Pre-shift Tips for Nurses
Oct25

Pre-shift Tips for Nurses

Nursing is a very stressful and taxing job. However, we all know it’s worth it! In order to be the best nurse you can be, you need to take care of your mental and physical health. Sometimes nursing shifts can be long and arduous. In order to make sure you are performing at your maximum level for your shift, you need to have the right pre-shift routine. We’ve compiled a list of five pre-shift tips to help you on your travel nursing...

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Travel Nurse IRS Audit: Why They Occur and What to Expect
Oct14

Travel Nurse IRS Audit: Why They Occur and What to Expect

When it comes to taxes, a travel nurse’s life is far from simple. This is because travel nurses are almost always on the move. They work for different employers in different states every few months. Naturally, this can make their financial situations pretty complicated. Though we’ve already written a blog covering travel nurse taxes as a concept, today we’ll get a little more specific. That’s right, we’re talking about a travel nurse...

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Preparing for a Nursing Performance Review
Sep03

Preparing for a Nursing Performance Review

There are plenty of things to worry about as a new nurse. You will encounter many “firsts” as you begin your nursing career, including first days, first patients and first procedures. Another first that all newbie nurses must prepare for is their first nursing performance review. This is a chance for your manager to assess how your performance compares to the requirements of your position. While this review may seem nerve-wracking,...

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The Truth About Being Blacklisted
Jul15

The Truth About Being Blacklisted

For a travel nurse, being blacklisted is one of the worst-case scenarios. You would think that to avoid this label you just have to be an overall good nurse.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There is an ugly truth to why hospitals blacklist travel nurses. This ominous listing puts fear into many nurses, but even if you do become blacklisted, it’s not the end of the world. Below we’ll take a good look at the...

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Nursing Shortage Issues Hurt Everyone… but you can help
Jun05

Nursing Shortage Issues Hurt Everyone… but you can help

We hear over and over again that there is a shortage of healthcare workers across the country, and the problem is going to get worse. It’s the same story – there are more people than ever before with access to healthcare, the number of senior citizens is growing, and students aren’t graduating from nursing school fast enough to meet this demand of patients. Yet, the untold story is the way in which these nursing shortage issues...

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Eustress vs. Distress: Dealing with Stress as a Travel Nurse
Mar29

Eustress vs. Distress: Dealing with Stress as a Travel Nurse

Sweaty hands, nail-biting, a racing heart, these are just a few of the physical side effects of stress. Stress comes in many forms and is felt differently by everyone. However, there are some commonalities to the symptoms of stress. Before you write stress off as a horrible nuisance, it is important to know that there are two types of stress: eustress vs distress. In case you weren’t already familiar, eustress is positive stress and...

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