Whether you are working as a nurse traveler or in a permanent position, you are likely to encounter ethical dilemmas in your nursing career. One of the reasons you may have chosen the nursing profession was to help people. Although your goal is always to provide the best care possible and help your patients, sometimes it can become complicated. [continue reading…]
If you’re working as a healthcare traveler, you probably already have certain immunizations. Whether you work as a nurse, surgical tech, or physical therapist, your place of employment may have certain immunizations requirements. But beyond what is mandatory for your job, you may have the option of getting a particular vaccine or passing on the immunization. How do you know what you need and what you don’t? When it comes to working as a traveler and immunizations, consider some of the questions and answers below. [continue reading…]
When you take a healthcare travel assignment, one concern may be where you will live while on assignment. In most cases, your contract will include company provided housing.
Company provided housing may be a shared or private apartment. Apartment amenities may vary greatly. You may be housed in an apartment complex complete with gym, pool, and a business center. [continue reading…]
You’re finalizing your contract to start your first healthcare travel job. It’s an exciting, but hectic time. Before you leave on assignment, there are a lot of little details to consider. [continue reading…]
It can be a difficult decision to leave a steady job you are comfortable with to take a travel nursing job. After all, if you have been working at the same facility for a while, you are probably familiar with the protocols, policies and routines.
But being comfortable is not always the best way to live your life. Sometimes you have to change things up and seek new experiences. But how do you know you’re ready? When is it time for a change? In some cases, there are signs that it’s time to move on and try something new. Ask yourself if you have any of the five signs below. [continue reading…]
Depending on what part of the country you live in, nursing jobs can be rather competitive. There can also be a lot of nurses vying for the same travel assignment. Competition can be especially tough if the job is in a sought after location, such as Florida or California. But there are things you can do to increase your marketability and improve your odds of winning the job. [continue reading…]
It is getting close to the end of your 13-week contract and you are considering your options. Some nurse travelers take a few travel assignments until they land a permanent position. Other nurses just want to try traveling for one assignment or take one travel assignment after another. But you may also have the option of extending your current travel assignment.