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The Art of Vicarious Care – My Travel Nurse Experiences
In my travel nurse experiences, no matter where you may go, in every facility, whether a hospital, urgent care, or free clinic, there is one guaranteed constant: Patients. Whether pregnant, sick, injured or just needing comfort, someone needs your help and your expertise. You are a mobile caregiver, a gypsy custodian to the ill, the wandering warden of the injured, and a nomadic healer.
October 30, 2013
What?! There's a Conference for Travel Nurses?!
Did you know? There is an annual conference for travel nurses (and travel medical professionals). If you haven't heard about it, you are missing out and seasoned travel nurse Candy Trest aka "The Gypsy Nurse" is here to give you the "low-down" on it! What is the Travelers Conference?
September 19, 2013
Top 3 Career Fair Tips for Nurses
I recently attended my first Nurse.com career fair in Los Angeles with over 700 nurses in attendance. Being fairly new to the nurse staffing industry, what struck me most was the incredible energy and enthusiasm of the nurses in attendance. There were many tenured nurses as well as new grads, all looking for new career opportunities.
September 12, 2013
Travel Nurse Perspective: How to sleep during the day when you work night shift
Many night shift nurses have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Check out these tips from thegypsynurse.
September 5, 2013
Top 5 mobile apps for traveling
It’s hard to think back to a time when everyone didn’t have cell phones and smart phones. They have impacted our lives in a way that rivals that of computers, televisions, and even automobiles. Whether the impact has been more positive or negative is debatable, but no one can argue how much convenience they bring to travelers.
August 27, 2013
Travel Nursing Destination Spotlight: Northern New Jersey
While Manhattan is always in sight from Northern New Jersey, the Garden State’s most populated area has many features of its own to visit while you’re on your travel nursing assignment with Fastaff.
August 15, 2013
How to find travel nurse housing
Many of our travel nurses decide to use the provided housing from Fastaff which typically consists of extended stay housing in the area of the hospital you’re assigned to. We are more than happy to provide that service, but there some instances where travel nurses prefer to use Fastaff’s generous housing stipend, and find their own temporary housing instead.
August 8, 2013
How to pack for a travel nursing assignment
As seasoned traveler Brad Crawford discusses, one of the very few downsides to travel nursing is the arduous task of packing and unpacking: There’s a reason entire businesses are built on providing packing/moving as a service. If you actually enjoy packing, I think you should reassess your life choices, but you’re more than welcome to do my packing for me.
August 1, 2013