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 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….

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…

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…

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….