Blog

That’s right. You do have the power today. As a travel nurse or professional healthcare traveler, you are in high demand all over the country. Top pay, great benefits, free housing while on assignment away from home. There are lots of perks and reasons to go for it, if you are not yet. Is there a place you’ve always wanted to explore? Hiking during your downtime in any of the many beautiful mountainous areas in the US? Exploring American history along the Northeastern coast or in the western settlements….so much to see and do here in beautiful America and the choice is truly yours. Cityscapes, country cabins, beautiful beaches….all available with amazing opportunities for you, the travel nurse, to explore. Time to break the mold and hit the road. If you are ready to take the challenge and start exploring this great country, all while enhancing your career and earning top pay benefits, then click here to fill out our Request For More Information and we will put you in touch with some of the top agencies in the industry today. Because you truly do have the Power!
Did you know that caffeine is the most highly used drug in our society? It’s true. You don’t think of it as a drug, but it surely is. It is a powerful stimulant and the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world today. It is legal and is not regulated in most of the world, unlike other psychoactive substances. Most coffees and teas contain caffeine naturally. Many drinks available today like soda and power boosters contain caffeine as well. Ninety percent of adults in America are daily drinkers of caffeinated beverages. The most noticeable effect the caffeine has on you is to stimulate your nervous system. Once it reaches your brain, you will notice an instant boost in your alertness. It will make you feel more awake and reduce your level of tiredness. It is used in many medications today for migraines, headaches, drowsiness and many other things. There are reported health benefits to the use of caffeine too. It has been found to increase brain fuction and maybe even improve your mood. Most people experience improved reaction time, short-term recall and alertness within about 20 minutes of drinking caffeine. It has also been shown to lower depression and the risk of suicide. It has also been found in recent studies that a few cups of coffee each day can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Coffee does contain other bioactive compounds in addition to caffeine that also may be causing some of the beneficial effects. Caffeine may increase your body’s ability to burn fat as fuel when you exercise. This can delay the time to push your muscles to reach exhaustion level. It also increases tolerance to fatigue and can help your workout feel easier. Coffee and tea may even help reduce the risk and type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Consumption of caffeine is mostly considered safe, although it is most definitely habit forming. I can testify to this first hand for sure. I don’t drink coffee, but do drink a caffeinated drink each day and if I don’t get that caffeine in by a certain time the headache that ensues is terrible. I have weaned myself off in the past but it took several days before the headaches stopped. So, there are benefits, and, as always, a downside to your caffeine use. But, we all know, it helps us get through the day or night. Just listen to your body and don’t overdo it or you will find yourself unable to sleep or get proper rest. Be safe and keep up the good work!
Yep, it’s here and full tilt with record temperatures scorching the northwestern region of the US. Many of the places experiencing the records temperatures right now don’t even have air conditioning. Well, I remember those days. Growing up in Florida without AC was rough, but we didn’t know any better. Now it’s considered a necessity in most places. So, the key is to stay hydrated and limit your outdoor activities to the cooler times of day, like early morning or late evening. I live in West Texas now and the hottest part of the day here is usually from 5-7pm, which is strange to me….but we of course live and learn. I do believe that some sun exposure is good for you. It’s the natural way your body obtains Vitamin D which is so important to our immune system and our overall health. Just don’t overdo it. I know, easier said than done. I can do about an hour in the sun and then I either cover up with cotton clothes or get out of the sun. But I hope that you will take some time to enjoy the sun safely, as it is so good for your overall health. And, of course, the professional healthcare travel industry is still booming and there is really no end in sight. And, travel nurses and professional healthcare travelers make top dollar and receive great perks and benefits. Covid is still raging, even though so many are vaccinated now across America. And the stress of having to worry about Covid only adds to the many stressors already in our lives every day. So, please take a minute for yourself at some point this summer. Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated and make sure you get a safe amount of sunshine!
Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Only if you aim right. Why did the pillow go see a doctor? He was feeling stuffed. Where does a boat go when it doesn’t feel well? To the dock. Did you hear the one about the germ? Oh good because I didn’t want to spread it around. The cookie went to the hospital why….because he felt like he was going to crumble. Of course, how many nurses does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, because they get a student to do it. Why do you think some nurses bring red magic markers to work with them? In case they have to draw blood of course. And, did you know that statistically speaking, 9 out of 10 injections are in vein. PMS jokes are not funny…period! What is the opposite of you’re out? Urine! Be kind to nurses because remember they do choose your catheter size. You can’t fix stupid, but you can sedate it. All bleeding will stop….eventually. Why did the nurse go to art school….to learn how to draw blood of course. Don’t mess with a pediatric nurse because they have very little patients. What about the man who fainted at the airport terminal? Must have a terminal illness. Why did Mr. Peanut go to the hospital? Because he was a-salted. Don’t lie to the X-ray tech – they can see right through you. Laughter is the best medicine – except for diarrhea. Dracula told the nurse to please call the doctor because he couldn’t stop coffin. What did the nurse say to the rocket ship? It’s time for your booster shot. The nurse told the patient who said they swallowed a spoon, Sit down and don’t stir. What did the balloon say to the nurse during his checkup? I’m feeling a bit light-headed. Who cured the invisible man? The ICU of course. And then….what did the nurse say when asked how to tell the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer….the taste……Yuck! Have a great day and remember to smile!
