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Not All Travel Nurse Companies are Created Equal – What to Know Before Signing Your First Contract

Not all travel nurse companies are created equal.  Want to know how I know?  Because I’ve been on more than one assignment and have found out that my take home pay is less than the…

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Knowing When to Walk Away from Your Dream Travel Nurse Assignment

So you interviewed for your dream job at your dream hospital.  You were so excited about interviewing at THEE hospital that you totally ignored your gut feeling.  You know, the one that says “Hmm… this…

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How NOT to Pack for Your First Travel Nurse Assignment

Picture this… packing up years of belongings into one car, and driving out to California.  13-weeks later packing up those same belongings again, into one car and, driving to Arizona.  13-weeks later packing up those…

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Preventing Nurse Burnout by Traveling

No stranger to nurse burnout, I began to experience this phenomenon my first year in nursing.  Some days dreading to drag myself into work, and always wondering, how do some nurses last 30+ years in…

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How to Spend Two Weeks in Vietnam

  Vietnam was the last country I visited on my four month solo adventure.  I arrived tired and worn out, but determined to make this one last country memorable.  You see, the thing that they…

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A One Day Stay in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, a cozy coastal town found on the coast of Rhode Island. Where the rich and famous own “summer cottages”, the only National Recreation Trail exists in the United States, and where you can find seafood…

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48 Hours in Singapore

Singapore is a city unlike any other.  And while Crazy Rich Asians captures the beauty of Singapore… it doesn’t quite capture the essence.  In a city that is young, having only becoming independent in 1965,…

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What it’s Really Like to Be a Nurse – An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks it’s OK to Poke Fun at Our Profession

With my profession, nursing, being in the news a lot recently, I’ve started to reflect on the past 4.5 years.  Four and a half years of learning, teaching, growing.  Four and a half years of…

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