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Stepping Away From the Acute Care Hospital

by Howard Gerber on March 6, 2014

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sub-acute-facilities-jobsWorking in an acute care hospital or medical center is a great place to start your nursing career. In fact, most new graduates start out in a hospital and with good reason. In a hospital setting, you will likely see a large variety of illnesses and work with different types of patients. Working in a hospital is a great way to gain nursing experience and learn new things.  [continue reading…]

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Fighting the Battle of the Bulge on the Road

by Howard Gerber on February 6, 2014

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staying-healthy-while-travelingWorking as a travel nurse is exciting and a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. But let’s face it, adjusting to a new city and working long shifts may not leave much time for exercise.

Also, anyone who works in a hospital knows the break room is often filled with candy and cookie trays. Throw in potlucks and trips to new restaurants and it is not always easy to keep the pounds from creeping on while you work as a traveler. But it is not a lost cause. There are several things you can do to maintain a healthy weight while working as a traveler. [continue reading…]

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10 Nursing Specialties You May Not Be Familiar With

by Howard Gerber on January 16, 2014

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nursing-specialties-typesIf you are considering which area of nursing to focus on, you’re probably familiar with certain specialties. For instances, pediatrics, emergency, intensive care, and labor and delivery are common nursing specialties. You may have even completed a rotation in one of those areas of nursing when you were in school. But there are many other specialty areas of nursing, which may be unfamiliar to you. Some of the lesser known specialties can have plenty of employment opportunities for both permanent positions and for travel assignments. [continue reading…]

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handle-difficult-nursing-situationsWhether you are on your first travel assignment or have years of experience under your belt, you may encounter a sticky situation occasionally. Knowing how to handle tricky situations is part of your job. But sometimes it can be difficult to know how to deal with certain circumstances. Consider some of the sticky situations below. [continue reading…]

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Great Gifts for Healthcare Travelers

by Howard Gerber on December 5, 2013

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gifts-for-healthcare-workersIf you have a healthcare traveler in your life, there are plenty of great ideas for the perfect gift. If you are looking for a holiday gift, birthday gift or a little present to wish them well on their new assignment, check out the following gift ideas that are healthcare traveler-friendly: [continue reading…]

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Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on November 14, 2013

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healthcare-traveler-obstaclesMaybe you are considering working as a healthcare traveler, but still have not completely made up your mind. Ask yourself what is holding you back. Whether you are working as a nurse, physical or occupations therapist, becoming a healthcare traveler can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to see a new part of the country and meet new people, but it’s a chance to learn new skills and broaden your professional experience. [continue reading…]

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Do You Need a BSN?

by Howard Gerber on November 7, 2013

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bsn-nursing-educationWhether you just graduated from nursing school or have been a nurse for years, you may wonder if you need to earn your bachelor’s in nursing degree. While it is not a requirement to be a nurse, a BSN degree can be beneficial in several ways.

 

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