Travelling Nurses Category

03
Feb

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

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Tags: National Nurses United. ; nurses union ; RN unions ; Travel nurse job benefits ; travel nurses ; traveling nurses ;

More and more travel nurses are finding themselves working in a hospital that has a nurses union. What does this mean for the traveling nurse? First, know that this trend is gaining steam.  Just this past December, three large RN unions (in California, Massachusetts and Maryland) merged to form the 150,000-member National Nurses United.  Its mission? Says Deborah Burger, RN, one of three charter co-presidents of NNU: "We are going to make sure we organize every single direct-care RN in this country. RNs and our patients deserve to have a national nurses' movement that can advocate for them." nurse union The NNU -- which is seasoned, well-organized and well-financed -- has a very convincing sales pitch.  Among the “pros” of unionization are more security for nurses, more clout when battling administrators, and higher pay and seniority protection for nursing jobs.  Thus, many facilities are accepting a nurses union -- and many traveling nurses are choosing to join a union. To join, or not to join? Not everyone is a fan of RN unions. The “cons” include high union dues, having to comply with their bylaws and other regulations, and having one more layer of bureaucracy between the nurse and the patients. [+]

29
Jan

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Florida ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Florida nurse jobs ; florida nursing jobs ; Super Bowl in Florida ; travel nurse jobs in florida ; traveling nurse job ; West Palm Beach travel nursing jobs ;

Are you an American Traveler and football fanatic, interested in featured travel nursing jobs? Well, if you have a Florida license in hand, you’re in luck. Our quick start positions may be just the ticket—to the Super Bowl XLIV! Our traveling nurses will have plenty of time to line up a nearby assignments, rub shoulders with Florida nurses already here for the fun, and watch the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts face off Sunday, February 7 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. In the days leading up to the big game, local festivities abound, and there couldn’t be a better place to enjoy them than the Sunshine State in wintertime. South Florida temperatures average in the low 70’s this time of year, making outdoor events like the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam on February 5 a no-brainer! This event, hosted by Kevin Dillon of HBO’s Entourage, will take place at 8th Street and Ocean Drive, featuring singers Rihanna, DJ Irie, Justin Bieber and Nelly Furtado. If you’re looking for a free, non-ticketed affair to get in the Super Bowl mood, check out the Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel on Saturday, the night before the [+]

29
Jan

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

Related entries: Haiti Relief ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: executive order for nurses working in Florida ; florida nursing jobs ; Florida travel nursing jobs ; Haiti Relief ; National Nurses United. ; nurse jobs in haiti ; RN jobs ; RNs going to Haiti ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Thousands of nurses across the country are responding to the call for volunteers to provide medical aid in Haiti following its devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. National Nurses United, the largest RN organization in the country, says that more than 12,000 nurses have answered the call to serve, awaiting only funds (the NNU is asking for donations) and logistical arrangements (transportation, lodging, etc.) to be deployed to Haiti. This development presents two types of opportunities for the travel nurse. First, nurses between assignments may choose to do a volunteer stint in Haiti.  American Traveler has seen many of its RNs volunteer over the years, and encourages those who wish to serve in Haiti to do so. The second opportunity involves travel nursing jobs that will become available to fill the temporary absences.  These are likely to be opening up all across the country; check our rn jobs list often for new travel nursing assignments. In Florida, there has been a particularly large response from volunteers – and thus a looming shortage of licensed nurses. That means there’s a good chance that there will be many excellent Florida travel nursing jobs opening up. To make it even easier and more desirable for a traveling nurse to [+]

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! [+]