Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on January 31, 2014

    Health experts suggest and they'll tell you not to wear the same shoes every day, but to alternate between several pairs of well-fitted footwear throughout the week. Rotating your footwear ensures your feet and spine don't become misaligned from wearing over time.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on January 27, 2014
    5 Energy Boosting Tips for Tired Nurses
  • Hollywood red carpets, Rodeo Drive shopping and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may come to mind when you think about California, but this beloved state has much more to offer than glitz and glamour.

  • Working the night shift comes with its challenges; one of the biggest is simply staying alert. These five tips can help keep you energized and ready for action, whether you’re a traveling nurse, staff nurse or working with a private practice with patients who need round-the-clock care.

    Skip the Caffeine

  • As a travel nurse, you have a unique opportunity to live all over the United States, make a great living, and help others at the same time.  While most traditional travel nurse assignments last up to thirteen weeks, Rapid Response℠ travel nursing assignments typically last in the 4-10 week range. 

  • 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.

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    December 17, 2013Media Contact:Cynthia Bynum214-669-2035CBynum@fastaff.com

  • 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.

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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...

  • 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:

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