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healthcare traveler cityStarting a new healthcare travel assignment is exciting. Not only do you have the chance to develop new skills, but you also get to experience a new city. Traveling and living somewhere different may be one of the best perks of working as a healthcare traveler.

Although living somewhere unfamiliar can be fun, it’s helpful to have a plan. Below are several suggestions to enjoy your new city during your travel assignment. [continue reading…]

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Managing Your Money as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 29, 2018

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nurse managing moneyTravel nurses often have different assignments throughout the year. Salaries may vary, which may make sticking to a budget a little difficult. Plus, different parts of the country have a higher cost of living than others. So, you may be spending more money during some travel assignments than others.

Although expenses and salary may vary, it’s still possible to manage your money effectively. You don’t have to be a financial wiz to handle your money well. You just need to keep a few things in mind. [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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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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winter holiday new yorkWhen you think of the holidays, spending time at home with your family and friends may come to mind. But you don’t have to be home for the holidays to enjoy the special time of the year.

The holidays are also a good time to work as a healthcare traveler. Working as a traveler during the holiday season gives you a chance to enjoy festivals and holiday traditions in a different part of the country. Communities from coast to coast go all out for the holidays. Below are four great locations to consider. [continue reading…]

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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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