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…

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…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Leah Gnitka I just started travel nursing last August and it has been the best experience so far! My first assignment was in West Virginia, and the state pleasantly surprised me! I heard stories about how people don’t wear shoes there and don’t have teeth. But what I found out for myself was how nice…

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…

6 Ways to Fight SAD as a Travel Nurse

1. Vitamin D The sunlight gives us Vitamin D. Thankfully, during times that we aren’t exposed to the sun often enough, there are Vitamin D supplements. A multivitamin is always a good idea, but to specifically fight the negative emotions associated with darkness, Vitamin D supplements can assist. 2. Exercise Exercise give you endorphins, endorphins…

5 Ways Travel Nursing Enhances Your Life

5 Ways Travel Nursing Enhances Your Life  1.Time Travel nursing is known for the ability to give you back the freedom of time. Your assignments are typically only 13 weeks long, and you choose when they are. That means you have the ability to plan around special events, holidays, seasons, and anything else that is…