7 Holiday Posts for Travel Nurses

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Get in the spirit with these 7 Holiday posts for travel nurses.

With Thanksgiving just behind us, and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s upon us, it’s a fun time to get swept up in the spirit of the season, regardless of how you choose to celebrate.

Considering the season, I thought this round-up of 7 Holiday posts for travel nurses could be a festive way for nurses everywhere to celebrate the season.

Enjoy!

  1. Aureus shared a post with tips on how to Tackle Your Stress — not Holiday-specific, but since the Holidays can be so stressful, definitely timely and helpful.
  2. Fastaff’s blog shared this a list of the Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Traveling Nurses.
  3. Travel Nursing Blogs shared their list of 33 Holiday Movies Travel Nurses Will Love.
  4. Scrubs Mag invited nurses to Enter to Win the Very Merry Nursesmas Giveaway, where nurses can enter to win scrubs.
  5. Medical Solutions’ Blog offered tips on How to Make your Location Home for the Holidays, as well as these printable ornaments for those spending the Holidays away from home.
  6. Diversity Nursing shared the story of a nine-year-old boy who was struck by lightning, but will be home in time for Christmas.
  7. Finally, check out this heartwarming video of a PICU nurse making the holidays in the hospital brighter by singing to a premature baby.

Have you seen any other great holiday posts? Please feel free to add on to our list of 7 Holiday posts for travel nurses in the comments!

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Travel Nursing Central’s Updated Blog Feed Aggregator

Travel Nursing Central’s Updated Blog Feed Aggregator

Bullseye! Travel Nursing Central’s updated blog feed aggregator helps keep you in touch with all the recent travel nurse news and blogs.

There are a so many travel nursing related blogs out there — it can be hard to keep up with them all! But being able to read from them on a regular basis is super helpful to travel nurses at all different stages of their careers — from early stages of travel nurse curiosity to pulling the trigger on your first assignment to vet status in the industry.

Because of the helpfulness of travel nurse industry blogs to travelers and prospective travelers, Travel Nursing Central works to bring you a simple one-stop shop by aggregating the travel nursing blogs you want to read. We have recently made some updates to our blog aggregator, in hopes that it functions even better for our readers now. In addition to the Travel Nursing Central blog itself, Travel Nursing Central’s updated blog feed aggregator includes:

  • RN Network
  • Aureus Medical
  • TravelNursing.org
  • Fastaff
  • Medical Solutions
  • Blue Pipes
  • I Love Travel Nursing
  • TravelNursing.com
  • Highway Hypodermics
  • The Right Solutions
  • Gypsy Nurse
  • Travel Nursing Blogs

You can click here to go to Travel Nursing Central’s updated blog feed aggregator. Then, simply use the drop down menu to select from the various blog feeds listed above. You can use this tool to view a title and quick snippet of each blog’s past 10 posts, as well as the date it was posted.

We hope you’ll be able to use Travel Nursing Central’s updated blog feed aggregator to help stay informed and up to date on all kinds of travel nursing industry related topics, such as: housing, pay and bonuses, contracts, taxes, continuing education, locations, holidays, clothing, footwear, scrubs, and accessories, companies and recruiters, the benefits of travel nursing, beating nurse burnout, succeeding in the industry, interviewing tips, contests, current news related to healthcare and nursing, and so much more!

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Best Travel Nursing Blogs

Celebrate LaptopWhat can make a blog valuable is its connection with a specific audience and ability to educate and entertain them on a subject of interest. A website called GuoTime — “Your guide to the fabulous land of niche bloggers” — makes it their business to seek out some of the best blogs out there to unite them with the readers who need them the most. This month they did a post on the “Best travel nursing blogs for traveling nurses and (aspiring) R.N.”

According to its site, GuoTime “is all about finding best niche blogs and experts who can address people’s problems and needs.” So for those actively interested in travel nursing, thinking about it as a possibility, or even those already working in the industry these suggestions of blogs and agency blogs are really helpful.

The best travel nursing blogs they decided on were Highway Hypodermics, The Gypsy Nurse, Travel Nursing Blogs, and The Nerdy Nurse. Each blog is detailed in terms of exactly why it is a great resource for prospective, curious, or working travel nurses. Highway Hypodermics is recognized as being highly authoritative and especially great for aspiring travel nurses. The Gypsy Nurse is described as a “community designed for people to excel and enjoy travel nursing jobs.” TravelNursingBlogs.com is explained as a great resource site with a variety of contributors who are “industry thought leaders.” The Nerdy Nurse is a social media pro who is “known for using technology to advocate the nursing profession that she loves.”

Among the best travel nursing agency blogs they chose, Medical Solutions, American Traveler, and TaleMed. The post also includes some stats about travel nursing, including some demographic info on travel nurses, and an infograph from The Nerdy Nurse about some of the top travel-friendly facilities out there.

Checking out these blogs will help you better navigate the world travel nursing. Happy reading!

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Happy Nurses Week!

nurses-week-ad-blogHappy Nurses Week to all! In celebration of this fine occasion, Medical Solutions is hosting a Las Vegas-themed week of fun and contests over at their Facebook page. From May 6-10, two nurses each day will win gifts like 3-piece luggage sets, iPad Minis, $250 gift cards for gas, spa services, and airfare. The festivities kick off today with the “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” Instant Win Game. Come back throughout the week for the RN Roulette Sweepstakes, “Let’s See Your Poker Face” Photo Contest, Hunka Hunka Caption Contest and the “Viva Las Vegas” Trivia Game.

