How To Be Successful at Pain Assessment Nursing
Dec19

How To Be Successful at Pain Assessment Nursing

Pain assessment nursing is challenging, especially for travel nurses! You’re popping into different healthcare facilities who may treat pain differently, and you are caring for patients who you don’t necessarily know as well as you would if you were their nurse full time. However, it’s easier if you understand the background challenges of assessing pain, why it is so important, and what tools are available to you so that you can...

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How Recognizing Biases in Nursing Can Make You a Better Nurse
Dec11

How Recognizing Biases in Nursing Can Make You a Better Nurse

Though many of us would not care to admit it, we all have implicit biases. These are unconscious feelings we have towards the people we interact with. And while nurses dedicate their lives to providing outstanding care and promoting health equity, they are still prone to having biases, just like everyone else. But, we do have some goods new. Learning how to recognize and handle these preconceived notions is an important step you can...

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Negative Stereotypes in Nursing
Nov18

Negative Stereotypes in Nursing

The media has created some pretty controversial images of nurses over the years. Often times, television shows like the hits “Nurse Jackie” and “Grey’s Anatomy” portray RN’s as promiscuous and unethical. Perpetuating the “brainless bimbo” or “naughty nurse” stigma can cause a completely false impression of what members of the nursing community are really like… and yes,...

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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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