When nurses decide to take their first travel assignment, they put their future in the hands of a recruiter, so trust must be the foundation of the relationship. All of us at FlexCare take that responsibility seriously. It started from our humble beginning back in 2006 when we decided to shake things up and do travel nursing better than anyone else.
Whether you’re just starting out in travel nursing or you’ve been on a few assignments already, it’s important to sharpen your interview skills so you can make the best first impression! Hospitals are looking for nurses who are flexible as well as passionate about the open assignment. When you’re interviewing for a coveted position, here are a few ways you can stand out among other nurses vying for the same spot:
Response #1: “I’m open to various schedules.”
Collaboration: Working with Other Nurses, Physicians, and Other Members of the Health Care Team Sally Keskey
Phoenix, Arizona is an incredible travel nursing location, but there's no denying that the place gets HOT, especially during the summer months. If you're on assignment, what do you do once you leave the air-conditioned hospital and step into the brutal desert air?
We all know that work-appropriate attire for nursing doesn't leave a whole lot of room for interpretive fashion choices, but that doesn't mean you have to look drab, either. We have a few suggestions for letting your personality shine through without getting in trouble.
Travel nursing is life-changing -- you get to see new places, experience different working environments, learn to work with a variety of people and so much more. However, it can be a little tough to go on assignment to an unfamiliar place. We've written before on how you can meet new people and socialize, but once you have people to do things with, what should you do? How can you find activities when you're in a totally new place?
The boy scouts might claim to be the most prepared group, but I think if you put a few nurses in a room together, you’d have an entirely different opinion of what it truly means to be prepared. As a new nurse, I could never have anticipated just how helpful my nursing gear would be in completing my job, especially during emergencies. About to start your first travel nurse position? Here are five things that a successful nurse can’t live without:
Ah,Washington State, the land of Puget Sound and Starbucks Coffee. Whether you're assigned to a hospital in Seattle or you're picking up an assignment in Olympia or any of the smaller Washington cities, you're likely to fall in love with something. There's nature, there's culture, there's great food, there are concerts and sports and ferry rides and so much more. When you have a little downtime, here are our top seven suggestions for things to do in Washington.
Sometimes it seems like your path is paved before you and you know exactly where to go and how to get there. Other times it’s a little less clear. You have an idea or a place you want to be, but if you are making a big change and you aren’t sure about it, what are some tools to make the decision making process easier?