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LET'S GO. HOW TO BECOME A TRAVELER – AND THE REQUIREMENTS YOU NEED.

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If you’re exploring the possibility of becoming a traveling nurse, you could be on your way to a fun and rewarding new lifestyle.

Travel nursing can be an excellent way to make good money while exploring different locales, meeting new people, enjoying new experiences and gaining new skills...READ MORE

 

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AS A TRAVEL NURSE

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One subject that many worry about and try to improve on is saving money. If you’re anything like me...you’re not great at it. But that’s okay because we are all here to better ourselves and our bank accounts. Lucky for you, travel nursing is a great way to make an extra chunk of change vs being a resident nurse. On your next assignment, challenge yourself to follow some of these steps and see how much doe you can save!

DO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAVEL NURSING

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Travel nursing isn’t an easy profession. It requires people who are already in a highly-specialized, demanding profession to add in additional stress factors, including learning new processes, meeting new colleagues, and moving every few weeks. While this can be too daunting for some nurses, others either love...READ MORE

THE BEST COVID-19 DEALS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

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At OneStaff Medical, we all believe in celebrating the accomplishments and determination of all of our essential healthcare workers. As COVID-19 continues to be present in our country, all healthcare professionals have stepped up to the task of keeping our country safe and healthy and now more than ever it is crucial to show appreciation. We have searched for the best deals for healthcare workers, so you don’t have to.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE LICENSURE INFORMATION

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On March 13, 2020, The President of the United States declared a national emergency, allowing the use of powers granted by the National Emergencies Act. This gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services “the power to waive certain federal licensing requirements so that health professionals from other states can provide services in states with the greatest need.”

31 WAYS TO STAY ENTERTAINED WHILE SELF-QUARANTINED

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As the Pandemic is spreading across the country, it is advised to stay home and self-quarantine. Doing so can prevent the spread of the virus and protect those who are vulnerable from coming in contact. If you are infected and reap the symptoms, obviously rest, drink lots of fluids and take care of yourself. But if you are self-quarantined at home for a prolonged period of time, it is important to keep your mind, body and soul active and healthy. LET’S STAY SANE YA’LL.

4 REASONS WHY TRAVEL NURSING IS GREAT FOR BABY BOOMERS

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Baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are nearing retirement age. While many baby boomers are finishing up their careers, some of them are looking for new opportunities. Nurses are in high demand across the United States right now, and travel nursing is a unique subset of the nursing community that requires nurses to frequently move to new areas to fill nursing needs...READ MORE

LIVING THE VIDA CALIFORNIA

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It’s no question that California is a massive state. Running Almost 800 miles from north to south and about 840 miles on the coastline. Whatever type of landscape you’re looking for, California has it all; mountains, forests, beaches, desserts, valley’s and more.

FROM SCRUBSQUADS TO ‘HEALTHCARE TRAVELERS TAKE…’ GETTING TO KNOW THOMAS PIPER II, RN, BSN, CMSRN

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An obvious force and influencer in the industry, Thomas Piper II isn’t only outspoken on behalf of all the travel RNs out there, but he's also a catalyst for change and impact outside the industry; using his platform to help with good causes like the Organization for Autism Research. Hearing some of this in his own words, we couldn’t help but share...READ MORE

CNA TRAVELERS CONVENTION 'HITS HOME' | THE WHAT & WHY?

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Omaha NE (our hometown), is being blessed with yet another industry convention this coming July. For those that haven’t heard, The CNA Travelers Convention is set to invade Omaha July 14th-16th, 2020. If you are a Certified Nursing Assistant, we hope to see you here soon. 

In the meantime, we wanted to highlight the organizer of the convention, Ms Della Campbell, and hear what she had to say on why she does it, what her future vision is and hear a little more about her as a person; what drives her. Where she’s from, etc, ...READ MORE

REASONS EVERY NURSE SHOULD TRY TRAVEL NURSING AT LEAST ONCE

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Travel nursing is a truly unique experience that many people in other fields would love the opportunity to try. However, not all nurses think that travel nursing is something that they would be interested in. Part of this might stem from the fact that many nurses are aware of only the challenges that travel nurses face, like licensing, moving, and making new friends. At OneStaff Medical, we would encourage all nurses to try traveling at least once. Here are a few reasons to give it a shot!...READ MORE

TIS THE SEASON TO "RISE & KIND"

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So here at OneStaff, we have a little employee-ran subcommittee that affords us the time to help and give back to our community. It’s called Rise & Kind (by OneStaff Medical) and its inception speaks volumes about what we’ve created here with our company, and our people. Not only is it a genius way to keep employees engaged by sometimes serving a higher purpose, but it’s something that helps us as a (work) family...READ MORE.

