Top Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

If you are considering travel nursing there is much to consider before signing your first contract. Here are a few of the big pros and cons we have put together for you to consider. PROs Make More $$$ Starting off with the number one reason people get interested in travel nursing… MONEY! Travel nurses fill positions in hospitals that are difficult to fill with permanent staff and because of this they are willing to pay more for you to come work for them. Typically travel nurses make up to ...

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Voyage Healthcare 10/15/2018 Comments(0)

First Year Interns and You

By: Jonah Adventure Murse Blog July is the time when new residents start in hospital across the country. There is a general belief that this is the worst time to be in a teaching hospital. While there is not too much evidence on that fact, there are some things nurses need to watch out for. Nurses are every Physician's double check. Many mistakes are caught by nurses before they ever reach patients. When in doubt, speak up! Here are Adventure Murse's top 5 tips for surviving July. 1. Introduce y...

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The Best Travel Nursing Companies of 2018

Voyage has moved up in Ranking! There are over 340 U.S. travel nurse companies, Voyage is honored to be ranked #19 by BluePipes.com We are proud to be featured alongside so many inspiring companies on BluePipes Best Travel Nursing Companies of 2018. At Voyage, we believe nothing is more important than our people. We are an Ohana – the Hawaiian word for family – that includes our caregivers, employees, partners, and communities. We inspire each other and the industry through our value...

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Voyage healthcare 6/21/2018 Comments(0)

What To Do When A Travel Nursing Assignment Goes Wrong

What to do when a travel nursing assignment goes wrong… Travel nursing offers a unique opportunity to explore the country while still making a regular income. Working in this field gives you the ability to choose where you want to go and the best chance to be happy with where you are working. In the off case where you discover your assignment is not what you expected it to be, or even that something happens back home has you question if you should cut the assignment short, what should you ...

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The 5 Nurses You Meet on the Night Shift

Being a nurse involves careful decision and fast paced action to navigate a minefield of patient demands and evolving task obligations. Working on the night shift in a hospital brings a whole new monster to the table when these five nurses join you on the floor. The Caffeinator Every time you catch a glimpse of this nurse she’s downing another coffee or energy drink. Their handwriting becomes almost illegible from caffeine shakes and they have developed an eye-twitching problem. The Caffei...

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Whats Is "Right to Try" And Will It Help Terminally Ill Patients?

WHAT IS "RIGHT TO TRY" AND WILL IT HELP TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS? By MORTEN WENDELBO, TIMOTHY CALLAGHAN THE CONVERSATION May 30, 2018, 2:35 PM After a year in which President Trump devoted much of his health policy attention to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Trump used part of his State of the Union address in January to press Congress to focus attention in 2018 on a new health priority -- the passage of "right to try" legislation. It passed, and the president signed i...

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NURSES GET FREE FOOD AT CHIPOTLE ON JUNE 5TH

WHO: RN, NP, CRNA, CNS, CNM, LVN, CNA, and local equivalents or analogues WHAT: Buy get one free WHEN: June 5 WHERE: Chipotle Restaurants WHY: Because nurses are awesome! <3 Paging all RN, NP, CRNA, CNS, CNM, LVN, CNA, and local equivalents or analogues, Let us treat you to a BOGO. Just bring your work ID to any U.S. Chipotle on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, and we’ll hook you up with a buy-one/get-one FREE burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos. STAT. Valid in-restaurant only. Many restaur...

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(Huffpost) Virginia Adopts Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000

Virginia Adopts Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000 POLITICS - 05/30/2018 05:05 pm ET Updated 19 hours ago HUFFPOST Medicaid expansion is coming to Virginia after the state’s legislature approved a bill Wednesday that would provide health coverage to as many as 400,000 low-income residents of the Old Dominion. The majority-GOP General Assembly passed the measure with the votes of all Democratic legislators along with a minority of Republican lawmakers, bringing ...

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Voyage Healthcare 5/31/2018 Comments(0)

What Does A Shortage of Nurses Mean For You?

For multiple reasons, the shortage of nurses continues to persist in America. · Experienced nurses are retiring faster than they can be replenished by fresh graduates. · Schools do not have the capacity to accept all qualified students applying for nursing programs. · The aging population is causing increases in healthcare demands. This is what you should expect if you are a nurse during a nursing shortage. 1-Need for higher and broader education With less nurses to go around that...

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Voyage Healthcare 5/29/2018 Comments(0)

(THE HILL) - Ebola vaccine reaches Congo as death count grows

Congo’s recent Ebola outbreak has taken a nurse working against the spread in Bikoro late Sunday night, as international health officials flocked to the city of Mbandaka on Monday to launch an historic vaccination campaign against the deadly virus. The nurse’s death, in the market town of Bikoro, where the outbreak began, brings the area’s death toll to 27. The World Health Organization has reported that there are currently over 7,500 vaccinations available in Congo, with 8,000...

