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16
Dec

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: Holiday Safety Tips ; travel nurse housing ; travel nurses ;

holiday safety tips for travel nurses Nurses around the nation will be decorating their travel nurse housing this holiday season. Traveling healthcare professionals are just like anyone else this time of year: they love to decorate and make the season bright. Travel nurse housing across America is aglow with twinkling lights, glowing fireplaces, and scented candles like gingerbread and pinecone. Nothing wrong with showing a little holiday spirit; however, as any ER nurse can tell you, over **14,000 people a year are admitted to the hospital with injuries from winter decorating. Here are 10 important holiday safety tips for a merrier holiday season. Pay attention to the label on an artificial tree. Make sure it has a “Fire Resistant” label. Check live trees for freshness. You can gauge the health of a tree by making sure the needles are hard to break or pull from the branches. The bottom of a healthy tree is sticky; when tapped on the ground, it sheds few needles. Set your tree up carefully. When you bring the tree back to your travel nurse housing, place it AWAY from heat sources, i.e. fireplaces, radiators and vents. If you have a real tree, refresh its [+]

09
Dec

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Ask Kristin a Question ; Florida ; Nurse Interview ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: RN ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel nurse recruiter ; travel nursing in Florida ;

At American Traveler, our RNs live the adventure implied by the name of our healthcare staffing agency: they enjoy the opportunity to travel the United States from coast to coast, loving the free private housing and other amazing benefits that make each assignment seem like one big vacation. Sean, an ER nurse enjoying his second assignment in Florida, is one such traveler. A consummate beach lover, the Pennsylvania native remarks in his interview, ocean waves crashing in the background, that he knew absolutely no one upon arriving in the Sunshine State. It could have been a chilly first impression, but fortunately the Miami weather wasn’t the only warm aspect to his travel nursing job. Kristin Zandee, Sean’s recruiter, is a ray of sunshine for all the American Travelers she works with. Her relationship with Sean is no exception.  The ER nurse has remarked that Kristin is “a wonderful woman”, always there to answer his questions with the kind of turnaround that makes Kristin, Senior Consultant and three time winner of the Healthcare Recruiter of the Year Award, one in a million.  

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02
Dec

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Related entries: Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Videos ;
Tags: New York City nursing job ; RN ; travel nurse housing ; Travel nurse job benefits ;

Where you live is a very important part of the travel nurse experience. At American Traveler, our RNs and work closely with their recruiters to find free private housing that meets their every need—no matter how specific. In the case of Kayleigh, an emergency room RN, her checklist of requirements got crossed off one-by-one in a cute Brooklyn apartment with off-site parking; this New York City nursing job was made special not just for Kayleigh, but two of her closest friends. It was high praise when the group, self-described as "picky" and a “traveling circus” due to pets, rated their travel nurse housing "FABULOUS!" Watch the video detailing their experience here: Whatch video about travel nurse housing Thanks, Kayleigh, for your kind words. They go straight from your lips, to Housing Manager, Nance Warner’s ear. Nance delivers more than just the furniture when it comes to your idealized private living space. "We look at it as more than just an apartment," says Nancy and her team of housing specialists. “It’s also peace of mind.”  “Peace of Mind” is Available to ALL Travelers, Even If They Prefer a Housing Subsidy Once you accept that high paying nursing job, American [+]

11
Nov

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Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ;
Tags: hospital ; nurse turnover ; registered nurses ; Staffing Agency ; temporary ; travel nurses ;

The RN Work Project is about to conclude its multi-state, 10-year study of the career trajectory of newly-licensed registered nurses in 2016. The goal is to understand the reasons behind nurse turnover so that healthcare providers can improve recruitment and retention strategies. A snapshot of the results from 2006 to 2014 (the study concludes in 2015): 17.9% of new nurses left their first job within the first year. 33.5% of newly-licensed RNs changed employers within two years of hire. 60% of licensed nurses left their position within 8 years. Of course, not all hospitals and healthcare facilities experience this level of nurse turnover. But whatever the rate of nurse turnover is at your facility, the costs can get out of control quickly. Hospitals Lose Millions Annually The estimated cost of nurse turnover varies within the healthcare industry. The American Organization of Nurse Executives estimates that direct recruitment costs alone are $10,000 per nurse departure. The Nursing Executive Center calculates that the direct recruitment costs make up just 21 percent of the total cost of hospital nurse turnover. It’s the indirect costs such as the loss of experienced RNs, new hire training, loss of productivity, and adverse patient outcomes that make up 79 [+]

04
Nov

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

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Tags: American Traveler ; breast cancer momth ; breast cancer walk ; travel nurses ;

Breast Cancer Month Awreness walk - American Traveler team On October 25th, 2014, thirty of our staffing professionals at American Traveler showed their commitment to fighting breast cancer by walking in the American Cancer Society's annual “Making Strides” event; held all over the United States, the 5K donor walk in South Palm Beach saw an amazing turnout of 20,000 participants! The smiling faces  and able bodies that came together at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida on a beautiful blue October weekend helped raise over a half million dollars! The funds are used to support breast cancer research and support the millions affected and touched by the disease; put more simply: fundraisers at this event are ensuring more birthdays to help make the world go round! American Traveler is proud to be on the Top Companies list of donors, and salutes all individuals and companies that are teaming up to make a difference among breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, their friends and families. Members of our team, including those who could not attend that Saturday but supported us in spirit, would like to thank the American Cancer Society and other organizations that are synonymous with ending [+]

27
Oct

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Related entries: flu shot ; Health Causes ; Health Tips ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Videos ;
Tags: anti-vaccination movement ; healthcare professionals ; HPV infection ; Life-Saving Vaccinations ; pertussis ; Vaccines ;

