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! Continue reading “Traveler Spotlight – ER Nurse Stacey”
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: Continue reading “Making Continuing Education Fit in a Busy Schedule”
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. Continue reading “Traveler Spotlight: ER Nurse Lisa”
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.
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. Continue reading “Traveler Spotlight: EP Lab Nurse Kristen”
Taking a risk is tough, especially when you’re putting your career path into someone else’s hands. Sure, everyone likes to travel for vacations, but traveling to work and live in an area where you’ve never been for months at a time? Would that be safe? What would happen at the end of each assignment? What about insurance coverage and future job security? These were all the concerns from a respiratory therapist named Donna who’d been living in north Florida for 30 years before she decided to travel with Soliant. She never thought she would want a change from her stable position of >20 years at the same facility in Florida. This all changed when she connected with Matt Mitchell, a Soliant Nursing/Allied recruiter, this past December. Continue reading “Traveler Spotlight: Respiratory Therapist Donna”