Even if you’re excited about working as a healthcare traveler, it’s okay to be a little homesick, especially at first. One way you can feel comfortable right from the start is by making your temporary housing feel more like a home.
Although you will spend time at work and exploring your new city, enjoying your home is an important part of your healthcare travel experience. This will help you feel settled and comfy. [continue reading…]
It takes courage to leave your family and friends behind and start an assignment as a travel nurse. Not only are you moving to a new city, but you’re starting a new job at the same time. But even the most adventurous nurse might have to deal with stress and high-pressure situations.
Nurses working in the ICU and emergency room may routinely deal with critically ill patients. But regardless of what area or specialty of nursing you work in, you may be faced with an emergency. [continue reading…]
Great! You want to work as a travel nurse. But before you can pack your suitcase and hit the road, you have to land a travel assignment. Writing a killer resume is the first step to landing the job you want.
Your resume allows an employer to get to know a little bit about you. It’s a potential employer’s first glimpse at who you are, so, it’s important to make a good first impression. But all too often, a resume is put together too quickly without a lot of thought. Before you write your nursing resume, make sure you avoid the following: [continue reading…]
If you’re working as a healthcare traveler, your first priority is your job. Many healthcare jobs involve working 12-hour shifts. But with as any job, it’s important to balance work and life.
While you want to do a great job, you also want to enjoy your new city and all it has to offer. Starting a travel new job can be time-consuming. Maintaining perspective and balance is also needed for a variety of reasons. [continue reading…]
It’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…]
One of the great things about working as a travel nurse is the next adventure is just around the corner. Although it can vary, most assignments last 13 weeks. After that, it’s time to decide where to go next.
For some nurses, it’s an easy decision. They have a list of must-visit areas and do their best to land their next perfect assignment in a desired location. For others, they want to work in a certain medical center, and that’s all that matters.
But with all the great locations and many things to consider, how do you decide where to go on your next assignment? [continue reading…]
It’s getting to be that time of year when the weather turns cooler, football season is in full swing, and colorful fall foliage dots the landscape. If you’re working as a travel nurse, autumn is a great time to set out on a new assignment. With all the great locations to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. We have a few ideas listed below to give you a start! [continue reading…]