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Travel Nursing

The Best Destinations for Travel Nurses: California

by Howard Gerber on November 1, 2012

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Location in an important consideration when considering your next travel nursing assignment. It may not be the sole determining factor, but it’s pretty high on the list. Travel nursing opportunities can be found all over the country, but let’s face it, some locations and facilities have more to offer. On the flip side, less desirable locations are often more desperate and offer higher compensation in return. That’s another factor…for another day. Let’s talk about great destinations for travel nurses.

What makes a great destination for travel nurses? That’s a matter of preference, including the facility itself, the surrounding area (you have to live there), local amenities and attractions, weather, opportunities, and any number of other factors. We’ll look at one area every month to explore the best destinations for travel nurses. [continue reading…]


From Nursing Homes to Home Care

by Howard Gerber on March 19, 2012

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Geriatric nursing may soon look very different than it has in the past. Previously, those in the field of geriatric nursing could expect to find employment in nursing homes and home health care facilities. However, with recent changes to Medicaid and Medicare, the home health care model may soon become much more prominent. Policy officials are now beginning to feel that full time medical assistance within a nursing home facility is not warranted for many of the patients who would have previously been candidates for these services. Instead, they are looking to the home health care model, where only specific services are provided within the home of the patient. [continue reading…]


Dermatology Nursing

by Howard Gerber on July 28, 2011

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If you are a nurse who specializes in dermatology, or want to find a position in the field, there are several places you can work. Learn more about these environments, connect with others in your field with professional organizations, stay up to date on the latest news with professional journals, and follow users in the field on Twitter. [continue reading…]


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…]


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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