4 Great Midsize Cities to Work as Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 8, 2018

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midsize cities travel nursingLarge cities, such as Atlanta, Boston, and Denver can be great places to work as a travel nurse. But midsize cities also have a lot going for them. Medium-sized cities often have less competition than large cities when it comes to getting a travel job. The cost of living is also usually less than in large cities, which means your food and entertainment budget may go further.

Midsize cities may also seem less overwhelming than faster-paced big cities. Many smaller towns still offer lots of recreational opportunities and activities to enjoy on your days off. A midsize city may be the perfect fit for your next travel nursing assignment. Below are four great choices. [continue reading…]

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Resources for School Nurses

by Howard Gerber on March 1, 2018

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school nurse resourcesWorking as a school nurse often means you are the only medical professional onsite. School nurses should be confrontable working independently and trust their judgment. Even if you are used to working alone, it’s nice to have resources that provide information and support. Several resources may be beneficial for school nurses including those listed below. [continue reading…]

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healthcare traveler relationshipWorking as a healthcare traveler has a lot of perks, but there can also be a potential downside. Leaving your family behind while you are on assignment may cause mixed feelings. While it’s exciting to live and work in a new city, it could put a strain on your romantic relationship.

If you’re married or have a significant other, staying connected and keeping your relationship strong is important. Don’t let a healthcare travel assignment take a negative toll on your home life. Consider some of the following tips. [continue reading…]

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Goal Writing for School-Based Occupational Therapists

by Howard Gerber on February 15, 2018

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occupational therapy goalsIf you work as a school-based occupational therapist, you are probably no stranger to writing reports. One of the most important reports you create is the student’s individualized educational program (IEP). The IEP goals guide the school-based team and are critical to the work you do with your students. Good goal writing helps you stay focused and may help your students reach their potential. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Problem: Are You Too Sick to Work?

by Howard Gerber on February 8, 2018

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sick healthcare travelerIt’s happened to all of us at one time or another. The alarm clock goes off, your nose is stuffed up, and your throat is on fire. As much as you want to deny it, you’re sick. Now it’s decision time. Do you try to tough it out and go into to work, or do you call in sick?

Whether it’s a new travel nursing assignment or you have been on the job awhile, calling in sick is something that may stress you out. You don’t want to leave your co-workers short-staffed, and you may not get paid for the time off. What should you do? [continue reading…]

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Overcoming Fear as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on February 1, 2018

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fear of travelingIf you want to work as a healthcare traveler, but something is holding you back, it may be time to face your fears. Fear can sometimes be a good thing. For example, we have all been taught as kids not to touch a hot stove out of fear of getting burned.

The problem is that sometimes fear can hold us back from reaching our potential and achieving our goals. If working as a healthcare traveler is something you want to do, there are several steps you can take to overcome your fears and hit the road. [continue reading…]

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7 Things to Avoid as a School-Based Physical Therapist

by Howard Gerber on January 25, 2018

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things to avoid in physical therapyDuring physical therapy school, you learned a lot. You know all about anatomy, human development, and therapeutic modalities. You probably also learned the importance of motivating your students, working well with teachers, and juggling the responsibilities of the job.

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