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”
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”
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. Continue reading “Five Nursing Specialties to Consider”
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. Continue reading “Staying Motivated as a Healthcare Traveler”