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01
Aug

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Tags: Alaska travel nurse job ; compact nursing licenses ; Hawaii nursing job ; Jennie Rayner ; Pike Place Market ; Registered Nurse ; Seattle ; travel nurse career ; travel nurse interview ; travel nurse job in Juneau ; Travel Nurse Life ;

An Exclusive Travel Nurse Interview It was our pleasure this summer to catch up with Rhonda Ward, R.N., who is enjoying a travel nurse job in Juneau, Alaska right now. A registered nurse for over 20 years and currently working in Endoscopy, Rhonda opened up about the travel nurse lifestyle, and why it’s so special. AT: Is this trip to Alaska your first travel nurse assignment? RW: No, this Alaska travel nurse job is my second, but my first with American Traveler. I’m really liking it so far and would love to extend, maybe work in a Hawaii nursing job next. I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of the Pacific Northwest this summer, and that’s why I wouldn’t mind staying.

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AT: Can you tell us about any day-trips or short vacations you’ve been able to do while on assignment? RW: Actually, Seattle’s not too far, so I accepted an invitation to meet up with Jennie Rayner over the 4th of July weekend. AT: Hmmm…Jennie Rayner. That name sounds familiar! Wait a minute! She’s one of our travel nurse recruiters. Are you two friends? RW: Yes, we are! Jennie’s my recruiter, and I got to [+]

15
Jul

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Bonus Program ; Operating Room (OR) ; Physical Therapist ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: job bonus ; job completion bonus ; L and D nurse ; nicu nurse ; OR nurse ; PICU nurse ; referral bonus ; travel nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel therapist ; Travel Therapy Jobs ;

Earn $1,000 Referral Bonus and Up to $3,000 Completion Bonus for Travel Nurse Jobs and Travel Therapy Jobs Travel nurses and travel therapists have the best of both worlds; a great career that allows them to help others while earning top pay and a chance to travel and work at different locations throughout the United States. As a travel nurse or travel therapist, you get a lot of perks and benefits with each assignment, such as free private furnished housing, tax advantage plan, matched 401 (k) plan, free group health, dental and life insurance, and bonuses! Now, in addition to the regular referral bonus American Traveler offers our nurses and therapists, we are also offering a limited time referral bonus of $1,000. We are looking for: RNs in the following specialties: OR, L&D, PICU or NICU Allied: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

In addition to the $1,000 referral bonus, we are also offering a completion bonus of up to $3000.00 on these specialties. Must start by Sept 30, 2011 to qualify for bonus. For more referral bonus and completion bonus details, call us at 800-884-8788 and ask for your consultant. Don't wait any longer, send your [+]

07
Jul

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Tags: California nursing jobs ; Colorado nurse jobs ; cooking dos and donts ; New Hampshire nursing jobs ; registered nurses ; semi homemade ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel nurse lifestyle ; travel nurses ;

Get Your Top 5 Kitchen Do’s and Don’ts Here Travel nurses are busy people with places to go and people to see, but that doesn’t mean they can’t prepare, say, a pizza during a Chicago nursing job that takes its cues from Deep dish, or, during a Hawaii assignment mix things up in the kitchen with newfound Polynesian flair. With free travel nurse job housing featuring all the amenities (like great kitchens), and proximity to great shopping, R.N.s can pick up all kinds of in season fruits and veggies that make mealtime special. Just make sure the pantry isn’t lacking with this fail-safe checklist: Must Have Pantry Items Sugar and flour Nuts (peanuts, walnuts, cashews) Rice (brown, white, long grain and minute rice) Dijon mustard, mayo, soy sauce, ketchup Chicken and beef stock Salt, Extra Virgin Olive oil Canned fruit and veggie goods Marinara and pizza sauce Tuna and salmon, packaged in pouches or cans Whole wheat bread, and pasta Got the goods? Great! Now it’s time to get started on a delicious home cooked meal! Five Cooking Do's Do: Save yourself time by cooking extra batches of chicken, pork or fish and store for future use. Once you seal it and freeze it, [+]

