Life as a travel nurse comes with a built-in set of logistical challenges. Even when you’re relatively unencumbered in your personal affairs, it can be stressful enough having to spend time every couple of months finding a new assignment, securing a place to stay, and dealing with your mom calling you every three hours to harass you as you try to explain to her yet again that no, you’re not moving home this time just because she needs help unloading her groceries from the car. When you add a beloved pet into the equation, things can get even more complicated.
We know you care more about your furbabies than life itself, and that, when it comes to selecting new assignments, making sure they are comfortable and well taken care of is as much of a consideration as your own access to indoor plumbing (hey, your pets seems to do okay without it). That being the case, here are a few things to keep in mind if you want your furry friends to remain a part of your travel nursing lifestyle. Continue reading “Travel Nursing With Pets”
It doesn’t take an MD to recognize that the United States has been engaged in rancorous debate over its healthcare system for the last several years. Disputes over the benefits and deficiencies of the Affordable Care Act, the law’s potential repeal, rising drug prices, and other flashpoints have dominated the country’s political landscape. Given this highly charged environment, one might expect doctors and nurses to bear at least some of the brunt of Americans’ apparent frustration with their healthcare system. Continue reading “Nurses are the Most Trusted Professionals in America…Again”
You might be considering taking the plunge and becoming a travel nurse. Then again, you might have heard a few things that make you wonder if working as a traveler is the right choice. Although it can be a little intimidating moving into something new, it’s easier if you bust the myths and get the facts. Below are some common myths about travel nursing that may be holding you back. Continue reading “Top Travel Nursing Myths Debunked”
Confidence, resilience, resourcefulness, and humility are some of the main values our PCU nurse Christin instills in her practice. An experienced travel nurse like Christin who’s now working her way into nursing administration truly knows the ropes of the industry. We had the pleasure of speaking with Christin to find out why she started traveling, what’s stood out to her thus far, and what advice she has for prospective travelers. Continue reading “Traveler Spotlight – PCU Nurse Christin”
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”