Let’s get rid of that funny email address and be professional: No recruiter wants to write to hotgirl69@hotmail... Remember, everything on your resume is important and OPEN to interpretation – just make sure you like what they interpret. The language and words you choose are a reflection on YOU. Poor grammar and/or typos d misspellings also represent you. Especially in this day and age, use a spellchecker at least if you are not good at this type of thing. Your resume should be limited to one page with your relevant experience AND an accurate description of your employment for the past seven years. There is no need for pictures or graphics to be included in your resume. No one wants your picture or flower graphics and it must never be more than 1 MB in file size so it does not upset spam/junk or other email protection software. Please tell the reader what your function was and what department you worked in. No one needs a long job description as the recruiters are placing candidates every day. It will slow down the process if you take the time to tell the reader that you "cared, advocated and provided valuable oversight in the field of patient care in several areas of the hospital" rather than "ICU nurse providing bedside care to 3-4 patients full-time". Believe it or not, it is not necessary to reveal your age on your resume. This is a difficult one because we want to provide full disclosure and it is pretty impressive to have a college degree nowadays, but you can tell the person you are talking with during the interview if they ask. For example, list "BSN – BigIvyLeagueCollege, Beantown, MA" and leave it at that, no graduation year is required. Your objective does not need to be listed on your resume. Your obvious objective is to get a great travel job….and that is it. There is no reason to list other jobs you held before you started working in healthcare. Your recruiter and new boss don’t care if you started out making fries at Mickey D’s. Stick to the relative information. So, there are a few things you can consider when preparing or updating your resume. Just keep it real and short and sweet. Everybody is so busy in today’s healthcare industry, they are really looking for top candidates who can provide their patients with the care they deserve.  Safe travels and best of luck landing the job you’ve been dreaming of.
Travel nursing can be a challenging choice to make. But it can also be one of the most rewarding and beneficial steps toward improving your situation in more ways than one. Change, or challenge, can be difficult, but also you may reap rewards you never even dreamed of. First of all, travel nurses can earn top dollar in the industry and get great perks on top of the normal rate. Housing can be provided to you at no charge as long as you continue to maintain a home base where you keep a home. Most travel assignments run from 13 weeks and up. There are also some assignments available for shorter periods of time if you like to move around. Sometimes if a job works out really well, you can even extend it to 26 weeks. Changing your environment can be challenging but you can learn so much when you jump into a new situation and see how things are done, sometimes differently, than what you would normally see. You can choose a place that you have always wanted to visit and take the time during your off-duty days to explore and see more of that area. You can learn much more about a place when you have the opportunity to explore and stay in the area for a few weeks or more. Seeing and experiencing different ways of doing things can enhance your skills and your career as well. Maybe there is a more efficient way of doing something you consider routine, and you will be exposed to it on one of your travel assignments. Being exposed to a different set of stimuli, people and environment can be rewarding in so many ways. So, what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? Is it your turn to up the odds a bit, in your favor. If so, just click here to fill out our Request For More Information and we will be happy to put you in touch with some of the agencies across America who are looking for you. Let’s all be safe and take care of each other!
This wonderful and beneficial fruit contains potassium, folate, fiber and Vitamin C. All of these things promote and support your heart health. Studies have shown that a high fiber diet lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and can lower your cholesterol. The fiber and water contained in bananas encourages digestive health and promotes regularity. The BRAT diet which is highly recommended for digestive issues and to calm diarrhea stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. This has been a standard for many years. The potassium contained in bananas helps maintain proper fluid levels in the body and can help regulate the movement of nutrients and waste in and out of your cells. It also helps the nerve cells respond and muscles to contract while keeping the heart beating regularly. It can also reduce your risk of developing kidney stones as you age. The potassium from a banana can also help manage your blood pressure while reducing the strain on your cardio system. Another benefit is the tryptophan contained in bananas which is an amino acid that can help boost your ability to learn and remember things, as well as preserving your memory and regulating your mood. One study even showed that when children who have asthma eat bananas, it can help prevent wheezing. Some studies have shown that bananas are a good thing to add to your diet for cancer prevention. Bananas contain lots of great antioxidants like lectin and vitamin C can help the body remove free radicals. So many of us don’t take into account how much our diet plays a role in our health and well being. As a travel nurse or professional healthcare traveler it is essential to keep your immune system in top shape to keep us healthy. We have to take care of ourselves so that we are able to take care of our patients. So….let’s add a banana a day to our diets. I know I will! Safe travels!
RN’s specializing in Long Term Acute Care are in big demand across the country right now. If you have two years experience in the LTAC specialty, there are so many jobs out there for you right now. As a travel nurse you can pick your destination and be sure to find work there. Needless to say, with the ongoing pandemic still causing so many issues nationwide, LTAC RN’s can choose where they want to work and get a travel assignment lined up quickly. Have you been wanting to check out a new area or explore somewhere you have never been before? Now is your chance. Everything is opening back up and the need for RN’s is still booming in any market you may choose. Cities, country settings, cold climates or warm, the choice is really yours. Travel nurse assignments run from as little as 4 weeks but most average around 13 weeks, and can be extended if you like it there and things go well for you. Maybe it’s time to go visit an old friend or family member and stay closer to them for a few more weeks, longer than most people can plan on vacationing. You will have to work hard, but of course you will have free time to enjoy and explore. We can help you get that perfect assignment lined up. Just click here to fill out our Request for More Information and we will get you in touch with some of the top agencies in the healthcare travel field today. Top pay and benefits await you in your first….or next…travel assignment!