Congratulations! You are entering the world of travel nursing! New travel nurses have the opportunity to explore new places and reflect on career goals. Maybe you want to travel to earn enough to meet financial goals. Maybe you’re mid-career looking for a change or heading into retirement looking for a place to settle down. Whatever
When it comes to finding short term housing as a healthcare traveler, there are a plethora of ways you can make it work. From RV life to extended-stay hotels, to renting a room in someone’s home each traveler will probably have to experiment a bit and figure out exactly what works for them. If you
Author: Heather Marshall, DPT Some sentences people may have heard me utter over the last 5 months… “No don’t eat that.” “Ew stopping eating that”. “Stop licking me I can’t breathe!” “This is not a Gypsy toy… THIS is a Gypsy toy.” “Listen, I know you don’t like it but that’s the rule.” “Get over
Author: Sara A Schader When I first became a histotechnologist, I never imagined going to so many places. As a traveler, I employed my skills all over the country. I went from my home in Michigan to New Jersey to California, and so on. I had so many adventures, and I gained valuable experience. It
Author: Katie Fitts You finally got credentialed and cleared for your travel nurse job and now the time is rapidly approaching for your first week on the job! Not knowing what to expect can be a little nerve-racking. While every hospital or facility is different, you can generally expect a few things to be happening.
Author: Devon Breithart, OTR If you’re anything like I was when I finished grad school, you were interested in traveling for work but always had a good excuse to put off taking the leap. Maybe you just got a new puppy. Maybe you wanted to remain close to family. Maybe you wanted to get experience
The report has been given. You’ve had your morning coffee. All of your patients have been rounded on. Everyone is safe. Medications administered. You’re off to a great start. As you’re getting ready to leave for your lunch break, you receive a call that one of your patients will be going down for a procedure.
As travelers, we are a rare species of clinicians. Most of us might profess that, to some degree, we did so because we crave freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom from the woes of office drama, and most importantly, freedom to reclaim more of our time. Then, we committed to this lifestyle because we embraced the
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Although as travelers, the holidays may bring some extra stress. While some of us may be home with our loved ones, others might be working far away from family. Some may have to work on holidays. If you find yourself on the road, here are some tips
You attended TravCon in September and had the best time with new friends. Maybe you went to mixers with agencies or a show on the strip. The bond between travelers can be immediate with a shared sense of understanding of what the traveler’s life is like. Travelers make friends easily at TravCon and those friends
Are you a current or recent traveler who attended TravCon and is going back to school to further your education? If the answer is YES, you may be eligible to apply for a TravCon scholarship! TravCon is happy to award up to ten $1000.00 scholarships this year for students engaging in continuing education. How was
The dust has barely settled from TravCon 2019 and yes, the planning committee is already thinking about next year. Planning and executing TravCon is a year-long event that takes lots of preparation and planning for everything to go smoothly. While TravCon is fresh in your mind, here are some reminders for TravCon 2020 that you
TravCon: For, About, and By Healthcare Travelers!