Choosing a Nursing Career Opportunity

Recently I had the opportunity to sit and talk to a high school student who is interested in nursing.  She had shadowed a nurse in a hospital as part of a job shadowing project at school. …

Changing Careers as a Nurse

Last month I was serving as a camp nurse for adult special needs camp along with another nurse who was an LPN.  She was fantastic and very dedicated to her work.  This woman was probably in…

Fun Travel Nurse Tips

There are many reasons to choose travel nursing.  For those of us who have a bit of gypsy, wanderlust travel nursing is a great career path.   Maybe it is obvious, but still worth saying as a…

Road Trip for Work and Play

My summer road trip for work and play.  During the month of August ( 30 days) I traveled over 6 thousand miles and into and through 9 states.  I was traveling for business and pleasure (mostly…

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. …

Travel Nursing Abroad

Travel abroad and see the world.  Is that on your bucket list of things to do in your lifetime?  What if you could do that and get paid while you travel.   Sounds good right?  Well if…

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…

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