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Nurses Week this year starts on May 6 and wraps up on May 12 this year, Thursday through Wednesday. We want to celebrate all nurses for the whole week during this annual event. May 6 th has been designated National School Nurse Day, May 8 th National Student Nurses Day and May 12 th International Nurses Day. Please help us all to celebrate these front line workers who are at their jobs every day helping their patients during the current health crisis. The work you do every day as RN’s and Travel Nurses is greatly appreciated by all. Hospitals are being pushed to the brink in many places across our nation. The hard-working nurses continue to take the lead in this worldwide battle, and now, getting those vaccinations into the arms of as many people as possible in the shortest period of time. Normalcy may be getting closer with several vaccines available now. Will there be a “back to normal”, we think a “new normal” is more feasible. The battle continues as we try to get the world to achieve herd immunity. But, for these few days, we want to make sure you, the nurses, travel nurses and professional healthcare providers, know and understand how grateful we are for your perseverance today, over the past year, and every day, for providing your patients the care they so urgently need. Nurses are the core of all healthcare facilities. Make sure you thank your co-workers for their jobs well done and keep smiling. We really are all in this together and Happy Nurses Week! We celebrate you this week, May 6 – May 12, 2021.
Do you have questions about travel nursing? Here is some insight into questions you may have about a career in travel nursing. Maybe we can answer a few of these common questions for you. Do I get reimbursed for travel expenses ? This will all be worked out with your recruiter before a commitment is made. Normally there is an amount reimbursed for travel expenses one time only. But this can vary, depending on assignment and agency, and should be on your list to be discussed with your recruiter. Can I take family or friends along on a travel assignment?  On most assignments you can take whoever you want with you, even a pet. If you know a friend who is also a travel nurse, you can arrange your assignment in the same facilities and share housing and expenses. Bringing family and/or a pet, would be at your expense, but can be arranged since assignments are normally arranged well in advance. How much experience is necessary to become a Travel Nurse?  Most agencies prefer two years of experience in your specialty to be considered for a travel nurse assignment. But things can and do change as demand increases across the board for experienced nurses. How long are travel assignments?  Travel assignments usually last 13 weeks. If things are working out well and the facility is happy with you, your assignment could be extended. There are some assignments that are for shorter periods as well.The time frame is established and contracted with you before the assignment starts and your travel recruiter can always help you with all the details. Where are travel nurse jobs available?  Depending on your specialty, there are jobs available in most every state across the country. You can choose a particular destination. Is there some area of the US on your bucket list that you would like to explore a little more than a normal vacation would allow? Or how about being close to some family that is not close geographically? The possibilities are wide open and in most cases, there are more jobs than there are experienced and qualified nurses to fill them. That's one of the reasons the travel nurse industry continues to grow. Different assignments and different agencies offer much of the same benefits and perks for travelers but there are a few variations. HealthCare Employment Network only works with top proven agencies in the field and we make sure your information is put into the right hands.  Click here to fill out our Request For More Information form  if you would like to get started today on your first or next travel adventure.
Well, as the CoVid19 battle continues, hospitals and facilities around the country are in dire need of professional, qualified Registered Nurses. Emergency Room RN’s are right at the top of the list and the demand shows no signs of abating any time soon. Are you quick on your feet and good under pressure? That’s what is required of the RN/ED. If you have experience and like having the pressure on to work, you can be banking and enhancing your career now more than ever as a travel nurse. Emergency Departments in large, metropolitan areas as well as emergency facilities in every environment need you now. The demand continues to grow, even as we are striving to get everyone in the country vaccinated against the pandemic virus. Is there somewhere you’ve been wanting to go or explore? There are travel assignments starting as short as 8 weeks, 13 weeks, and all the way up to 26 weeks available. If you are working in an area that you have always wanted to explore you can plan some downtime to check it out a little more so than would be feasible on a vacation. Top pay and benefits as well as paid housing are some of the many benefits of travel nursing at this time, and, all while enhancing your career at the same time. Calling all Emergency RN’s. They need you now. 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 field today…..Let’s get you started on your first….or next, adventure!
Buy experience, not things. Do it now. Tomorrow may be too late! Escape to the unknown. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. We must take adventures to find out where we truly belong Always bring a towel. Get lost in your new surroundings. Who knows what you may find. Don't carry your wallet or passport in the your back pocket. Travel as far as you can, as much as you can, and as long as you can. Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul. Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures. I have an insane calling to be where I'm not. Traveling leaves your speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. Don't listen to what people say about a place, Go See! A ship is safe in harbor…but that's not what ships are for. To travel is to take a journey into yourself. It is better to travel well than to arrive. Bring extra socks. Not all those who wander are lost. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. Jet lag is for amateurs. Let's wander where the wifi is weak. Tropic like it's hot! Life is better in flip flops! Life is better at the beach. If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet. Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times. Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life. There is no greater education than travel. Live the life that people write novels about When was the last time you did something for the first time? Will work for travel. If it scares you, it might be worth trying. Travel expands the mind and fills the gap. Traveling is about finding things you didn't even know you were looking for.. And, don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia!
