Have Experience, Will Travel!

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Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.¹ As a nation that tends to place personal value on a job well done, retirement isn’t quite as appealing as it used to be. Some feel the need to work longer to afford the lifestyle they desire to lead during retirement and others fear the lack of purpose that comes with walking away from the professional world. Either way, our time-honored tradition of working hard until we reach a certain age, and then never working again, just doesn’t work for everyone anymore. Continue reading “Have Experience, Will Travel!”

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Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses to Spend (a Short) Time In

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travel-nurse-top-cities-soliantTravel nursing offers tremendous opportunities to see the world and even your own country.

While not all cities are as liveable (or affordable) as others, there are some that deserve a look, if only to be able to say that you’ve experienced one of the most amazing cities on Earth.

Here are our picks for 10 U.S. cities that travel nurses should consider, whether it’s for a long-term contract, or just a few weeks: Continue reading “Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses to Spend (a Short) Time In”

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Top 8 Cities for Travel Nurses (That You May End Up Moving To)

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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: Continue reading “Top 8 Cities for Travel Nurses (That You May End Up Moving To)”

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Should You Consider Oncology Nursing?

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oncology-nursing There are several different areas of nursing you can choose to pursue. Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned nurse, you may be considering your options. Oncology nursing may be a perfect fit for new nurses or those looking for something different. Continue reading “Should You Consider Oncology Nursing?”

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Eight Questions to Ask on Your First Day of Your Nursing Travel Assignment

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first day travel nursing 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. Continue reading “Eight Questions to Ask on Your First Day of Your Nursing Travel Assignment”

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Dealing with Difficult Patients: How to Keep Your Cool

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Dealing with Difficult PatientsWorking 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. Continue reading “Dealing with Difficult Patients: How to Keep Your Cool”

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