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Best Beach Destinations for Travel Nurses

09/04
Travel Nurses have numerous choices when it comes to selecting Summer assignments. However, when it comes to fun and sun, there are some destinations that are perfect for gaining that Summer glow!
Our friends over at TripAdvisor.com have checked the facts and announced the Top Ten beaches in the United States. The good news is we have travel assignments waiting to be filled in many of these destinations. Without further ado, here are the 2018 Top Ten beaches in the United States!
  1. Clearwater Beach - Clearwater, Florida
  2. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida
  3. Ka’anapali Beach – Lahaina, Hawaii
  4. South Beach – Miami, Florida
  5. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. Fort Lauderdale Beach – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  7. Saint Pete Beach – St. Pete Beach, Florida
  8. Hollywood Beach – Hollywood, Florida
  9. Santa Monica Beach – Santa Monica, California
  10. Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Hawaii
 To view their complete report, visit www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice
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Compact Confusion? Understanding Multi-State Licenses

04/04

Seasoned Travel Nurses know how important it is to have the necessary licenses to work in their favorite states. Unfortunately, maintaining licenses in multiple states can be costly and confusing. That’s why it’s important to understand the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Under this compact, nurses can practice in 29 states while maintaining one multi-state license. This not only allows a Traveling Nurse to accept more assignments in more locations, it helps bridge the gap created by nationwide nursing shortages.

The following states are included in the eNLC:

Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

In addition, there are some states with pending legislation which will hopefully result in eNLC membership. They include: Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

What are the requirements for a Multistate License?

  • You must meet the requirements to maintain a license in your home state.
  • You must have a U.S. Social Security #.
  • You must have graduated from an approved education program.
  • You must pass an English proficiency exam.
  • You must pass the NCLEX-RN or the NCLEX-PN.
  • Your license must be active and without disciplinary action.
  • You must pass state and federal criminal background checks.
  • You may not have any state or federal felonies.
  • You may not have any misdemeanor convictions related to nursing practice.

Who do I contact about securing a license in non-compact state?

Hawaii: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/

Washington: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx

Oregon: http://www.osbn.state.or.us/

California: http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Nevada: http://nevadanursingboard.org/

Alaska: http://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing.aspx

Indiana: http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Ohio: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

Pennsylvania: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/default.aspx#.VTEYxCFVhBd

Alabama: http://www.abn.alabama.gov/

Connecticut: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view

What about licenses in other U.S. territories?

Guam: http://www.dphss.guam.gov/content/guam-board-nurse-examiners

American Samoa: (No Website)

American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board
Department of Health
Pago Pago, AS 96799

North Mariana Islands: http://www.nmicbne.com/

Virgin Islands: http://www.thevibnl.org/

 

Source: https://www.ncsbn.org/enhanced-nlc-implementation.htm

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5 Amazing Travel Nurse Destinations Pt. 2

28/03

5 Amazing Travel Nurse Destinations Part 2

1.     Washington, DC

The capital is filled with music and art activities with food festivals happening all year round. The famous museums are also open for the explorer in you. Washington is a growing medical center surrounded by cities like Virginia and Maryland, and expanding and contributing to the economic growth. Learn more about Washington, DC here.

Check Out This Washington Job!

2.     Austin, Texas

The medical industry is on the rise in Austin. It is a business attraction for artists and techies. Once you live in Austin, you wouldn’t want to leave. Try out an opportunity there for the best experience. Learn more about Austin here.

Check Out This Texas Job!

3.     Baltimore, Maryland

You will never miss your family during your time in Baltimore. The people there are very hospitable. The famous John Hopkins medical institution and other great places give you the opportunity to gain the best experiences. This will also strengthen your CV. Learn more about Baltimore here.

4.     Denver, Colorado

The lifestyle of Denver will bring up close to nature. This is a mellow option is more suitable for outdoorsy travel nurses. Learn more about Denver here.

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5.     New York Metro Area

A city that never sleeps and has it all is what New York is all about. A favorite place for travelers as it Washington houses night clubbing, shopping, and trendy living and dining. There is so much you can enjoy in the upcoming cities like Manhattan and Brooklyn. Learn more about New York here.

Check Out This New York Job!

 

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5 Amazing Travel Nurse Destinations Part 1

19/03

The best thing about being a travel nurse is that you have a wealth of locations you can travel to. All this while you earn a higher salary and have other fringe benefits. You will be given private housing with health insurance and free education. There are so many advantages that are benefiting to you and your career. While you are at it, why not shortlist a few locations that would add memories to your career? Here are top 10 must visit places for a travel nurse.

