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Are you on Track for Retirement?
Saving for retirement can seem overwhelming. There is a lot to consider as you plan and prepare for your post-working years. Although experts may not agree on exactly how much you should be saving for a comfortable retirement, two things are clear: you need to be saving, and you need to start as soon as possible.
October 13, 2015
Top 5 High-Protein Snacks for Nurses
Nursing is a high-energy, demanding profession that requires you to be on top of your game at all times. If you are working as a travel nurse, you need to keep your energy up throughout the day with snacks and meals that are high in protein. Why Protein? Every cell in your body needs protein in order to function properly. The body uses protein to build new tissue and repair damage.
October 13, 2015
5 Ways to Recognize Pediatric Nurses This Week
This week we celebrate the unsung everyday heroes. The people that are there for your children at their best and worst moments. The ones who hold your child’s hand when they need a little extra courage. The people that dedicate their days to promoting the health and well-being of every child they come across: pediatric nurses.
October 8, 2015
Fastaff's Favorite Fitness Apps for Nurses
It is a challenge to stay healthy when you are moving from place to place. Between getting a quick bite from the drive-thru to shopping in an unfamiliar grocery store, you may feel like you never eat right and that regular exercise is almost impossible. If you are looking for ways to normalize your life while on assignment, apps are an asset. Fitness apps are all the rage right now.
October 6, 2015
How to Keep Your Immune System in Tip Top Shape
When you are working long or odd hours as a travel nurse, it's easy to let your immune system get run down. Unfortunately, having a weak immune system makes you more susceptible to bacteria and viruses that may make you sick. Since you will be spending a large amount of your time with people who carry these pathogens, you need to keep your immune system as strong and robust as possible.
October 1, 2015
Off the Beaten Path - 5 Things to See in The Bronx
If you are headed for a travel nurse assignment at one of the top-notch facilities in the Bronx, New York, you may be looking for ways to fill your off hours. Everyone has heard of the world famous Bronx Zoo, but what about the lesser-known landmarks? Let’s dive into some of our favorite things to do in The Bronx. 1. Arthur Avenue It is a little bit of Italy set in the middle of NYC.
September 29, 2015
How to Balance Travel Nursing & Graduate Studies
At first glance, it may seem like graduate school and travel nursing are incompatible, however, this couldn't be further from the truth. If you plan well and manage your time properly, you can succeed at both graduate studies and travel nursing assignments. In fact, the income you earn from travel nursing can even help you finance your graduate program without student loans.
September 24, 2015
Pets and Travel Nursing: Do they Mix?
Pets can be excellent company, but if you plan to spend time traveling, having a pet can present certain challenges. Fortunately, it is possible to work as a travel nurse and take great care of your pet at the same time.
September 22, 2015