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Travel Nursing Questions: How Much Experience Do You Need?

June 26th, 2012

Working as a travel nurse can be an exceptionally exciting, rewarding and financially smart career choice. And, while many newly minted nurses look forward to such a career, most –- as in just about all – travel nursing staffing services and their client medical facilities require that someone who wishes to be considered for travel […]

Online Nursing Continuing Education Courses: Options for Travel Nurses

May 21st, 2012

Working on a travel nursing assignment doesn’t give you a “pass” to neglect your continuing education responsibilities. The rise of online education has made it very easy for healthcare professionals to continue their CE program of study anywhere in the country. Read more below about just some of your options. RN.com offers continuing education courses […]

Increase Your Hireability by Learning a Second Language

May 11th, 2012

Not only is the need for skilled healthcare workers growing in the U.S., but so is the need for those professionals to be bilingual. According to Minority Nurse Magazine, just two percent of all RNs in the U.S. are of Hispanic/Latino heritage. And, even if non-Hispanic healthcare workers speak Spanish, cultural differences still can make […]

Top Job Opportunity: Labor and Delivery Nurse in San Jose, CA

April 17th, 2012

We have many exciting healthcare jobs open, and every now and then we like to highlight one of the travel nursing opportunities we have available, as well provide an overview on the location and all it offers. This week, it’s a 13-week assignment for a night-shift labor and delivery nurse in a hospital in San […]

U.S News Ranks Nursing as 2012 “Top Job”

April 10th, 2012

You always knew that nursing was a great career and the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as U.S. News and World Report have been reporting so for several years now. Healthcare positions often top the charts of “best jobs.” This year is no different as USNews.com once again lists nursing as the number 1 […]

Google+ Hangouts: A Great Free Tool to Stay Connected While Traveling

April 6th, 2012

Taking on a travel assignment can be one of the best things you ever do for yourself, both professionally and personally. But it can get lonely. After all, all your friends and perhaps family are “back home,” hundreds — possibly even thousands — of miles away. Plus, you don’t know anyone in your new city […]

Travel Nursing Isn’t for Newbies: Travel Nursing for Later in Your Career

April 2nd, 2012

Travel nursing is such a great career opportunity for registered nurses that we often get newly-certified RNs asking about assignments. As much as we’d love to assign a newly-minted RN to a travel assignment, we rarely do so. The reason? When our clients ask for a nurse for a short- or long-term travel assignment, it […]

5 Reasons to Consider a Travel Therapist Career

March 28th, 2012

There are perhaps countless reasons to think about becoming a travel therapist. Here are the top five: First, an explanation: a travel therapist is a licensed therapist (physical, occupational, speech) who travels around a state, region or even the United States on short-term assignments at different therapy facilities and hospitals. Most assignments are about three-six […]

Tips for Building Recommendations While on a Travel Assignment

March 27th, 2012

If you’re working on a travel assignment and wondering how to receive recommendations from supervisors and colleagues, the process is pretty much the same as it would be if you were working in a more permanent position at a hospital or medical center. Basically, do your best work and then ask for recommendations. Step 1) […]

Nursing Ranked as One of 2012’s Top Jobs

March 25th, 2012

USNews.com has ranked the top jobs for 2012 and the career of nursing sits in the top spot. The website compiles its “Best Careers” list each year based on the Labor Department’s employment projections. The top 10 careers are: Registered Nurse Software Developer Pharmacist Medical Assistant Database Administrator Web Developer Computer Systems Analyst Physical Therapist […]