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Travel Nursing Profile: Experience the Northeast

by Angela Stevens on February 15, 2010

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Let’s say you have lived your entire life on the west coast, perhaps a nice place in California. That was the case of one of my best friends, Diane. She grew up in southern California just outside of Los Angeles. While she certainly enjoyed all of the entertainment, dining, cultural and shopping options, she did not enjoy the freeway, congestion, and overcrowding. When she graduated high school, she knew she wanted to work in medicine, and she decided nursing was exactly right for her.She graduated from nursing school and immediately found a position in one of the large Los Angeles hospitals. While she loved her work and some of the aspects of the city, she now had a commute of over an hour – and the hospital environment was less than ideal.

Fall in New England

While in high school, Diane had traveled to various regions of the country on field trips sponsored by her drama and choral clubs. She found she really liked the Northeastern states – the region in general, but especially New York and Massachusetts. [continue reading…]

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Florence Nightingale – The First Travel Nurse?

by Angela Stevens on April 27, 2009

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When you think of Florence Nightingale, what comes to mind? For me, I remember learning about her in school as the founder of modern nursing.  Against her family’s wishes, she became an educated woman and dedicated herself to nursing. [continue reading…]

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Is Travel Nursing for You?

by Angela Stevens on April 2, 2009

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Healthcare workers, particularly nurses, are highly susceptible to burnout. After working for two years in the nursing department of a psychiatric hospital, I know my nerves were fried. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I worked in the pediatric unit, and the emotional stress of taking care of all of those kids was just too heartbreaking, or maybe it had something to do with the change in management style that made working in the milieu unpleasant. Either way, I experienced a common feeling – burnout – and I left the job. [continue reading…]

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