How Travel Changes You: Inspiration in Travel Nursing
Feb12

How Travel Changes You: Inspiration in Travel Nursing

I’m terrified of heights, but I had to do it. I hiked a two-mile trail in the Mount Hood National Forest when I finally arrived at a clearing. It echoed with the sound of rushing water falling from the cliffs before me. Through the waterfall, a cave was exposed. In order to reach it, I would have to climb across a bed of rocks, slippery from the mist. I looked at the steep climb, the rushing water, the ravine below, and I was dizzy at...

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Best Safety Practices for Nurses
Jan16

Best Safety Practices for Nurses

Working in the nursing field is all about the best outcomes — and that includes your personal safety! Although travel nursing brings all sorts of new experiences, remembering the best safety practices for nurses ensures each assignment rocks! Even if you are a nurse with years of experience, it never hurts to recount the basics. Sometimes it’s that one moment you take for granted which results in a serious error or injury. Let’s avoid...

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5 Things They Don’t Teach You in Nursing School!
Nov10

5 Things They Don’t Teach You in Nursing School!

For just about anyone starting out in a field they’ve trained for, the first day on the job can often feel foreign. Sure you’ve gone through all of the necessary coursework, but that doesn’t mean you actually know how to work as a registered nurse! These types of realizations and thoughts are quite common, and new nurses can feel like they’re a bit overwhelmed when the time comes to start your first assignment. Here we will discuss...

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How to Recruit and Retain Millennials In Nursing
Nov08

How to Recruit and Retain Millennials In Nursing

The nursing shortage is a frequently talked about subject in the healthcare industry, so it’s no surprise that many assume that the millennial generation could be the answer. Perhaps they could. As it stands, young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study. This curious bunch, known as the “why” generation, are actually...

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Why Become an Emergency Room Nurse – Emergency Nurses Week!
Oct10

Why Become an Emergency Room Nurse – Emergency Nurses Week!

Patients come into the emergency department with all kinds of injuries and illnesses, from gunshot wounds to heart attacks to mental health issues. Emergency nurses have to know how to do it all, making ER nursing one of the more challenging nursing specialties. October 8-17 is Emergency Nurses Appreciation Week 2017, so let’s take a moment to appreciate the hard work that goes into emergency nursing! Emergency nurses face many...

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LPN Versus RN: What’s the Difference?
Sep28

LPN Versus RN: What’s the Difference?

When discussing the LPN versus RN debate, there are numerous things to consider. Even though they sound similar, if you compare registered nurse vs. licensed practical nurse careers and education you’ll see they have fairly little in common in terms of job tasks, educational paths, and salary ranges. Whether you’re in nursing school and debating which degree to pursue, or you’re thinking about switching sides from one degree to the...

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