Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on April 23, 2014

    Good health care is something that everyone should take seriously, but getting that care depends on medical professionals being at their best. Nurses in particular work long hours and must stay aware of what is going on with patients, because even seemingly simple mistakes can have devastating consequences.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on April 15, 2014
    Travel nurses work in many of the country’s most prestigious hospitals surrounded by the best and brightest health care professionals.
  • by Nicholas Gonzales on April 09, 2014

    No one knows the importance of good nutrition more than a nurse, but for those who work long hours, such as travel nurses,  lack of time can make finding quick healthy meal ideas a challenge. As a result, many nurses go long periods without eating at all, and then rush famished to the nearest food source (which many times is a vending machine...

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on April 04, 2014

    When you work as a travel nurse, you know full well how often things change in your life, both personally and professionally.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on March 12, 2014

    Fastaff Travel Nursing Website Wins Interactive Media Award

    Firm’s new design takes home IMA Best In Class in Recruiting category

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on March 10, 2014

    The nursing shortage is all too real as its effects on patients reaches across the country, from small neighborhood clinics, to skilled nursing centers to large teaching and research hospitals.

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  • Depending on which company you partner with as a travel nurse, you could be on assignment anywhere from 4-13 weeks. Companies like Fastaff offer Rapid Response℠ travel nurse staffing in which nurses are typically on assignment for 4-10 weeks. No matter how long a travel nurse is on assignment, the life of a travel nurse is far from boring.

  • As we approach Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this year, it is interesting to note that these holidays coincide for the first time since 1888 and that this will not happen again for another 78,000 years. Both holidays celebrate a time of “giving thanks,” making this year especially poignant.

  • 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.

  • 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?
  • 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.

  • Many night shift nurses have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Check out these tips from thegypsynurse.com to help you get a great night (or day’s) sleep:

  • 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.

  • 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. If you don’t feel like crossing the river, here are several different attractions to check out in the Jersey part of the tri-state area:

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