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Nursing is a rewarding but often stressful career. The critical nature of a nurse’s work, caring for sick and sometimes dying patients and their families, is naturally stressful. But a workforce shortage means that nurses may also have to take on larger workloads than is ideal, creating extra stress. In travel nurse jobs, nurses may also be regularly learning the ropes at new hospitals. And because healthcare regulations are constantly changing, nurses must also keep up with paperwork and new policies, which can be even more taxing.

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Working on a travel assignment can offer great rewards, such as a hefty paycheck, a new experience, and a chance to see and explore a new part of the country. But to truly enjoy your travel assignment experience, you need a safe, affordable and clean place to stay—and finding acceptable furnished housing for several weeks or months at a time can be challenging.

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first-travel-assignment-tipsWorking as a healthcare traveler can be an exciting time in your career. Whether you work as a nurse, speech or occupational therapist, working as a traveler can be educational, fun and lucrative. But the downside is, it can sometimes be lonely, especially at first. [continue reading…]

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Eight Ways to Enjoy Springtime as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on March 20, 2014

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travel-nursing-tips-springSpring is a great time of year to enjoy working as a healthcare traveler. With the dreary, cold winter days over, it’s time to enjoy your destination. Springtime brings warmer weather, more daylight hours, and spring holidays. Whether you are just starting a travel assignment or are in the middle of one, be sure to enjoy springtime in your new city. Consider some of the suggestions below. [continue reading…]

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Staying Safe While on a Healthcare Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on September 19, 2013

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travel healthcare safety You might not like to think about it, but crime can happen anywhere. When you are starting a new healthcare travel assignment, you’re likely thinking about whether you will like your job and new coworkers. But is it also important to consider some practical things, such as maintaining your personal safety.  [continue reading…]

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first impression travel nurse Many regular staff members will welcome a nurse traveler and be grateful to have the help. But a few permanent employees may still have a few preconceived ideas about travelers. For example, some regular employees may believe travelers are making a lot more money than a regular staff member, so they should work harder. Another misconception may be that travelers don’t take the position as serious as permanent staff since they are only temporary. A great first impression helps overcome any misconceptions or stereotypes. It also helps decrease any resentment or resistance from permanent staff members. Consider the suggestions below. [continue reading…]

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