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Travel Nursing

Fighting the Battle of the Bulge on the Road

by Howard Gerber on February 6, 2014

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staying-healthy-while-travelingWorking as a travel nurse is exciting and a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. But let’s face it, adjusting to a new city and working long shifts may not leave much time for exercise.

Also, anyone who works in a hospital knows the break room is often filled with candy and cookie trays. Throw in potlucks and trips to new restaurants and it is not always easy to keep the pounds from creeping on while you work as a traveler. But it is not a lost cause. There are several things you can do to maintain a healthy weight while working as a traveler. [continue reading…]

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Saving Money While Working as a Healthcare Worker

by Howard Gerber on January 23, 2014

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Saving-Money-While-Working-as-a-Healthcare-Worker-budgetWorking as a healthcare traveler can be a great experience. It allows you the opportunity to travel, meet new people and learn new skills. But how is it on your wallet?  Is it possible to save money while you are on the road? The answer is yes. It may take a little creativity and discipline, but saving money while you work as a healthcare traveler is possible. [continue reading…]

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handle-difficult-nursing-situationsWhether you are on your first travel assignment or have years of experience under your belt, you may encounter a sticky situation occasionally. Knowing how to handle tricky situations is part of your job. But sometimes it can be difficult to know how to deal with certain circumstances. Consider some of the sticky situations below. [continue reading…]

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Great Gifts for Healthcare Travelers

by Howard Gerber on December 5, 2013

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gifts-for-healthcare-workersIf you have a healthcare traveler in your life, there are plenty of great ideas for the perfect gift. If you are looking for a holiday gift, birthday gift or a little present to wish them well on their new assignment, check out the following gift ideas that are healthcare traveler-friendly: [continue reading…]

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Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on November 14, 2013

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healthcare-traveler-obstaclesMaybe you are considering working as a healthcare traveler, but still have not completely made up your mind. Ask yourself what is holding you back. Whether you are working as a nurse, physical or occupations therapist, becoming a healthcare traveler can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to see a new part of the country and meet new people, but it’s a chance to learn new skills and broaden your professional experience. [continue reading…]

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Enjoying the Autumn as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on October 24, 2013

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You have survived the hot summer weather, and maybe you’re ready for a change of seasons. Fall is in the air, and that means football games, Halloween and cool weather. It’s a great time of year to be on a healthcare travel assignment. Take advantage of working as a traveler in the autumn and consider some of the following ways to enjoy the season.  [continue reading…]

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How to Land an ICU Travel RN Job

by Howard Gerber on October 17, 2013

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icu rn jobOne of the areas of nursing, where there is often a demand for travelers is intensive care nursing. Intensive care nurses work in units, such as the medical, surgical ICU, neurological intensive care, trauma unit and pediatric intensive care unit. Although there can be competition for some travel positions, there are ways you can make yourself more marketable as an intensive care nurse.

 

 

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