How To Avoid The Most Common Mistakes A New Traveler Makes

Everyone has to start somewhere and when you’re new to travel nursing it can be a lot to take in. It’s smart to understand what’s realistic and unrealistic in the world of travel nursing. Most importantly you should know what is expected of you and what you should expect from your agency and hospital. It’s always better to be over prepared than under prepared when taking your first contract. Make sure to know what you’re

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10 Ways To Be A Professional

Have you heard the nurse manager say, “that nurse didn’t act professionally?”  What did that mean?  Isn’t it enough to do your job, and show up on time? What else should you do to be seen as acting professionally? Professionalism is demonstrated by you providing the care that you would give to your family, or would want to receive yourself.  We all know what it looks like to be seen as “unprofessional,” but how can

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Avoid, “I Wish I’d Know That Earlier” Syndrome

We’ve compiled a list of questions to help you adequately prepare for your interview. Your contract dictates everything from pay rate to time off. During the submittal process is when the traveler has the power to negotiate the terms of the contract. Ask the questions necessary to fully evaluate the contract and decide whether or not it’s a good fit. Asking the necessary questions will give you the best understanding of the environment you will

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LWCC recognizes Advantage Medical Professionals as a 2018 recipient of LWCC’s Safest 70 Award

Caption: Joe Spitale, President & CEO of Advantage Medical Professionals, LLC, accepts the LWCC 2018 Safest 70 Award.Pictured from left to right are: Parke Ellis (GEB), Dawn Bahm (LWCC), and Joe Spitale (Advantage Medical Professionals). Each year, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) evaluates the safety performance of its 20,000 plus policyholders across the state of Louisiana and recognizes the top companies for their outstanding safety programs. These “Safest 70” have demonstrated exemplary safety practices and a

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The Compact is Coming to Louisiana!

Louisiana is the 31st state in the nation to enact the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC increases access to care, protects patient safety, and reduces costs while supporting state-of-the-art health care delivery. The NLC has been streamlining the licensure process since it was first launched in 1999. The NLC is ideal for travel nurses, and saves nurses who want to take a job in another state the hassle of going through the process of

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