Category: Advice & Insight

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Advice for Juggling Motherhood While Traveling

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

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What To Expect During Your First Week As a Travel Nurse

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.

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7 Lessons I Learned Traveling With A Non-Healthcare Partner

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

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3 Tips For Preventing Nurse Burn Out

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.

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A Travel OT’s Top 5 Tips & Tricks to Prevent Burnout in Any Setting

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

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Holiday Tips for Travelers

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

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Ways To Meet People While Traveling

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

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What To Pack For TravCon

TravCon is upon us and you may be getting all of your last minute plans together. As you prepare, here are some suggestions on what to pack.  Extra Space For Swag! This is first on the list because it’s the thing that I hear most people complain about not having with them. The swag at

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7 Ways To Find Temporary Housing

Finding temporary housing can be a considerable challenge for travelers. As a traveling healthcare professional, you have two choices when it comes to finding housing on assignment:   1. You can have your company provide housing. This has its pros and cons. As a pro, it’s less work for you. Your company does all of

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