Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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:

  • Many of our travel nurses decide to use the provided housing from Fastaff which typically consists of extended stay housing in the area of the hospital you’re assigned to. We are more than happy to provide that service, but there some instances where travel nurses prefer to use Fastaff’s generous housing stipend, and find their own temporary...

  • 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...

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  • 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.

  • With the coffee culture and all the attractions in Seattle, Washington, it’s easy to imagine that travel nurses could easily be “sleepless” while on assignment there. And, while the city is known for raining, the idea that it gets more than other U.S. cities is actually a myth.

  • There are times when making the decision to be a travel nurse isn’t a one-person decision. In a blog last week, Brad Crawford gave his perspective on what it was like to travel with his wife Stasha, a travel nurse.

  • 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.

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