How to Best Utilize Your PTO When You’re a Staff Nurse

I spent five years of my nursing career as a travel nurse, and let me tell you – there is nothing like the freedom that is awarded to you when you’re a travel nurse.  You…

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22 Trips to Take in 2022

As I reflect on the past couple of years and where I want my travels to take me in 2022, I can’t help but feel a strange pang of sadness that travel hasn’t fully resumed…

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The Best Tips for Going from Travel Nurse to Staff Nurse

My decision to go from travel nurse to staff nurse was not a decision that I took lightly (you can read about it here).  I spent many months agonizing over whether or not staff nursing…

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Questions to Ask in Your Nursing Interview if You’re Looking for Work-Life Balance

One great thing about being a travel nurse is that you have the ability to see how multiple hospitals and units work.  You see the good, the bad, the ugly and pretty quickly you come…

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The Best Restaurants in Chicago

One thing that I simultaneously love and hate about Chicago is the incredible restaurant scene.  On one hand, to survive as a restaurant in Chicago you have to be good.  Like really, really good.  But…

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