Packing is the worst. You have to figure out what you need, where you'll put it and how to fit it all into the least amount of luggage possible. If you're going on a travel nurse assignment you need to figure out how many seasons to pack for and what other household necessities you’ll need to bring. Will you be flying with a few bags, or driving with several? How can you bring all the necessary items without overloading yourself? How will you find the time to get everything packed?
The experiencing of working with a recruiter is different for everyone but in the end they all have the same job: get us working in a position as a registered nurse that best fits our skills, desires, and needs.
Your recruiter knows that it’s in their best interest to find a job that fits you just right. Being open and honest with your recruiter is the easiest way to make sure that this happens.
Going on travel nursing assignments opens a lot of doors, career-wise and experience-wise. You get to see places you may have never seen before, work with people you'd never have met otherwise, and learn how a variety of medical facilities operate. You'll have new experiences and expand your skill set in every new location. With all these benefits, it's easy to make the argument for picking up as many assignments as you can, but that doesn't mean it'll be a breeze. When you're on assignment, sometimes your social life takes a hit.
So you ended up in Phoenix for your travel nursing gig? Was it your first choice or did you take the assignment for reasons other than location? We’ve listed out three reasons why Travel Nursing in Phoenix is the best!
When you're on a travel nursing assignment, you might feel a little lonely on certain days, and Valentine's Day may be high on the list. If you have a significant other, you're probably missing them. If you don't, you may be feeling pretty bah-humbug about the whole thing. Totally understandable! But rather than feeling down and missing the people you care about, why not treat yourself and make it a special day anyway?
Congratulations to Shelby Davis on becoming Recruitment Team Member of the Month! Learn more about how long Shelby has worked with FlexCare and what she loves about her job!
There is only one thing we can think of after a 12-hour shift. Food. More specifically delicious Houston barbecue. Put the nursing shoes in the car, leave the skinny jeans at home and put on some joggers and a bib. It is time to feast!
Travel nursing is an interesting and exciting profession, allowing you to travel all over and learn more than you ever could in one place. It's a fascinating life and many nurses prefer it over a local position. Still, if you've never done it before, it can be intimidating. How do you stay away from home for weeks or months at a time? What if you don't know anyone? What if your living situation is less than ideal, or you don't get along with the staff, or the assignment location is not to your liking? How do you cope?
All across the nation, hospitals rely on travel nurses to fill out their staff. There are a variety of reasons to employ travel nurses, from convenience to necessity, and the mutually beneficial relationship is a definite perk. If you're wondering why hospitals choose to hire travel nurses, these are some of their motivations. 1) Travel nurses have great experience. Moving between different hospitals, teams, and situations means they know how to stay on their toes and operate in a variety of environments. They're flexible, quick-thinking, and fast learners.