HERE ARE YOUR 2020 NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS

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Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? What was your goal? Did you want to lose weight, learn a new hobby, advance your career or travel somewhere new in 2020? It’s a new decade, regardless of what the last ten years have brought you, let’s start these next ten off with optimism, ambitions, goals and evolution. And let’s collaborate to get there! The world needs more of that. Seriously...READ MORE

LOVE AUTUMN? CONSIDER THESE 5 FUN FALL DESTINATIONS FOR TRAVEL NURSES

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For many people, autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. Temperatures are cooler but still pleasant, foliage is often stunning and fun activities range from apple picking to fall color tours and festivals to Halloween celebrations.

If you’re a travel nurse, you may wish to pursue the autumn assignments that allow you...READ MORE

NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY | FOODIE'S CORNER

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September 18th. A day that stands for everything that is America…It’s “National Cheeseburger Day,” of course! You knew that though, right? So, as we know many of our travelers are the adventurous-type, some perhaps foodies. Foodies that may just have goals of trying an American classic in each state they travel to, so we figured we’d put together a list of 5 must-try burgers in a few of our states with current open assignments...READ MORE

WE ARE ONESTAFF - KAYLA CASH

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What is your name and what do you do at OneStaff?

Kayla Cash, what do I do at OneStaff.... well Captain of the Cheer squad ;) Constantly pumping up my team of recruiters to keep the energy fun in the office as well as leaking that into the nursing world! In all seriousness, I'm a Team Lead of Recruitment for our Nursing Division. I still run a desk and maintain relationships with the nurses I've had the pleasure of meeting along the way as well!

A WORTHWHILE LIFE: 6 KEY WAYS NURSES IMPACT THE WORLD

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Like any job, your work as a travel nurse is bound to have its ups and downs.

There will be days when all your patients are receptive, your team jibes like a well-oiled machine and you absolutely love your job. There will also be days when you’re exhausted, discouraged and perhaps even questioning why you got into nursing in the first place...READ MORE

 

NEVER TRIED TRAVEL NURSING? THERE'S NO BETTER TIME TO START

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We hear from nurses all the time who are interested in travel nursing but are hesitant to actually take the plunge. It’s understandable. Packing up and moving to a new city for a new job is a big commitment. But then again, so is staying at your current job in your current city. While the prospect of ...READ MORE

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A TRAVEL NURSE?

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Many nurses get into travel nursing because they enjoy meeting new people, having new experiences and traveling the country while doing the work they love. But for those eager to begin their great adventure, there’s one question that comes up frequently: How long does it take to become a travel nurse? Like most things, there’s a short answer and a long...READ MORE

FUN JOB, BIG CITY: CHECK OUT THESE IN-DEMAND DESTINATIONS FOR TRAVEL NURSES

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While travel nursing assignments are increasingly available in small towns, larger metro areas still make up the bulk of such opportunities.

That’s a major advantage for those who enjoy the hustle, bustle and fun of big cities and wish to explore their many amenities. After all, urban areas tend to offer ease of public transportation, a variety of...READ MORE

 

13 TIPS: HEALTHIER, HAPPIER SLEEP FOR TRAVEL NURSES

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The more the medical world understands about the importance of sleep, the closer travel nurses should pay attention to their sleep patterns.

Not only are one in three Americans regularly short the seven hours needed each night, but the lack of regular restorative sleep has been linked with an added risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and frequent mental distress, reports the CDC.

“A single night of poor sleep can leave you feeling...READ MORE

 

11 TIPS: DEAL WITH DIFFICULT PATIENTS WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND

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As a medical professional of any sort, some of your greatest challenges on the job are bound to involve patients who are argumentative, disrespectful and/or disruptive.

