Travel Nursing News and Blog

  • 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.

  • While Manhattan is always in sight from Northern New Jersey, the Garden State’s most populated area has many features of its own to visit while you’re on your travel nursing assignment with Fastaff.

  • 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...

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  • 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.

  • As one of the five boroughs of New York City, The Bronx offers a vibrant culture for travel nurses to explore. Without even going into Manhattan, you will find fantastic food, museums, sporting events and more:

  • As the husband of a travel nurse, Brad Crawford speaks about his experience on keeping occupied while his wife, Stasha, works at various facilities around the country: 

  • As with most industries, travel nursing may involve some level of conflict with other co-workers while on the job. This can happen mostly because of the nature of the job – travel nurses are new and the current permanent staff is unfamiliar with them. This being said, most times it is possible to come to a peaceful resolution.

  • With the coffee culture and all the attractions in Seattle, Washington, it’s easy to imagine that travel nurses could easily be “sleepless” while on assignment there. And, while the city is known for raining, the idea that it gets more than other U.S. cities is actually a myth.

  • There are times when making the decision to be a travel nurse isn’t a one-person decision. In a blog last week, Brad Crawford gave his perspective on what it was like to travel with his wife Stasha, a travel nurse.

  • Making the decision to be a travel nurse involves many different factors. One of the most important, and most worried about, is often how your husband/wife will be impacted by this career choice. Married for eight years when they decided to travel, Brad and Stasha Crawford faced that same decision.

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