I Got Written Up During My Travel Nursing Assignment – Now What? “I’m sorry, but I have to write you up.” As a nurse, hearing those words for the first time and receiving that first written form of discipline can feel unnerving. The moment your manager asks to see you in their office suddenly… Continue reading I Got Written Up During My Travel Nursing Assignment – Now What?
Mastering the Art of Healthcare: The Impact of Continued Learning for Nurses Some of us dream of earning that Doctorate Degree in Nursing. Others shrivel in fear at the mere thought of attending another day in a class. Which are you? I would love to make my living being a student, but I’m pretty… Continue reading Mastering the Art of Healthcare: The Impact of Continued Learning for Nurses
Passing the Torch: Managing the Nursing Shift Handoff We have all experienced that moment. You know, the one where you’ve arrived to your shift and accepted report only to find there’s an infiltrated IV in room 10, IV medications that were due at 6:00 PM, fluids are empty in room 7, Cardiology is… Continue reading Passing the Torch: Managing the Nursing Shift Handoff
Your Perfect Match: Finding a Travel Nursing Agency That Fits As far as this topic is concerned, the statement “One size fits all” does NOT hold true. In fact, finding the right travel nursing agency (and/or recruiter) will take a little effort on your part. Picking the right agency is like picking your best… Continue reading Your Perfect Match: Finding a Travel Nursing Agency That Fits
Finding Balance: Healthcare Workers’ Guide to Preventing Burnout and Maintaining Well-being Burnout may feel like just a buzzword given the heightened awareness over the last few years, but it’s certainly not a new concept. In 1997, the Maslach Burnout Inventory Manual defined burnout as “a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of… Continue reading Finding Balance: Healthcare Workers’ Guide to Preventing Burnout and Maintaining Well-being
The Art of Adapting: Floating for Travel Nurses It’s no secret that most nurses dislike floating. I can’t think of one nurse that has been happy to show up to work on their unit only to find they are being sent to another unit because it is short-staffed. However, you should always be prepared… Continue reading The Art of Adapting: Floating for Travel Nurses
From Messy to Methodical: Best Charting Practices for Nurses When you decided to become a nurse, you probably didn’t think you would spend most of your time charting. We became nurses to take care of people and to make a difference, not spend hours of the day in front of a computer clicking boxes… Continue reading From Messy to Methodical: Best Charting Practices for Nurses
Navigating Chaos: A Travel Nurse’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness Nurses know firsthand that disaster can strike at any moment, and often without warning. Being prepared in advance is crucial for medical professionals. Nurses play a critical role in natural disasters, as patients will still require critical care despite the loss of electricity, flooding, or… Continue reading Navigating Chaos: A Travel Nurse’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness
Overcoming Challenges in Travel Nursing When Your Assignment Didn’t Start Well Whether you’re a first-time travel nurse or a seasoned traveler, you’re always hoping the next stop is going to be a great experience. You know that not every assignment is going to be the best one you’ve ever had, but what happens when you… Continue reading So Your Travel Assignment Didn’t Start Off Well – Now What?
Why Clinicians Should Consider Working Per Diem: 8 Compelling Reasons Latin for “by the day”, the phrase “Per Diem” has carried a few different meanings depending on the context. In the healthcare industry, we’ve all come to associate this phrase with the types of shifts NO ONE wants to work, or the clinicians who… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Clinicians Should Consider Working Per Diem