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….

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…

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…

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…

True or False Travel Nursing Quiz

TITLE:       Quiz: How well do you REALLY know how to bust travel nursing myths? True or False: Travel nurses have to move to a new city every 13 weeks or after their extension ends. False. Travel nurses can move to different hospitals in the same city if there are opportunities for them to do so….

Ten Things You Never Say to a Travel Nurse

  “So you’re not a real nurse?” Of course we are real nurses. They don’t just hand out that title for free…   “Oh! You’re like a ‘temp’!” Nope, not a temp. I will temporarily be filling a very full-time position for a substantial amount of time.   “Since you’ve never done this HERE before…”…

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,…

5 Reasons Staff Nurses Should Stop Bullying Travel Nurses

Okay, sorry for the drama, we know that it is a small percentage of staff nurses who bully travel nurses. We also understand that nurse bullying happens between all variations of nurses in all health care settings, there is not one victim. Thankfully, our travelers rave about our fantastic hospitals and their nurses, but I…

“Dear Jimmy Kimmel’s Nurse” from Nurse Kelley Johnson

It was a nurse at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles that saved Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son. This nurse saved this little boy’s life by detecting his murmur, recognizing that he was blue, and ensuring he was brought to the NICU for life saving measures. Here’s the part that I find most surprising: most people find this…

18 Reasons Why You Should Never Travel to California

The food is too fresh There are only 840 miles of coastline and beaches It is always sunny out There are too many In-n-Out Burger joints around Taco Tuesday must happen every Tuesday The desert, a snowy mountain, and the beach shouldn’t be close enough to each other to visit all three in one day Celebrities…