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Voyage Healthcare 5/21/2018 Comments(0)

Travel Nursing Tips - Overcoming The Challenges of Traveling With Children

How can I travel with my kids when they have school? This is one of the most prominent issues by travel nurses moving with children. How can I be a travel nurse when my kids have 9 months out of the year? It is true that trying to move your children from one school to another in the middle of the year would be messy and stressful, that’s why the flexibility of travel nursing is so great. Travel nursing gives you the choice to pick where and when you move. With this option you can choose as...

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Voyage healthcare 5/16/2018 Comments(0)

(Reuters) Hospital operator HCA spends big $$$ to keep nurses on board

Reuters Hospital operator HCA spends big $$$ to keep nurses on board By: Jilian Mincer PUBLISHED MAY 4, 2018 / 6:11 AM / UPDATED 12 HOURS AGO NEW YORK Reuters - HCA Healthcare HCA.N is raising the stakes in a fiercely competitive labor market, pledging $300 million for employee benefits that are largely designed to attract nurses, company executives told Reuters. The nation’s largest publicly-traded hospital chain said in January that it would invest much of its windfall from a U.S. tax ov...

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10 Instagram accounts every nurse should follow!

10 Instagram accounts every new nurse should follow! Working as a nurse is a busy, fast moving occupation that is both rewarding and challenging. The crazy dynamic can be difficult to understand for someone who doesn’t live it from day to day. Getting connected with people on social media is the best way to find others who understand where you are coming from. Here are 10 Instagram accounts every nurse should follow! Find other nurse that understand exactly what its like to do what you do....

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Florida Hospital: Nurses 5K Run/Walk

Join us in celebrating Nurses Week and recognize nurses, caregivers and those health professionals who everyday touch the lives of others in need at the Florida Hospital Nurses 5K Run/Walk in Orange City Florida. Registration ends May 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. PLACE Florida Hospital Fish Memorial 1061 Medical Center Dr. Orange City, FL US 32763 DESCRIPTION Florida Hospital: Nurses 5K Run/Walk BUY TICKETS https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/OrangeCity/FloridaHospitalNurses5KRunWalk GROUPS https://www.fa...

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Voyage Healthcare 4/18/2018 Comments(0)

Pick Up A Shift, Get A $100 Bonus

PICK UP A SHIFT, GET $100 BONUS! For the next 4 weeks Voyage employee who works on extra shift after contracted hours will receive $100 bonus in addition to your overtime rate. Up to 2 shifts per week. You're loaded with passion, you're making a difference and your career is cruising along. Nursing is a great career, as well as a grand adventure. But there's a way to tap more from your assignment while making some extra cash and showing your nurse manager that you mean business when it comes to ...

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NBCDFW-Nurse Charged With Murder in Texas

NBCDFW - Nurse Charged With Murder, Additional Charges Could Be Filed By David Warren Published at 9:33 AM CDT on Apr 11, 2018 Updated at 8:00 PM CDT on Apr 11, 2018 A former nurse has been arrested on a murder charge after a patient died and two others slipped into vegetative states at a Texas hospital, according to state and county records. Tyler police arrested William George Davis, 34, in the lobby of their police department on a charge of murder. He is being held on $2 million bond, accordi...

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(Modern Healthcare) Nursing shortage will continue to pinch hospital margins

Modern Healthcare - By Alex Kacik March 7, 2018 Hospitals will continue to feel financial pain stemming from the ongoing nursing shortage for the next three to four years, according to a new report. Labor comprises more than half of most hospitals' operating revenue, and that share will continue to rise as turnover among nurses remains high and not enough new nurses enter the workforce, a report from Moody's Investors Service said. Providers will have to spend more to recruit qualified employees...

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With 7 billion in debt, HCR ManorCare files for bankruptcy (Reuters)

Reuters HCR ManorCare files for bankruptcy with $7 billion in debt Article by: Tracy Rucinski Link to full article: HCR ManorCare files for bankruptcy with $7.1 billion in debt Reuters - The second-largest U.S. nursing home operator, HCR ManorCare Inc, filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday with $7.1 billion of debt as part of a pre-arranged deal to transfer ownership to its landlord Quality Care Properties Inc QCP.N . Toledo, Ohio-based ManorCare, which operates skilled nursing, assisted l...

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3 Fascinating Facts - South Dakota

Where will your next travel nursing assignment take you? Perhaps South Dakota? Here are 3 f ascinating Facts You Never Knew About South Dakota according to Jellystone National Park website. 1. Sioux Falls Is South Dakota’s Largest City Because Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota population of 168,586, not to brag , vacationers venturing to the city can enjoy all the charms of small-town, Main Street U.S.A. with all the amenities and attractions of a big city. Located on the ban...

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Voyage Healthcare 1/26/2018 Comments(0)

Wisconsin Joins The ENLC & More

Wisconsin has joined the eNLC! Until 06/11/2018, they will be participating BOTH the NLC & the eNLC. Therefore, those RN’s holding a WI Compact state licensure will be able to work in all states including NM, RI, CO that are compact states. Effective 06/11/2018 – they will no longer be in the NLC, and if NM, RI, CO has not joined the eNLC by that date, those that hold a WI Compact state licensure will have to obtain a NM, RI, CO single state licensure. Additionally – Those ...

