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Surviving the Holidays as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on November 24, 2016

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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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travel nursing locationsOne 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…]

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Great Fall Locations for Travel Nurses

by Howard Gerber on October 6, 2016

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fall travel nursingIt’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…]

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nursing assignment challengesWhether you are a rookie nurse traveler or have been doing it for years, you hope each assignment goes well. Occasionally, though, issues do come up. Encountering a challenge while on assignment does not mean the entire experience has to be negative. In most instances, there are ways to deal with the situation and enjoy the rest of your travel assignment. Below are a few challenges you might encounter. [continue reading…]

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Ways Healthcare Travelers Make an Impact

by Howard Gerber on September 15, 2016

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healthcare workersIf you work as a healthcare traveler, you probably already know all the benefits. You have the ability to meet different people and make friends all around the country. Travelers can also broaden their skills and learn from working in various healthcare facilities. Of course, one of the biggest perks is living in and exploring different parts of the country.

As a healthcare professional, you’re not the only one who benefits. Healthcare travelers, such as nurses, physical therapists and physician assistants all make a difference in multiple people’s lives. Although it can vary, consider some of the common ways healthcare travelers make a difference with every assignment they take.  [continue reading…]

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tragedy in healthcareIf you turn on your nightly news, you’re likely to hear headlines about murder, war, and other tragedies. In recent years, terrorist attacks and violence at some protests have also been occurring. With 24/7 news coverage and instant access to current events through social media, we are bombarded with images of inexplicable tragedies.

But we don’t just hear national news stories about tragedy and heartbreak. Tragedies occur in cities and towns throughout the country, even in our own communities.

Healthcare professionals are often on the frontlines caring for people who have been injured by violence, accidents, or illness. Although healthcare workers are professionals, they are still human, and dealing with grief and tragedy can take its toll.

Whether you are a nurse, doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professional, you may deal with your own share of difficult and sad situations, and it can get tough. But there are things you can do to prevent becoming overwhelmed. [continue reading…]

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healthcare traveler introvertAre you considering working as a healthcare traveler? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. In addition to nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are also needed for travel assignments in a variety of healthcare settings.

While the idea of working as a healthcare traveler may be appealing, it may also be a little overwhelming. After all, you might think that you have to be outgoing and an extrovert to succeed as a healthcare traveler, but that’s not the case. Plenty of people who consider themselves introverts can also flourish on the road. If you tend to be a little on the quiet side, you can still thrive on a healthcare travel assignment. [continue reading…]

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