Registered Nurses are on the front line of preventing more than just the flu by encouraging timely vaccinations. Diseases like pertussis, meningococcal, an HPV infection, and many more are completely avoidable with access to vaccines. Educating patients on the where, how and why of getting vaccinated is a task in which RNs are trained to excel. An issue of **Annals of Family Medicine (November/December 2012) reported RNs to be more effective at administering vaccinations than any other healthcare professional! These tips help emphasize that personal contact between nurses and patients is key in immunization interventions. #1: Talk to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. Immunity fades over time, so keeping your vaccines up to date as an adult is critical. RNs can get an idea of how to counsel patients of every age about vaccines by referring to The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ calendar schedule. #2: Learn more about “Bringing Immunity to Every Community”; it’s a partnership between the American Nurses Association and the CDC, and aims to maximize the RN’s role in increasing vaccination rates. #3: Own a Copy of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Known as “The Pink Book”, it’s offered by the CDC and [+]

19
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: multistate licensure for nurses. ; Nursing jobs in Texas ; Texas Fast Facts ; Texas RNs ; texas travel nursing jobs ;

Austin, Texas skyline Since 2001, Texas has had trouble filling open nursing jobs. Major cities such as Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are in desperate need of healthcare professionals. As of May 2013, approximately 190,090 Registered Nurses (RNs) were employed by Texas healthcare providers making the profession the leading healthcare occupation in the state. Texas Fast Facts Texas is part of The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which enables multistate licensure for nurses. It’s the second largest state by land mass, second only to Alaska. Texas is the 2nd most populous state next to California. The state has 630 hospitals with approximately 83,000 licensed beds. 73% of the State’s hospitals are in urban settings and 27% in rural. The state has the 7th highest Urgent Care Centers in the nation at 26 facilities and growing rapidly. The average age of working RNs is approximately 50 years of age. Nursing shortages will be exacerbated through RN retirements over the next two decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that by 2030, Texas will have a workforce shortage of 109,779 nursing jobs. Only California at 193,100 nursing jobs and Florida at 128,364 nursing jobs will experience higher RN shortages. According to PayScale.com, RN hourly pay rates for [+]

24
Sep

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Related entries: ER Nurse ; Florida ; Nurse Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Videos ;
Tags: ER nurse ; RN ; travel nurse video blog ; Travel Nursing ; Travel Nursing with frineds ;

Kayleigh, an ER nurse, has traveled the U.S. extensively, enjoying the site seeing, new experiences and friendships forged along the way. Her travel nursing career includes assignments in New York and Florida, where she grew more than just her clinical skills—Kayleigh also built a network of friends she’ll always keep in touch with. In her experience working in the ED of a prominent New York hospital, Kayleigh found that the emergency room was more than a place of healing; it was also an ideal setting to meet likeminded people with similar goals. “I would have never met those people if I hadn’t traveled through American Traveler,” Kayleigh remarks in a video captioned with two key concepts in healthcare staffing: adventure and friendship. Adds Kaleigh when she talks in glowing terms about her adventures as a travel nurse, "My mother likes to call it vacation with a splash of work thrown in." "Meeting New Friends on Your Travel Nurse Adventure! Watch video about meeting new friends while travel nursing It’s hard not to agree with Kaleigh’s mom that travel nursing is like an extended vacation. Kayleigh has remarked that the people she met while working in New York dropped [+]

18
Sep

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Related entries: flu shot ; Health Causes ; Health Tips ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurses ; Registered Nurse ;
Tags: flu season ; Healthcare employers ; nursing jobs ; registered nurses ; traveling nurses ;

RN with patient getting the flu shot vaccine RNs know that prevention and control of seasonal influenza is contingent on getting vaccinated; therefore, those working in nursing jobs throughout the United States hope to educate the demographic with the lowest vaccination numbers last year. Not surprisingly, RNs are not included in that demographic. According to the CDC’s updated research for the 2014/2015 Flu Season, the highest number of those who sought flu shots last year were pharmacists and nurses, with RNs being recorded at **84.3%. And it is no surprise, as healthcare facilities everywhere have stringent requirements. Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals shares: All of the facilities we staff have flu vaccination requirements for the traveling nurses and healthcare professionals we place in our client hospitals. 6 Compelling Reasons Why RNs Should Help Raise Awareness These are compelling reasons from the CDC’s updated **2014/2015 Flu Season page to get vaccinated: Reason#1: The flu shot can reduce chances of transmission by between 50% and 70%. Reason #2: Flu shots affect quality! **The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers as part of its list of quality measures. Reason [+]

10
Sep

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Florida ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Videos ;
Tags: Florida nurse jobs video ; florida nursing jobs ; Florida travel nursing jobs ; RNs ; travel nurses ;

RNs who want to "get on the road" literally with their travel nursing careers and head someplace sunny and warm for the fall and winter need to get in touch with an American Traveler recruiter immediately! Florida nursing jobs are available right now, with start dates beginning in September and into the first weeks of January. Reasons for wintering in Florida, The Sunshine State, are many—when you check in with Sean, RN in this travel nursing video, you’ll see why! Florida travel nursing video with Sean, ER RN When you refer a qualified friend, you’ll receive a $500 referral bonus; this incentive applies to travel nursing jobs anywhere in the U.S. Watch more videos with American Traveler travel nurses talking about their exciting assignments! Feeling motivated? Great! Be sure to update your employment profile and get in touch your American Traveler recruiter immediately. Our VIP customer care will work closely with you to ensure you turn up exactly where you want to be this season and next. Have a look at this Florida bucket list with 10 hot spots for ringing in the New Year this winter. These 10 Sunny Places Are 10 Reasons to Apply for Florida [+]