30
Jun

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Tags: 4th of July events ; Fourth of July ; Heritage Days in Bath ; Maine Fireworks and Festivals ; Maine travel nurse jobs ; New England travel nurse jobs ; Therapy Jobs ; travel nurses ; U.S. Navy ship ;

Find an event near you! For Maine travel nurses, it’s a very patriotic summer indeed in the blueberry capitol of America—a wonderful place for waving red, white and blue, taking in the fireworks and statewide festivals. Here are just a few state highlights. Start Your Fourth of July off with pancakes and fun in Bar Harbor If you’re a travel nurse with a hankering for flapjacks and sausage, get yourself down to Bar Harbor, Maine for their 4th of July pancake breakfast and festival—an all day affair that begins at 6am and includes a full day of crafts, lobster races, seafood, fireworks and band concert. Fireworks will be shot over Frenchman Bay at 9:15 p.m. Get starting times and exact locations for all activities planned by calling 800-288-5103. You may also catch a whiff of pancakes coming from Thomaston, Maine on the 4th of July; call 207-354-8763 for more information! Maine Fireworks and Festivals Perhaps one of the biggest to-dos is "Heritage Days" in Bath, ME. Starting July 1st and culminating in a lovely display of 4th of July fireworks over the Bay Waterfront (9:15pm), this is one of the best places [+]

06
Jun

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Tags: Alaska Halibut Tournament ; Alaska nursing jobs ; Alaska travel nurse jobs ; Alaska travel nursing job ; Halibut Tournament ; R.N. ; Sewards Halibut Tournament ; summer event ; travel nursing job ;

Find Out More on this June 1st-June 30 Summer Event Here! In June, the charming town of Seward Alaska, just 126 miles south of Anchorage, hosts its annual Seward’s Halibut Tournament; the event is well underway Travel nurse in Alaskswith weeks to go! If you’re an outdoor-loving R.N. working in Alaska travel nurse jobs, this is your chance to mingle with early season visitors and anglers, hop a chartered vessel and fish with the best of ‘em; there are daily and overall prizes for the largest halibut caught, with admission starting at $10 for the day and $25 for a 3-day “weekender”. Winners and the weight of their catch (some reel in whoppers over 80 pounds!), are available on the tournament website, where you can pull up directions, transportation information and entertainment offerings in Seward, known for its historic downtown district, art shops and galleries. To the left, you see pictures of  travel nurse Amy Boersma. During her Alaska travel nursing job, Amy got close to nature and enjoyed some great fishing! Fishing for the Perfect Summer Travel Nursing Job? Alaska travel nurse jobs in the summertime are perfect for those R.N.s looking to commune with nature and escape [+]

19
May

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Tags: Facebook ; RN jobs ; Social Networking ; travel nurse ; Travel Nurse Careers ; Travel Nurse with friends ; Travel Nursing ;

Is it possible that forming close bonds with new people on the job, leading an active social life and keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook can help you live longer? According to a 2010 review of nearly 150 independent studies on social ties the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Not only do close friends result in greater physical and mental health, say experts at Johns Hopkins University, supportive relationships help stave off memory loss, reduce stress and boost immunity – all factors associated with aging. In fact, people with strong social ties had a 50 percent better chance of survival regardless of age, sex, and health than those with weaker ties, one study found. Meeting new people and making friends is high up on the list of why RNs choose a travel nurse career. Countless have reported falling in love while on assignment and others traveling with soul mates and spouses say the experience is more enriching when someone comes along for the ride. In terms of physical health, nurses often embark on travel nurse careers to get away from stressful permanent positions that result in burnout, less quality time with [+]

06
May

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Related entries: Events ; National Nurse Week ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ;
Tags: American Nurses Association ; International Nurses Day ; National Nurses Week ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel nurse jobs growth ; travel nurses ;

