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Travel nurses are in demand now due to the ongoing pandemic. Recently, we highlighted which states consistently request travel nurses, how nurses can work in different states, and the pay travel nurses receive as a result of the demand. This is a time to succeed for travel nurses. But before accepting a travel assignment, consider what to look out for when you sign a travel nurse crisis contract. What is a Crisis Contract? A crisis...
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DPN) degree was first introduced in 2004. Its primary focus is to offer a doctorate level of clinical preparedness. But what does it really offer a nurse over other advanced degrees such as the Master of Science in Nursing? Here’s an overview of what a DNP offers, why nurses get one, and the benefits of going for a DPN. What does a Doctor of Nursing Practice Offer? Nurses who are interested in...
Nurses deciding on what position to take can be influenced by many factors. The place, the pay, and the responsibilities associated with the position are three of the top ones. Happiness is another factor that can make a difference in job satisfaction overall. Here are the top five happiest states for nurses to live in. Determining the Rankings To determine the rankings for the happiest states to live in, several factors were...
Nurses are needed nationwide. But some cities are better to live in than others when it comes to working as a nurse for various reasons. Here is a look at five cities in the northeast to live in as a nurse. Boston, Massachusetts Boston is one of the top cities for nurses to live in thanks to all the well-known hospitals located there. The hourly salary for a nurse ranges from $28 to $56 on average. Boston is also home to many sites...
Becoming a nurse and gaining subsequent experience working in the field requires a lot of time and dedication. Obtaining a nursing certification on top of this is something that may not appeal to some nurses. But getting a nurse certification does have its benefits. This post offers an overview of what a certification can do for a registered nurse’s career. Certifications Equal Knowledge Think of a certification as the next step...
Having credentials in addition to your RN license can prove to be beneficial for those in certain specialties or if you’re working as a travel nurse. One credential to consider is a Master of Science in Nursing or MSN. More positions are starting to require it or another advanced degree. This article talks about how and why you should get an MSN and the benefits it has for different types of nurses along with things to consider. The...
Creating a travel nurse resume is essential for getting the job assignments that you really want. But actually putting together the resume is a challenge in itself. Here are some of the tips to keep in mind when writing a travel nurse resume. These tips can also apply to other types of nurse resumes too. Introduce Yourself Recruiters and hiring managers are looking to fill various roles. But at the same time, they want to get to know...
Per diem nurses work by the day. Because of this, taking per diem assignments can give nurses flexibility and pay well. Sometimes a nurse will work for a hospital and work for an agency the next day. Working as a per diem nurse can be a challenge since it requires the nurse to work with different staff often. But it can be rewarding too. Here’s why you should take a per diem assignment. Scheduling Per diem nurses can decide what...
One of the most common questions that prospective travel nurses have is, “How easy is it to work in different states?” A key answer to this question is the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact. This post explains what the compact is, the states that participate in it, requirements for it, and what nurses need to know. The History of the Compact  The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) approved the...
A travel nurse’s job is to fill the gaps in care in hospitals across the country for anywhere from days to a few months. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, travel nurses are in demand more than ever. If you’re thinking about becoming a travel nurse, this article provides an overview of why the demand for travel nurses increases and how they meet staffing needs. Helping Those in Need Travel nurses are always in demand,...
Becoming a travel nurse is an excellent way to see different parts of the United States. If you’re considering becoming a travel nurse, knowing what kinds of nurses are in demand might make your decision easier. Here are five types of travel nurses in demand. Case Management Nurse Case management nurses are part of a care team, so they can work in a variety of different settings like hospitals, clinics, nursing...
Orthopedic nurses help treat patients with a wide variety of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions as well as surgeries. Nurses in this specialty often get the opportunity to see the patients they care for make daily progress. Here is everything you need to know to become an orthopedic nurse. What Do Orthopedic Nurses Do? Orthopedic nurses examine patients and take histories. They can educate patients, prepare them for surgery, assist...