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Getting Sick As A Nurse

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2019

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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 and how to avoid getting sick? [continue reading…]

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School Psychologist vs. School Counselor

by Howard Gerber on June 10, 2019

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Today’s children are more frequently diagnosed with anxiety than in the past, and are more likely to experience bullying in school. Problems like these can have negative effects on children’s mental health as well as their academic performance—and as a result, school support personnel such as school psychologists and school counselors are increasingly important for school-aged children, as well as parents, teachers and others who work with kids.

Both school psychologists and school counselors both play critical roles in the lives of students. While their roles are frequently confused, these professions are distinctly different.

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In Demand Travel Nursing Specialties

by Howard Gerber on March 12, 2019

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As technology continues to evolve, the need for certain careers may change. But nurses will likely always be in demand. According to the United States Census Bureau, by 2030 it’s expected that one in every five people in the United States will be retirement age. An aging population and advances in medicine may mean an increase in the need for health care providers including nurses.

That’s good news for travel nurses. If you hope to hit the road as a travel nurse, you may want to know what specialties are in demand. Although the need for specific types of travel nurses may vary somewhat according to location and seasonal fluctuations, the following specialties are likely to be in demand:

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Surviving the Holidays as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on December 13, 2018

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healthcare traveler holidaysIt’s almost that time of year when families and friends get together to enjoy the holidays. If you’re working as a healthcare traveler and away from home on assignment, it’s normal to be a bit homesick. Instead of sulking, turn the situation around and find the silver lining. You can still make the best of the holiday season and maybe even spread some good tidings! [continue reading…]

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Connecting While on the Road as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2018

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healthcare traveler roadOne of the biggest concerns some healthcare travelers have before they start an assignment is whether they will be lonely or homesick. You might be looking forward to work but are a little less sure about how you’ll spend your time on your days off.

It might be easy to make instant friends when you’re in grade school. But being the new kid in town as an adult can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re an introvert.

Connecting with people and making friends makes your travel assignment more fun and memorable. Fortunately, you don’t have to be the life of the party to connect with people. Consider the following suggestions to make new friends while on the road. [continue reading…]

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Healthcare Traveler Lingo: Terms to Know

by Howard Gerber on June 28, 2018

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healthcare traveler lingoIf you’re new to the world of healthcare traveling, you may not be familiar with all the terms involved. It seems that healthcare travel contracts may have a language of their own. With all the terms involved, it can get a little confusing.

Before you sign your first healthcare travel contract, make sure you have a good understanding of all the terms and conditions. Below is some of the common lingo you should know about healthcare traveling. [continue reading…]

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temporary housing travel assignmentJust because your healthcare travel assignment is temporary, doesn’t mean your new apartment can’t feel like home. Making your temporary housing feel homey can help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Consider taking the following steps: [continue reading…]

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