As a Nurse What Inspires You?

Inspiration was a key factor in my decision to become a nurse.  I had an aunt who was a nurse and I was always amazed at the things she knew and the love she had for…

Traveling Alone Cross Country

Do you drive across the country alone?  Are you uneasy when traveling alone?  These are a couple of questions from one of our nurses who is getting ready to travel from the east coast to an…

How to Conquer the Night Shift

In the old days, nurses worked one of 3 eight hour shifts.  There were advantages to each shift.  I have worked all three at one time or another.  The day shift, of course, was most popular. …

Why Do We Have A Nursing Shortage?

When I finished nursing school ( the 3 year program) in 1982 I already had a job lined up.  There was a lot of talk about a nursing shortage guaranteeing any nurse wanting a job would…

Staying Mentally Healthy

Over the past couple of years, mental health has become a topic of conversation in the news.  As healthcare workers, we deal with the mental health of our patients daily.  After a rash of violent mass…

Let’s Talk Insurance

As a Travel Nurse, you have many things to think of before you take that first assignment. Among the things you need to consider is insurance.  Most of us will think about our health insurance as…

Nursing and Technology

Technology is truly a gift to humanity.  Unlike so many nurses today I know what it was like before modern digital medical records.  Charting on paper and keeping heavy thick charts together. Fighting for a place…

Surviving Long Nursing Shifts

Being a nurse is no easy task. It requires a lot of time, energy, and patience. It also requires stamina, due to those 12-hour shifts. Working 12-hour shifts can take a toll on you if you…

Preparing to Travel

In a few weeks, I will be taking a month-long road trip.  The trip will be both business and pleasure.  I am somewhat OCD when it comes to packing, especially for a trip this long.  The…

Shift Work and Sleep Deprivation

As a nurse I have worked double shifts and those very long 12 hour shifts. I have always struggled with working night shifts since I have a hard time sleeping during the day.  Getting to sleep…

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