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Top Ten Roadside Attractions Found in Nurse Compact States

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With more states enacting the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) travel nurses are having an easier time finding and accepting assignments all across the United States. While traveling from one assignment to the next you might find yourself drawn to fun, sometimes strange roadside attractions along the way.

Feeling At Home While on a Travel Assignment

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One of the keys to a successful travel assignment is finding ways to help yourself make your living space feel like home for the 13-weeks you are on the road.  One of the ways many travelers are accomplishing that today is by bringing a piece of their home with them. 

Working Tourist: Making a Difference in a Short Time!

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Morgan Lapresi has been a travel Occupational Therapist for only four months, but she has already determined that she wants to be a traveler for as long as she can.  So far, she has had two assignments in Skilled Nursing Facilities and has made a great connection with her older patients.

Oklahoma is an eNLC State. Plan Your Travel Assignment Today!

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As more states enact the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) legislation, travel nurses have more options for new assignment destinations.  Not that planning a travel assignment to any previous non-compact states was impossible, but admittedly it is easier when the state you are going to be working in is part of the compact.

Nurse Compact Update: Planning Your Assignment in Kentucky

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One of the 25 original Nurse Licensure Compact states Kentucky is also participating in the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).  Taking an assignment there is a good idea no matter what the season, but if you are in the mood for sightseeing and adventure it is time for an assignment in the “Bluegrass State.” 

Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

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In January of this year, enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact legislation was enacted to encourage more states to participate.  Since then, the states that joined the new compact have been highlighted in The Working Tourist to promote travel assignments in these areas.

Five Great Spring Travel Destinations

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Like most of us from the Mississippi River region to the East Coast, you are probably saying, “Enough winter already!  Where is Spring?”  If that sounds like you then maybe it is time to head out on a spring travel assignment. 

Update: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact News

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Because of the importance of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) to those of us in travel nursing, we are continuing to provide our readers with periodic updates on where non-compact states are in the legislative process.

Five Things to Ask About Before Starting a New Travel Assignment

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Travel nurses have a variety of reasons for choosing this nomadic career path.  Many just love to travel and find travel nursing to be the best way to get paid for touring the country.  Others like the pay packages and having a greater say in when and where you are going to work.  And others enjoy the excitement of changing opportunities and learning new skills and techniques with each new assignment.  No matter what your individual reasons are for choosing travel nursing, there are certain questions you should ask before starting a new assignment.  Let’s take a look at what answers you should be looking for each time.

Travel Nursing for Work and for Play

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After five years as an orthopedic nurse, Jonathan Roman was ready for a change of scenery. When two of his nursing school friends told him about their next travel assignment to Maui Memorial Hospital, in August 2017, Jonathan knew he couldn’t pass up that opportunity of a lifetime. And, what a whirlwind journey it has been!

Travel Nursing with Family: Five Things to Consider

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Many working tourists use the summer months to turn their travel nursing assignment into an opportunity for the whole family to experience a new place.  Summer assignments with the family in tow can be a great vacation opportunity as long as you plan ahead.  Let’s look at five things to consider before you plan a travel assignment with your family.

How to Acquire a Multi-State Nursing License

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With all of the legislative changes surrounding the eNLC thus far in 2018, we want to make sure to provide nursing professionals with the latest information as it becomes available.  According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), there are currently 29 states participating in the eNLC.