Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Every travel nursing assignment is different, yet each offers wonderful personal rewards.

  • Travel nursing jobs offer many rewards - higher rate of pay, flexibility of work time, travel to new places and experiences that last a life time.

    While travel nursing agencies typically seek acute-care nurses with a minimum of one year on the job, the specialty nurse can gain greater rewards.

    The areas of greatest need typically...

  • If you’re looking for a new challenge in nursing, travel RN jobs offer an abundance of opportunities throughout the U.S., whether you seek a job in a large, prestigious hospital or with a small, community-based hospital.

  • Travel nurse jobs offer opportunities to see new places and experience new job challenges, but there are several factors a registered nurse will want to consider before taking that first travel nursing job.

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