Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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. Here are some tips from travel nurse Stasha Crawford to cope with work-related stress...

  • FastPass Profile® Technology Transforms Travel Nursing Landscape

  • 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:

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  • Making the decision to be a travel nurse involves many different factors. One of the most important, and most worried about, is often how your husband/wife will be impacted by this career choice. Married for eight years when they decided to travel, Brad and Stasha Crawford faced that same decision.

  • Los Angeles, also known as “The City of Angels,” is a heavenly place for travel nurses to experience with many attractions to see. You can hobnob with anyone from Hollywood stars to surfers on the beach. Here’s just a few of hundreds of attractions to see in the Golden State’s largest city:

  • For travel nurses, there are a lot of “first week’s on the job” that, even for some of the most experienced nurses, are hard to get through. That being said, Fastaff Travel Nursing asked a travel nursing educator named Candy Treft, also known to many as the Gypsy Nurse, RN how she has handled countless amount of week ones during her nearly nine...

  • Despite the famous “Houston, we have a problem” quote, travel nurses won’t have many problems finding things to do in the fourth-most populous city in the United States.

  • Nursing is a profession which is respected and admired universally, but the life of a staff nurse can be quite stressful and overwhelming.  Many experienced staff nurses are making the change to travel nursing because they see how they can cut the stress without cutting the pay.

  • 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.

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