Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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 at

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  • 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...

  • 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:

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