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How to Become an ICU/CCU Nurse

How to Become an ICU/CCU Nurse 
Intensive care, or critical care, takes nursing to a new level because these professionals deal with high-risk patients and the emotional strain that comes with them. An ICU nurse often must manage more than just medical care. Families and patients facing end-of-life decisions are a normal part of the job.

December 10, 2015

7 Much Better Gift Ideas for Travel Nurses

7 Much Better Gift Ideas for Travel Nurses 
We've titled this "Better Gift Ideas" because last year's holiday gift list didn't exactly earn us rave reviews. However, we are tenaciously trying again--with excellent suggestions from our community--inspired by last year's list.

December 8, 2015

Travel Nursing City Spotlight: Denver

Travel Nursing City Spotlight: Denver 
Travel nursing can take you to locations all around the country, from warm coastal cities to charming towns in the Midwest. Before you visit a city, it helps to learn a little about it so that you can make the most of your stay. Below is some information to help you prepare for a travel nursing assignment in Denver, Colorado.

December 3, 2015

Best Time of the Year to Become a Travel Nurse

Best Time of the Year to Become a Travel Nurse 
You can become a travel nurse during any time of the year. However, becoming a travel nurse during the holiday season is especially rewarding. Not only does working during the holiday season provide you with intrinsic rewards, but you can also earn higher pay than you would working in a standard nursing job.

December 1, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving 
Working as a travel nurse is a rewarding career and there are many reasons to be thankful, both big and small.

November 24, 2015

Best Socks for All-Day Wear

Best Socks for All-Day Wear 
It is hard to stay on the go as a travel nurse without really good socks. The truth is, it is hard to do most things in life when your feet are uncomfortable, but travel nurses have the added challenge of navigating airports, mapping out new hospitals, and exploring cities, so feet are a top priority. Consider these socks that nurses can rely on all day long.

November 19, 2015

5 Unhealthiest Caffeinated Beverages

5 Unhealthiest Caffeinated Beverages 
As a travel nurse, it is important to keep your energy up, but are you risking your health to do it? Caffeine is a powerful stimulant and one of the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drugs. The Food and Drug Administration classifies it as safe and legal, but it can be toxic is large doses.   Caffeine is not the only concern in some of the caffeinated drinks on the market today, either.

November 17, 2015

2015's Most Common Allergies & How to Avoid Them

2015's Most Common Allergies & How to Avoid Them 
Nurses are the front line of defense for patients with allergies, so knowing how to prevent reactions is part of the job. There is no exception with travel nurses. They carry as much responsibility for allergy management as any medical professional, but they must do it an unknown environment. Allergens consist of food, chemicals, perfumes and airborne triggers such as dust.

November 12, 2015