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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What are “Strike Nursing Jobs?”
May01

What are “Strike Nursing Jobs?”

There’s been a whole lot of nurses going on strike lately in the news. California Kaiser’s nurses announcing their strike last month sparked the movement. Then, nurses from the University of Chicago announcing theirs just a couple days ago. It all basically comes down to nurses banding together sick and tired of certain problems. These problems include sick leave, benefits, and other labor disputes. This puts everyone in a...

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Traveling to Timbuktu | Benefits of Rural Nursing
Nov09

Traveling to Timbuktu | Benefits of Rural Nursing

Let me guess – when you first considered becoming a travel nurse you imagined yourself in a big, fancy, city hospital in New York. Or maybe you pictured beach time in between shifts, say… somewhere along the California coast or in Florida. Travel nursing is an adventure, and there are many exotic places to practice from Hawaii to Alaska. However, this doesn’t always mean you’re going to be in the most populated area. It’s important to...

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Nursing Benefits to Ask For
Apr03

Nursing Benefits to Ask For

Unless you’ve been hibernating during the winter, you’re probably aware that there’s a nursing shortage going on. With the populating continue the grow, and get older, healthcare facilities are desperate to fill their staffs with adequate nurses. While this certainly hurts some healthcare communities, it should be great for those in the industry, right? A shortage of jobs equals a bigger demand, which in turn equals a bigger salary to...

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Healthcare Jobs Without Blood
Jan25

Healthcare Jobs Without Blood

I’m sure there are many nurses that have faced this dilemma. You have a passion for helping people. You probably see healthcare professionals as the true superheroes and hope to join the ranks. Heck, maybe you’ve even conquered the NCLEX and are currently looking for a job. The only catch? The thought or sight of blood sends you reeling. While the movies might portray nurses as the people who apply pressure to the gaping wounds, this...

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