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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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Eight Truths Travel Nurses Know

by Howard Gerber on June 23, 2016

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travel nurse truthsIf you work as a travel nurse or a nurse in general, you know it can be a great way to earn a living. From having the chance to help someone to the security of the profession, it’s often a good career choice. You probably also know that although everyone is different, nurses share some similarities. If you have been a travel nurse for a few years, you might have discovered some of the following “you know you’re a travel nurse when” truths. [continue reading…]

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Avoid Mistakes on Your Next Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on June 9, 2016

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travel assignment tipsWhether it’s in your personal life or at work, everyone makes mistakes. Certain mistakes are the result of a lapse in judgment or a lack of knowledge. However, some mistakes may be avoidable with a little forethought. When it comes to working as a healthcare traveler, the difference between a great experience and a problematic experience may be avoiding some missteps. Think twice before you make the following mistakes: [continue reading…]

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nursing burnoutSome nurses stay at one job for their entire career, but for the majority of nurses, at one time or another, will ask themselves if it’s time to look for a new job. Maybe you have been at your job for a number of years and are ready for a change, or you might be a new grad and realize your current job is not the right fit. Either way, you might be considering whether or not it’s time to move on. Leaving a job is a big deal, so how do you know if you should stay at your current job or if it’s time to go? [continue reading…]

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States Expected to Have an Increased Need for Nurses

by Howard Gerber on April 21, 2016

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nurse jobs by state

The need for nurses is expected to grow much faster than average for other jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are several factors, which may contribute to the increased need for nurses.

One reason nurses are expected to be in demand is the fact that millions of baby boomers are hitting retirement age. In addition, there is an increase in people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, which means more people need care. Add in the Affordable Care Act, which allowed millions of previously uninsured people to seek medical care, and you may not have enough nurses to meet the demand.

In some parts of the country, the need for nurses in hospitals may not be as great as the need in other settings, such as home health and nursing home. The demand for nurses also varies geographically. Some states tend to have a higher need than others.

Whether you’re considering a permanent job or a travel assignment there are some states which are expected to have a higher need for nurses than average in the coming years including the following: [continue reading…]

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