5 Patients You Can Expect This Summer
May25

5 Patients You Can Expect This Summer

You’re probably saying to yourself, “finally, some warm weather and sunshine.” Sadly, an increase in temperature will also mean an increase in injuries this summer. Suddenly, summer, the sunshine and swimming will be replaced with stings, scrapes, and, of course, sunburn. These cast of characters below will surely make an appearance at some point this summer, so we’ve chosen a few as a forewarning of some unique visitors. The Lobster...

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Shai Wilkins: Pageant Queen, Travel Nurse & Health Enthusiast
May12

Shai Wilkins: Pageant Queen, Travel Nurse & Health Enthusiast

An Alabama native, Shai Wilkins attended high school in Harvest, where she spent a lot of her time participating in school clubs, and sports, like basketball. She continued on to Belmont University in Tennessee, where she made her way through nursing school. But don’t let this seemingly ‘average, American girl story’ fool you, because Wilkins is far from average. As if getting through nursing school isn’t...

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Travel Nurse’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
Jan06

Travel Nurse’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Ah yes, with the start of the new year this past weekend, I’m sure everyone’s friends, families and coworkers are buzzing about their New Year’s resolutions; but let’s be real for a second, working out and eating better have been done and done again, so why not consider changing up your resolutions this year and promise yourself to fulfill new, exciting and more career-oriented resolutions? Don’t get me wrong, working out,...

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Negative Stereotypes in Nursing
Mar04

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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Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Travel Nurse Job

By Erica Ronchetti Before signing up to travel the United States as a travel nurse, there are several important things you may be interested to know. Travel nursing can be extremely rewarding as well as enjoyable; a paid vacation to the beaches of Hawaii and California is certainly appealing but before departing on your next travel nursing job, take a minute to read the following information. Salary is very different from typical...

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Part II: Q&A with Travel Nurse, Best Selling Author Epstein LaRue
Mar03

Part II: Q&A with Travel Nurse, Best Selling Author Epstein LaRue

By Christine Whitmarsh Epstein LaRue, RN, BS, is a seasoned travel nurse and published bestselling author of several books on travel nursing. Her “Highway Hypodermics” series of books have been best-sellers on Amazon.com. I recently spoke with Epstein by phone about her experiences in travel nursing, her books and her advice for current and aspiring travel nurses. This is the conclusion of my interview with Epstein. TNS: What are the...

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