Category: Advice & Insight

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Avoid Getting Hoarse at TravCon: Tips for Good Vocal Hygiene

By Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP It happens every year. You are one day into TravCon festivities and your normally strong and boisterous voice turns into a hoarse, froggy chirp. You lost your voice at TravCon and you still have one to two days to converse with all of the exhibitors and attendees. This doesn’t have

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TravCon 2021 Newbie Tips: Meet Your People

TravCon, the travel healthcare conference, is happening soon. From Sept. 26 to 29, over 1,000 healthcare travelers will descend upon Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for our annual convention. If you have never been to TravCon before, we have some newbie tips to help you make the most of your time there.  Plan Your

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How to Prep for TravCon 2021

TravCon is the largest conference for traveling healthcare providers in the United States. It is an annual event held in beautiful Las Vegas. This year the official conference dates are Sept. 26-29, 2021 and it will be held at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Whether this is your first or fifth time attending TravCon,

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Travel Nurse and Allied Market Predictions for 2021

2020 was an unprecedented year for the travel nurse and travel allied community. While we initially saw the job market take a big hit in March, April, and May, things quickly changed. By mid-summer, travel nurses and allied health professionals were in demand across the country. Weekly take-home pay rates above $8,000-10,000 a week (WOW)

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Q&A With Gypsy Insurance Solutions

Meet Shari Daniel! She’s a labor and delivery nurse. She is also a licensed health insurance agent and owns Gypsy Insurance Solutions. Shari joined us for TravCon 2019 and plans to come back for 2021! A couple of years ago, when Shari’s youngest child was a senior in high school, she decided it was time to

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Healthcare Travel in Covid 19

Healthcare Travel in the time of COVID-19

By Aaron Highfill, RN It would not be an overstatement to say that like many other industries, the healthcare industry has been upended by the Covid-19 pandemic.  This chaos seems especially apparent among traveling healthcare professionals.  It seems counterintuitive that in a global pandemic, traveling healthcare professionals might have difficulty finding employment, but it happened. 

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Volunteer with Mercy Ships

Globally, it’s estimated that over 25% of the global disease burden could be addressed with access to safe, affordable surgical care – that’s five billion people. Seeking to meet the needs of the people behind these staggering statistics is at the heart of the Mercy Ships mission – to bring hope and healing to the

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7 Tips for New Travel Nurses

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

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Tips for Sharing a Rental With Other Healthcare Travelers

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

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Traveling With A Puppy

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

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