Nurses Week Infographics

There’s been a lot of awesome Nurses Week content out there so far during this year’s celebration. Travel Nursing Central thought we would share a few of our favorite Nurses Week infographics from this very special week. Enjoy!

Uniform Advantage put out this awesome infographic that celebrates Nurses as the Superheroes they are. UA wrote: “Thank you Nurses for your extraordinary service in the healthcare industry! What would we do without your tender loving care and skills, without your patience and passion for a profession that is a roller coaster of emotions and yet so rewarding? In celebration of National Nurses Week this year, we honor and congratulate you for being who you are and continuing to do a phenomenal job!”

Super Nurses Infographic

Travel Nurse Source put out this excellent infographic titled “The Modern Nurse” that explores diversity within the Nursing field.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put out this infographic to go with the Nurses Week 2014 theme “Nurses Leading the Way.”

If you have seen any other neat Nurses Week infographics that were put out in celebration of Nurses Week 2014, please share them with us in the comments!

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Happy Nurses Week 2014!

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Happy Nurses Week 2014! Let’s celebrate!

We hope all of you nurses out there are enjoying a Happy Nurses Week 2014!

The theme for Nurses Week 2014 is “Nurses Leading the Way.” All nurses, including traveling nurses, do SO much to lead and support within the healthcare industry. It’s really great that once a year we take a whole week to celebrate the hard work and compassion of awesome nurses.

Here are a few cool things going on this year for Nurses Week 2014:

The American Nursing Association offered up this cool Nurses Week History.

Like in many years before, Cinnabon is doing its giveaway for nurse professionals during Nurses Week. Just bring in your badge, May 6-12, to get a free Classic Cinnamon Roll or Minibon Roll.

Medical Solutions is doing some fun stuff over at

  • Real Nurses of Nurses Week gallery where you can add your nurse bio and picture
  • A Share Your Best Nursing Story contest w/ prizes like free massages and scrubs
  • Third annual Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship contest — click here to enter.
  • Shareable eCards and the #yournursesweek for social media is doing:

  • Free access to some of its most popular journal articles
  • An image contest exemplifying this year’s theme, Nurses Leading the Way, and a word search puzzle
  • Daily features on inspirational nurses
  • A free National Nurses Week webinar

Gypsy Nurse, sponsored by Atlas Medstaff, is taking nominations for your “Gypsy Florence Nightingale” — click here to nominate.

Mighty Nurse is doing a Nurse Mad Libs drawing with a Southwest gift card for the prize and is also announcing its scholarship winner this week.

Scrubbed In is sharing a “Wish a Day” for nurses on its blog.

Many hospitals and others are also doing special things this week to honor nurses — so keep your eyes peeled from promotions and discounts May 6-12. We hope you all get a chance to unwind a bit through some of this Nurses Week fun and that you know how very grateful we all are for nurses! Happy Nurses Week 2014!

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2013 Travelers and Recruiters of the Year

HT Mag Dec 2013 - 2013 Travelers and Recruiters of the YearHealthcare Traveler magazine announced the winners for 2013 Travelers and Recruiter of the Year in its December issue.

From a process that started with their recruiters nominating them, the magazine’s staff chose 48 travel nurses and other traveling healthcare staffers to honor as standouts in the field.

One of the winners, Patricia Pitts, RN, who specialty is Labor & Delivery has been traveling for 22 years! Her recruiter, Stephanie Pucillo, with CRU48 nominated her.

To see a full listings of winning travelers for 2013, click here.

Following the same nomination process, but with travelers nominating recruiters, Healthcare Traveler awarded 51 Recruiters of the Year. The publication notes that trust is a valuable part of a traveler-recruiter relationship.

To see the full listings of winning recruiters for 2013, click here.

Congratulations to all of the 2013 Travelers and Recruiters of the Year!

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Continuing Education for Travel Nurses

Continuing Education for Travel Nurses - Continuing Education for Travel NursesKeeping up with education is important for any healthcare professional. In the past continuing education for travel nurses has seemed more daunting than for perm workers, simply due to them being on the go, geography, and logistics. With the growing popularity and greater availability of online courses, continuing education for travel nurses is made easier. But it turns out the number one concern or reason why nurses don’t enroll in classes isn’t so much geography, it is time.

A recent report from the National Student Nurses Association surveyed a group of registered nurses to determine the top four reasons why they might be apprehensive to continue their education. The reasons were isolated and then addressed as myths or facts, where the authors unpacked the assumptions and realities of these reasons why people choose not to head back to school:

  • Obtaining a BSN will not enhance the ability to function as a registered nurse.
  • Obtaining the BSN will not increase registered nurses’ salaries.
  • The schedule of RNs precludes returning to school.
  • Returning to school is too expensive.

One big takeaway from the NSNA survey was that for many respondents the fear or worry of not having enough time to continue their education was worse than reality of taking classes. Some of the chief benefits from continuing and obtaining a BSN reported in the survey included, “increased knowledge base,” “professional growth,” and self satisfaction. Research discussed in the report also concluded that “the higher a nurse’s education, the better the patient outcomes.” Click here to read the full report.

It so very important for travelers to continue learning in the healthcare field. Continuing education for travel nurses is a great resume booster and helpful in terms of patient care, it better equips travelers to truly hit the ground running and be successful at any facility.

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Happy Nurses Week!

nurses week ad blog - Happy Nurses Week!Happy 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 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 2012 - Travel Nursing Central Voted Top Nursing Site 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

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