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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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How to Spend Time Between Travel Nursing Jobs

by Howard Gerber on June 14, 2018

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between travel nursing assignmentsThere are several things to love about working as a travel nurse. Not only do you get to see the country, but you have the opportunity to improve your skills. One of the other great things about a travel assignment is the flexibility offered. You can move from one nursing assignment to the next without much of a break in between. Another option is taking a little time off between jobs. But how should you spend your time? Continue reading for some suggestions. [continue reading…]

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travel nurse surprisesIf you’re considering accepting your first travel assignment, you want to know what you’re getting into. After doing a little research, you probably know many travel nurse assignments are 13 weeks, and housing is included in your package.

There may also be a few things you didn’t know. Once you hit the road and get a few jobs under your belt, certain things may surprise you about travel nursing including:  [continue reading…]

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4 Great Midsize Cities to Work as Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 8, 2018

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midsize cities travel nursingLarge cities, such as Atlanta, Boston, and Denver can be great places to work as a travel nurse. But midsize cities also have a lot going for them. Medium-sized cities often have less competition than large cities when it comes to getting a travel job. The cost of living is also usually less than in large cities, which means your food and entertainment budget may go further.

Midsize cities may also seem less overwhelming than faster-paced big cities. Many smaller towns still offer lots of recreational opportunities and activities to enjoy on your days off. A midsize city may be the perfect fit for your next travel nursing assignment. Below are four great choices. [continue reading…]

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healthy nurse sleepWinter is a great time to take a nursing travel assignment. Hospitals often have a high census and winter activities, such as skiing and snowboarding, are in full swing. But one thing that can ruin a travel assignment quickly is getting sick. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to decrease your chances of getting sick this winter. [continue reading…]

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Overcoming Social Anxiety as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on December 21, 2017

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nursing social anxietyTravel nurses routinely deal with patients, staff, and doctors. In fact, nursing is one of the most people-focused careers you can choose. With all that interaction, can someone with social anxiety be successful as a travel nurse?  The answer is yes. Learning more about social anxiety and what you can do to find ways to deal the condition can help you thrive as a travel nurse. [continue reading…]

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Dealing with Combative Patients

by Howard Gerber on December 7, 2017

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combative patientAs a nurse, you probably deal with all types of patients. Unfortunately, not all patients are easy to work with. Occasionally, patients become out of control. Sometimes patients don’t want help or even become aggressive.

It’s best to de-escalate a situation before it becomes physical, but that’s not always possible. Despite your best intentions, some patients may become combative. Depending on where you work, dealing with combative patients may come with the territory. Understanding how to efficiently deal with an aggressive patient helps keep both you and the patient safe. [continue reading…]

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