In a perfect world, we would all spend our days surrounded by happy patients who never are upset, never complain, and who are always compliant to requests. However, the reality is that nearly every single medical professional will need to deal with a difficult patient at some point, if not on a regular basis. So what are we to do when patients are rude, belligerent, or defiant? Here are some tips to help you handle any situation with grace. [click to continue…]
Has anyone ever told you that you “can’t” do something? The majority of you probably just nodded your heads. Stacey, one of our team ER nurses, was told the same thing when she asked a question in a travel nursing-focused Facebook group: can I start travel nursing as a new grad with less than one year of experience? But Stacey didn’t let that stop her! On today’s blog, we’re asking Stacey why she jumped into travel nursing and what it’s been like so far since she took that risk. Though no travel nurse’s story is the same, a story like Stacey’s can help guide other nurses in similar situations who are looking for guidance! [click to continue…]
Living in the world of nursing often means long hours, strange shifts, and little time to relax and enjoy your family, friends, and hobbies. In many cases, in order to get the jobs that will allow you the extra down time you so desperately want, you need to spend time acquiring more training or a higher degree, which takes up even more of your time. While you know that the end benefits will be worth it, trying to carve out that time in your already busy schedule can be a challenge. Here are a few tips that can help you get the education you need for the career you need: [click to continue…]
Ever heard of the description of someone who “wears many hats”? Well, ER Nurse Lisa is just that! We interviewed one of our fantastic Soliant nurses recently to share her story, insight, and advice for other nurses looking for a similar journey.
This amazing nurse has many talents and many responsibilities, including being a mom, wife, PRN nurse, full time summer travel nurse, and nurse educator. During the school year, Lisa is a university nursing instructor along with working PRN shifts at a hospital in her hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since she has summers off of teaching, she started travel nursing last summer and is back at it again this summer. [click to continue…]
If you’ve ever worked in an area for a long time, there’s a slight chance you’ve wondered “what if?” What if you changed roles, locations, directions of your career, especially if changes have occurred in your personal life? No matter what profession you’re in, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to try something new. With the way the world is changing in terms of technology and opportunities, it’s always good to have an open mind to new work ventures.
One of our experienced pharmacists – Tom – felt this way after 38 years in pharmacy management. The industry was changing, and he felt the need to try something new. He even received his wife’s stamp of approval, as she always knew he liked to try new things. He started traveling in 2008, then eventually connected with one of our Soliant pharmacy recruiters, Lara, who he’s currently working with. From the moment he started traveling, he had a feeling this was something he was eventually meant for.
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When one of our nurses is featured in a major publication, we feel even more confident that we have the best healthcare professionals on our team! Kristen, who works in an electrophysiology lab in Syracuse, NY, stood out in her workplace so much that she was interviewed for an article for EP Lab Digest last week. Kristen has over five years of experience as a nurse, and has practiced in 4 different hospitals and states. [click to continue…]