That may be doubly true when you’re a travel nurse tasked with treating unfamiliar patients under all sorts of conditions...READ MORE

TOP TIPS FOR TRAVEL NURSE INTERVIEWS

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Travel nurses are in such high demand that there is no shortage of possible assignments. But even when working with a top travel nurse staffing agency like OneStaff Medical, you’ll still have to interview with a hospital to secure a position. If interviews make you a little nervous, don’t worry. We’ve got your back. To help you nail the interview and get the perfect assignment, here are the top tips for travel nurse interviews...READ MORE

HOW OFTEN DO TRAVEL NURSES CHANGE LOCATIONS?

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One of the biggest reasons people become travel nurses is because they love the sense of adventure that comes from moving to different locations and experiencing different parts of the country. But just how often do travel nurses change locations? The short answer is: it’s up to you! That’s part of what makes travel nursing so great, the freedom to choose when and where you work. But making the decision to pack up and move isn’t always easy, and there are a lot of factors to consider. Here are some things to think about as you develop your plans for life as a travel nurse...READ MORE

OUR TOP 6 SELF-CARE APPS FOR NURSES

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Nursing is a difficult job that comes with lots of stressors. As great as nurses are at caring for their patients, sometimes they can neglect their own health. Practicing self-care is vital for all nurses to avoid burnout and maintain healthy lifestyles. But it can be even more important for travel nurses who may be far away from their traditional support systems much of...READ MORE

WIN-WIN: TOP 9 REASONS HOSPITALS WANT AND NEED TRAVEL NURSES

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Great news for travel nurses: As demographics change and hospitals are challenged to meet staffing demands, the job outlook in hospitals continues to be very favorable.

As of 2017, travel nurses already represented about 11% of hospital nursing teams, according to a study by KPMG International Cooperative that projects even higher demand in the future....READ MORE

 

SMOOTHER SAILING: 8 WAYS FOR TRAVEL NURSES TO DE-STRESS THEIR LIVES

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It’s indisputable: The life of a travel nurse can be filled with adventure, new friends and rewarding work that can make you feel you’re making a difference in the world.

Of course, the very work that’s rewarding can also induce its share of stress. A recent study published by the National Institutes of Health outlines the intermittent challenges of nursing, including conflicts with co-workers, workload demands, difficult patients and interaction with sickness and death. It points to a survey in which 92% of nurses reported...READ MORE

 

MONTHLY INSPIRATION | FROM JANITOR TO PASSIONATE NURSE | FRANK BAEZ

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A great inspirational story about the present situation never being the end destination, should you have the fortitude, persistence, and patience to break through it. It’s the often rare stories like this, that help remind us as humans who get caught up in our day-to-day routines, that we can create a better life. Should we be willing to not accept anything less than what we feel we deserve. That obstacles, though some may be tall, are never dead ends. With that, we introduce…READ MORE

OUR TOP 5 LOCATIONS FOR YOUR SUMMER TRAVEL NURSE ASSIGNMENTS

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Summertime is officially here, and if you are in search of your next traveling nurse job location, you definitely should consider this little list of locations we’ve curated for your reading pleasure. We’ve picked 5 of the top U.S. cities for summer travel nurse assignments based on; overall opportunities they have currently for RNs, as well as their obvious travel appeal and ability to cross off bucket list items for those adventurous ‘wanderers’ out there. 

 

Check them all out, ponder which is up your alley and let’s get you to one of...READ MORE

 

OUR ONESTAFF PACKING CHECKLIST: 12 KEY ADDITIONS FOR YOUR FIRST (OR 10TH) TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT

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If you’re new to the life of a gypsy nurse, you may not know which supplies and provisions to bring along to help your first assignment run smoothly.

In general, you can expect your company-provided housing to provide basic furniture and kitchen appliances. However, you should inquire what else will be included so you can plan accordingly...READ MORE.

 

FEELING STRESSED AND BURNT OUT IN YOUR NURSING JOB? HOW TO TELL IF IT’S COMPASSION FATIGUE

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If you’ve been nursing for any length of time, chances are you’ve experienced a weariness or lack of resolve related to the constant witnessing of suffering and the need to invest emotional energy into your work.

But if that condition has become chronic and overwhelming and you continually feel you’re “running on empty” you may be battling...READ MORE

 

7 TOP QUALITIES AND SKILLS THAT MAKE THE BEST TRAVELING NURSES

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Wondering if a career as a traveling nurse may be right for you?

