Travel Nursing Category

22
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Gadgets ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: gadgets for travel nurses ; Oprah Winfrey Show ; Skype ; Skype services ; Travel nursing careers ; traveling nurses ;

It’s a certainty that somewhere down the road, travel nurses will start to miss their families—but now, thanks to Skype.com, any vacationer or on-the-go professional can access high quality communication that’s almost as good as being there. Skype.com proves we’ve come a LONG way since Alexander Graham Bell hooked us up with telephones. Travel nursing careers are compelling stuff, and as good a reason as any to utilize Skype’s services. When traveling nurses want to share tales of their daily adventures, Skype (rhymes with pipe) almost makes it possible to literally “reach out and touch someone” for free! Skype’s video conferencing feature was developed in January of 2006, and has gained much of its notoriety from use on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Talk show hosts and traveling professionals alike use Skype to do everything but clink coffee cups with the person they’re video conferencing; the quality is that crystal clear—in fact, examples of what Skype can do include, from Oprah.com, in progress music lessons, wherein the teacher and her pupil are on opposite sides of the world! But Skype doesn’t have to be that high-tech. You can also use it to make voice calls over the internet and [+]

20
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nursing Career ; Retirement Savings ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Ameriprise Financial Mastercard ; credit card rewards program ; Fidelity Retirement Rewards card ; Retirement Savings ; RN salary ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Because you stay busy as a travel nurse, financial analysts recommend the more hassle-free approach of automatic, consistent contributions to your travel nurse job benefits, such as IRA and 401K savings plans; reading the fine print on your next credit card statement is a good way to get started. See if they offer a Retirement Rewards Program! Here’s an example of how it works at Fidelity Investments Retirement Rewards (American Express): you earn 2 points for every dollar charged on the card; once you rack up 5,000 points—equivalent to $2,500 in charges—Fidelity will funnel $50 into your IRA as a current year contribution. The Ameriprise Financial Mastercard offers a similar program. Considering that 78% of Americans under prioritize their retirement savings, reward programs like these seem like a good way to go—the only caveat: pay off your balances on time, or suffer the ding of a higher (than traditional credit cards) interest rate. Travel nursing jobs pay well. The U.S. Department of Labor reports earning potential for RN’s as anywhere from the upper 50’s to 110K per year; good news for nurses looking to salt away ample retirement funds. With the goal of staying in [+]

19
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Health Tips ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Health Tips ; Kaiser Permanente ; Travel nurse job benefits ; travel nurse job housing ; traveling nurses ; work-out tips ;

working outTravel nurse job benefits, just like us, come in all shapes and sizes. Some perks stand out more than others, like health and wellness incentive programs that cut back on your sick days and boost morale. If you’re a traveling nurse in the western region of the US and looking for healthcare with stay-fit resources, Kaiser Permanente has work-out tips you can download on your way to the gym. Since traveling nurses enjoy free private housing, often with on-site amenities like well-equipped fitness centers, pricey gym membership isn’t something to worry about—with health experts recommending up to thirty minutes a day of good cardiovascular exercise, a treadmill just paces from home is a built in perk for travel nurses. If you’re a traveling nurse with a wellness incentive you’d like to share with the world – well, please leave us a comment. We want to know how your fitness center compares with featured housing offered to travel nurses, and how you stay lean…but not mean. Cheers! [+]

18
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Registered Nurse ; Rehabilitation Therapy ; travel nurse career ; Travel Nurse Life ; travel nurses ;

Just before Christmas, our Rehabilitation Therapy blog checked in with Ellen Bloome, PT, then in recovery from a hip arthroscopy surgery to repair a torn labrum. Ellen provided us with some telling, tongue-in-cheek imagery, i.e. “crutching in” for her first physical therapy visit. For once, Ellen was the patient, about to see—if you’ll pardon the pun—what it’s like to have the cast on the other foot! In her first 4 days of therapy sessions with devoted PTs like herself, Ellen learned a lot—mainly that she loves the idea of a Colorado Physical Therapy job, and will gladly accept any number of them—but beyond those snowcapped mountains, Ellen came away with something even better; she absorbed everything her fellow PT’s taught her, and came away from the experience with sharper skills AND happier hips! What about you? Are you a traveling nurse with a story to tell? Did you injure yourself or contract an illness that landed you in the hospital and/or in the care of a trusted colleague? If you are a registered nurse, who ultimately benefited from the nursing experience tell us about it from the patient’s perspective. You can also post your stories and comments to our Facebook wall, but in [+]

11
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: California nursing jobs ; Locations for Travel Nursing ; Los Angeles nurse jobs ; nurse jobs in New York ; nurse jobs in North Carolina ; nurse jobs ion Texas ; travel nurse career ; travel nurse job in Florida ; travel nurse jobs in Reno ; Travel Nursing ; travel nursing career ; Virginia nursing jobs ;

As promised, here is the information about 2009 top 10 locations for travel nurses and some popular specialties in a few locations. Even is this tough economy, experienced nurses have the option to travel to beautiful parts of the country, make new friends, and even pick up new skills at a new hospital; also, apply your own nursing skills and help a new community. So, who should try travel nursing? Travel nursing is the perfect opportunity for nurses looking to explore the country while earning a higher nursing salary and strong benefits. Travel nurse jobs generally last for 13 weeks, during which travel nurses receive free private housing, free health, life, and dental insurance, licensure reimbursement, free continuing education classes, and tax advantages, all while earning up to twice as much as someone in a permanent nursing position. Beyond the financial benefits, travel nurses are given a lot of flexibility in their positions. As a travel nurse, you can choose your own start dates and can include vacation time in your contracts. Plus, travel nurses work in some of the best hospitals across the United States. Whether you want to work in a big city or a rural town, there is a travel [+]

04
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: 2009 Nursing Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: 2009 Nursing Jobs ; Travel Nursing in 2009 ; travel nursing jobs ;

2009 was a challenging year for our nation and we are still feeling the effects it. Even though, jobs overall decreased nationwide, travel nursing still offered great locations and job benefits to nurses looking for a new destination and the excitement of going to a new location for a few months.  In our next blog post, we will share the "Top locations for travel nursing jobs in 2009" [+]