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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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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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5 First Time Travel Nursing Tips

by Howard Gerber on September 20, 2018

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travel nursing tips first assignmentStarting your first travel nursing assignment is an exciting time. There is a lot to look forward to from learning new things to making friends. To decrease any stress associated with moving and starting a new job, there are several things you can do. Consider the following tips before you hit the road on your first travel nursing assignment. [continue reading…]

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Timely Topics for Travel Nurses

by Howard Gerber on August 2, 2018

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travel nursing topicsNurses will always play a central role in caring for patients. Some nursing responsibilities may remain the same throughout the years. But like many career fields, nursing also changes and evolves. Advances in technology, research, and the needs of society change the way nurses do their job. Some timely topics that may alter a nurse’s job include the following: [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Spotlight: Sacramento

by Howard Gerber on July 19, 2018

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sacramento travel nursingCalifornia is often a popular location for travel nurses. When most people think of a travel assignment in California, they might consider San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. Although they can be great locations to land a travel job, they are not the only game in town. Why not choose a location in California that is a little less glamorous than the big cities, but still has plenty of offer? If you’re considering a travel nursing assignment out west, you might want to give Sacramento a try. [continue reading…]

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summer travel assignmentsSummer is a great time to take a healthcare travel assignment. The weather is warm. The days are long, and cities across the country have fairs, festivals, and summer activities in full swing. As a healthcare traveler, make the most of a summer assignment by keeping the following tips in mind: [continue reading…]

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