If you’re looking for a well-paid, rewarding career that involves helping others — and allows you personal choice and flexibility along the way — you’re on the right track. Further, the need for more qualified U.S. nurses is beyond dispute; for example, the BLS projects demand for RNs will grow 19.4 percent between 2012 and 2022, with the country needing a whopping 3.2 million by 2022. Average travel nurse salaries by state are...READ MORE

 

FUTURE FINANCIALS: HOW MUCH OF YOUR PAYCHECK SHOULD YOU SAVE?

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We're by no means in the business of financial advising, we'll leave that detail to the experts, but it doesn't mean we can't help aggregate some information to help our followers. So here goes; because you’re constantly balancing your needs with the things you want in life, saving a portion of your paycheck isn’t always easy. That may be especially true if you’re in your 20s and enjoying the fun, friendship and travel that are such a vital part of life as a traveling nurse. 

Still, socking away money for your own future is a key part of being an adult. And the process can be easier if you think of savings as a method of "paying yourself first" instead of taking away from...READ MORE.

NURSE-PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS: HOW CLOSE IS TOO CLOSE?

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A key part of nursing school is learning how to maintain professional distance from your patients.

Of course, you're also supposed to show compassion and caring to those you treat. And because you're a human being dealing with highly emotional situations, your workplace role as a nurse can quickly become less than...READ MORE

 

HOW TO NAVIGATE SALARIES & LOCATIONS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR TRAVEL NURSING JOURNEY

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Working as a nurse in a specific specialty can be financially rewarding, and doing so in the travel nursing field is no different. New assignments appear every day for specialty nurses, and if you possess the qualifications to accept one of these assignments, it can certainly be worth your time.

How worth it? READ MORE.

 

MAPPING OUT PLANS: USING TRAVEL NURSING TO EXPLORE A POSSIBLE MOVE

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For many traveling nurses, a major perk of their careers is the ability to check out new cities to consider as future residences.

That's a nice benefit, indeed. When you think about it, not many careers allow you to take your time seriously exploring another area while maintaining the security of a stable, professional job with a good, steady paycheck...READ MORE.

 

AND THE 2019 RECRUITER OF THE YEAR IS...

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Regarding our resident “Recruiter of the Year” she was nominated by travelers. Among a group of XX other travelers, Kayla quickly got enough votes to make the cut and go on to the second round; the “final 5” recruiters panel. From there, her own travelers had to submit personal stories/insights into why she deserved...READ MORE

ON ASSIGNMENT AND HOMESICK? 8 TIPS FOR COPING AS A TRAVELING NURSE

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Every traveling nurse feels it at some point: The pang of homesickness that comes from being away from familiar people and surroundings.

That feeling is perfectly normal, but there are several steps you can take to make yourself feel better when it hits. Here are a few suggestions from industry veterans on how to counteract that feeling of distance. READ MORE. 

OUR TOP 5 CITIES TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY

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Sláinte! Tis almost that day, yes it is. Who wants to travel and make some "gold" while you're at it.  


So, as a company focused on placing people all over the country, we went ahead and researched the Top 5 Cities to celebrate on the “interwebs.” And since everything on the “interwebs” is true, you can pretty much trust that are list is “blarney-free.” Wink, wink.  We ourselves were surprised that Boston wasn’t even in the top 3, but we’re not here to say our word is the bible on this subject, we’ll defer to our travelers who have experienced the holiday all over and let you all chime in here. Would love to hear if you have better options! READ MORE. 

 

HEY ROOMIE: 13 TIPS FOR SHARING HOUSING AS A TRAVELER

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If you’re a traveler, you may have the option of housing with a roommate (or two) at some point in your career. And that could be either a joy or a challenge — or both.

If you haven’t had a roommate since college, you may have forgotten some of the skills needed for getting along with other housing occupants. Here are suggestions for how to make such arrangements run smoothly. READ MORE.

 

TRAVELER? HERE'S HOW TO FIND PET-FRIENDLY HOUSING FOR YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT

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If you want to work as a traveler in the healthcare industry, but are hesitant to leave your pet behind, you’re far from alone.

These days, many working people are just too attached to their furry friends to be separated. And pet ownership is up across the U.S.; Statista determined that 68 percent of all American households owned pets in 2017, up from 56 percent in 1988. READ MORE...