Medical Solutions Travelers have each received a special Nurses Week card with two scratch-offs allowing them even more chances to win. The grand prize at stake here is a trip for two to fabulous Las Vegas, October 28-29, for the 2013 Travelers Conference, including airfare, lodging and spending cash. Just enter your scratch-off codes at WeLoveOurNurses.com to discover what you’ve won!

Finally, undergraduate nursing students have an opportunity to win money for school with the second annual Nurses of Tomorrow scholarship competition. The contest is held to support future nurses in their educational pursuits as they work to become the next generation of nurses, nurse leaders and educators. Based on several criteria — including a short essay answering the question: “What do you feel are the most important components needed for quality nursing care? — three lucky winners will each receive a $1000 scholarship. Click here for full competition details and to apply by the June 6, 2013 deadline.

Happy Nurses Week!

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Travel Nursing Central Voted Top Nursing Site 2012

100 Best Nontraditional Nursing Sites - 2012OnlineLPNtoRN released an article highlighting the 100 Best Nontraditional Nursing Sites in 2012. This list contains the top sites that cover nursing careers outside of standard hospital or clinic settings. Travel Nursing Central is proud to have been voted #11! Check out the list on onlinelpntorn.org.

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Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup – 11/1/12

Perhaps you missed some of the exciting travel nursing blogs that were posted the last few weeks? Or maybe you just have time to read them all. That’s ok! We’ve picked our top 5 favorite articles from the last few weeks that we think you should read.

Here there are:

The Ultimate Travel Nurse Resume

By Kyle, The Truth about Travel Nursing on October 23rd, 2012
f631459376b4e417c02afea0df6e30e9?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12Below is a checklist for the ultimate travel nursing resume. Again, agencies are going to want you to fill out their applications because they need to get you into their applicant tracking systems…
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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you recommend good companies?

By David Morrison, Travel Nursing Blogs on Oct 17th, 2012
a7d48dca30500ade11379c5941cffe4c?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12Hi. I  have recently decided that I want to try travel nursing for a bit. I have tons of questions after spending a fair amount of time reading about it online.

What Kind of Scheduling Does Travel Nursing Offer?

By Joel Pilka, Medical Solutions on Oct 24th, 2012
2724424cb552cf74e901c713cde52b8d?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12In the past I have had travel nurses work weekends only or even blocking shifts together where they worked 3 days on the floor in a row.

Medical Surgical Nurses Week

By American Traveler Blog on Nov 1st, 2012
americantravelerFrom now until November 7, it’s Medical Surgical Nurses Week. This is a great time to take a friend in med surge jobs out to lunch, or simply let them know how vital med surge nursing careers are in the world of public health..

Registering Your Car on a Travel Nurse Assignment

By Healthcare Travelbook on Oct 19th, 2012
f4040893b5e6ce84e252fcfc97fe08e0?s=60&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12Registering your car in a new state every time you take an assignment can be quite expensive. However, do you really need to register your car every time?
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Travel Nursing Blog Round-up

Perhaps you missed some of the exciting travel nursing blogs that were posted this week? Or maybe you just have time to read them all. That’s ok! We’ve picked our top 5 favorite articles from this week that we think you should read. Here there are:

Travel Nursing – Is Your Skill List Up-to-Date?

By Howard, Sunbelt Staffing on October 4th, 2012
No GravatarSo you’re ready to start travel nursing. You’ve got the education and experience, your resume is newly polished and you’ve prepared for those tricky interview questions. Have you forgotten anything?
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Cancelled Travel Nurse Contract? Don’t Panic!

By Jeannie, Travel Nursing Blogs on Oct 08, 2012
2cd54104a216c942fcd1deffc95918b1?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar - Travel Nursing Blog Round-upWhether it was a complaint from a patient or coworker, the hospital thought you were a bad fit or perhaps you just got sick – cancelled contracts do happen.  It’s normal to think your travel nurse career is over, but fear not, even veteran travelers have a contract cancelled occasionally.
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Travel Dashboard – Tools for Travelers

By Gypsy Nurse, The Gypsy Nurse on Oct 10, 2012
1dbc221864db9516a918dbd97a5eb2db?s=100&r=pg&d=mm - Travel Nursing Blog Round-upWhen you are planning to go on a trip, especially one that will be rather long and have multiple destinations, it can be stressful keeping track of everything. Flights, hotel check-ins  time zones, currency converters…there is so much to keep track of.
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Travel Nurse Wellness Tips – Change is good!

By Tara, Medical Solutions Blog on Oct 5th, 2012
707be867ec542b113c9741447f9fd083?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar - Travel Nursing Blog Round-upFor those of you that are on the road as a traveling health professional, your options for exercise equipment may be limited. However, you don’t have to just change the activity to increase a change in your body.

Follow the Fall Colors for Your Next Travel Nurse Assignment

By Healthcare Travelbook on Oct 2nd, 2012
f4040893b5e6ce84e252fcfc97fe08e0?s=60&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar - Travel Nursing Blog Round-upIf you are presently trying to decide where to take your next travel nursing assignment or are going to be on the road soon, you may want to consider following the fall colors.  Here are some of our favorite spots for the fall season:
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