Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on October 15, 2014

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, founded by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Lately, it seems like everywhere you turn, the media is reporting about new cases of domestic violence and abuse. As nurses, we are often in a unique position to recognize the symptoms or side effects of domestic violence when...

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on October 15, 2014

    Founded in 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has grown in to a powerful campaign aimed at increasing awareness about breast cancer. As a nurse, you know that health education is an important aspect of disease prevention, and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month does a fantastic job of generating conversation around this common...

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on October 14, 2014

    Moving to a new city and starting an assignment at a new hospital can present challenges for any travel nurse. You need to adapt to new routines, build relationships with new patients and fellow nurses, and get used to living in a new city.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on September 30, 2014

    Nursing can be a highly rewarding career. Not only do you spend your days helping people recover from - and manage - health problems, you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor when your patients are discharged.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on September 23, 2014

    Compression socks and hosiery are worth their weight in gold in comfort and safety when taking care of our legs’ circulation. Not only am I on my feet much of the day but while traveling between assignments I know too well how easy it is for blood to pool and run the risk of having a dangerous blood clot build up.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on September 18, 2014

    That’s a man-bag, thank you very much! Of course, male nurses have essentials to carry around—but let’s be accurate with our terms! Call it a backpack or just a bag, people. Census Bureau data from 2011 shows that nearly 10 percent of US RNs were male. That’s 3X the percentage of male nurses that existed back in 1970.

  • 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 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 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 August 14, 2014

    Hollywood must be fascinated with the nursing profession. Filmmakers have made many great movies about nursing. We enjoy watching them and often get valuable insights into how other people view nurses. These are the 10 movies about nursing that we think are the best, in alphabetical order:

    The American Nurse

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on July 31, 2014

    As a nurse, it sometimes seems ironic to be so busy taking care of others that I don't feel like I have time to take care of myself. However, I have to remind myself that just a minute to focus on my needs will help me do a better job taking care of others because I'll be more refreshed and alert.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on July 29, 2014

    Are you the travel nurse that always seems to be on assignment when Valentine’s Day rolls around? The key to making a relationship work when you are a travel nurse is to acknowledge that you have two loves in your life – those special someones who make it worth living and your nursing job. If you do that, you will find the two don’t necessarily...

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on July 25, 2014

    Settling in at a new hospital in a new city can feel a little intimidating even for a seasoned travel nurse. You find yourself in the position of adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings all over again. What you do on the first day can really set the tone for the duration of your nursing assignment.