National Nurses Week, beginning May 6th and celebrated through May 12th on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, is a long celebrated tradition, wherein all of us—from healthcare professionals to patients and their families—take the time to stop and show our hard working R.N.s our due appreciation. Throughout that week, nurses of every stripe are honored, from those still in training and recognized on May 8, National Student Nurses Day, to travel nurses and their R.N. colleagues who take the spotlight on International Nurses Day, May 12th. For generations, The American Nurses Association (ANA) has supported and encouraged recognition programs for Nurses Week that embody Florence Nightingale’s pledge; in honor of the travel nurses on staff at American Traveler, we would like to expound on Florence’s words and commend our R.N.s for practicing their profession so faithfully and elevating its standards. Whether they work in hospitals, clinics or rehab facilities, R.N.s in our travel nurse jobs are devoted to the welfare of patients who rely on them nationwide. Let's Get Visible: Ideas for Celebrating National Nurses Week Thanks to ANA and word of mouth, registered nurses, colleagues, friends and patients know just how to celebrate National [+]

05
May

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Tags: career choice ; mothers day ; mothers day memory ; nursing profession ;

In some ways, Mother's Day and the nursing profession make a great team. Many specialties (L&D nurse, NICU, Mother/Baby, Peds nurse) focus on mothers and children, so working with moms is a big part of the job. But let's not forget that many RN's  -- in addition to having their own kids --  may also have mothers who were very influential in their choice of a nursing career. Deb before Travel Nursing Job Deb in Nursing School Deborah Bacurin, Clinical Coordinator and Corporate Resource Manager at American Traveler -- and also a RN who worked in the ER for many years -- shares how her mother helped shape her career and life: "I hadn't always planned to be a nurse. When I graduated from high school, my mom was just graduating from nursing school. At 18, the last thing I wanted was to be “just like my mother.” Guess some of the medical profession did rub off on me though;  I got a job as a secretary in a local emergency room.  One day I saw one of the doctors come out and tell family members that their loved one had died.  I decided I could do better than [+]

27
Apr

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Tags: Kentucky Derby ; Kentucky travel nurse jobs ; north carolina nursing jobs ; Ohio nursing jobs ; travel nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel nurse lifestyle ;

Springtime in the Bluegrass state offers travel nurses the chance to witness the most exciting two minutes in sports! On May 5 through May 7th, the 137th Annual Kentucky Derby & Oaks unfolds at the famous twin spires of Churchill Downs in Louisville. If you’re an R.N. working in Ohio or Kentucky travel nurse jobs, this is a golden opportunity to enjoy gourmet food, Mint Juleps and dressing in high Derby style. The Travel Nurse Guide to the Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby Mint JulepGet a Taste the Derby! Famous for its signature drinks and Old Kentucky Home dishes, like Burgoo stew, the Taste of the Derby (click the event link to see a photo gallery of 2010’s amazing spread) is on Thursday, May 5 this year, and lets you sample food and drink prepared by world famous chefs. Travel nurses who are self-described “foodies” won’t want to miss this Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center event! A "Ladies First" Race at the Oaks! Just before the big Kentucky Derby race, there’s a Ladies First event, known as The Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 6th; on this day, travel nurses can grab their best buds and enjoy the ultimate [+]

20
Apr

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Tags: Arizona Nursing Jobs ; Cinco de Mayo events ; Denver nursing jobs ; Nevada travel nurses ; Texas nursing jobs ; travel nurse ; travel nursing jobs ;

Travel nursing jobs in the American Southwest dominate the social scene in May with events that celebrate Mexican heritage in high style. If you’re a travel nurse who loves that special time of year when the 1852 Battle of Puebla is commemorated with great food and dancing, these are your best bets for Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas. Arizona Travel Nurses Flock to the Festival Chihuahua Races! If you’re an R.N. working in Arizona nursing jobs, this is your chance to root for the underdog! The charming Chihuahua races are coming back to historic downtown Chandler, AZ—just south of Phoenix. Give your pipes a workout, cheering for the winner on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, from 10am to 7pm. Denver Nursing Jobs Deliver Mile High Expectations—Especially During Cinco de Mayo! It’s a fact that Denver nursing jobs put R.N.s in the heart of a vibrant Latino population that’s more prominent and fun than ever come Cinco de Mayo. Come revel in the fun of one of Denver’s most impressive events, May 7-8, 2011. More than 400,000 attendees are expected! Witness Mariachi, Cumba, Salsa, Norteno and many other genres of Latino music and dance—plus tons of superb [+]