergency room, and operating room will always be in demand. There are also several other specialties where travel nurses can find assignments including: [continue reading…]

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Managing Your Money as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 29, 2018

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nurse managing moneyTravel nurses often have different assignments throughout the year. Salaries may vary, which may make sticking to a budget a little difficult. Plus, different parts of the country have a higher cost of living than others. So, you may be spending more money during some travel assignments than others.

Although expenses and salary may vary, it’s still possible to manage your money effectively. You don’t have to be a financial wiz to handle your money well. You just need to keep a few things in mind. [continue reading…]

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4 Great Midsize Cities to Work as Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 8, 2018

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midsize cities travel nursingLarge cities, such as Atlanta, Boston, and Denver can be great places to work as a travel nurse. But midsize cities also have a lot going for them. Medium-sized cities often have less competition than large cities when it comes to getting a travel job. The cost of living is also usually less than in large cities, which means your food and entertainment budget may go further.

Midsize cities may also seem less overwhelming than faster-paced big cities. Many smaller towns still offer lots of recreational opportunities and activities to enjoy on your days off. A midsize city may be the perfect fit for your next travel nursing assignment. Below are four great choices. [continue reading…]

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healthcare traveler relationshipWorking as a healthcare traveler has a lot of perks, but there can also be a potential downside. Leaving your family behind while you are on assignment may cause mixed feelings. While it’s exciting to live and work in a new city, it could put a strain on your romantic relationship.

If you’re married or have a significant other, staying connected and keeping your relationship strong is important. Don’t let a healthcare travel assignment take a negative toll on your home life. Consider some of the following tips. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Problem: Are You Too Sick to Work?

by Howard Gerber on February 8, 2018

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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? [continue reading…]

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Overcoming Fear as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on February 1, 2018

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fear of travelingIf you want to work as a healthcare traveler, but something is holding you back, it may be time to face your fears. Fear can sometimes be a good thing. For example, we have all been taught as kids not to touch a hot stove out of fear of getting burned.

The problem is that sometimes fear can hold us back from reaching our potential and achieving our goals. If working as a healthcare traveler is something you want to do, there are several steps you can take to overcome your fears and hit the road. [continue reading…]

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