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Pros and Cons of Becoming a Locum Tenens

Why Become a Locum Tenens? Locum work may be something you’ve thought idly about but never really pursued. Many physicians are drawn in by the allure of travel, but there are are other factors for you to consider: Pros You can pay down debt — fast If you’re committed to practicing in a particular location, your income can be limited by the area’s opportunities, cost of living, and more. By being flexible in the assignments you take, you can maximize your earning potential. Some locales have a tough time recruiting physicians, so wages are commensurately higher. Often, locums assignments include stipends or other arrangements for travel and lodging, letting you […]

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First Travel Nursing Assignment Tips

What to Think About When You Start Your First Travel Nursing Assignment You’ve scoured the job postings, found the perfect one, and accepted your first travel nursing gig. Now what? Keep the home fires burning What should you do to prep your life and home for an extended absence? If you’re not going to be maintaining a permanent residence, you’ll still need to account for your bills and mail somehow. Signing up for online bill pay can help quite a lot. Also, making sure your apartment or house — and the items in it — don’t take serious damage is important. If you are going to maintain a permanent home […]

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Living and Working in Portland, Oregon

If you’re looking for a location that offers a range of just about everything, living and working in Portland, Oregon is for you. From food to transportation, this is a growing and vibrant community of economic and socially minded people. Seriously, there’s not a bad place to eat or drink, and when you’re done with your local fare, drop the container in the solar powered compacting garbage can. I know you’re thinking this place can’t be real but it is. Let’s start with the food. This place is foodie paradise.  The food channels need to only broadcast from Portland. From the neighborhood hideaway Ava Gene’s to the blocks of food […]

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Eating Healthy While on Assignment

Whether it is cold and flu season or you’re just traveling to a new destination, eating healthy while on assignment and taking care of yourself is essential to your success as a travel nurse. Flight attendants remind us to put oxygen masks on ourselves first, then help someone else. What if we did that in other aspects of our lives? There’s something to be said for taking care of ourselves before others. As healthcare professionals, it is often challenging to remember in the midst of patient care. The reality is that if you’re not eating healthy and exercising regularly, you’re heading for your own health crisis. Planning is essential to […]

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Tips For Working Your New Nursing Assignment

Starting a new nursing assignment can be stressful and overwhelming. Even for the most experienced nurses. Policies and procedures can vary wildly from one nursing unit to the next. Learning  essential patient care resources can be challenging. We’ll help you focus on essentials during challenging times. Here are five tips for your new nursing assignment: Seek out tasks and skills in your new nursing assignment It’s important that you get as much hands-on experience during orientation time so you no longer have a preceptor. You will be able to independently perform the duties of your role. There’s a great way to ensure you get maximum exposure to skills and tasks. […]

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