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The Trump Tax Calculator

The Trump Tax Calculator How will the new tax bill affect you? Travel nursing definitely has a lot to offer for RNs who enjoy travelling the US and putting their skills to the test while on the road. M onetarily, it can be extremely lucrative, as long as you understand how it affects you tax-wise! So If you’re considering travel nursing for its tax benefits, you’re not alone. They are very appealing to many who go into that line of work. However, you should be aware that there are ma...

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Voyage Solutions 12/4/2017 Comments(0)

VIDEO UPDATE-The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

VIDEO + FAQ's ATTN: The original Nurse Licensure Compact NLC is evolving to the new and improved Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact eNLC . The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact eNLC increases access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level. This video explains what nurses, employers and educators in new eNLC states need to know as their state joins the compact. Employers may utilize the video for educating nurses in their organization. The following Frequently Asked Questions ...

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What You Need to know about Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation

ATTN: Trav eling Healthcare Professionals Out with the old and in with the new! The implementation of the ENLC will become effective Friday, January 9th 2018. In many cases travel nurses work across state lines, and the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact ENLC , led by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN , makes the progression substantially simpler to work travel assignments in affiliate states. New applicants residing in compact states will need to meet 11 uniform licensur...

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Enter to win a beautiful pink blinged-out Littmann stethoscope!

ATTN: Healthcare Professionals National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to increase awareness about the significance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Win this BEAUTIFUL BLINGED-OUT LITTMANN STETHECSOPE!! To enter email your resume to tsmith@voyagehealth.com To qualify: You MUST be a licensed healthcare professional. MUST have a minimum of on...

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Travel Nursing Housing: Agency Placed Housing vs. Stipend

For many travel nurses, housing can be one of the most important aspects of a pay package . It’s the first thing they want details about after applying for a position and it can certainly be a deal breaker. But not all travel nurses are so concerned as long as they’re making money and have a place to sleep. That doesn’t change the fact that housing can make or break the overall experience of an assignment. Even if you spend most of your free time out exploring your new city...

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10 Best Apps for Travel Nurses

Travel nurses have a unique opportunity to be both avid travelers and still advance your career. For on-the-go nurses, there are several apps that can help solve some common problems you may have – from needing to get around a new city to budgeting and paying down student loans. Here are 10 of the best apps to help travel nurses save money, simplify their careers and have fun! 1. Waze Definitely one of the top apps for nurses who are constantly traveling to new locations and experie...

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5 Tips for Working Travel Nursing Night Shifts

Night shifts; also referred to as the graveyard shift. They are something that most medical professionals have to adapt to and as traveling medical professionals , it’s something you often face as the new kid on the floor. Here are some tips for making it through those long night shifts: 1. Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule Working the night shift means sleeping at different times of the day. These sleep tips will help you adjust your sleep schedule. Tip #1: The night before your night shift s...

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Tips for Reducing Stress at Your Travel Nursing Job

Being a nurse can be a stressful job. Traveling for work can also be stressful. So how can you better manage and reduce stress during your travel nursing assignment? Here are some easy to remember color codes and what you can do to de-stress: Green: Current deadlines or responsibilities of your job are causing stress. Take a break Go for a walk Chat with coworkers Stretch out If you feel yourself starting to get stressed, get up and move around. Have a friendly chat with a coworker, but no compl...

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5 Ways to Be Healthier While on a Travel Nursing Assignment

Even for people with more typical jobs, it’s not always easy to eat healthy. Throw in the fact that you’re a traveling healthcare professional, and eating healthy often takes a backseat to whatever is most convenient. Often times, the most convenient meal options for traveling nurses are cafeterias or restaurants. But these options can easily challenge your waistline and your overall health. Here are the top 3 reasons eating at restaurants or cafeterias is not so great for your healt...

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Voyage 1/20/2017 Comments(0)

Do What You Love - Travel Nurse Staffing

You’re an adventurer. You want to see the world and experience life as a local. But most of all you love helping people. Travel nursing can be a very fulfilling career opportunity for people like you who want to experience the most out of life, while making money in a job that you love. Traveling While Building Your Nursing Career Travel nursing is a unique opportunity to be able to build your skills while satisfying your desire for adventure. Here are some reasons you will love taking you...

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4 Tips to Consider Before Your First Travel Nursing Assignment

Are you thinking of embarking on your first travel nursing assignment ? Congrats! Being a travel nurse is a rewarding career path with many benefits such as having the opportunity to practice your skills, make a great salary, and all while seeing the country! But before you head off to your first assignment, here are some tips to get yourself ready for your first of many adventures as a travel nurse. 1. Research the Area Find out about your soon-to-be home. You can find local attractions, outdoo...

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The Voyage Healthcare Team 9/7/2016 Comments(0)

Why Choose Travel Nursing as the Next Step in your Career?

A career in healthcare is rewarding in itself, but what if you could add in adventure, travelling, flexibility, and professional growth? With travel nursing all of that is possible! No matter what point you are in your nursing career, there are opportunities out there for you to start working as a travel nurse. Here are a few benefits of becoming a travel nurse: Travel One of the biggest perks of being a travel nurse is right in the name – travel! With this job, you're able to pick from as...

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