Travel Nursing News and Blog
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 26, 2014
The nurses hotline can be a mini lifeline for people who have some type of health-related question or concern and they are not sure what to do. Many health care organizations offer a hotline that’s available around the clock and manned by registered nurses who can serve up quick, accurate and valuable information when people need help in a...
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 10, 2014
A savvy travel nurse has two goals when it comes to hair styling. One, you want to master that chic yet professional look. Two, and probably the most important, you want hairstyles that stay put. Constantly adjusting your hair is a safety issue, because it increases the risk of cross contamination. Consider three hairstyles that will get the...
by Nicholas Gonzales on July 01, 2014
Long distance parenting can be equally as difficult for parents as it can be for children. Being tucked in at bedtime and pancakes in the morning are the routines our kids get accustomed to spending with us. Thankfully new technology allows us to stay in touch with the people we love better than ever- even as if they are right near us.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 26, 2014
What is the most challenging part of being a travel nurse? One answer is probably finding ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a nurse, you know that fitness is an important part of that formula. Between travel and working shifts, it takes a little ingenuity to practice effective fitness on the road.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 19, 2014
Everyone wants to look and feel like a million bucks. Long nursing shifts can sometimes undermine your efforts to look your best each day. Your skin can start looking tired – especially around the eyes – after a long day or at the end of a long week. Keeping your skin looking and feeling better isn't as difficult or time-consuming as you might...
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 17, 2014
When I'm preparing for a long day shift at work, one of the key things I do to get ready is to eat a healthy, energizing breakfast. And because I don't want to wake up any earlier than I need to, I choose a breakfast that is easy to eat on my way to work, or even to finish at work during the morning.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 10, 2014
From sun drenched, golden sand beaches to the majestic mountains in its northern regions, there are too many must sees for California bound travel nurses to mention them all here.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 05, 2014
In the song Trench Town Rock, the late reggae star Bob Marley sings that "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." It's a sentiment we all can relate to at the end of a shift when head, feet and emotions are weary.
by Nicholas Gonzales on June 03, 2014
Moving from one assignment to the next as a traveling nurse means starting from scratch forming new friendships and relationships. Getting to know a whole new set of people in your workplace is easy enough because you spend so much time there. Outside of work, it can feel daunting to make new friends. Pursuing friendships is worth the effort,...