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10 Common Healthcare Traveler Questions Answered

by Howard Gerber on May 23, 2013

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Before you make a decision on whether a healthcare travel job is a good fit, you probably have a lot of questions. Becoming well informed on what to expect with travel assignments will help you decide if you should pursue a healthcare travel job. Some common questions are answered below.

 

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Dealing with Homesickness on the Road

by Howard Gerber on May 16, 2013

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Starting a travel assignment is a great opportunity to meet new people, see a new part of the country and learn new skills. Although it is an exciting time, it’s normal to deal with some level of homesickness. This may especially be true if you are leaving children or a significant other behind. While you don’t want to forget family and friends back home, you don’t want homesickness to spoil your time. Consider some of the suggestions below to cope when you are missing home. [continue reading…]

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If you are planning on working as a healthcare traveler, you may be working the overnight shift, also known as the graveyard shift. Although physical, speech and occupations therapists will almost always work day shift, nurses are needed around the clock. Whether you will be new to working overnight or have been doing it for years, it can be a challenge to work through the night. [continue reading…]

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It’s normal to have a few fears when you start a new job or move to a new area to live. When you work as a nurse traveler, you combine both a new living environment and a new job. It’s no wonder you may be a little apprehensive. Keep in mind that everyone gets a little nervous starting a new travel assignment, especially if it is their first. Below are some suggestions for overcoming a few common fears nurse travelers may have.

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Preventing Nursing Burnout

by Howard Gerber on April 11, 2013

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It can happen to the best of nurses, and even to nurses who once loved their jobs. You may not even recognize the signs at first, but it can take its toll, leave you drained and even compromise your ability to do your job well. The problem is burnout. Career burnout can happen in any field, but people in medical careers are especially at risk.

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Which Nursing Specialties are in Demand for Travelers?

by Howard Gerber on March 28, 2013

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Travel nursing jobs can be a great way to see the country and get paid. Although there are travel opportunities in most areas of nursing, such as pediatrics, telemetry and medical floor nursing, some specialty areas of nursing are sought after. If you want to increase your chances of getting the locations and assignments you want, is there a certain nursing specialty that makes you more marketable? The answer is yes and no. [continue reading…]

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A Hidden Benefit to Travel Nursing

by Howard Gerber on March 14, 2013

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Maybe you’ve considered travel nursing, but don’t think it’s for you. You want to build a solid career, working your way up in a respectable hospital, being that nurse who knows everything and everybody. The go-to authority on all things in your department. It’s certainly an admirable goal. But how to achieve that? [continue reading…]

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