Five Reasons Why You Should Become a Travel Nurse

Over the last two years, Maggy H. has traveled with RTG Medical. She’s a skilled nursing/long-term care nurse who has learned a lot from her #AdventureswithRTG.

Read Maggy’s travel nursing checklist!

1. You love to travel.

It’s exciting! Every assignment gives you a new adventure. Maggy says she spent a year working in Australia, and after she got back to the United States, she knew she couldn’t settle down in one place. She says she hopes to find her permanent home one day — but for now — she’s loving the flexibility of traveling.


2. You love exploring.

Exploring can mean many things — from checking out a new coffee shop on your day off, to snorkeling at a nearby beach. For Maggy, exploring means hiking, climbing and camping on her days off. She says she loves experiencing new landscapes across the U.S. between her shifts.

3. You love meeting new people.

It’s a package deal: new assignments, new people. Maggy says one of the joys of traveling the country is meeting new people and building new friendships. During Maggy’s first contract, she spent time with Heather — her friend and Maggy’s gateway into travel nursing.


4. You love learning from different opportunities.

Each travel assignment will be new, and if you love embracing change, travel nursing is the gig for you! Maggy says each contract and facility offers different staffing ratios, state survey results, policies and procedures. Embracing these opportunities makes you a better and more well-rounded nurse.

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5. You want to make a difference.

Maggy says she loves using her diverse travel experiences to become an even better nurse. In the long run, she’s planning on improving long-term and geriatric care legislature. She also says this is important to note: Even though a travel assignment can be short, you have the power to change and save a life.

Sound like you? Start your #AdventureswithRTG today at

Nurses: Stay on the Lookout for Fatigue!

Nurses Stay on the Lookout for Fatigue!On Monday, we gave you 4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveling Nurse. To recap, here are the 4 things we mentioned:

  1. This year, I will exercise more.
  2. This year, I will sleep better.
  3. This year, I will start eating healthy.
  4. This year, I will take advantage of my travel assignments.

New Year’s resolutions are meant to help improve your life. What all of our resolution recommendations have in common is that they all help to fight fatigue–even number four, since a little R&R never hurt anyone.

Fatigue can cause a lot of problems for anyone, but if you happen to be a nurse, it can be can be especially troublesome. Recently, Science Daily, an online new source for scientific research happening around globe, reported on research that found a link between fatigue and regret in decision making concerning patient care among nurses. Continue Reading

4 Tips for Surviving This Flu Season

4 Tips for Surviving This Flu SeasonAs a nurse, many think that you would be armed to the teeth in preparation for the flu season.

But sometimes, that isn’t possible–the flu can hit anyone at any time, especially when they don’t have time to properly take of themselves. This can be especially true for nurses who spend so much time caring for others that they might forget to sit back and think about themselves.

So today, we’re going to talk about a few friendly reminders that will help you prepare for the flu season: Continue Reading

Exercise While Traveling: How to Get Into a Routine

Exercise While Traveling-- How to Get Into a RoutineHere at RTG medical, we know how difficult it can be to get out and exercise, especially after a long shift when you’d rather rest.

But as we talked about on Monday, exercising has a number of great benefits, from helping you de-stress, to giving you a personal goal/routine, to making you a better role model for your patients.

Getting into a routine is one of the most essential components of exercise for a traveling nurse. Here are a few of our tips on how to get into a routine: Continue Reading

Healthy Eating in the Workplace

Healthy Eating in the WorkplaceThey say that you are what you eat, and the last thing you want to be as an RTG Medical healthcare worker is unhealthy! So, the next topic we’re exploring in our series on taking care of the healthcare worker is how to eat better on the job.

Surprisingly, a hospital cafeteria menu is not always full of healthy food.

There are many additional healthy eating challenges particular to healthcare jobs, like long hours that leave you ravenous by break time, short meal breaks that force you to wolf down your food, night shifts that limit your dining options, and an inability to leave the medical campus to try new restaurants.  And then there are the on-site temptations of vending machines, sweet cafeteria desserts, and high-calorie coffee drinks. Continue Reading

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