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…

Continuing Education for Traveling Nurses

Becoming a nurse takes hours of education and dedication. In order to maintain your nursing license, you will have to obtain Continuing Education Units, also known as CEUs. This requirement doesn't change for traveling nurses, however,…

Choosing Your Next Assignment

Last week I read a message from a traveler who was feeling conflicted and frustrated about choosing her next assignment.  She was struggling because she couldn't find an assignment in the location she wanted.  Secondly, when…

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…

Travel Nursing Specialties

If becoming a traveling nurse is anywhere on your radar, now or in the future, and is important that you pick a specialty. You will need at least one year of experience in whatever specialty choose.…

Top Paying Travel Nurse Jobs

A frequent question is what are the highest paying travel nurse jobs?  Like salaries in any town and any hospital across the country, salaries are competitive.  Often salaries are based on demand and cost of living…

Tips for Dry Hands as You Travel

Are you suffering from dry cracked hands? How many times a day do you wash your hands?  Probably too many to count. Hand washing is a necessary part of a nurse’s life so we have to…

Traveling Health Policy Nurse

Recently I started a series of posts on nursing specialties that are a bit out of the norm.  As I research topics for our readers I found several of you were not happy with your current…

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