Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on April 09, 2014

    No one knows the importance of good nutrition more than a nurse, but for those who work long hours, such as travel nurses,  lack of time can make finding quick healthy meal ideas a challenge. As a result, many nurses go long periods without eating at all, and then rush famished to the nearest food source (which many times is a vending machine...

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on April 04, 2014

    When you work as a travel nurse, you know full well how often things change in your life, both personally and professionally.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on March 12, 2014

    Fastaff Travel Nursing Website Wins Interactive Media Award

    Firm’s new design takes home IMA Best In Class in Recruiting category

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on March 10, 2014

    The nursing shortage is all too real as its effects on patients reaches across the country, from small neighborhood clinics, to skilled nursing centers to large teaching and research hospitals.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on February 14, 2014

    If you have ever traveled with a pet, you know the trials and tribulations that come with the territory.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on February 10, 2014

    You lead a busy and rewarding life as a travel nurse, but that doesn’t mean that you’re immune to stress and its effects

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on January 31, 2014

    Health experts suggest and they'll tell you not to wear the same shoes every day, but to alternate between several pairs of well-fitted footwear throughout the week. Rotating your footwear ensures your feet and spine don't become misaligned from wearing over time.

  • by Nicholas Gonzales on January 27, 2014
    5 Energy Boosting Tips for Tired Nurses

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  • 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. No matter how long a travel nurse is on assignment, the life of a travel nurse is far from boring.

  • 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 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.

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