Holiday Tips for the Traveling Nurse (Part II)

Holiday Tips for the Traveling Nurse (Part II)As a nurse, you might not always get to spend the holidays with your friends and family, whether because you had to take an assignment in a different state, or because “won” the lottery on a holiday shift.

And while it might be bittersweet, there are some perks to taking on a holiday shift. On Monday, we gave you a few things to consider when working over the holidays. To close off the series, here are the rest of our holiday tips for the traveling nurse: Continue Reading

Holidays Tips for the Traveling Nurse

Holidays for the Traveling NurseThanksgiving was last Thursday, and for many, the day was spent with family and friends enjoying the camaraderie and the food.

Unfortunately though, some professions require spending time at work rather than at home–a concept that’s very familiar to many nurses.

As a traveling nurse, it can be difficult to spend time away from family on the holidays. But creating a great holiday atmosphere doesn’t always require carols or lavished meals, which is why in this two-part series, we’re going to talk about just that.

So without further adieu, here are a few things to consider when working the holidays: Continue Reading

Nurse Licensure Compact: What It Is and How It Works

Nurse Licensure Compact What It Is and How It WorksA few weeks ago on Facebook, we asked our readers about blog posts that they’d find helpful. We always want to help you as much as we can, so we wanted to take some time to answer one of the more complicated suggestions today.

A reader asked: How the compact states work for nursing licenses, and how to get started getting a license in those states. Nurse licensure is an important (and sometimes complicated issue), so today we’re going to walk you through a few of the important points about the nurse licensure compact.

The Nurse Licensure Compact: What It Is

The Nurse Licensure Compact was designed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (the “collective voice” of nursing regulation in the U.S.) to make it easier for nurses to work across state lines. Continue Reading

So, I Finished My First Travel Assignment. Now What?

So, I Finished My First Travel Assignment. Now What?Your first travel nursing experience can be pretty nerve-racking. Even if you’re an experienced nurse, your first day at a new facility can feel like your first day on the job after graduating, and it can sometimes take time to get adjusted.

But we know you’ll do great, and we’re always here to help. And one of the first questions we get from new travelers is, “What happens after I finish my first travel assignment?”

We’re going to go over a few things that can happen after your first assignment so that you have a better idea of what could happen when you’re done with your first 13 weeks (usually) on the job: Continue Reading

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