Sexualizing Nursing

For decades, the nursing profession has been sexualized the media. We have all seen the short skirt, cleavage, high stockings, and high heels nurse costume that reinforces the “sexy nurse” stereotype. My question is this: why have we, as nurses, allowed this for so long? To me, the only thing that these sexualized images, costumes,…

Not Your Average (Nurse) Focker…

Believe it or not becoming a male nurse was never a childhood dream of mine. In fact, I’m 99% positive that if I could go back in time and ask my teenage self about a possible career in nursing my younger self would laugh. So how and why? I have always been a relatively high energy individual. Growing up I…

Dynamic Vs Static Stretching

What does your personal warm up routine entail? For me, I like to get a good sweat going by either jogging or pumping out some calories on the stationary bike, followed by some dynamic stretching. However, when I was playing soccer my warm up consisted of a lot of static stretching to make sure I…

Dynamic Vs Static Stretching

What does your personal warm up routine entail? For me, I like to get a good sweat going by either jogging or pumping out some calories on the stationary bike, followed by some dynamic stretching. However, when I was playing soccer my warm up consisted of a lot of static stretching to make sure I…

Why I’m Travel Nursing

By Kelsey Van Fleet Hi, my name is Kelsey and I have been a nurse for nearly 3 years. I have worked the last 2.5 years in a tele/ICU unit dealing with a lot of heart and lung ICU patients. In that time, I grew from a new RN to a resourceful staff nurse who…

Our Travel Nursing Story Continued

By Sam & Annette (@travelnursebabes) Our third assignment was at the outpatient infusion clinic at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) [4, 10hr dayshifts/wk]. We packed up our car, and made the cross-country road trip from Chicago to LA, stopping in Memphis, Austin, Tucson, and San Diego. We couldn’t be more excited to get…

Our Travel Nursing Story

By Sam & Annette (@travelnursebabes) One of our most memorable weekend getaways was to Yosemite National Park. From LA, the drive took about 6.5 hours. The scenery looked straight out of a fairytale as we drove up to our resort, Rush Creek Lodge. The whole vibe of the lodge was spot on—a refreshing woody smell,…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Tanisha Terry (@xoxotanish) When I received the phone call from my recruiter telling me that I landed my first travel assignment in the Virgin Islands, I couldn’t believe it! My mouth fell open. I was excited, and couldn’t wait to share the news with all my family and friends. But soon after, my feelings…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Jo Cesante Hi! My name is Jo and this is my story. I started travel nursing last July 2017 and it’s been, by far, my best decision in life yet, although I know I’m still only 22. I love traveling (I mean, who doesn’t?) and the idea of being able to explore new places,…

Travel Nurse Recommended Vaccinations

By Nurse Kelley There has been a lot of flu activity this season. There is an astounding number of travel nurses have either treated someone with flu symptoms, had the flu themselves, or known someone who did. We thought it would be a good idea to review healthcare vaccinations that are recommended for traveling nurses….

My Travel Nursing Story

By Hannah Netherton I took a last minute trip to Zion National Park before my assignment in Utah came to an end. One night at the local bar I met an older man who had had all of his toes and both of his heels amputated due to frostbite in Canada, and he was still…

How to Champion Nursing School: Nurse Kelley’s Hacks

  Take your own notes If your nursing school allows you to bring a computer to class bring it every single class and take your own notes. You can also pull up PowerPoints or Note Templates your professor created and type in your own comments—but I really recommend creating your own new notes typing out…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Kamonchanok Gulgalkhai (Poppy) My name is Poppy and Kevin is my husband. We are travel nurses. We started doing travel nursing in October of 2017 and we are currently on our second assignment in Northern California. Before we become travel nurses, we worked as staff nurses in South Florida. Kevin dreamed of becoming a travel nurse…

The Future of Travel Nursing

There are so many changes occurring right now in healthcare and in nursing, specifically. We wanted to review the current trends in nursing and look at what they mean for the future of travel nursing. 1. “Millennials” The newest generation of nurses are all about traveling, increased income, and adventure. There is what is being…

4 questions about travel nursing on Holidays

1. What if I don’t want to work on the Holidays? You don’t have to! One of the biggest perks of travel nursing is that YOU choose when you take assignments and what big life events you need off from work. However, just be sure to read your contract fully, as some hospitals have holiday…

Travel Nursing 101

What is Travel Nursing? Travel nursing is when a Registered Nurse takes a nursing “assignment” for 13+ weeks in a location that is at least 50 miles (for tax free per diem) away from their permanent residence. The assignments are within hospitals that have needs for that nurse’s specialty, and the nurse is sometimes offered…