 

TIPS FOR HEALTHCARE TRAVELERS: ORGANIZATION PAYS OFF

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When you’re continually moving residences, meeting new people, learning new routines and taking on new tasks, it’s important to stay organized so your life doesn’t feel overwhelming.

That’s why so many traveling healthcare workers have become masters at keeping their careers straight and on task. After all, taking time to put a few organizational measures in place can go a long way toward saving you from hurry, worry and indecision. Here are a few suggestions that may help you in that regard. READ MORE.

 

NEW ASSIGNMENT? 9 TIPS FOR BEFRIENDING CO-WORKERS

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A huge advantage of being a traveling nurse is your ability to continually meet new co-workers at each assignment.

Of course, that can also be something of a challenge if you have a trace of shyness or find it hard to approach people. But fear not: There are ways to make others feel comfortable so you can start to befriend them and assimilate yourself into the staff. Consider the following. READ MORE. 

TRAVELER? 9 TIPS FOR MAKING TEMPORARY HOUSING HOMIER

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So you’re preparing to settle into your new living quarters as a traveling nurse, but your surroundings don’t feel as homey as they could. What are some fast hacks for turning your temporary home away from home into a cozy, comfortable retreat?

  • Optimize wall space. At least put up a few posters that please you aesthetically. 3M Command Strips (or their equivalents) are your friends. Unless you’re trying to hang a bronze sculpture, these convenient little strips are perfect for temporarily hanging up artwork without worrying about losing your security deposit.

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CO-WORKER COUNSEL: 5 TIPS FOR WORKING WITH DIFFERENT GENERATIONS

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As baby boomers retire en masse and younger people transition into their workplace roles, you may be among the many Americans navigating work with people from several different generations.

Some researchers have found key differences in how baby boomers differ from Generations X, Y and Z in navigating the workplace. Others say those studies are way too generalized in the way they categorize individuals.

 

NEW ASSIGNMENT IN A GREAT LOCALE? ENJOY BY SEPARATING WORK AND PLAY

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As a traveling nurse, your favorite job perk may be the ability to choose assignments in fun locations.

While those beautiful and activity-packed locations can offer great advantages, their benefits can go to waste if you’re so mentally entrenched in the demands of your job that you can’t enjoy them. Further, that inability to fully relax may be affecting your health.

The key is your ability to compartmentalize work from play so you can detach from work demands and de-stress when it’s time to relax. READ MORE. 

 

ORNERY BOSS? 6 STRATEGIES FOR COPING WITH THE MADNESS

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Part of the appeal of working as a traveler is that you get to work under all kinds of supervisors. But that can also be part of the challenge if you’re stuck with a boss who’s moody, temperamental or obstinate.

The good news? You’ll only be dealing with the grouch for a limited amount of time, and you can use the following strategies to make your time with him more pleasant

 

TAX TIME? KNOW THESE 2018 CHANGES FOR TRAVELING NURSES

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If you’re like many working Americans, you’re just now pulling together what you need to file last year’s tax returns.

Fortunately, if you’re a nurse, you’re already accustomed to paperwork. And if you’re a traveling nurse, you’re well-versed in staying organized, meeting deadlines and focusing on details. In a perfect world, that means you’ve carefully filed away the necessary documents.

To ensure you’re optimizing your hard-earned income, here are a few tips for completing your 2018 tax returns under the “Tax Cuts And Jobs Act” President Trump signed into law in 2017. READ MORE...

 

NEW CO-WORKERS? 6 TIPS FOR MAKING A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

Andrew Wettengel 0 553 Article rating: 4.0

Much of the appeal of being a traveling nurse is the chance to meet new co-workers with each assignment.

For better or worse, your success with fellow employees may be highly dependent on your ability to make good first impressions. Everything from your smile to your clothes to your opening words will make an impact that could affect working relationships through the life of your assignments. READ MORE. 

YOUR FUTURE AWAITS: 5 KEY QUESTIONS WHEN CHOOSING A STAFFING FIRM

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When it comes to choosing the staffing firm that will manage your travel nursing career, it’s important to shop around and find the company that's the best fit for you. As much as we'd always want to be your go-to, choosing the right agency is like finding your life partner, not all relationships are a perfect fit. And in order for this to all work, it needs to be a win-win. We get that. 

