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Healthcare Travel Assignment Housing FAQ

by Howard Gerber on June 1, 2017

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travel housingOne of the perks of working as a healthcare traveler is that your housing is included while you are on assignment. If you’re new to working as a traveler, you might have several questions. Keep in mind; specific staffing agencies may vary in their benefits package, including housing allowances and accommodations. Although some general questions and answers are listed below, it’s best to talk with your recruiter to find out more specifics on housing.  [continue reading…]

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Adjusting to Life as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on May 25, 2017

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travel nurse adjustingIf you’re already off on your first assignment or you’re just considering becoming a travel nurse, there may be an adjustment period. Being a travel nurse is different than working as a staff nurse. Travel nursing presents some unique challenges that a permanent job does not, but it is worth the effort because of all the rewards. Below are several suggestions to help you make the transition to travel nursing. [continue reading…]

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travel nursing questions and answersWorking as a travel nurse may be something you considered, but you might still have questions. Understanding the basics of working as a travel nurse will help you decide if it’s right for you. We want to help by providing some answers to the questions our team nurses have asked us frequently. If you have any additional questions you’d like answered, reach out to our team directly or submit your questions in the comments section! [continue reading…]

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travel healthcare housingEven 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…]

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Travel Nursing Tips: How to Stay Calm Under Pressure

by Howard Gerber on January 19, 2017

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staying calm travel nurseIt 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…]

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Mistakes to Avoid on your Nursing Resume

by Howard Gerber on January 5, 2017

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travel nursing resumeGreat! 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…]

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Balancing Work/Life as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on December 8, 2016

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work life balanceIf 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…]

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