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stress travel assignmentStarting your first healthcare travel assignment is an exciting time. There is a lot to do, including setting up your home and learning your way around your new facility. But with all the anticipation, your first travel assignment can also bring a little stress.

It’s helpful to realize that there is nothing wrong with you if you get a little stressed. Some people feel anxious before they arrive at their new assignment. For others, stress may slowly build the first week. Feeling a bit stressed does not mean you made a mistake and working as a healthcare traveler is not the right fit. It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive.

Try to keep perspective. Realize you will most likely get through the first few weeks of your healthcare travel just fine. Also, keeping a few of the following suggestions in mind may help. [continue reading…]

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rural travel assignmentPeople become healthcare travelers for a variety of reasons. Some people love the opportunity to work in different facilities every 13 weeks. Others want to see the country.

When you consider where to go for your next assignment, cities like Boston, Miami, and Los Angeles may come to mind. But smaller, rural communities also need healthcare travelers in a variety of disciplines including nursing and physical and occupational therapy. So, how do you choose? Don’t discount one setting over the other until you consider the following factors: [continue reading…]

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Healthcare Travel Assignment Housing FAQ

by Howard Gerber on June 1, 2017

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travel housingOne of the perks of working as a healthcare traveler is that your housing is included while you are on assignment. If you’re new to working as a traveler, you might have several questions. Keep in mind; specific staffing agencies may vary in their benefits package, including housing allowances and accommodations. Although some general questions and answers are listed below, it’s best to talk with your recruiter to find out more specifics on housing.  [continue reading…]

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 2, 2017

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nursing compassion fatigue

Nurses and other healthcare workers are often compassionate people. To care for patients who are sick or injured takes a certain type of personality and a desire to help people. But even nurses who have the best intentions can find themselves developing compassion fatigue. [continue reading…]

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Mistakes to Avoid on your Nursing Resume

by Howard Gerber on January 5, 2017

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travel nursing resumeGreat! You want to work as a travel nurse. But before you can pack your suitcase and hit the road, you have to land a travel assignment. Writing a killer resume is the first step to landing the job you want.

Your resume allows an employer to get to know a little bit about you. It’s a potential employer’s first glimpse at who you are, so, it’s important to make a good first impression. But all too often, a resume is put together too quickly without a lot of thought. Before you write your nursing resume, make sure you avoid the following:  [continue reading…]

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Balancing Work/Life as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on December 8, 2016

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work life balanceIf you’re working as a healthcare traveler, your first priority is your job. Many healthcare jobs involve working 12-hour shifts. But with as any job, it’s important to balance work and life.

While you want to do a great job, you also want to enjoy your new city and all it has to offer. Starting a travel new job can be time-consuming. Maintaining perspective and balance is also needed for a variety of reasons. [continue reading…]

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Surviving the Holidays as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on November 24, 2016

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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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