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Travel Nursing Spotlight: California

California is the epitome of the west coast lifestyle. Trips to the mountain and the beach are only hours apart, and there’s never a shortage of activities. Being a travel nurse can present many career opportunities as well as fun memories. Healthcare in California Californians can buy health insurance through several different options. If employers…

Travel Nursing Spotlight: Idaho

Idaho may be famous for its potatoes, but it also boasts a strong healthcare system. There are many opportunities for travel nurses – and plenty of activities to do outside of work too. Healthcare in Idaho Idaho ranks 18th in national healthcare and has affordable healthcare for its residents. When the Affordable Care Act began,…

Summer Activities for Travel Nurses in California

The idea of being a travel nurse is exciting because of all the travel opportunities, but sometimes you may feel worn out from frequently moving and working. Enjoying fun and relaxing activities can help you unwind after work and allow you to see new places when you visit a new city or state.   Luckily,…

5 Skills Needed to be a Good Travel Nurse

Having a nursing degree signals you have gained the necessary experience to be a nurse, but there are also soft skills you should have to be a travel nurse that can handle any type of situation. Here are 5 skills that make up a good travel nurse.   Organizational Skills   Being a travel nurse…

What Makes a Good Travel Nursing Agency?

A good travel nursing agency helps nurses enjoy a career where they can help others while enjoying work flexibility and travel opportunities. However, not all travel nursing agencies are the same. It’s important to do the proper research so you can understand what each agency offers. There are several factors to consider in choosing a…

The Benefits of Travel Nursing

A nursing career is a rewarding job in itself, but becoming a travel nurse is a way to help others and move forward in the career field. It also allows for travel and networking opportunities. Travel nurses can travel around the country and stay in specific locations for as long as they want.   What…

5 Travel Nursing Destinations for Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Pacific Northwest has unrivaled opportunities for exploring the great outdoors. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast and are searching for your next travel assignment, consider one of these destinations.   San Juan Islands, Washington   When most people think of the Pacific Northwest they picture a cold, rainy climate with bustling cities. There are 450…

Top Specialties the Travel Nursing Industry Needs

Some specialties call for travel nursing more than others. A natural disaster or epidemic might cause a demand surge at a specific location. However, there are some specialties that demand travel nurses all the time. If you want to have the widest range of job choices and pay options, consider specialties that will always present…

Before Your First Travel Nursing Assignment, Follow This Checklist

Many travel nurses feel exhilaration after accepting their first travel assignment, but they may also feel overwhelmed. The next few months will be some of the most exciting of your life, but they come with challenges you’ve never before faced. Prepare for your assignment using the following checklist.   Update Immunizations   The CDC has…

3 Pro Tips for Your First Travel Nurse Assignment

Travel nurses work hard to secure their very first contracted assignments. From professional certifications to résumés and job interviews, a lot goes into finding that first job. How the nurse handles the job will determine his or her professional future. Here are some tips for making the most of your first assignment. Prepare Ahead Ask…