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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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travel nursing competitionDepending 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…]

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Extending Your Travel Nursing Contract

by Howard Gerber on July 30, 2015

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travel-nurse-contract-extensionIt 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.

 

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Balancing Working and Your Home Life While On the Road

by Howard Gerber on June 11, 2015

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travel-nursing-tips-work-life-balanceWorking as a healthcare traveler may be a great opportunity. Not only can you work somewhere different and live in a new city, but you have the chance to make new friends. With all the excitement, it can be hard to juggle everything. It can be challenging to balance a new healthcare travel job with your life outside of work, especially at first. [continue reading…]

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travel-nursing-night-shift-healthWorking nightshift as a healthcare traveler may be your choice or it may be the only way you can get the assignment you want. Some people love the atmosphere of working overnight. Hospitals are not as crowded with visitors, and the vibe is often more low-key than on dayshift.

But not everyone enjoys working nights. In some cases, you may just be paying your dues until you can get a dayshift assignment. Whether you love or loathe the nightshift, there are some things you should know about working overnights. [continue reading…]

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Social Media and the Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on April 16, 2015

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Social media has become a part of most people’s lives. As a healthcare traveler, social media can have both advantages and disadvantages. While it can be a great way to stay in touch, using social media responsibly is critical. [continue reading…]

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Guide to Benefits for Nurse Travelers

by Howard Gerber on March 12, 2015

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travel-nursing-tips-first-timeWhen you are considering taking a traveling assignment, you have to weigh a lot of factors. The location of the job, type of facility and department you will be working in all play a big part in whether the job is right for you. Of course, you also want to look at benefits and what is being offered for the position. Below are some of the many factors you need to consider when deciding on a nurse travel job. [continue reading…]

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