The travel nursing job market was on fire in 2015 and 2016. In fact, it got so hot that we published a list of tips and things to know about hot travel nursing job markets. However, in early 2017 we began to see travel nurses and recruiters discussing a slow down in the travel nursing job market on various social media channels . In this article, we’ll take a look at the current travel nursing job market from several different angles so you can plan accordingly. Read more
On first thought, travel nursing with family can seem like an impossible option. However, during my time as a travel nursing recruiter, I worked with many travel nurses who had families. Each of these travel nurses had a different set of family related circumstances, but each of them was able to find solutions, or rhythms, that worked amazingly well for them and their families. In this article, we’ll take a deep-dive into the topic of travel nursing with family so those considering this option can approach it with confidence. Read more
Landing your first job as a newly graduated Registered Nurse can be an arduous and intimidating endeavor. Sadly, the vast majority of nursing schools don’t offer courses specifically designed to prepare their students for the job search process. Instead, the vast majority of job search resources offered by schools as well as those available in the open market are general in nature. Unfortunately, these general resources do not address the unique aspects of nursing job searches and thus leave candidates woefully under-equipped. So in this article, we’ll take a look at a book written specifically for nursing job searches with a focus on landing that first nursing job. Read more
It’s a great idea for travel nurses to review travel nursing agency ratings before deciding which companies to work with. But with so many rating services covering a relatively small industry, it can be difficult to discover the full picture. So in this article, we provide the ultimate shortcut. First, we provide links to 6 rating websites for each travel nursing company where available so you can conveniently check the ratings. Second, we provide the total number of reviews across all 6 platforms along with the average score for each company as of June 13th, 2017. This way, you can get a quick snapshot of how each company performed until that point. Read more
Brittany, a twenty-something female who loves to explore the country, is also a self-proclaimed introvert who is passionate about travel nursing.
As a California-girl, Brittany looked forward to days off when she could explore west-coast attractions. It wasn’t long before she had visited her top destinations and was ready for more adventure. With a nursing degree and a few years of experience, she decided to try travel nursing. Read more
Finding the best travel nursing companies to work with is important given the central role companies play in a travel nurse’s career. Unfortunately, determining which companies are worthy of being considered “The Best” is much more complicated than it sounds. So in this article, we’ll simplify your search with our list of the best travel nursing companies of 2017 based on aggregated ratings from across the web. Read more
Securing adequate housing is one of the biggest challenges involved with travel nursing contracts. The typical contract duration and the financial constraints of the bill-rate make it difficult to secure housing that is desirable, safe and affordable in many markets. Of course, there are tons of services out there from Craigslist to corporate housing services, but none of them are necessarily designed to handle the unique challenges of travel nursing. So in this article, we’ll take a close look at a company that is making great strides at resolving these unique challenges, FurnishedFinder.com. Read more