5 Must-Read Travel Nurse Blog Posts

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This Labor Day weekend, relax and catch up on all your favorite travel nurse blogs!

As a travel nurse, you know it’s sometimes difficult to find the time to stay current on your favorite blogs. So, in honor of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Travel Nursing Central took on the task of finding this week’s 5 must-read travel nurse blog posts for you. Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and start reading as you celebrate Labor Day!


10 Things A Nurse Wants To Hear… Never, Nurse Buff: Nurse Buff takes a humorous look at the daily joys of being a nurse. Be prepared to laugh as you read — this post is full of funny phrases you’ll be all too familiar with.

Online Safety Tips, The Gypsy Nurse: This blog is filled with great content for the travel nurse, and its latest article is no exception. It’s always a good idea to refresh yourself on good online safety habits, especially since most travel nurses rely on the internet while on the road.

Dear Nurses, Love Z Dogg MD, TravelNursingBlogs.com: TravelNursingBlogs.com has a reputation as a fun and informative resource for travel nurses. The blog’s most current post, a music video by Z Dogg MD, is a tribute to all nurses. With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s also touchingly appropriate. Watch it! We guarantee it will make you smile!

The Top 11 Travel Nursing Companies, Blue Pipes: This popular travel nursing blog has graciously listed the top 11 travel nurse companies. The best part? The Blue Pipes team based these rankings on traveler reviews across social media platforms, so it’s an excellent way to find a company that provides great service.

The 25 Best Nursing Jobs, TopRNtoBSN.com: Are you a nursing student and not sure yet what kind of nurse you want to be? Or maybe you’re a veteran nurse in need of a change? Then, look no further than this TopRNtoBSN.com’s article. Travel nurses won’t be surprised to find that their profession is recognized on the list!

Thanks for reading! Happy Labor Day to travel nurses everywhere!

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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.


  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 Blog Round-Up

It’s been awhile but we’re back with another Travel Nurse Blog Round-Up! Let’s jump right in:

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Talking Travel Nurse Taxes: The Regional Traveler Part 2  

This blog discusses a handful of “scenarios where the traveler can have taxable partially per diems/allowances or subsidies” as well as a few items and situations related to this.

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Is Your Nurse Resume Optimized for the ATS?

This blog aims to help travel nurses get the most out of their resumes in hopes of getting great assignments. Learn more about ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems, how they work and how you can make sure they are on your side when job hunting.

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Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I handle Traveler cliques on assignment?

Travel Nursing Blogs’ Ask a Travel Nurse expert David Morrison RN, answer this question about an issue that many nurses face. Cliques can especially be a problem for travel nurses who are so often the new kid on the block.

Medical Solutions Blog

New Infographic on Jobs and the Nursing Shortage

This new infographic on jobs and the nursing shortage helps explain the industry and what to expect with jobs, also pinpointing travel nursing as a great way to navigate the shortage and go where jobs are needed.

Aureus Medical Group Blog

Traveling With Pets

These are some great tips from Aureus on how to prepare and navigate traveling with your pet or pets. Furry companions can add a lot to travel time, but you have to be prepared to take care of them along the way!

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Travel Nurse Blog Round-up!

June 5, 2013

Hello all! Hope you had a great Nurses Week, Memorial Day, and are now ready for some serious summer fun in the sun! (Or, you know, in the A/C with a good book or movie, if that’s more up your alley!) It’s been awhile since we did a  travel nurse blog round-up, so today we’re back with five of our favorite recent travel nursing blogs. Enjoy!

Travel-friendly Facilities — Infographic

By The Gypsy Nurse on May 31, 2013

TheGypsyNurse 86 6001 - Travel Nurse Blog Round-up!Travel nursing offers and exciting opportunity to build your career and add rich experiences to your life. Some ten thousand nurses decide to travel to hospitals and medical facilities outside their communities every week.

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Travel Nurse Tech: 5 Great Apps for Travel Nurse

By Sarah, Travel Nursing Blogs on May 20, 2013

Sarah Wengert MAW pic1 - Travel Nurse Blog Round-up!Sometimes it’s hard to remember life before there was “an app for that.” The handy-dandy world of smartphone and tablet applications is still relatively new, yet we’ve quickly become accustomed to relying on helpful apps to make our lives run smoother and better. A travel nurse can benefit from a variety of apps whether relating specifically to the clinical world or to keeping an on-the-go personal life in check.

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Mid-Year Checkup

By Chad, Aureus Medical Group on June 3, 2013

Chad1 - Travel Nurse Blog Round-up!So, did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Most people do, but how many are still keeping them? Odds are not you’re not!  Studies show that over 60% of people have long forgot about them after six months. I won’t list all the reasons why, you can probably think of them yourself. You’ve probably invented some clever ones on your own.

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How “Skills Checklists” Can Help Healthcare Professionals

By Kyle, Blue Pipes

Kyle1 - Travel Nurse Blog Round-up!Healthcare professionals face a unique and difficult challenge when measuring and conveying their skill sets. This is largely due to the vast array of skills that encompass a given healthcare specialty. Consider the difference between the skill sets of a general professional, like a sales professional, and a healthcare professional, like an ICU nurse.

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7 Ways for Busy Nurses to Create Balance in Their Lives

By Scrubs Mag on May 20, 2013

scrubs.logo .web  - Travel Nurse Blog Round-up!As a busy nurse, I sometimes find it challenging to live a balanced lifestyle. I find myself running from task to task and taking care of everyone around me, only to get home and do more of the same.

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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
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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you recommend good companies?

By David Morrison, Travel Nursing Blogs on Oct 17th, 2012
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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
americantraveler - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12From 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
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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
pix - Travel Nursing Blog Round-upSo 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 – canceled contracts do happen.  It’s normal to think your travel nurse career is over, but fear not, even veteran travelers have a contract canceled 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
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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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