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”
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.
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”