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Independent Nurse Contractor: Should you travel without an agency?

Travel Nurse
Testimonials
Jeannie Dougherty

“I heard the horror stories of how travel nurses were treated: Not true.”

Before I started traveling, I of course heard all the horror stories about how travelers were treated poorly and given crappy assignments – but that hasn’t been my experience at all. In fact – I enjoyed my first assignment so much – I’ve already signed a couple extensions at the same hospital. And I’m actually working days, after working nights for 5 years. So it’s really nice to have this experience for the first time.

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Samantha, LPN
Testimonials
Jeannie Dougherty

Can LPNs travel nurse? Meet Samantha, an LPN traveler.

Interviews with Travel Nurses: Welcome to “Travel Nurse Interviews,” a series where we introduce you to some of the travel nurses that work for Next Move Inc.  This week we’d like to introduce you to Samantha D, an LPN with a specialty in neurology, over 4-years of experience who has been traveling for the last

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Market Update
Market Updates
Jeannie Dougherty

Next Move Marketing Update: What to expect for the next 6-12 months

A year and a half into the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the new Delta variant on the scene, many of our travelers have asked what to expect in the coming months? What specialties will be in high demand? Do we expect a flu outbreak this year? And of course – what geographic locations do we expect to see an increase in demand for travel nurses?

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Samantha CCU
Testimonials
Jeannie Dougherty

Travel Nurse Interviews: Samantha, CCU-RN

“I think I made the switch from staff to travel nursing as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. When covid hit – my mental health was at an all-time low. At that time, I really felt like I had lost a lot of control over many things in my life. So when I started

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Testimonials
Jeannie Dougherty

“I needed to take back control of my career. Travel nursing gave me that freedom”

I wish I could say I became a travel nursing because of a  desire to help others. That has truly been a bonus that I didn’t realize was going to be a part of this job when I decided to make the choice to become a nurse. The truth is I was a very young mother, married and divorced by the time I was 23 and I had a family to support.  I come from a small town that doesn’t have a lot of job opportunities and I was looking for a job that would provide some stability for me and my family. I wanted a job that I could take anywhere, that I could go anywhere with and that would always be there. I wanted to do something I could be proud of and do something that not everybody could do. So, I became a nurse! And 16 years later, I still love being a nurse, even more so than ever before. Especially now that I’ve been traveling and seeing other nurses, this was a good step that I needed in my career.

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Jessica Hume
Testimonials
Jeannie Dougherty

Travel Nurse Interviews: Jessica, ICU RN

The thing that sold me on Next Move was knowing that many of the recruiters are former travel nurses themselves. They really know firsthand what to look for and ask for when signing a contract and could preempt any sort of hiccup a first time traveler might experience.

~Jessica, ICU RN

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travel nurses
Travel Nursing 101
Jeannie Dougherty

True or False: Travel Nurses Treated Poorly?

We recently surveyed all our Next Move nurses to get a feel, in real-time, of what they love about travel nursing, what they hate, and what we as the best travel nurse agency in the Midwest, can do to help.

The survey brought some insight to the team and we’d like to address it with you directly today:

Are travel nurses treated poorly by hospital staff?

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cute nurse's dog

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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