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How Long Do Nursing Licenses Last?

How Long Do Nursing Licenses Last? 
Before you can practice as a nurse, you must first obtain a nursing license. The requirements for obtaining a license vary by state, but most states require you to complete an approved program, pass an exam and submit to a background check. All states also require you to renew your nursing license at regular intervals. The exact renewal period depends on the requirements of the state.

January 29, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Skyping

Everything You Need to Know About Skyping 
Think the downside of travel nursing is isolation from family and friends? In today’s digital world, that’s not really a problem. At the top of your toolbox list should be the video chat and online phone system Skype. First released in 2003, Skype has become the go-to program for people who work on the road like travel nurses – once you learn how to use it, of course.

January 28, 2016

How to Earn Your Nursing Degree Past 50

How to Earn Your Nursing Degree Past 50 
Is it practical to consider starting a new a career or even your first one after the age of 50? The truth is, there is less security in retiring than there was 20 years ago. The cost of living is high while social security remains a gamble. A 2014 Gallup poll shows older adults are going back to school with mixed results. The key is to pick the right industry, so age is less of a factor.

January 26, 2016

Is it Wise to Give out Medical Advice off the Clock?

Is it Wise to Give out Medical Advice off the Clock? 
Friends and family often ask nurses to give medical advice informally, but is it wise? It boils down to asking yourself -- just how much do you trust your friend/the person you're advising? Trust is an issue, because a nurse can get into hot water by giving medical advice off the clock to non-patients.

January 21, 2016

Day Trip Ideas for Nurses...Anywhere!

Day Trip Ideas for Nurses...Anywhere! 
What do travel nurses do during their down time? Life in a city that is new to you doesn’t mean spending your days off inside watching TV. One of the perks of this career option is the chance to see new places. Finding the right day trip will help you fill that time and make a few memories. Consider some ways travel nurses relax and enjoy their host city.

January 19, 2016

7 Ways to Start Your Year off Right: Nursing Success in 2016

7 Ways to Start Your Year off Right: Nursing Success in 2016 
It's no secret that nursing is a rewarding and fulfilling, yet sometimes challenging and stressful, profession -- and it takes strength to succeed. The best way to start strong (and stay strong, no matter where you are in your nursing career journey) is to give your mental and physical health priority.

January 14, 2016

City Spotlight: Chambersburg, PA

City Spotlight: Chambersburg, PA 
Where are you headed on your next travel nursing assignment? If the answer is Chambersburg, PA, then you are going to want to do some research. Chambersburg is actually a borough located in South Central Pennsylvania. Originally settled by Native American tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1730, the immigrants from Europe moved in to build homes and businesses.

January 12, 2016

How an Eating Schedule Can Benefit You

How an Eating Schedule Can Benefit You 
Nursing is a rewarding and fast-paced profession that requires stamina. Eating as healthy as possible, and staying hydrated, is crucial to supporting your ability to perform well in such a demanding profession.

January 7, 2016