Travel Nursing News and Blog
by Nicholas Gonzales on September 11, 2014
Making the transition to working nights may feel a bit intimidating, but many night nurses, myself included, have grown to love the position! It tends to be quieter and less chaotic because the patients are generally asleep, and there's a special camaraderie that develops between a team of night nurses. Put these tips into practice to survive,...
by Nicholas Gonzales on September 08, 2014
As a travel nurse, receiving top pay and visiting new locations are probably at the top of your priority list. And while you might have explored more cities than most, this kind of fast-paced lifestyle can take a toll on your health.
by Nicholas Gonzales on September 04, 2014
There's a good reason why nurses choose to do what they do. Few other professions are as noble or rewarding on so many levels compared to nursing. Being a nurse means showing compassion and caring for countless people from one day to the next. It takes a special person to devote their lives to this occupation.
by Nicholas Gonzales on September 02, 2014
One of the best things about having a smartphone is that I never have to be bored. Any time I have a break, I can just pull out the phone and play a fantastic nursing game. It's such a great way to relax, even if I only have a few minutes to play.
by Nicholas Gonzales on August 28, 2014
Do you remember the humble nurses cap? It has stood as a powerful symbol of the profession throughout history—but why? When was the nurse’s cap invented and what was its original purpose? Let’s delve into the mystery:
by Nicholas Gonzales on August 26, 2014
The nurses hotline can be a mini lifeline for people who have some type of health-related question or concern and they are not sure what to do. Many health care organizations offer a hotline that’s available around the clock and manned by registered nurses who can serve up quick, accurate and valuable information when people need help in a...
by Nicholas Gonzales on August 21, 2014
Taking accurate nurses notes is one of the most important parts of caring for a patient. Nothing matters more than providing clear and detailed information about a patient's condition and their symptoms on their chart. Your observations make it easier to determine what medical treatments a patient needs without serious mistakes being made.
by Nicholas Gonzales on August 19, 2014
The nursing profession gives current nurses some big shoes to fill, with so many famous innovators in our history. Some are famous for being pioneering nurses, excellent nurses or brave nurses—sometimes all three. Some are (or went on to become) famous/successful in other professions, such as writers, nuns, gunslingers and a number of other...
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 19, 2014
Everyone wants to look and feel like a million bucks. Long nursing shifts can sometimes undermine your efforts to look your best each day. Your skin can start looking tired – especially around the eyes – after a long day or at the end of a long week. Keeping your skin looking and feeling better isn't as difficult or time-consuming as you might...
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 17, 2014
When I'm preparing for a long day shift at work, one of the key things I do to get ready is to eat a healthy, energizing breakfast. And because I don't want to wake up any earlier than I need to, I choose a breakfast that is easy to eat on my way to work, or even to finish at work during the morning.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 10, 2014
From sun drenched, golden sand beaches to the majestic mountains in its northern regions, there are too many must sees for California bound travel nurses to mention them all here.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 05, 2014
In the song Trench Town Rock, the late reggae star Bob Marley sings that "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." It's a sentiment we all can relate to at the end of a shift when head, feet and emotions are weary.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 03, 2014
Moving from one assignment to the next as a traveling nurse means starting from scratch forming new friendships and relationships. Getting to know a whole new set of people in your workplace is easy enough because you spend so much time there. Outside of work, it can feel daunting to make new friends. Pursuing friendships is worth the effort,...
by Nicholas Gonzales on May 28, 2014
Part of the fun of being a travel nurse is experiencing different cultures. With each new location, however, comes distinctive climates and environments to manage. If you are heading to Michigan during the winter months, packing for cold and snow is a no brainier. New York in the springtime is a little more challenging. What are the right ...
by Nicholas Gonzales on April 29, 2014
Professional organizations for nurses offer a wealth of opportunities for today’s health care professionals. Whether you’re exploring new jobs or seeking expanded industry knowledge, membership in a local, national or, niche professional nursing organization offers critical information, support, and opportunities within the field.
by Nicholas Gonzales on April 25, 2014
As a nurse, your feet are one of the hardest working parts on your body. You log numerous miles of walking during a week of 12-hour shifts. Aching feet can impact your ability to give your patients your all.