The 6 C’s of City Research for New Assignments

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Landing a contract in a new city can be overwhelming. There is much to do before beginning your assignment such as double checking all documents are ready to go, packing, and coordinating living arrangements. When you first land a contract, it is important to do research on the city. This will not only help you…

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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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10 National Parks You Must Visit This Year

One of the major benefits of travel nursing is the opportunity to visit and explore new cities and sites. Throughout the US, there are thousands of state parks and 63 National Parks you can visit during your assignment. There is beauty to be seen and trails to be hiked at every park. Most parks have…

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Highway Hypodermics Again Names TotalMed as a Top 10 Travel Agency for Traveling Healthcare Professionals

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March 6, 2023 – TotalMed is incredibly proud to announce we’ve been voted into the Top Ten travel companies to work with in 2023 by Highway Hypodermics for the sixth time! This award recognizes TotalMed’s ongoing commitment to both meeting the needs of its contracted healthcare professionals and creating effective and efficient healthcare staffing solutions…

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Top Tips for Surviving the Night Shift

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Throughout your travel nursing career, you may have assignments with night or variable shifts. While the rest of the world is sleeping, you will be working. Pulling an all-nighter may be easy every so often when out with friends or studying back in college, but consistently working throughout the night for days at a time…

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Winter Hike Essentials

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Now that winter has arrived, you may wonder what to do during your days off. For those that crave adventure, you may try hiking in the snow. Hiking during the summer is much different than in winter. However, we have compiled a list of top equipment you should have before venturing out in the chilly…

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9 Ways to Boost Your Immune System While Traveling

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As a travel healthcare professional, you are constantly on the go. While there are many benefits to traveling such as exploring new cities and meeting new people, the job can be stressful. Being busy and stressed may cause your health and immunity to take a hit. Fortunately, there are several ways to boost your immune…

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Top Tips for Maintaining a Work-Life Balance as a Travel Nurse

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Travel nursing offers many rewards and experiences. Being a travel nurse opens you up to new locations, people, patients, food, and so on the list goes. We all know having a nursing career can be demanding at times and have its stressful moments. These tough times can lead to nurse burnout, which may cause an…

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Ways to Fight Feelings of Loneliness During Assignments


Being a travel nurse not only allows you to pursue your passion, but to explore new cities, meet new people, and engage in new cultures. However, being a travel nurse can get lonely. While most contracts last for 13 weeks, it may seem difficult to make new friends or feel a part of the community.…

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