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The Working Tourist

The Benefits of Planning Time Off Between Assignments

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For many travel nurses and therapists, theirs is a career that constantly keeps them on the go.  From traveling to and from assignments, deciding when to extend and when to find someplace new, and making the most of discovering each new city along the way, the life of traveling healthcare professionals can get pretty hectic. 

Working Tourist: A Labor of Love

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Lauren Stermer has an adventurous spirit, which has led her on a new journey: travel nursing. It’s the perfect combination of exploring new places and having a fulfilling career doing what she loves. February marks her first full year traveling as a labor and delivery nurse, and it’s everything she could have hoped for and more.

This Year’s Best Springtime Travel Assignment Destinations

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As a travel nurse, you get to visit a lot of beautiful places. The only catch is that time is precious! In between shifts usually means you’re catching some ZZZs or trying to find a quick bite to eat while resting your feet for the first time in hours. It’s hard to find a minute to research fun destinations so here are a few ideas for your springtime assignment.

How Soon to Start Planning Your Next Assignment

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One of the best things about being a travel nurse is the number of options you have available to you.  You have choices aplenty.  You can work a 13-week assignment and immediately head off to a new assignment.  You can choose to extend in your current location if that option is available to you. 

Staying Safe on Your New Year’s Eve Travel Assignment

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If you have chosen to take a travel assignment this holiday season, we don’t have to tell you how chaotic it can be at times.  With the big New Year’s Eve celebrations right around the corner, it is important for travel nurses and therapists to plan for the unexpected in order to stay safe throughout the weekend. 

Physical Therapy Licensure Compact is Coming Soon

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Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs) have long waited for legislation allowing them to practice in multiple states without having to apply for individual state licenses.  Like their healthcare professional counterparts, Registered Nurses, a multi-state licensure compact is both a necessity and difficult journey. 

The Christmas Eve Patient

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Treat yourself to a little holiday magic with this fictional tale that is sure to warm your heart and help you escape the hustle bustle of the season...

Taking the Worry Out of the Nurse Licensing Process

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You are at a point in your career where you are ready to check out why Travel Nursing has become such a hot nursing trend, but worrying about licensing issues has you afraid to make the move.  Worry no more, because getting a nursing license in another state doesn’t have to keep you from a great career move.

Staying on Top of Continuing Education as a Travel Nurse

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As a travel nurse, sometimes staying on track with your continuing education can take a back seat to all of your exciting adventures on the road.  At Supplemental Health Care, we understand that when you are on a travel assignment, you may not be thinking about your CE requirements, so we have made it easy for you.

Working Tourist: Making a Wise Career Decision

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For the past twenty years, Wil Shrader has made a career out of caring for the elderly.  About 14 months ago, Wil decided that he wanted to continue working in Geriatric nursing, but he felt it was time to explore new locations and care settings. 

Find Joy by Volunteering During Your Holiday Travel Assignment

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By their very nature, nurses put the needs of others ahead of their own.  For many, this means taking on travel assignments during the holiday months because it is such a high-demand time of year for travel nurses.  Being away from family and friends between November and January can be difficult, but there are ways to ensure you are making the most of your opportunities to help and care for others.

Working Tourist: Three Years of Adventures

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Three years ago, Jessica Beattie was in between jobs and trying to decide if she wanted to move across the country.   Then, as with so many things in life fate arrived in the form of a phone call from Supplemental Health Care.  Ever since that timely phone call she has been a travel nurse.

Embrace the Cold on Your Next Travel Assignment

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Recently in this space, we wrote about planning your next travel assignment to ‘Escape the Cold.'  Well, what about those of us who enjoy the brisk air and lovely blanket of white that covers the ground during the winter months.  When you are adventurous, you can find plenty of activities to fill up your days off in your travel city. 

The Traveler: A Halloween Story

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“It’s unusually quiet so far tonight,” Janice claimed as she glanced up and down the empty hall in the Surgical Recovery Unit.  “I spoke to Emma down in the ER, and she said it’s dead down there too!”

Plan Your Next Travel Assignment to Escape the Cold

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Do the changing leaves, and the approach of Halloween send shivers down your spine?  And by shivers, I don’t mean shivers of fright from all of the scary decorations, but shivers from the dropping temperatures and the inevitable arrival of winter.  If you’re like me, then you know that now is your time to escape the cold by planning a travel assignment in a warmer state. 

Top Five Travel Assignment Cities for Couples

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Are you planning to bring your significant other on your next travel assignment?  The only thing better about being a travel nurse or therapist and having the opportunity to explore new cities and places for 13-weeks is doing it with someone you love.  Here is our list of the best cities for a travel assignment as a couple.

Important Factors in Choosing a Travel Hospital

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Sometimes travel nurses get so hung up on finding the perfect destination for a travel assignment that they overlook another very important consideration, the actual hospital or facility for the assignment.  While the destination overall is what draws people to an assignment, you also want to make sure that you are working in a facility that is welcoming and fits you personally. 

Working Tourist: A Lifetime of Service

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Jay Stine is not your ordinary travel nurse, in fact, once you get to know him you realize there is nothing ordinary about him at all.  After spending 22 years as a Maryland State Trooper, and several of those years as part of the security detail for a member of the famous Kennedy family, Jay decided that he still wanted to do something meaningful once he retired from his career in law enforcement.