The Best Travel Nursing Companies 2024
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by Kyle Schmidt
1w ago
The best travel nursing companies for 2024 are here! This year, we evaluated over 450 travel nursing agencies. To do so, we aggregated over 195,000 reviews from 5 of the top review sources. Then, we ran the scores through our transparent scoring system to determine the top 20 travel nursing agencies for 2024. How BluePipes Scores the Best Travel Nursing Agencies In case you’re interested, at the end of this article we provide a full breakdown of the scoring for one of the companies on our list. This way, you can see exactly how the scoring works. That said, we want to give you some background ..read more
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Travel Nurse Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself
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by Guest Author
4M ago
Taking care of others can take its toll on nurses, but many don’t consider self-care important. But, it’s nearly impossible to effectively take care of others if you’re running on fumes yourself. It’s just like on an airplane when they tell you to put your own mask on before you’re able to help someone else. If you’re running low on oxygen, your brain will get foggy and even simple tasks like putting a mask on become more difficult. The same can be said for nurses. All nurses, but especially travel nurses who may not have a big in-person support system, need to take care of themselves first so ..read more
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Navigating the Shifting Tides of Nursing Pay: A Conversation with Zach Smith
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by Kyle Schmidt
8M ago
It’s no secret that nursing pay, and pay for healthcare professionals in general, shifted dramatically from 2019 until present, 2023. For example, travel nursing pay rose dramatically during the pandemic and is declining dramatically as the pandemic wanes. I recently had the pleasure of discussing the issue of healthcare pay with Zach Smith, RN, BSN. Zach is the VP of brand at Stability Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing companies. Zach and I dove deep into the complexities of nursing pay and adjacent issues in the healthcare staffing industry. Zach’s expertise comes f ..read more
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The Dangers of Nurse Burnout and How to Feel Like Yourself Again
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by Guest Author
1y ago
As healthcare professionals navigate the aftermath of a three-year pandemic, addressing and combating burnout remains a top priority and prevalent concern. It’s important to acknowledge that burnout is a natural response to chronic stress and has long been a challenge for healthcare workers to deal with. However, by recognizing the signs and implementing effective strategies, nurses can alleviate stress, prioritize their well-being, and continue delivering excellent care to their patients. Nurse Burnout and Its Causes Burnout, as defined by HelpGuide.org, is a state of emotional, physical and ..read more
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The Best Travel Nursing Companies 2023
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by Kyle Schmidt
1y ago
The best travel nursing companies for 2023 are here! This year, we evaluated over 420 travel nursing agencies by aggregating over 160,000 reviews from 6 leading review sources. Then, we used our transparent scoring system to determine the top 20 travel nursing agencies for 2023. This is the seventh year in a row that we’ve spent massive amounts of time collecting the scores and compiling a list of the best travel nursing companies. We are compelled to do this each year for several reasons. Important and Difficult to find the Best Travel Nursing Companies First, travel nursing agencies provide ..read more
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Uniti Med – Travel Nursing Company Profile
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by Kyle Schmidt
1y ago
Uniti Med is a rapidly growing, award winning healthcare staffing company based in Omaha, Nebraska. They staff acute care nursing, allied, long term care and Advanced Practice professionals nationwide. We’ll provide a detailed overview of Unit Med in this article so healthcare professionals can see why we think they should consider Uniti Med for their next travel assignment. Uniti Med’s Founding Uniti Med’s cofounders, Rich Anderson and Elsa Meyer, both had vast experience in the staffing industry prior to starting the company in 2021. Rich has over 30 years of experience in the staffing indus ..read more
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Catapult Healthcare Solutions – Company Profile
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by Kyle Schmidt
1y ago
Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Catapult Healthcare Solutions is a rapidly growing national healthcare staffing agency that provides workforce solutions for clinical professionals including travel nurses, allied health, and other non-clinical healthcare professionals. In the past couple of years, Catapult has been recognized for multiple awards including 2022 Staffing Industry Analysts #1 Fastest Growing Staffing Firms, 2022 and 2023 Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work, 2022 Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work, and 2022 The Texas Association of Business – #3 Overal ..read more
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Travel Nursing: The Pros and Cons of a Float Pool Contract
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by Guest Author
2y ago
Travel nursing contracts these days are not quite as lucrative or easy to land as they were during the height of the COVID pandemic. However, float pool contracts are coming up more frequently, especially if a hospital is severely understaffed on all floors. When you get the call from your travel nursing recruiter that there is a float pool position and the pay is better than anything else you’ve seen on the travel nurse job boards, make sure you know what you’re getting into before you commit. Float Pool isn’t for Every Nurse Not all nurses thrive in a float pool position. You need an outgoin ..read more
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The Best Travel Nursing Companies 2022
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by Kyle Schmidt
2y ago
The best travel nursing companies for 2022 are here! To determine our list, we evaluated over 380 travel nursing agencies by aggregating over 108,000 reviews from 6 leading review sources. We selected the 20 highest rated companies based on our transparent scoring system which we describe in detail below. This is our sixth year of spending massive amounts of time aggregating review scores for hundreds of travel nursing agencies to surface the highest scoring agencies. We are compelled to do this each year for several reasons. Why It’s Important and Difficult to Find the Best Travel Nursing Age ..read more
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Two Easy Ways to Get a Nursing License in Any of the 15 Non-Compact States
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by Guest Author
2y ago
Interested in obtaining your nursing license in a non-compact state? Many of us have heard of the eNLC compact agreement: an agreement between 35 states that allows nurses to travel across state lines, with a compact license, to practice nursing. Those states include: Alabama Arizona Arkansas Colorado Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico North Carolina North Dakota Oklahoma South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming ..read more
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