Whether you’re a nursing student trying to choose a career path or an experienced RN who is looking for a change of pace, making decisions about a nursing specialty takes a lot of careful consideration. You’ll want to look at daily job requirements, average pay scales, opportunities for growth, and other job features before making your final decision. While there are dozens upon dozens of specialties to choose from, here are five specialties that have great opportunities available for the right person. [click to continue…]
What can be more motivating than visiting a new city every few months and taking on the challenge of a new travel assignment? Although working as a healthcare traveler can be an exciting career option, everyone has moments when they may feel a little restless or want to do something different.
Whether you’re on your third or tenth healthcare travel assignment, maintaining enthusiasm for the job helps prevent burnout and increases job satisfaction. But how can you keep that enthusiasm going? There are several things you can do to stay motivated and keep your job fresh. Consider some of the following suggestions. [click to continue…]
Last year, Cynthia was a perm nurse who was dissatisfied with her daily routine. She came across an interesting Facebook post by Andy Millete, a Soliant Nursing Recruiter, regarding an exciting opportunity. “I wanted to work at a hospital that would teach me how to be a nurse in Interventional Radiology,” Cynthia explained. She decided to take a chance and go for it. Andy told Cynthia about an available position in Kansas City, which raised some concern for the beach lover. “I wasn’t sure about going to the region, but once I got there it was so pretty,” Cynthia said.
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Ever have a conversation with one of those people in a desirable locale, who say “I came for a week and stayed for a decade?”
Travel nursing affords you the opportunity to experience a large range of workplaces and the towns those workplaces exist in.
While it’s great to see the country (and the world), all that traveling might also lead you to a place you might like to stay in for a while.
Factoring in things like a city’s growth rate, cost of living, average RN salaries, commute time, employment/unemployment figures, and even selections from other “top cities for nurses” lists, we came up with the following faves: [click to continue…]
You may be excited about starting a new nursing travel assignment and look forward to the many challenges. But along with excitement, may come some questions. Don’t worry about asking too many things. It’s normal to have questions anytime you start a new job. [click to continue…]
Working in healthcare can be an extremely rewarding experience. Patients are often grateful for the treatment and care they receive. But sometimes patients can be difficult, hostile, or even aggressive. Almost everyone who works in the field of healthcare will encounter a difficult patient at least occasionally in their career. In order to handle situations appropriately, it’s important to understand more about why patients become difficult and how they may act. [click to continue…]