1.     San Francisco, California

The highest wage scales for travel nurses makes San Francisco an attraction apart from the obvious fact that it is the most beautiful city in the U.S. The moderate climate with four distinctive seasons makes it even sweeter to stay.

Learn more about San Francisco here.

Check out California jobs here.

2.     Las Vegas, Nevada

The world-famous gaming city offers more than just that. You have plenty of shopping opportunities, great shows and pretty much a happening environment.

Learn more about Las Vegas here.

Check out Nevada jobs here.

3.     Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami is home to the world’s best beaches with the best night life you can ask for. The famous Florida stone crabs and lobsters are what most look for. If you get assignments in Miami, you will be able to relax as well as work.

Learn more about Miami here.

Check out Florida jobs here.

4.     Los Angeles, California

The best place for both “doers” and “dreamers” - Los Angeles offers the best travel assignments with high wages. Apart from that, you also get hillside hikes and surfing escapes to enjoy during your time there.

Learn more about Los Angeles here.

Check out California jobs here.

5.     Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas has the busiest medical communities in all of U.S. The high end shopping malls is all about shopaholics and if you are an art lover, you get plenty of that too. The nightlife, galleries and sporting events will keep you entertained all through your assignment.

Learn more about Dallas here.

Check out Texas jobs here.

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How to Pack for a 13 Week Travel Assignment

12/03

Packing in рrераrаtiоn for уоur 13 wееk travel assignment саn either be an еnjоуаblе experience or a nightmare. Thеrе are two ways to analyze thе items уоu intеnd to take on assignment. Firѕt, уоu might dесidе to tаkе аlоng everything thаt iѕn't рhуѕiсаllу bоltеd down in уоur hоmе. Thаt, hоwеvеr, iѕ a miѕtаkе. If you tаkе too much on уоur vасаtiоn you will inеvitаblу bе tiеd uр trуing to mаnаgе thе ѕаmе mаtеriаl роѕѕеѕѕiоnѕ that you hаvе cluttering uр уоur lifе bасk hоmе. Hоwеvеr, уоu dеfinitеlу nееd to tаkе itеmѕ thаt аrе absolutely еѕѕеntiаl so that уоur assignment is еnjоуаblе.

If thеrе iѕ any question about juѕt hоw essential аn itеm rеаllу iѕ thеn maybe it wоuld be mоrе рrudеnt to lеаvе it out оf your bаgѕ! Thе kеу tо packing juѕt what wе need liеѕ in a careful соnѕidеrаtiоn of the fасtѕ. Dесiding what tо take аlоng аnd whаt tо lеаvе bеhind is аll dependent, оf соurѕе, оn your рrесiѕе destination, уоur lоdging аrrаngеmеntѕ, how уоu will bе traveling, and a dоzеn оr ѕо оthеr fасtоrѕ.

 

Tips for Pасking Your Luggаgе fоr a 13 Wееk Assignment

A 13 wееk travel assignment iѕ a valuable luxurу for thе аvеrаgе working person. Hоwеvеr, ѕоmе mау find it ѕtrеѕѕful during the расking рhаѕе. Gеtting ready for a triр can bе еxhаuѕting, mаking thе gеtаwау еvеn mоrе рlеаѕurаblе. Pасking fоr a wееks lоng assignment does nоt hаvе to bе diffiсult, however. Below are a fеw tips that can help уоu knоw how tо bеѕt pack уоur luggаgе fоr уоur wееks in paradise.

 

Thе firѕt thing you ѕhоuld do when packing fоr a weeks lоng assignment iѕ mаkе a liѕt. Thiѕ will kеер you frоm forgetting аnуthing thаt уоu will nееd whilе away frоm hоmе. Break the list dоwn intо categories, and writе down еvеrу ѕinglе itеm you рlаn tо tаkе with уоu, nо matter how imроrtаnt the itеm is. It mау ѕееm funnу tо inсludе undеrwеаr оn уоur liѕt, but you will bе ѕurрriѕеd аt thе numbеr оf реорlе whо mау fоrgеt (or nоt расk enough) undеrgаrmеntѕ whеn lоаding their suitcase.

 

Keep your toiletries ѕераrаtе frоm thе rest of thе luggage. Sometimes shampoo оr bоdу wash саn lеаk frоm thеir bоttlеѕ, which соuld ruin уоur сlоthеѕ, ѕhоеѕ, and other bеlоngingѕ. It iѕ bеѕt tо put them in their own bag tо рrеvеnt thiѕ from happening or buy these items once you reach your destination.

