What You Need to Know Before Taking a Travel Nursing Job

One thing’s for sure: COVID-19 has certainly left its mark on the medical field, and it doesn’t seem to be over yet. Due to the pandemic, jobs in travel nursing have been on the rise, and for good reasons. If you’re considering taking a job as a travel nurse, you’ll want a full picture of what to expect before you sign on the dotted line, and your Express Healthcare recruiter is here to get your questions answered. 

Don’t know what to ask? Before taking a travel nursing job, be sure you find out everything you can about the following 6 topics.

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Feeling Depleted? Get Inspired by These Ted Talks

Those who choose to make a career out of medicine usually do so because they want to make an impact. Nurses, techs, and other medical professionals have made a life of caring for others, and this sacrificial nature just can’t be taught. But with the added restrictions, requirements, and general stress of COVID-19, we can often come home exhausted, forgetting why we chose healthcare in the first place. That’s why we’ve compiled a few TED Talks to inspire you and give you some fresh perspective. 

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How to Treat a Person: Learning Patient Care from Patch Adams

“Patch Adams,” the 1998 comedy/drama featuring Robin Williams, tells the story of a man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, who makes waves at Virginia Medical University when he realizes that the school’s idea of what constitutes patient care is vastly different from his own. Wanting to serve those without insurance, Patch opens a clinic in his home. It is there that he finds his purpose: to connect with his patients and offer them hope. 

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A Reminder of Our “Why”

No one expects the kind of change that COVID-19 forced upon the medical world. And no one understands the fear and heightened emotion better than our medical professionals, people who thanklessly and repeatedly give their all to make patients feel safe and secure. During this unprecedented healthcare crisis, the world has looked to the heroes in the healthcare industry to lead the way with strength and endurance, and that’s exactly what they’ve done. 

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Current Demand is Driving Up Pay for Traveling Nurses

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The current health crisis has undoubtedly created numerous challenges for medical clinics, offices, and hospitals, especially when it comes to staffing. Help is hard to come by, causing medical facilities to offer double the normal rate to support the growing number of COVID cases. 

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New To Nursing? 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your First Year

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Now that you’ve landed your first job in your new nursing career, it’s time to make sure you have the best year possible. A successful first year starts with setting goals and implementing methods that will keep you on track. Read on to learn how to make the most of your first year as a nurse.

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4 Tips for Caring for Elderly

Those who work with the elderly often remark that “with great struggle comes great reward,” but this truth can be choked out by the difficulties of the day-to-day. If you want to provide the best possible care for your elderly patients, just take our advice below. In doing so, you can experience the intrinsic rewards that you’ve been missing out on.

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How to Be a Team Player in the Field of Nursing

Being a team player is important for success in just about any field, but when it comes to nursing, it’s critical. A solid nursing unit can make a difference in not only the workplace itself but also in the lives of their patients. If you want to learn how to be a team player in the field of nursing, find out below: Continue reading