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19 Tips for a First Time Travel Nurse

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Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

19 Tips for a First Time Travel Nurse

It can be a bit scary to jump into the field of travel nursing because there are SO MANY questions and Google (the mastermind that s/he is) doesn’t always provide the most reliable answers. Pretty sure the last thing we googled told us we had cancer, and 48 hours to live so we’re never googling

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seasonal depression
Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

Seasonal Depression: What is it? Do you have it? What can you do?

It’s about that time of year again – time for longer pants, heavier coats, and that anticipation you get when you’re about to have your very fist pumpkin spice latte of the season!  It’s almost Fall!  It’s a season that brings joy to many with its changing colors, and cooler days– but for some –

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Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

Why You Should Interview Your Recruiter: 5 Questions to Ask

We’ve all been there, plopped down on our favorite chair, with our phones in our laps, Googling rando things from “what is the huge black bug on my wall?” to “what jeans will make my ass look good?” to “how to tell what my dog is dreaming about?” And at some point, we have ALL

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tropical beach
Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

Why do nurses want to work in Florida?

It’s not exactly a “breaking news” type of headline – but the majority of RNs that reach out to us have an expressed interest in travel nursing in the beautiful state of Florida. Is there more to it than just the desire to work near white sandy beaches, under bright-blue, sunny skies, or in idyllic

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Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

So You Want to Travel Nurse? State-by-State Nursing License Guide

Travel nursing is a lucrative and rewarding career that involves all the things you love about nursing with a beautiful side of travel – but – with one very important thing to keep in mind: you must have an active state nursing license in whatever state you plan to practice nursing.  Sometimes this can be

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local travel nursing contracts
Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

Local Travel Nursing Contacts: Great pay & benefits. With the comforts of home.

Have you heard about local travel nursing contracts? Chances are if you’re an RN you’ve (at bare minimum) considered travel nursing and chances are even though the high salaries may have seemed tempting – you just couldn’t imagine leaving home for 13-weeks at time.  Perhaps you have familial responsibilities such as young children or aging

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Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

Take a break between contracts: benefits of vacation

As a travel nurse agency, you may think it a bit odd that we’re encouraging you to take a vacation – but as a nurse first, and nurse powered* agency, we are acutely aware of the negative effects of working one contract after another and never reaping the benefits of taking a vacation. *Next Move

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Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Welcome to nurse burnout.

Nurse burnout is a real and growing problem within the U.S. healthcare system due in part to long hours, increased responsibilities and low pay. We’ve all heard the statistics that RNs are leaving the profession at an alarming rate largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent ramifications of that, resulting in increased rates

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Q&A: How to travel nurse with pets?

Q&A: How to Travel Nurse with Pets As someone who can’t imagine a life without dogs, I also can’t imagine taking on a travel nursing career without my beloved pets. I mean, look at those faces! Meet Cafecito & Mijo. So the question then becomes: Can you travel nurse with pets? Well, the simple answer

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5 Tips for Surviving a 48-Hour Work Week

Five Tips for Surviving a 48-hour Hour Work Week It should come as no surprise to any clinician that the days of $10K contracts are long gone – and those that pay in the range of high $4k to low $5k are often in the 48-hour a week range. Four, 12-hour shifts a week is

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5 Best Travel Nurse Locations: Fall Edition

Top 5 Picks for Travel Nurse Locations: Fall Edition Fall is the ultimate time to take your nursing career on the road to various locations throughout the United States. If you’re ready to sign your next or your first travel nursing contract: you may have a lot of questions about best places to travel in

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