After all, everyone has different criteria. And your working future will depend on how well you do your homework. READ MORE

NEED HELP? 11 GREAT WEB RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR TRAVEL NURSING CAREER

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When you’re on the road and visiting new locations as part of your traveling nurse career, you may feel better equipped if you know about supportive websites that can offer you helpful industry information.

Whether you need to educate yourself about job trends, you wish to catch up on the latest industry news or you want to compare notes with others who understand your joys and challenges, consider logging on to the following valuable online resources. READ MORE. 

HOT SPOTS: THESE TRAVEL HEALTHCARE JOBS WILL BE BIG IN 2019

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It’s a new year with all new opportunities, especially if you’re a trained medical professional seeking to explore the country as part of your career.

Maybe this is the year you decide to shed the shackles of a traditional per-diem job and embrace the freedom offered by the life of a traveling medical specialist. If you’re someone who loves meeting new people, seeing new sights and participating in new experiences, the lifestyle could be perfect for you. READ MORE...

FRIENDLY SKIES: YOUR RIGHTS AS AN AIRLINE PASSENGER

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We like to think there are two distinct aspects to the world travel. First, there’s the destination, the place you’re traveling to and we could go on all day long about how this is one of best aspects of travel nursing. Then there’s the other aspect of travel, the travel itself. Packing bags, security and the plane ride. Sometimes this process can be simple, sometimes it's a headache.

And then there are those moments when things simply don’t go well for myriad reasons. When that happens, it’s good to know your rights as a passenger. You have them and here are a few things you need to know.

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MAINTAINING YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE WHILE YOU TRAVEL

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Life as a traveling healthcare professional can keep you consistently moving. That’s good in several ways but it can make your exercise regimen difficult to maintain, particularly if your routine is built on a network of things you’re used to at home.

Your home routine can be recreated, however, and doing so is easier than you think. Like your travel career in general, adding your exercise routine to your new location requires a little extra planning. Here’s our advice on how you can move forward with your fitness goals, so you don’t miss a step … or sprint … or cycle. READ MORE


HOW TO MEET PEOPLE QUICKLY IN A NEW CITY

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Thirteen weeks sounds like a long time until you actually begin in your travel assignment — and then the days start zooming past. There’s so much to see and do, both personally and professionally, and you want to make the most of it. After all, this could be the only time you ever see this area in your entire life. 

We get that and we also know making the right friends can make your assignment even more rewarding. That's why today we’re offering you our tips for meeting people quickly in your travel assignment destination so you can get started making lifelong memories pronto. 

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    5 NHL ARENAS YOU MUST VISIT IN YOUR TRAVEL WORK

    Andrew Wettengel 0 995 Article rating: 3.7

    The winter months mean the NHL season is underway once again, and the tremendous history of this international game is rooted in each of the league’s 31 arenas. From Phoenix to Edmonton, every NHL city is distinctly different, and the best way to learn more about each of these communities is simply to go.

    With that in mind, here’s our list of the five NHL arenas you must visit, focusing on American cities where an assignment could be waiting for you.

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    THE MILLENNIAL MOVEMENT IS COMING TO THE TRAVEL MARKET

    Andrew Wettengel 0 489 Article rating: 5.0

    Millennials get a bad rap. The studies say they're self-centered, narcissistic and in need of constant feedback and career advancement.

    We’re not seeing it.

    At OneStaff Medical what we're seeing is the impact this generation is making on the travel healthcare industry. We’re seeing a generation of compassionate individuals giving of themselves for the betterment of their patients and a group of people that are helping shape the travel industry at a time when their assistance is sorely needed.

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    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE HOMESICK WHILE TRAVELING.

    Andrew Wettengel 0 985 Article rating: 3.6

    No matter where you travel or how much fun and professional satisfaction you find in your assignment, there’s always the chance that you’ll feel a little homesick. It’s natural, especially if you’re just starting out in your travel career.

    We could tell you this is a necessary evil and just part of the business. But … that’s not really our style. Instead, we’re here today to help you conquer that homesickness you’re feeling or help you knock it out before it even gets rooted in your next assignment.

    Here's our advice. READ MORE.

     

    HERE ARE YOUR NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1104 Article rating: 4.0

    Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? What was your goal? Did you want to lose weight, learn a new hobby, advance your career or travel somewhere new?