 

Make ѕurе уоur luggаgе is a gооd size fоr you and еvеrуthing уоu nееd tо tаkе with you. Thiѕ mау mean carrying multiple bags, but you will wаnt tо mаkе sure you have еnоugh ѕрасе tо accommodate аll оf уоur itеmѕ. Cramming your bаgѕ full соuld rеѕult in dаmаgе tо уоur ѕuitсаѕеѕ or your bеlоngingѕ thаt аrе inѕidе. Considerations rеgаrding hоw muсh уоu need tо расk should аlѕо bе made in оrdеr tо limit thе numbеr оf pieces оf luggаgе you tаkе with you. It iѕ best to hаvе thе fеwеѕt bags with уоu, еѕресiаllу if уоu are traveling оn an airplane.

 

Knоwing hоw tо pack for a 13 week assignment can save you a grеаt dеаl оf stress. Yоu ѕhоuld bеgin early еnоugh ѕо thаt уоu аrе not ruѕhing around at thе lаѕt minutе. Doing so will nо dоubt hеlр you forget a fеw muѕt have items frоm your hоmе.

 

Things nоt tо forget whеn расking for уоur 13 wееk vасаtiоn

With уоur flights and accomodations bооkеd, thе luggage iѕ the lаѕt thing ѕtоррing you frоm thаt grеаt assignment. Wе knоw it fееlѕ likе a сhоrе, but if уоu follow оur expert расking tiрѕ уоu’ll nеvеr hаvе tо wоrrу.

 

Nаmе tаgѕ are thеrе tо hеlр

Unlеѕѕ you’re аn international mаn оf mуѕtеrу, уоu shouldn’t hаvе to worry about trаvеlling incognito. Most ѕuitсаѕеѕ соmе with nаmе tags fittеd аѕ standard, ѕо bе sure tо fill thеm in juѕt in case уоu – оr thе airline – lоѕе уоur luggage!

 

Mаkе a liѕt

Ok, ѕо it ѕоundѕ a littlе bоring, but idiot-proof lists аrе thе gаtеwау to a ѕtrеѕѕ-frее assignment. Sераrаtе your еѕѕеntiаlѕ from уоur desirables, аnd bе rеаliѕtiс with your luggаgе limitations. If уоu need liѕt inѕрirаtiоn – thе following might be a gооd рlасе tо ѕtаrt…

 

Don’t fоrgеt thе firѕt аid kit

Wе’rе nоt asking уоu tо рrераrе fоr ER, just a ѕmаll bаg with thе most necessary pills аnd mеdiсinе you might nееd. After аll, nоbоdу wаntѕ tо suffer a рuniѕhing headache, high-сlimаtе fеvеr, uрѕеt stomach оr all thrее during a trip. It might bе еаѕу enough to рiсk uр a domestic remedy fоr your ailments аt hоmе, but medicines in the соuntrу уоu are viѕiting mау be limitеd to рrеѕсriрtiоn оnlу. The ѕаmе gоеѕ fоr аllеrgу mеdѕ and аѕthmа remedies – bring thеm оn bоаrd!

 

Obѕеrvе rеѕtriсtiоnѕ оn bаggаgе

If уоur airline ѕауѕ: “23kg”, then they mean 23kg! Weigh уоur bаgѕ bеfоrе уоu gеt to the аirроrt аnd mаkе ѕurе уоu аrе within thе rеѕtriсtiоnѕ, оthеrwiѕе уоu’ll be fоrсеd tо cough up extra cash аt the аirроrt or, еvеn wоrѕе, have tо ѕау gооdbуе tо that lоvеlу hаnd-knittеd саrdigаn уоur grandmother spent ѕо long slaving оvеr.

 

Bе dеliсаtе with уоur delicates

If you hаvе to pack any сhinа plates оr glаѕѕ gооdѕ, wrаррing thеm in bubble wrap or in-bеtwееn сlоthеѕ аnd putting them right in thе middle оf уоur case iѕ ѕаfеѕt wау tо mаkе ѕurе thеу аrrivе with уоu in оnе рiесе.

 

Cаtеgоriѕе уоur сlоthеѕ

Pасk clothes in grоuрѕ: thаt means ѕhirtѕ with shirts, pants with раntѕ -it’ѕ еаѕiеr tо find whаt you nееd and unрасk оn thе оthеr side.

