What Does a Travel Nurse Do?
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by BHS Team
2w ago
Thinking about taking on travel nursing? You’re in luck—travel nurses are in high demand, especially as more healthcare facilities are facing a higher need for skilled nurses. In fact, a 2022 health workforce analysis by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) projected a shortage of 78,610 full time nurses in 2025, meaning registered nurses (RNs) who travel for work will have more opportunities to help short-staffed facilities across the country. But what does a travel nurse do exactly? Read on to learn more about becoming one of these crucial healthcare profes ..read more
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3 Reasons to Stick with the Same Travel Healthcare Agency
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by Liliana French
3w ago
As a travel nurse or allied health clinician, you have the choice between working with one agency or multiple agencies to find work. While some travel healthcare professionals prefer to work with multiple agencies to see more available jobs, it’s important to consider the simplicity offered by maintaining a professional relationship with a single agency. In this blog, we’re taking you through three main reasons to stick with the same travel healthcare agency as a travel nurse or allied health clinician—read on to learn more! Recruiter Relationship One great reason to stick with the same travel ..read more
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My Travel Nurse Story: Michelle G. Gives Advice to New Travel Nurses
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by Liliana French
1M ago
Inspired by her friend, emergency medicine registered nurse (RN) Michelle G. decided to return to her roots after years of working in a permanent position and go back to travel nursing in 2021.  “My kids weren’t home, my husband was on board with it, so I was like, ‘Why don’t I just take off and go?’” Michelle said, reflecting on her decision. “So, I did!” Earlier in her career, Michelle had a job as a travel nurse in a hospital near her home in northwestern Illinois—she liked it so much that she took a permanent position. After exploring a wide variety of practice settings within the ho ..read more
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The Perfect Resume Template
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by Desirae Sin
1M ago
Download the Perfect Resume Template Struggling in your job search as a travel clinician? No matter your specialty, having a clear and concise resume is critical. Professional resumes help your recruiter understand the type, duration, and location of the position you want. Resumes also help the hospitals and practices you are targeting determine whether you have the skills and experience required. The perfect resume can give you an edge over other candidates and help you secure the best assignments. The perfect resume also helps expedite the credentialing process. If needed for your rol ..read more
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Combatting RN Turnover at Hospitals with Travel Nurses
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by Mike Connors
2M ago
Walk into any hospital in the United States and you’ll find registered nurses (RNs) working day and night to save lives and provide crucial healthcare services to patients in need. But in many hospitals, RNs are feeling burnt out and dissatisfied—a problem that’s directly related to high rates of turnover, according to a 2023 study published in the Jornal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). May 12–18 is National Hospital Week, and in recognition of this important observance, we wanted to dive deep into the factors behind RN turnover at hospitals and how your facility can partner with ..read more
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4 Characteristics of Successful Travel Nurses
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by Mike Connors
3M ago
Travel nursing is a difficult yet extremely rewarding profession—once you’ve finished one assignment, you’re off to the next state or facility to learn new processes, meet new coworkers, and treat new patients. Not everyone is suited for this type of work, and there are some common traits that all thriving travel nurses share. Thinking about becoming a travel nurse with us and curious about what makes a great travel clinician? Here are four characteristics of successful travel nurses. 1. Adaptable As a travel nurse, you’re moving from facility to facility, caring for a wide range of patients w ..read more
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How to Become a Travel Nurse as a New Grad
Barton Healthcare Staffing Blog » Travel Nursing
by BHS Team
3M ago
You’re a new graduate nurse—congratulations! Now that you’re out of school, you’re probably wondering what area you want to work in as a nurse. Or, maybe, you’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Travel nursing can be a successful career path, but unfortunately, it’s not something you can jump into right away. Travel nursing requires experience at the bedside—and while you may not have that at the moment, there are some things that you can do to prepare yourself for when you’re ready to get out and explore the world while helping patients as a travel nurse. Here’s what you need to know a ..read more
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6 Certifications to Maximize Your Travel Emergency Room Nurse Job Salary
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by Mike Connors
6M ago
A hospital’s emergency room can be a chaotic place, with every day bringing new people suffering from unique injuries and illnesses through the door. In the emergency room, registered nurses (RNs) play a critical role in maintaining an efficient system for providing quality care—triaging patients and otherwise assisting the physicians and other clinicians they work alongside. As a travel emergency room nurse, you move across the country on temporary assignments to help out hospitals that are short-staffed, but did you know you can open up even more job opportunities and potentially earn a gre ..read more
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How to Become a Travel Nurse
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by Mike Connors
10M ago
Are you a registered nurse (RN) who is looking to leave your permanent job to travel the country and work in new places? Are you a nursing student who is thinking about taking up the travel life after graduation? Are you retired and want to make some extra money? Regardless of where you are in your nursing career, becoming a travel nurse is a great option if you want to see new places in the United States, potentially make more money than those in permanent positions, and care for patients who desperately need your help. Here’s a step–by-step guide on how to become a travel nurse and why star ..read more
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Professional Development Tips: 5 Ways to Improve Your Nursing Skills
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by Mike Connors
11M ago
Learning is a lifelong endeavor—no matter how confident you are in your knowledge and abilities, there’s always room for improvement. This is especially true for travel nurses and other healthcare professionals, as medicine constantly evolves with the discovery of new ways to treat patients and diagnose diseases. If you’re a travel nurse looking to develop your professional skills, you’re in luck. From taking continuing education courses to attending industry conferences, here are five ways you can improve your nursing skills.  1. Take Continuing Education Courses Most states in the Unit ..read more
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