3 Tips on Using Facebook to Find Your Nurse Travel Job

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Finding your next travel nurse assignment can be a daunting task especially when you have two weeks left in your current assignment. Although I could never be a nurse – blood kind of freaks me out, I envy nurses that take the opportunity to travel the world. Truly amazing!

Facebook-Search-Tips-Travel-Nurse-Premier-Image-600pxWhen I interview local nurses, I ask them if they would consider travel nursing and most of them fear job security and the unknown. Fear is a reality to all of us. It’s overcoming your fear that makes life worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong, some nurses don’t want to travel; they prefer permanent positions where they can establish a lifestyle around their career. Either way being a nurse is awesome whether you’re a traveler or not.

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How to Stay Healthy with Unhealthy Work Hours

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Having the right combination of eating healthy and exercising is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re working crazy hours or have a demanding schedule, this can feel almost impossible.

Let’s face it! Unlike many other industries, working as a healthcare employee is challenging due to the schedules and time on your feet. Your life likely revolves around; night shifts, rotating schedules, double shifts, and overtime. You may even be a first time mom trying to learn how to balance a career and baby world. Or perhaps, you’ve found a 9-5 position that is providing career satisfaction. No matter where you are in your career, I am confident that you have what it takes to become a healthier person. Continue reading

Tips and Trends in Travel Nursing

trends-in-travel-nursing-premier-medical-imageIt’s no secret that nursing is an in demand field, but anyone who has gone on a job hunt can tell you that some places need more nurses than others. The long hours and numerous on call shifts can also make taking vacation time tricky. One good way to retain a steady employment while also being able to travel around the country is to use a healthcare employment agency to work in travel nursing.

Travel nursing is a lot like the name implies; you move from hospital to hospital working as the jobs are needed. Some stays are long term; others are short. They tend to average about a 13 month duration. The demand for good nurses is always rising, so there is no shortage of jobs to be found. Your healthcare employment agency will be the one responsible for making sure that you are connected with hospitals that are in need of work. They take the hassle of calling up employers, scheduling interviews, and wasting time traveling to hospitals halfway across the country only to find the position was filled. Continue reading