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Travel Nursing Destination Spotlight: Boston, MA

Travel Nursing Destination Spotlight: Boston, MA 
You’d be hard-pressed to find many more places that have the level of American history that Boston does. But, as the largest city in Massachusetts, Boston is not only a hub for history but also one for dining, entertainment and shopping. Here are just a few of the things you can explore and make part of your travel nursing adventures: Duck Boat ToursQuack!

July 25, 2013

500,000 Retiring Nurses Create Travel Nurse Opportunities

500,000 Retiring Nurses Create Travel Nurse Opportunities 
It’s estimated that nearly 500,000 nurses are set to retire by 2020, leaving a huge demand for new nurses to fill those jobs. This means a greater need for travel nurses and a great opportunity for those retiring to become a travel nurse, offering more flexibility on how and where you want to work. Are you considering retiring from a staff RN position?

July 18, 2013

Travel Nurse Perspective: How to deal with travel nursing stress

Travel Nurse Perspective: How to deal with travel nursing stress 
It’s easy to become overwhelmed and question your career choice with any job, but it can be especially true for a stressful job like nursing. Sometimes you can have a bad day where everything seems to go wrong and the only comfort is the end of your shift.

July 16, 2013

How to find things to do on your days off

How to find things to do on your days off 
So you’ve arrived at your new assignment, you’re settled into your apartment and getting into the swing of things at your new job. The first few weeks are always the most hectic. It takes awhile to get familiar with your new location and scope out the area without getting lost. But once the adjustment period is over and your bearings are straight, it’s time to explore and have some fun!

July 3, 2013

Building a relationship with your travel nurse recruiter

Building a relationship with your travel nurse recruiter 
After a nurse’s first assignment with Fastaff, they are transferred to a legacy recruiter. While source recruiters act more as a nurse’s orientation to the company and their first assignment, legacy recruiters act as career counselor, helping with long-term job planning.

June 18, 2013

Starting with a travel nurse recruiter

Starting with a travel nurse recruiter 
Working with recruiters is an experience that all travel nurses have encountered.

June 12, 2013

How to budget your travel nursing salary

How to budget your travel nursing salary 
Travel nursing offers opportunities that most other careers can't offer: excellent compensation, exciting adventures in new locations, and a very impressive resume. But with so many things to do and in so many new places to do them, it’s important not to spend as if on a perpetual vacation.

June 5, 2013

Travel Nurse Perspective: Traveling with pets

Travel Nurse Perspective: Traveling with pets 
Many nurses considering traveling are concerned with how difficult it might be to travel with their pets. For many travel nurses, such as Stasha Crawford, pets are part of the family and they could never imagine leaving their pets behind. Stasha and her husband Brad have had our two Lhasa Apso dogs for seven years. For them, leaving them with relatives or finding them a new home was not an option.

May 29, 2013