TravelNursing

 
March 28, 2013
In this Issue
  Travel Nursing Feature
- Travel Nurses' Top Picks and Tricks for Exploring a New City
  Stories from the Road
- How to Make Your Assignment Housing Feel Like Home
- Travel Nurse Follows Her Heart to Ghana
 
  News for Nurses
- Travel Nursing Across State Lines? Know the Road Rules
- Diversity in Nursing Growing Slowly
 
  Ask the Travel Expert
- I Hope You Have the Time of Your Life
  And more

 
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Travel Nursing Feature  
Travel Nurses' Top Picks and Tricks for Exploring a New City   Travel Nurses' Top Picks and Tricks for Exploring a New City
Each new travel assignment city opens up a world of possibilities--new people to meet, new adventures to be had, new cultures to experience, new restaurants to sample...and new grocery stores and other necessities to find. So where do you start? TravelNursing.com spoke with three experienced travel nurses who offer their tips for getting around and making the most of all the new experiences your assignment city has to offer.
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These positions provide an example of where you can go, what you can earn and how much you can discover as a travel nurse. Our staffing partners are now booking for spring assignments, so don't delay!
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ICU: Louisiana
Rate $31 & great benefits*
12-week assignments
Utilization Review: California
Rate $45.53 & great benefits*
13-week assignments
PICU: New Jersey
Rate $37.71 & great benefits*
13-week assignments
ICU: Texas
Rate $35 & great benefits*
2 years' experience
ER-Level I Trauma: Texas
Rate $38 & great benefits*
13-week assignments

*Our travel partners offer a daily meal & incidental allowance. Your pay package includes a tax-exempt component in addition to a set pay rate. Ask your recruiter for more details once you apply.
 
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Looking Ahead
The next issue of Travel Nursing will focus on
How to Match Your Skills to the Top Travel Jobs
 
 
 
Stories from the Road  
How to Make Your Assignment Housing Feel Like Home
No matter where your next travel assignment takes you, there are countless ways to bring the feeling of "home" to the temporary housing provided by your travel nursing agency. And they won't cost you a lot of time or money.
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Travel Nurse Follows Her Heart to Ghana
Looking at the recent photo of travel nurse Sheila Evans, RN, surrounded by some of the children of Ghana, you can feel her energy and enthusiasm for this West African country and some of its most unfortunate citizens.
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News for Nurses  
Travel Nursing Across State Lines? Know the Rules of the Road
Arriving at a new assignment is always exciting; but, one thing you don't want to learn accidentally during the journey or when you get there is that state traffic laws can vary. A travel nurse tip: learn the rules of the road before you go.
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Diversity in Nursing Increasing Slowly
Have you noticed that travel nurses and staff nurses alike are becoming a less homogenous group? And that's a good thing, according to nursing leaders. The health care field is seeing more men and minorities in nursing, although at a slower pace than the country as a whole.
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Ask the Travel Expert  
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I Hope You Have the Time of Your Life
By Aaron J. Moore, RN, MSN, columnist

As I was thumbing through my high school yearbook recently, I was reminded that our class song was "Time of Your Life" by Green Day. I thought about the lyrics of this song and couldn't help but ask myself: what was the time of my life? I realized that high school couldn't hold a candle to my years in travel nursing.
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Destination Highlights
Seattle
Exciting opportunities
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Seattle
After caffeine, the biggest addiction in Seattle is the outdoors. The city's abundance of natural beauty inspires even the most committed couch potatoes to indulge in urban recreation.
Seattle  
OR: Seattle
Rate $33.71
13-week assignments
PICU: Seattle
Rate $36.71
2 years' experience
NICU: Seattle
Rate $34.71
15-week assignments
ICU-Neuro: Seattle
Rate $33.71
26-week assignments
*Our travel partners offer a daily meal & incidental allowance. Your pay package includes a tax-exempt component in addition to a set pay rate. Ask your recruiter for more details once you apply.
 
Focus on Travel Nursing
Medical Express Medical Express has just the place for you. With positions all across the country, you can work as a travel nurse in your hometown, near the mountains, at the beach or in the heart of your favorite city. No matter what you value--being close to your family, high pay rates, a flexible schedule or the opportunity to explore new areas of the country--Medical Express knows how to connect you to the people, places and assignments that meet your needs. With an excellent reputation and many years of experience in the travel nursing industry, Medical Express can put you where you want, when you want, any time of the year. Learn More  
 
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We try to let you know the most up-to-date travel nursing news and to address subjects that are important to you. Let us know how we're doing and what you'd like to see in future issues. E-mail: editor@travelnursing.com