Need we even mention that Respiratory Therapists are in high demand all across the country to help in the battle against this terrible virus we are all battling? RT’s are commanding top dollar and exceptional benefits in travel assignments in major markets. Would you like to do some travelling? Is there some place you have always wanted to spend some time but just haven’t had the opportunity to do so? Well, now is definitely the time to look into starting your professional healthcare traveler career. Large metropolitan areas like New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and so many more are in dire need of your expertise to help the millions of CoVid patients to rehabilitate their lungs after contracting this pandemic virus. Rural areas and all points in between are also in need of your help. It’s totally up to you in today’s market. So, maybe now is the time to start your travel career as a Respiratory Therapist. You will earn top compensation, great benefits and probably even some bonuses to help now. We all know that patients need help with their lungs after recovering from CoVid. So, let’s get you started on your first, or next…travel assignment. Just fill out our Request For More Information form by clicking here and we will put you in touch with top agencies in the industry that are specifically looking for your talents. Let’s help each other and get this pandemic under control!
HCEN, HealthCareTravelers.com, is here to help you, the travel nurse or professional healthcare traveler. We know it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of healthcare travel agencies there are out there today. Travel Nursing is a huge industry and shows no signs of slowing down within the next decade. But no need to worry because here at Healthcare Employment Network, we have done our homework, so you don't have to. We are currently working with the country's top healthcare travel agencies. Would you like to spend the winter in Florida, Arizona, Southern California or Hawaii? How about winter weather in Vermont, Utah or Colorado? The options are wide and varied. The choice is up to you. Assignments are available starting now with 8, 13 and 26-week jobs looking for travel nurses and healthcare travelers all across our beautiful country. There is no charge or obligation to you when you fill out our Request for More Information. We only share your information with our clients, the top healthcare travel agencies in the country. Thousands of healthcare professionals have utilized our services in the last eight years and have saved themselves hours of research. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your future.  Click here to get started by filling out our Request for more Info form  and get ready to hit the road to enhance your life and your career too!
It seems as though we haven’t said this in a while…so we once again want to express our gratitude for all of you professional healthcare providers, travel nurses, RN’s, healthcare providers and support staff. As this virus continues to ravage our country, and the world, we know that it is very stressful on all the caring professionals who are doing your best to give patients the care they need and deserve. Now that the vaccines are being distributed throughout the US, we are hoping that help is finally on the way to getting on the other side of this pandemic crisis. The vaccines are being administered in an efficient method and will continue to hopefully lessen the spread of this terrible scourge. So, in the meantime, keep wearing your masks. Keep washing your hands and keep up the social distancing as best you can. We just want you to know that you are appreciated beyond measure and say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Be safe and let’s work together to get back to some sense of normal!
More recent studies have found obesity to be the leading cause of preventable illness and disease Obesity takes away more life years than the other top killers including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even tobacco. Weight loss, diabetes management and healthy eating should be the primary concern of the American public if we want to see improvements in these types of illness and death. Forty-seven percent more life-years lost than tobacco were linked to obesity in a recent study. That’s hard to believe. And, of course, we have all heard that obesity if a major cause of worse case scenarios regarding the Covid 19 virus that we are still fighting every day. Helping patients to understand treatment methods, approaches and options could have a significant effect on America's health in the long term. Steps must be taken to get people eating more healthy, less junk food and convincing them to move more. We, as travel nurses and healthcare professionals, know this and we see it daily in our work. I personally think making America more healthy would be a great goal as we continue to prove to the world that we are one of the most unhealthy populations on the planet. Bad news for plus sized adults for sure, but it would be great if our society realized that we need to move more, not less. Eat less, eat healthy, drink water and of course, quit smoking. These are all behaviors that can be modified if patients are taught the methods required. Improve your diet, move your body and please stop smoking if you haven’t already. We can do this and as healthcare providers we know the proper procedures to make it so. We have to start with ourselves in order to stay healthy and provide our patients the care they deserve. Be safe!
Where are you off to this summer for your next adventure? Is there a place you’ve wanted to visit for a long time but just never made time to do it? Maybe it’s time to plan your travel assignment for the summer and let your travel nurse job take you someplace you’ve always wanted to go. Snorkeling in the Florida Keys? Or, how about hiking in the backwoods on any of our many beautiful federal or state parks? There are so many choices for you to make. And, since you have the opportunity to do this with a great travel nurse assignment, maybe it’s time to stop wondering about it and just do it! Travel nurses in many specialties are needed in markets all across this beautiful United States. The option is yours, of course. So whether it’s big city action, tourist hot spots, rural backwoods hiking and or adventuring, it’s all up to you. HealthCareTravelers.com is here to help you. All you need to do is fill out our quick Request For More Information form and we will put you in contact with some of the top agencies in the healthcare travel field today. They are looking for you. There are assignments ranging from just a few weeks to half of a year….once again, it’s all up to you. Just click here to fill out the form and we’ll get you started on your first…..or next, adventure!