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September 28, 2012
In this Issue
  Travel Nursing Feature
- What Travel Nurses Can Learn on the Job
  Stories from the Road
- Take Your Education on the Road
- Study Reveals the Real Travel Nursing Experience
 
  News for Nurses
- The RV and the Traveler: Part 1
- Live What You Say with The Patient Promise
 
  Ask the Travel Expert
- What Kind of Schedule Can I Expect as a Travel Nurse?
  And more

 
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Travel Nursing Feature  
What Travel Nurses Can Learn on the Job   What Travel Nurses Can Learn on the Job
By Melissa Hagstrom, contributor
Nurses choose to become travel nurses for many different reasons--from the freedom and flexibility to the great pay and the chance to see the country. But many also appreciate to the ability to learn new skills, techniques and best practices that come with choosing a travel nursing career. Here, two travelers share about the invaluable on-the-job training and experience they have received from their assignments.
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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 fall assignments, so don't delay!
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LD: Minnesota
Rate $42 & great benefits*
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NICU: Tennessee
Rate $32.71 & great benefits*
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PICU: Wisconsin
Rate $38 & great benefits*
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OR: District of Columbia
Rate $35 & great benefits*
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ICU: California
Rate $34.68 & great benefits*
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*Our travel partners offer a daily meal & incidental allowance. Your pay package includes a tax free 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
Travel Nursing Specialties: What's in Demand
 
 
 
Stories from the Road  
Take Your Education on the Road
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor
Health care is an ever-developing field, which means that nurses need to continue learning throughout their career. Travel nursing allows nurses to continuously learn new things from their assignment facilities and to continue formal education through a variety of online offerings.
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Study Reveals the Real Travel Nursing Experience
By Linda Beattie, contributor
Travel nursing first emerged in the health care industry more than 25 years ago, yet travelers still constitute a small minority in the nurse population. Little research has been done on travel nurses and the unique issues that they face, but as this temporary workforce trend continues to grow, researchers are starting to take notice.
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News for Nurses  
The RV and the Traveler: Part 1
By Joseph Smith, EA, contributor
One great way to see the country is to travel in a recreational vehicle (RV), and many travelers have found the RV lifestyle an excellent way to have lodging and mobility during assignments. Some winter destinations are not friendly to an RV, but with the vast number of campsites available, one can find plenty of opportunities.
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Live What You Say with The Patient Promise
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor
Nurses may not have all the answers for their patients, at least when it comes to conquering personal challenges related to nutrition, fitness and weight. At the ANA Healthy Nurse conference in June, 380 nurses took a short health risk assessment that showed how the nursing population struggles with these issues, too.
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What Kind of Schedule Can I Expect as a Travel Nurse?
By Aaron J. Moore, RN, MSN, columnist

Q: What is a full-time schedule for travel nurses? Are hours guaranteed?

A: This is another great thing about travel nursing, depending on the company you work for, you can you can be full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
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Destination Highlights
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When you're in L.A., you could be surfing on the beach in the morning, snowboarding the local mountains in the afternoon and off-roading on desert trails at night.
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LD: Los Angeles
Rate $37.70
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ICU: Los Angeles
Rate $37.73
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OR: Los Angeles
Rate $34.73
13-week assignments
PICU: Los Angeles
Rate $30.99
13-week assignments
*Our travel partners offer a daily meal & incidental allowance. Your pay package includes a tax free component in addition to a set pay rate. Ask your recruiter for more details once you apply.
 
Focus on Travel Nursing
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