Tips for Cold-Weather Location Travel Assignments
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by Amber Pickler
3M ago
As a travel nurse, you have the opportunity to take assignments around the country.  This can sometimes mean going to a location where the weather conditions are new to you. The biggest adjustment seems to be going from the warmer states to the colder states. Especially in winter. We have put together some tips to help you make it through your cold-weather assignment. Appropriate Snow boots Snow boots are a must in cold-weather assignment locations. Insulated winter boots are best. Ugg boots are cute in theory, but your feet will not be protected when the slush gets them wet. There are ma ..read more
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Questions You Should Ask the Facility During a Phone Interview
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by TNC
4M ago
The phone interview with the facility isn’t just a time for the facility to get to know you; it is also a time for you to get information on the facility. This is important to know if the assignment and facility are right for you. Below you will find nine things that are important to ask the facility during the phone interview. Nurse to Patient Ratio Nurse to patient ratio is always important to ask. You do not want to go into an assignment where the nurse-to-patient ratio is too high. As you know, the nurse-to-patient ratio generally depends on your specialty and the facility/unit itself. Scr ..read more
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Travel Nurse Burnout
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by TNC
1y ago
I’ve recently experienced this ‘new to me’ phenomenon. I’ll generally take time off Travel Nursing around Thanksgiving so I can spend some ‘holiday’ time at home before the mad rush of the actual holiday begins.  I work the holidays…always have.  It normally doesn’t bother me to be at work on Christmas day, Christmas eve and the new Year holidays.  I take a certain joy in the fact that I can work and allow someone else to take the day off to spend with their family. This year was different.  I don’t know the reason, I’m still trying to process everything.  The holidays ..read more
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How to Avoid Conflict on Assignment
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by TNC
1y ago
Working as a travel nurse, you will be working in different hospitals. Conflict in the workplace can make working at some hospitals unbearable, even if you know that you are only there for 13 weeks. Avoiding conflict in the workplace does not have to be a huge challenge, but it can help you make your time at that hospital more enjoyable. Here are some of the ways that you can avoid conflict in the workplace as a travel nurse. Personality Clashes One of the main causes of conflicts in the workplace is caused by personality clashes. Personality clashes are difficult to resolv ..read more
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Packing For A 13 Week Assignment
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by TNC
1y ago
Packing in рrераrаtiоn for уоur 13 wееk travel assignment саn either be an еnjоуаblе experience or a nightmare. Thеrе are two ways to analyze thе items уоu intеnd to take on an assignment. Don’t take too much! Firѕt, уоu might dесidе to tаkе аlоng everything thаt iѕn’t рhуѕiсаllу bоltеd down in уоur hоmе. Thаt, hоwеvеr, iѕ a miѕtаkе. If you tаkе too much on уоur vасаtiоn, you will inеvitаblу bе tiеd uр trуing to mаnаgе thе ѕаmе mаtеriаl роѕѕеѕѕiоnѕ that you hаvе cluttering uр уоur lifе bасk hоmе. Hоwеvеr, уоu dеfinitеlу nееd to tаkе itеmѕ thаt аrе absolutely еѕѕеntiаl so that уоur as ..read more
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Ways to Maintain Goals While Travel Nursing
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by TNC
1y ago
2019 is here, and for most, it’s an annual tradition to make new years resolutions and goals at the beginning year that most of us can’t keep. Add traveling into the mix, and your goals have already reached a lower survival rate than most. Your lifestyle and travel nursing shouldn’t get in the way of your goals and aspirations. That’s why we have 5 tips to help you stay on track with your goals all year long. 1.) Tell People Your Goals There’s no better way to stay on track than having someone constantly remind you that you are working towards a goal. Tell friends, family members, or co-w ..read more
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Male Nurses: Pros & Cons of Being A Male Nurse
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by TNC
1y ago
Like any other healthcare position, being a male travel nurse definitely has its pros and cons! Today, you’re going to get an honest, upfront perspective on what the pros and cons of being a male nurse are. You’ll hear about the good parts, and the bad parts, too. So, if you’re thinking about becoming a male nurse, you can now make an informed decision whether or not this is the job for you. Lots of Lifting Male nurses are often asked for help with lifting heavy patients when manpower is needed. Some guys don’t mind this at all, but others find it pretty annoying to be called for lifting ..read more
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Why It’s Important to Take a Vacation as a Travel Nurse
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by TNC
1y ago
While travel nursing has the perks of competitive pay, getting to visit new cities, and adventure, you’re still working. Each assignment you take offers new adventures, but it’s still important to take a work-free vacation as a travel nurse and enjoy yourself without worrying about your next shift. Taking even a short break in between assignments is a great way to arrive at your next assignment refreshed and ready to take on new challenges. Moving Can Be Stressful Every seasoned travel nurse learns how to be a pro at moving every few months. However, moving into a new apartment, getting u ..read more
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Great National Parks for Travel Nurses to Visit in the US
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by TNC
1y ago
As a travel nurse, you have the opportunity to visit places you may never have before. You may also want to find things to do on your days off. Homesickness is real, so finding things to do like visiting National Parks would be a great option. We have put together a list of some of the top national parks to visit in the US to get you started. This is not the full list, just a start. Keep an eye out for future articles on more national parks to visit. They are listed below in no specific order. Yosemite Location: the western Sierra Nevada of Central California Yosemite National Park is one of t ..read more
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10 Items to Pack for Your Travel Assignment
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by TNC
1y ago
Packing for a travel assignment can seem overwhelming, especially if you are a new traveler. It doesn’t have to be! Focus on keeping things simple and make sure you have your essentials covered. Remember, you’ll have limited space whether you are flying or driving to your assignment location, so you certainly don’t want to overpack. Stick to the essentials- you can always pick up other items upon arrival.  1. Small Personal Items Consider which items to pack carefully.  Travel Nurse Across America’s Housing Director, Ashley, says she tells travelers, “Ask you ..read more
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