Christine, a FlexCare Med-Surg/Tele RN and recent featured Tuesday Traveler, doesn't have challenges finding the good in each assignment. Currently working in Arizona, Christine is not shy about grabbing her camera to explore an area. Her motto, "Life is an adventure. Take risks," is the epitome of a positive traveler mindset. We caught up with her to find out why she decided on this career and what she believes is something she must bring with her on any assignment.
The most successful travelers are those who can embrace adventure, go with the flow, and forge relationships with people they meet along the way. Making the leap to become a traveler takes a ton of guts and an absolute faith in your skills, but the rewards are plentiful.
We share stories about our nurse and allied travelers to provide a glimpse into the unique lifestyle. Like everything, the experience of being a traveler is whatever you make of it.
UPDATED FOR 2019!
As a travel nurse or clinician, keeping up with the changes in your practice can be challenging at best. We've compiled a list of events and conferences that seek to enhance any healthcare professional’s skills, knowledge, and career opportunities. So, whether you’re a nurse, speech therapist, respiratory therapist, or other allied clinician, there's likely something for you.
NURSING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
You've landed in a new city, you're sitting in a new rental or in your motorhome, and you have no idea where to start. No worries! We've provided links to some of our most traveled destinations to help you better understand the good, the bad, and the blissfully insane of the place you'll call home for the next 13 weeks.
This is your opportunity to play Dora the Explorer. Now, get out there and get acquainted with your temporary turf!
The FlexCare spirit of giving kicked into high gear recently after the devastating fire broke out in Paradise, CA, just a short drive from our headquarters here in Northern California. With over 50,000 residents displaced by the fire, we quickly mobilized our staff to assist evacuees onsite through the Salvation Army’s command center, and we donated hundreds of pillows, jackets, and towels, as well as nearly 1,000 winter coats.
by FlexCare team members Alicia Keith, Angie Entwisle, and Taylor Stanfield
Get in on winter pay rates before the January surge!
Did you know that January is one of the busiest months for travelers applying for new assignments? Avoid getting caught in the “bottleneck” of people who had contracts end in December, or took time off for the holidays, or waited for the New Year. Once these well-meaning procrastinators are ready to begin a new adventure, the pool of candidates applying for jobs at the same time nears a fever pitch.
FlexCare travel nurse Mickel E, a CVICU RN, recently received a Daisy Award while on assignment in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The nomination came from a patient's wife, who also happens to be a nurse, and had this to say about Mickel:
ROSEVILLE, CALIF. - SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
FlexCare Medical Staffing, a leader in medical staffing services for healthcare facilities across the nation, has announced the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is FlexCare’s first regional office outside of California.
If you've been thinking about becoming a travel nurse or allied clinician but you're hesitating because you don't want to leave Fido behind, there are steps you can take that will allow you to make Fido your travel companion.
There are lots of reasons to bring your pet along for the adventure. Traveling with your pet not only helps combat homesickness, it also reduces stress - and that can help you be an even better traveler.