As someone who works with healthcare facilities to help them solve their staffing challenges, I'm often presented with misconceived notions or problems as to why facilities steer clear of hiring travel nurses. Some of the facilitiy leaders I have spoken with who are responsible for staffing are under the impression that hiring travelers is too expensive. While the subject of cost vs.
Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP, is an experienced travel SLP and founder of TheTravelingTraveler.com, a resource and lifestyle blog for traveling healthcare professionals. Julia was a presenter at TravCon 2018 as part of the expanded sessions for allied travelers. We caught up with Julia and she generously agreed to answer a few questions about her experience as a traveler.
What a simple word, yet just hearing it makes you feel good. Now consider travelers who regularly move from one facility to another every 13 weeks. I know from my own experience and hearing from other travelers that receiving a genuine welcome when starting a new assignment can make a huge difference.
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With nine assignments under his belt, we asked veteran traveler Chris M., an ICU nurse currently on assignment in California, to share his philosophy and advice on how to embrace the unique travel nurse life.
The wisdom he imparts is valuable for all of us to incorporate in our busy lives – whether we’re travelers or not.
At FlexCare, we do our best to ensure that you have a full and complete understanding of the process, your contract, and your assigned facility. Transparency plays a vital role in maintaining a strong relationship with you, and it all begins with knowing what's needed to become a phenomenal travel nurse.
Before you start packing for your ultimate road trip to your new travel nurse career, make sure you have all the information you need so that you're as prepared as possible. We've placed thousands of nurses and clinicians in facilities around the country and they always ask great questions.
The life of a travel nurse is nomadic, to say the least, but it's also very busy, so when we get the opportunity to hear directly from one of our nurses, we love to pass along their wisdom to our community.
We caught up recently with FlexCare traveler Ryan and his dog Solo. Ryan is currently on assignment in the Northern California town of Fort Bragg - an ideal setting for a new traveler. If you're considering a career as a travel nurse, read Ryan's story and find how he makes it work and what he believes is essential to embrace as a traveler.
If there's one thing we love at FlexCare it's the opportunity to spend time with our travelers, so when we heard that Justin, a FlexCare nurse, and his family were in town, we jumped at the chance to meet them and find out how these Michigan natives make a home on the road.
What we discovered about this exceptional family of five is that a healthy sense of adventure and shared experiences more than make up for the lack of “stuff” that most of us accumulate. In addition, traveling with the kiddos is much easier now that most states offer K-12 classes online.