From the category archives:

Travel Nursing

Getting Sick As A Nurse

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2019

No Gravatar

sick healthcare travelerIt’s happened to all of us at one time or another. The alarm clock goes off, your nose is stuffed up, and your throat is on fire. As much as you want to deny it, you’re sick. Now it’s decision time. Do you try to tough it out and go into to work, or do you call in sick?

Whether it’s a new travel nursing assignment or you have been on the job awhile, calling in sick is something that may stress you out. You don’t want to leave your co-workers short-staffed, and you may not get paid for the time off. What should you do and how to avoid getting sick? [continue reading…]

0

{ 0 comments }

Meal Prep Ideas for Nurses

by Howard Gerber on June 25, 2019

No Gravatar

Nurses are often so dedicated to their jobs they work right through lunch breaks and night shift snack breaks. (1) Breaks are a necessary part of protecting against burnout, and equally important, making sure a nurse gets adequate nutrition while on the job. Busy nurses need easy lunch and snack ideas to make break taking as easy as possible. Here are some easy tips to make meal breaks a no brainer:

[continue reading…]

0

{ 0 comments }

No Gravatar

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.

[continue reading…]

0

{ 0 comments }

No Gravatar

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.

[continue reading…]

0

{ 1 comment }

In Demand Travel Nursing Specialties

by Howard Gerber on March 12, 2019

No Gravatar

 

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:

[continue reading…]

0

{ 0 comments }

Surviving the Holidays as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on December 13, 2018

No Gravatar

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…]

1+

{ 0 comments }

Tips for Finding Short Term Housing for Travel Nurses

by Howard Gerber on October 18, 2018

No Gravatar

short term housing travel nursingBefore you start your nursing travel assignment, you have a few decisions to make. One important choice is where you’re going to live. You can leave it up to your staffing agency to arrange temporary housing, or you can find short-term housing on your own. This decision should be negotiated as part of your contract. [continue reading…]

0

{ 0 comments }