Travel nurses get to experience all kinds of climates, but chances are likely that wherever you are right now it is H-O-T! Cool off from the dog days of July with this month’s travel nurse blog round-up.
Travel Nursing 101: A Solid Contract
By Amanda, Travel Nursing Blogs, June 28, 2013
Let’s talk about your assignment contract! This is the single most important document of your travel nurse assignment. It’s ironclad and often non-negotiable. You and your recruiter will discuss requested time off, overtime, etc. But, if you remember nothing else, remember that if it is not in your contract, it does not exist! In the best-case scenario, your recruiter will thoroughly explain everything your contract should have in it in order to make your assignment smooth and hassle-free.
16 Interesting Facts About Nursing Around the World — Infographic
By Scrubs Mag, July 15, 2013
Just as there are different cultural mores and taboos across the globe, nurses conduct themselves differently from one country to another. Some of these practices may even shock you! Here are some little known facts about nursing around the world.
Sample Nursing Skills Checklist
By Kyle, Blue Pipes Blog
Skills checklists are self assessment tools utilized by healthcare employers and healthcare professionals for gauging a healthcare professional’s skill set within a particular healthcare specialty. Healthcare employers often require potential job candidates and new-hires to complete them. They are a standard requirement for employment with travel nursing agencies and healthcare staffing agencies of all types. Skills checklists can also be very useful for healthcare professionals interested in determining their own expertise within their healthcare specialty, for identifying areas of future career growth, and for getting an edge in the hiring process.
Talking Taxes: Your Mailing Address and State Revenue Agencies
By Joe from TravelTax, Gypsy Nurse, July 18, 2013
As a travel nurse mobilizes from assignment to assignment, they will occasionally have mail sent directly to one of the temporary mailing addresses instead if having it forwarded from the main mailing address. While this may be convenient, it is a recipe for trouble on the tax end In our practice, we have see the following scenarios that travelers should be aware of.
Help us add to this travel nurse blog round-up: What great travel nurse blogs have you read lately? Let us know in the comments!