Search - The Gypsy Nurse

CELEBRATING A COMMUNITY OF 500,000 STRONG!

Search

Best Options For Travel Nurses To Find Cheap Flights In The U.S.

Medely provided this article. Finding the cheapest flights in the United States is a creative mix of airports, airlines, travel dates, departure times, and layovers. Travel nurses and allied pros love to explore, and you may want a low-cost flight to get to your next contract, take a trip home between assignments, or enjoy a fun long weekend away. Here are a few tips and some of the best options to find the deals you’re looking for. 4 travel tips to help you find a cheap flight 1. Incognito mode doesn’t make a difference You may have heard that using incognito…

Finding Success as a Travel Nurse and Beyond

Let me start by saying I do not feel worthy of writing this yet. I am not a multi-million dollar earner or the founder of some life-changing startup. I hope to publish a book/article from a place of tangible success worthy of inspiring others. I have, however, accomplished various goals that, 10 years ago, seemed to be out of reach for me. Therefore, I wish to share my experience and insight with you in hopes you, too, could one day go for whatever it is you want in this life. You, too, may continue to build and climb and soak…

6 Great Reasons for Travel Nurses to Learn a Modern Foreign Language

Travel nurses often find themselves in unfamiliar territory. This can be both exhilarating and daunting, as they must adjust to a new country’s customs while providing top-notch patient care. While many travel nurses are already proficient in a second language, others may not feel as confident. However, there are many good reasons for travel nurses to learn a modern foreign language, especially if they plan on working in a non-English speaking country. If you are looking for a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of your new surroundings, learning the local language is a great place to start.…

Why Nutrition Is Essential for Travel Nurses

When you ask people if they have a healthy lifestyle, most will assume you’re asking if they have any vices that impact their health and well-being. If they don’t drink excessively, they think they’re automatically being healthy. Others assume that health is about their body shape. If they’re skinny, they will say they have a healthy lifestyle, even if they eat pizza for dinner every night. Achieving a healthy lifestyle is about giving your body what it needs, not just avoiding negative influences or focusing on its shape. A big part of that is nutrition. It Gives You Lasting Energy…

Why You Should Work a Holiday Travel Assignment

RTG Medical provided this article. Some traveling healthcare professionals may opt to take some time off and stay home for the holidays, but others may see this as an opportunity to grow financially and fill in the gaps that are created when permanent med staff takes time off. One exciting benefit of being a healthcare traveler is that you get to choose whether you work during the holidays or not. You may find that your contract will overlap with Christmas or New Year’s, and you can agree to work or not. There may also be the option to work a contract…

How to Develop Mental Toughness as a Traveling Nurse Today

The value of a traveling nurse in today’s world is nothing less than a big diamond ring or a heavy gold bar. What nurses deal with out on the road, away from family, and in unknown, stressful situations is extremely challenging. Nurses are needed and what they do is oftentimes life-changing. So how do they stay healthy? If you are a traveling nurse, here are some ways to develop mental toughness so you can keep making a difference in the lives of your patients. Make a Commitment Sometimes the hardest part of doing a job is choosing to do it.…

Should I Work with More Than One Travel Nurse Agency?

Onestaff Medical provided this article. When healthcare professionals enter the field of travel nursing, they may wonder, “Can I work with two travel nursing agencies simultaneously?” The short answer is yes, although you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of working with more than one travel nursing agency before deciding to do so. Overall, it depends on what experience you’re looking for as a travel nurse, how much you’re looking to work, and if you can handle the demands of more than one agency. Let’s find out the advantages and disadvantages of working with more than one travel nursing agency…

Career Paths and Advancement Opportunities within the Field of Medical Assisting

If you’ve been interested in working in a hospital setting, medical assisting can be a rewarding career. Not only do medical assistants earn a fairly decent salary, but the field of medical assisting also promises a wealth of career growth, specialization, and advancement opportunities. A career in this field may also lead to one of the three major types of medical assistants. In this piece, we will look at this alongside what’s needed to become an MA and the various specialization options you can consider to propel your career forward in the medical assisting field. Types of Medical Assistants  As…

The Ultimate Travel Nurse Housing Resource for the Renter and Landlord

Travel nursing can be a great way to see the country, enjoy new experiences and expand your professional resume. For the landlord, renting to travel nurses comes with a long list of benefits that help reduce risk and keep their units filled. Combined with The Gypsy Nurse, this comprehensive housing guide is brought to you by Furnished Finder – the leading source for travel nurse housing.  This housing article covers the most important topics facing traveling nurses and the landlords who host them. Should I Take Company Housing or the Stipend? Jobs and housing are attached at the hip, and…

How to Use Medical Insurance as a Travel Nurse

Medical insurance is a necessity for everyone. It covers the treatment that you will receive if you are hurt or injured. As a contract employee, there are several options for you to consider as you make plans for your next assignment. Here are a few ways to use this coverage as a traveling nurse.  Get Insurance From Your Employer Before you can utilize medical insurance, you have to have it. There are a couple of options available for you to consider. First, you can join the plan that the company that you are employed by offers. Although you may be…