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Travel Nursing

Coworker Conflict on the Road

by Howard Gerber on December 23, 2015

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travel assignment conflict coworkerYou have landed your ideal healthcare travel assignment and could not wait to hit the road. It seemed like the perfect assignment. But just as everything was going along wonderfully, you start having trouble with a coworker. There may be instances where your coworker’s behavior is so offensive or disruptive that you have no choice but to speak to a supervisor. [continue reading…]

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Healthy Eating While Working as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on December 3, 2015

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eating healthy staying fit as a travel nurseYou have started a great assignment as a healthcare traveler and are enjoying getting to know your coworkers and new city. But with all the perks of a healthcare travel job, there are a few challenges, including eating healthy. [continue reading…]

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Ethical Issues in Nursing

by Howard Gerber on November 19, 2015

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ethical issues in nursingWhether 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…]

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travel healthcare nursing immunizationIf 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…]

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Housing Alternatives While on a Nursing Assignment

by Howard Gerber on October 15, 2015

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travel nursing housing options alternativesWhen 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…]

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Preparing for Your First Healthcare Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on October 8, 2015

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first travel assignment preparationYou’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…]

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Five Signs You Are Ready for a Travel Nursing Job

by Howard Gerber on October 1, 2015

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how to prepare for travel nursing assignmentIt 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…]

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