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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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Ways Healthcare Travelers Make an Impact

by Howard Gerber on September 15, 2016

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healthcare workersIf you work as a healthcare traveler, you probably already know all the benefits. You have the ability to meet different people and make friends all around the country. Travelers can also broaden their skills and learn from working in various healthcare facilities. Of course, one of the biggest perks is living in and exploring different parts of the country.

As a healthcare professional, you’re not the only one who benefits. Healthcare travelers, such as nurses, physical therapists and physician assistants all make a difference in multiple people’s lives. Although it can vary, consider some of the common ways healthcare travelers make a difference with every assignment they take.  [continue reading…]

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tragedy in healthcareIf you turn on your nightly news, you’re likely to hear headlines about murder, war, and other tragedies. In recent years, terrorist attacks and violence at some protests have also been occurring. With 24/7 news coverage and instant access to current events through social media, we are bombarded with images of inexplicable tragedies.

But we don’t just hear national news stories about tragedy and heartbreak. Tragedies occur in cities and towns throughout the country, even in our own communities.

Healthcare professionals are often on the frontlines caring for people who have been injured by violence, accidents, or illness. Although healthcare workers are professionals, they are still human, and dealing with grief and tragedy can take its toll.

Whether you are a nurse, doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professional, you may deal with your own share of difficult and sad situations, and it can get tough. But there are things you can do to prevent becoming overwhelmed. [continue reading…]

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healthcare traveler introvertAre you considering working as a healthcare traveler? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. In addition to nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are also needed for travel assignments in a variety of healthcare settings.

While the idea of working as a healthcare traveler may be appealing, it may also be a little overwhelming. After all, you might think that you have to be outgoing and an extrovert to succeed as a healthcare traveler, but that’s not the case. Plenty of people who consider themselves introverts can also flourish on the road. If you tend to be a little on the quiet side, you can still thrive on a healthcare travel assignment. [continue reading…]

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