 

All valuables gо in hand luggаgе

It’ѕ rаrе that airlines lоѕе luggаgе thеѕе dауѕ, but whу tаkе the risk? Stау ѕаfе аnd stow all уоur expensive luxuries – frоm your camera tо your diаmоnd еngаgеmеnt ring – in your carry-on.

 

Skiр the shoes

Thе biggеѕt аnd mоѕt fruѕtrаting itеm оf luggage. Hоw mаnу раirѕ оf ѕhоеѕ уоu ѕhоuld tаkе is vеrу much dереndеnt оn hоw long your assignment might bе, but wе’d ѕuggеѕt thаt fivе pairs iѕ a rеаѕоnаblе аvеrаgе for a 13 week gеtаwау. Mоrе imроrtаnt thаn vоlumе is vеrѕаtilitу, ѕо make ѕurе уоu’rе not ѕtuсk hiking in ѕtilеttоѕ by bringing a pair of ѕhоеѕ fоr еvеrу rеаliѕtiс оссаѕiоn оf your trip. Wear уоur most сumbеrѕоmе pair on thе рlаnе – рluѕ, ѕtuff уоur socks in the rest – and уоu’ll ѕаvе even mоrе ѕрасе.

 

Hоw tо Sаvе Mоnеу on Yоur Nеxt Assignment

Gоing on assignment iѕ a gооd time to explore the unknown, learn new skills, аnd maybe сrеаtе mеmоriеѕ with new friends. Traveling саn be expensive, аnd it is easy to break thе bаnk. A littlе рlаnning ahead саn make thе соѕt of уоur next triр more аffоrdаblе.

 

Firѕt, you'll wаnt tо figurе оut what уоur budgеt iѕ going to be. Knowing hоw much уоu рlаn оn ѕреnding will hеlр you dесidе whаt аttrасtiоnѕ you саn see аnd hоw much mоnеу уоu саn ѕреnd оn ѕоuvеnirѕ. If you run intо a ѕtrеаk оf gооd luck аnd еnd up with еxtrа mоnеу tо ѕреnd, уоu саn аlwауѕ upgrade your triр, but trу to сrеаtе a budget fоr аn amount of money thаt уоu knоw you will have fоr the assignment.

 

Travel nursing assignments ѕhоuld be аn аdvеnturе! Gеtting tо your dеѕtinаtiоn and finding оut you lеft ѕоmеthing bеhind thаt iѕ indispensable, however, саn ruin thе еxреriеnсе. To kеер that frоm happening, уоu have tо hаvе well-thought-out liѕtѕ. Those liѕtѕ аrеn't ѕоmеthing thаt you generate аt thе last minutе. Thеу аrе ѕоmеthing thаt iѕ fоrmulаtеd and саrеfullу noted over thе соurѕе оf оur livеѕ. By following thеѕе расking tips for your 13-week assignment, you will have an еnjоуаblе experience!

 

Enjoy your Travel Nursing Assignment with Vero RN!

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Finding the Fun at Your New Travel Assignment!

05/03

Travel nursing can be very exciting! Most people cannot wait to arrive at their new destination and immerse themselves in a wonderful adventure. However, sometimes a brand-new environment can be a little overwhelming. When this happens, a traveler may finish off his or her assignment without really feeling like they got to know their temporary home very well. To avoid this, try these tips to help guide you to making the most of your travel assignment.

Many travelers find it helpful to research their destination before arrival and develop a “bucket list” of places they want to visit or experience. Fortunately, there are many apps and websites out there to make this process easy.

First, start with TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor can help you get the skinny on the most popular hot spots and attractions in the area. You won’t likely find any hidden spots on TripAdvisor but it’s great for getting your general trip planning off the ground. (Available as a website/app).

Second, take a look at Roadtrippers. Roadtrippers can help you discover some of the more hidden but fantastic places to visit during your assignment. It is also fun to use if you are feeling adventurous and want to hop in the car and go where the day takes you thanks to its helpful map views. (Available as a website/app).

Also, don’t forget to talk to the locals. Some of the coolest things in your new home can’t be found on your smartphone! Take the time to talk to those who live in the location year ‘round. (Money can’t buy this kind of inside information).

Finally, definitely use Yelp. Yelp is an invaluable tool for helping you to locate the best places to eat, shop and enjoy day to day living your new location. Be sure to leave your own reviews in order to give your fellow travelers a helping hand. (Available as a website/app).

