Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Working with recruiters is an experience that all travel nurses have encountered. Two of Fastaff’s most experienced source recruiters, Teresa Tiao and Jennifer Brattain, took the time to sit down and discuss what the process is like specifically at Fastaff as well as what new nurses can expect when they start working with our company:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • As one of the five boroughs of New York City, The Bronx offers a vibrant culture for travel nurses to explore. Without even going into Manhattan, you will find fantastic food, museums, sporting events and more:

  • As the husband of a travel nurse, Brad Crawford speaks about his experience on keeping occupied while his wife, Stasha, works at various facilities around the country: 

  • As with most industries, travel nursing may involve some level of conflict with other co-workers while on the job. This can happen mostly because of the nature of the job – travel nurses are new and the current permanent staff is unfamiliar with them. This being said, most times it is possible to come to a peaceful resolution.

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  • Choosing the career of a travel nurse is becoming a popular decision for nursing students and graduates for many reasons. This type of nursing position always has new experiences to offer to nurses, and that aspect tends to draw a lot of people in the nursing field who like excitement in their career, into this type of nursing position.

  • Birthing a New EMR

  • Many think of a career in travel nursing as being for those who seek adventure, flexibility and premium pay.

    Yet travel nursing offers great rewards for enhancing the mind and the résumé.

  • Every travel nursing assignment is different, yet each offers wonderful personal rewards.

  • Travel nursing jobs offer many rewards - higher rate of pay, flexibility of work time, travel to new places and experiences that last a life time.

    While travel nursing agencies typically seek acute-care nurses with a minimum of one year on the job, the specialty nurse can gain greater rewards.

    The areas of greatest need typically...

  • If you’re looking for a new challenge in nursing, travel RN jobs offer an abundance of opportunities throughout the U.S., whether you seek a job in a large, prestigious hospital or with a small, community-based hospital.

  • Travel nurse jobs offer opportunities to see new places and experience new job challenges, but there are several factors a registered nurse will want to consider before taking that first travel nursing job.

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