Top Travel Nurse Qualities

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Along with obtaining licenses and certifications, there are many qualities a travel nurse must have to succeed. When trying to land either your first or a new assignment, you want to stick out above the rest. Having these qualities will help you get noticed and placed in your dream contracts. Continue on to read about…

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Top Tips for Traveling with Your Pets


Traveling with pets can be challenging for many pet owners. Finding accommodation that permits animals and even the car ride itself can be stressful. Some travel caregivers may prefer leaving their pet(s) with a family member or friend while they are away on assignment. However, bringing your pet(s) along for the ride can have several…

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5 Ways to Remember Your Favorite Travel Assignment Cities

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One of the many benefits of being a travel nurse is the opportunity to travel to new cities and towns. During your assignment, not only are you doing amazing work and helping others, but you will also meet new people and possibly try out new foods. If you are like me and all about souvenirs,…

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Top Tips to Prevent Nurse Burnout

Being a travel nurse has many benefits beyond helping others such as exploring new sites, learning new techniques, and a flexible schedule, but burnout can still occur. Burnout can physically and mentally affect you, and can be caused by heavy workload, working long hours, emotional stress, or feeling underappreciated at your current facility. Some symptoms…

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7 Packing Tips for Travel Nurses

Whether you’re a seasoned travel nurse or a newbie, packing for your assignment can be stressful. There are many factors to consider such as the weather conditions of your contract city, the types of activities you plan to do, and whether you’ll be traveling by car or plane. In addition to all this, you need…

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What to Look for in a Travel Nurse Recruiter


Many experienced travel nurses will tell you that the key to a successful career is a great recruiter. Yet, if you are new to the industry, how are you supposed to know what to look for in a recruiter? Any recruiter can find you a contract, but it takes an exceptional recruiter to help you…

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What to do Between Travel Assignments

Many healthcare professionals decide to start a travel career for better pay, and the opportunity to explore their dream cities while pursuing their passion for helping people. For 13 weeks, you will be experiencing a new culture, meeting new people, and even trying new foods. You stay busy during your assignment, but what should you…

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Top Safety Tips for Travel Nurses

Travel nursing provides several benefits in addition to new experiences. You will have the opportunity to travel to new cities, experience new things, and meet new people while pursuing your love of assisting others. Becoming a travel nurse, though, implies that you may be exploring and living on your own. While this may be frightening,…

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Companies Celebrating Nurses Week

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So many businesses want to show their appreciation for nurses during Nurses Week! TotalMed is celebrating Nurses Week with some amazing giveaways such as a MacBook Pro, Yeti Cooler, gift cards, and much more! (Follow our Instagram page @totalmedstaffing for more details) We’ve also compiled a list for you to know where to go to…

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8 Items to Pack for a Fully Furnished Rental

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Throughout your travel nursing career, you may find that it is easier to rent fully furnished housing than your own apartment; especially if you are constantly traveling. Whether you are renting a room or a full home, you won’t have to worry about bringing items such as linens, cooking utensils and gadgets, or electronics like…

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