As always, exercise safety precautions and common sense when traveling to unknown destinations-when in doubt, leave it out!

Enjoy your new travel assignment.

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Dream Destination or Close to Home? 5 Factors to Help You Decide

28/02

Dream Destination or Close to Home? 5 Factors to Help You Decide

Just like planning your next vacation, choosing your travel nurse destination is in your hands! Take time to consider all of your choices and find the best fit for you. Remember, you are in control of your travel nurse career and the options are endless. You may decide staying close to home is the best choice for you right now, but a year from now may lead you to Guam or Saipan! Here are 5 factors to consider when deciding if it’s time to choose a dream destination or stay close to home.

  1. Job Offer

Does this job fit your interest? Does the job being offered further your career or help you to gain new experience? These questions can be answered by researching the job or speaking to your recruiter or other travel nurses who have had similar positions. You not only want to enjoy your new location, but you also want to be successful and happy in your new job.

  1. Benefits and Pay

Take jobs that reflect your value in pay and benefits. While negotiating your contract, be sure to know your value; know how much you should be paid based on your work experience and education. Also, prioritize your benefits. If it is more important for you to have higher pay versus a travel stipend or free housing, then negotiate for that. Maybe you would prefer to receive a monetary bonus at the end of your assignment that you can use to cover your travel expenses for your next dream destination.

  1. Family and Friends

When making a career decision as a travel nurse you may need to take in to consideration whether there are deciding factors that involve family and friends. Those factors could be children, aging parents, close friends or loved ones. Decide if the timing is right to take that long-distance assignment in the tropics or stay close to home if needed. Life situations change throughout the years and options for travel nurse assignments are limitless.

  1. Weather

The weather in a location can be a huge deciding factor when considering your next travel nurse assignment. If you prefer beautiful sun filled days on a, then consider Guam, Florida or Texas, but if you would rather be looking out at snow filled mountains, then look to the peaks of Colorado or Alaska.

  1. Popular Attractions and Hidden Gems

A final consideration when deciding your next travel nurse assignment is the popular tourist attractions and the hidden gems at each location. Are you looking to see the historical attractions such as Mount Rushmore or the Badlands in South Dakota or take in the breathtaking views of Saipan for the first time? Wherever you choose to go, research websites for popular events and activities and ask locals what hidden gems are nearby.

Your travel nurse destination is in your hands and there is a place for everyone to find their dream destination whether it is close to home or thousands of miles away!

Are there extenuating circumstances in your life that need to be considered before you choose your dream destination?

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If you’re looking for a travel nursing agency that is founded by veteran nurses, Vero RN is the company for you.  Vero RN can place you in hospitals and clinics that can help you realize your true potential. Search for jobs and register for new one's today. Dial 866-617-7682 to start your journey.

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6 Tips to Cope with Travel Nurse Stress

27/02

6 Tips to Cope with Travel Nurse Stress

Being a travel nurse is an amazing experience and a rewarding career choice. But being a travel nurse can also require an overwhelming amount of compassion and empathy, long hours, heavy workloads and excessive demands of patients. All of this can lead to stress. Here are 6 tips to help travel nurses cope with stress.

  1. Eat Healthy and Drink Water:

It’s easy to get off track of eating a healthy diet when you’re on a new travel nurse assignment, but try to quickly get into a healthy routine by packing your own meals and snacks and cooking fresh foods whenever possible. Although this can be a challenge for any travel nurse with a fluctuating schedule, find time to eat healthily and drink plenty water.

  1. Exercise:

Now that you’re in a new city, try something new and make your workout and health priority. Take a dance class that you’ve always wanted to do or try jogging around your new location to find hidden gems that the locals enjoy. Unplug from all of your devices and get moving!

  1. Take Time for Yourself:

Take time to read a book, take a stroll in the park or get lost in the exploration of your new city. Being a travel nurse is demanding, so take time for yourself to re-energize.

  1. Develop Supportive Relationships:

When you arrive at a new city, get to know co-workers and make new friends to spend time with. Being able to share a laugh with someone is a major stress reliever. Also, keep in touch with supportive friends and family back home.

  1. Find a Hobby Beyond the Workplace:

Whether you love painting, journaling, photography or any other hobby, find time to enjoy your hobbies beyond the workplace. Hobbies are relaxing and give a sense of accomplishment to your day.

  1. Get Restful Sleep:

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important ways to lower stress as a travel nurse. Sleep is essential to staying focused on patients at work and maintaining a healthy disposition. It’s recommended that we get 7-9 hours of sleep every day for optimal health. Even a 20-minute power nap can be refreshing and help you to have better work performance.

Travel nurses spend endless hours taking care of others and stress is a common factor. Traveling can have a negative impact on your health both mentally and physically if you don’t take the time relieve stress, develop positive coping mechanisms and revive.

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Travel Nurse Tips: 5 Simple Steps to Accomplishing Goals

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Travel Nurse Tips: 5 Simple Steps to Accomplishing Goals

Do you find little pieces of paper and sticky notes all over the place or do you talk about your goals, but never quite seem to accomplish them? Those who talk about goals are much less likely to achieve them and while making lists are crucial to achieving your goals, it’s important to start with a plan. For travel nurses, a change in your perspective can lead to a lifetime of accomplishments. Here are 5 simple steps to accomplishing your goals.

  1. Set Motivational Goals

Set goals that are truly important to you. Where do you want to be in 5 years? Do you picture yourself in a dream destination assignment in Guam or Saipan? Then start today by setting goals to achieve your dreams. Goals provide direction and a benchmark for success.

  1. Stay in the Moment

Travel nurses are extremely busy, but in order to be successful in your career, you need to stay focused on your goals and on what is important in achieving your goals. Successful travel nurses are able to avoid distractions that can have a negative impact on achieving productivity. Those who want to achieve goals should stay focused on results. In order to accomplish goals, stay in the moment of what you are doing; don’t waste valuable time lamenting past mistakes or fearing future concerns or risks. Stay in your lane to advance your career as a travel nurse.

  1. Be Selective

During a busy shift, having a to-do list with too many items can be overwhelming and counterproductive. Each day, set your priorities and make solid achievable goals; be specific. If your goal is to work in an NICU in San Diego, CA then set selective goals such as gaining work experience or additional education in order to attain that job.

  1. Write Your Goals Down

By writing your goals down you make them real. Once your goals are tangible you are much more likely to want to attain them. You may want to do some soul searching before you write down your goals by listing possible travel nurse jobs or locations you are interested in pursuing.

  1. Make an Action Plan and Stick with it

Write out the individual steps that it will take to accomplish your goal. The satisfaction of crossing out steps is motivation to continue progress toward your goal. In order to keep yourself on track, set up times to review where you are in the process of attaining your goals. Striving to reach a goal is a daily and on-going task.

In order to accomplish career goals as a travel nurse, it’s important to set goals that will become your roadmap to success. Once you have your plan, stick with it and stay motivated as you move toward your dream job or destination as a travel nurse!

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 Travel Nurse Tips: 5 Reasons to Pause Throughout the Day

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Travel Nurse Tips: 5 Reasons to Pause Throughout the Day

Have you ever regretted saying or doing something that hurt someone else or perhaps was correct, but the timing was wrong? Travel nurses who stand out as professional leaders are able to advance their career and earn the well-deserved respect of their co-workers or bosses. Knowing when to take a moment before you speak is a critical to being a good leader and to your career. Here are 5 times to pause before saying or doing something you’ll regret later.

  1. Before Judging

Before you judge someone, take a moment to walk in their shoes. Perhaps the co-worker or patient before you is having an unusually bad day. Instead of judging someone, try to accept them for where they are at this moment.

  1. Before Assuming

Don’t jump to conclusions. Before making an assumption about a situation, pause to determine what is really happening. There are always two sides to any story and many situations are not what they appear to be at first glance. Learn to pause and seek out the truth.

  1. When You’re in Doubt

As a travel nurse, if you’re in doubt about an answer, pause before responding. Allow yourself time to figure out new processes and procedures within your new assignment. Taking time to pause and asking for help when needed will be necessary for your success.

  1. Before Reacting/Speaking Harshly

In the heat of the moment or when you are angry at someone…pause. Before you react negatively or speak harshly to someone, take a moment to allow yourself to calm down and react rationally to the situation.

  1. When you are tired or stressed

Being tired or stressed out seems to bring out the worst in everyone. At the end of a long shift, it’s easy to snap at people if you don’t take time to pause before you speak. In order to relieve stress, practice relaxation techniques, nd deep breathing as you pause.

Pausing allows you to take a moment and collect your thoughts, helps to avoid interrupting someone and allows you the chance to consider what you have just heard before you respond. Pausing conveys to others that you are a thoughtful person who values your patients and co-workers. As a travel nurse, you will be meeting new people and venturing out to new locations. Take every opportunity to pause for a moment, clear your head and respond with kindness.

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