    We love resolutions here at OneStaff Medical, almost as much as we love efficiency. So let’s bring your travel and your professional resolutions together with a list of your top travel resolutions for the New Year.

    This year, resolve to...READ MORE

     

    FROG EYE SALAD AND EVERY OTHER SIDE DISH YOU’LL ENJOY IN YOUR NEW LOCATION

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1312 Article rating: 4.3

    A hearty meal with family and friends is a staple of the holidays, and for travelers, being away from this annual tradition can be one of the most difficult aspects of the job. At the same time though, the healthcare industry is full of kind, generous people who give of themselves not only to their patients but to their coworkers.

    For you as a traveler, this means you’ll likely be invited to a holiday event and asked to sit down for one of these wonderful meals.

    Your tablemates are apt to be as diverse as the food offerings, especially if you’re traveling somewhere new, so to help you out, here's some advice about the most popular side dishes from around the country as well as what you can do to make the most of your event. READ MORE.

     

    THE BEST TRAVEL LOCATIONS TO VISIT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

    Andrew Wettengel 0 689 Article rating: 5.0

    If you’re going to accept a travel assignment over the holidays, why not go big and visit a city that celebrates the holidays like few others? With that in mind, we’re using today’s blog to list the best cities to visit over the holiday season. If you’re lucky enough to find a travel assignment available in any of these locations, snap it up quickly. It won’t be available for long.

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    MAKING YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION FEEL MORE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Andrew Wettengel 0 584 Article rating: 5.0

    The holidays are the magical time of year when we all hanker for our traditions and the comforts of familiarity. And, predictably, during a travel assignment over the holidays, those experiences won’t be quite as familiar. 

    So, what do you do? Do you have to reinvent your holidays? In some ways you do — and that’s not a bad thing — but there are things you can do to make your travel holiday feel like all those holidays enjoyed at home. Here’s our list to help you get started. 

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    LOCATIONS THAT NEED SUPPORT FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU THIS SEASON

    Andrew Wettengel 0 663 Article rating: 5.0

    The law of supply and demand is just as true in travel healthcare as it is in many other industries. In our world the demand comes from the patients individual facilities treat on a regular basis and the supply is the ongoing support travelers like yourself offer to these healthcare providers.

    The demand is constant but the supply fluctuates, especially once the temperature turns cold. This can cause many facilities in northern climates to go without the professional support they need to meet their demand. They need travelers like you! So, if you’re ready to lend a helping hand through a new assignment, there are several areas that need your help.

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    ACCIDENTS THAT LEAD TO THE MOST ER VISITS AT HALLOWEEN AND HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST THEM

    Andrew Wettengel 0 566 Article rating: 5.0

    Children and parents everywhere are setting up their decorations and preparing their costumes for another fun, exciting Halloween. Professionals in healthcare are doing another type of preparation — they’re preparing for the accidental injuries that will inevitably come their way.

    The Halloween season is steeped in tradition and, unfortunately, that also includes a traditional uptick in ER visits. The following three accidents lead to the most ER visits during Halloween. READ MORE.

     

    HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN, EVEN IF YOU’RE TRAVELING

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1011 Article rating: 4.0

    The costumes, the creativity and, of course, the candy. There’s plenty for kids to be excited about on Halloween. As a parent, however, there are things for you to be concerned about as well: dark streets, moving cars, suspect candy, etc. And these concerns can seem especially troubling if you’ll be traveling when the time to don the costumes officially arises.

    Fear not. Today we’re donating our entire blog to strategies you can use to keep your kids safe this Halloween by focusing on three key areas to follow — or, if you’re traveling — ask a loved one to follow to ensure your kids have a fun, safe Halloween.

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    OUR GUIDE TO HELP YOU PREPARE TO BECOME A TRAVELER

    Andrew Wettengel 0 662 Article rating: 5.0

    Your first steps into a traveling career can feel like a leap, both figuratively and literally. A new role, in a new state, surrounded by new faces and an entirely new business model, yes, it can be a lot. But let’s be honest, the opportunity to travel is just too good to pass up. Now it’s up to us to give you some tips about becoming a traveler so you will feel more comfortable before you go and that leap you’ve been thinking about turns out to be nothing but a small step.

    To prepare for your career in travel nursing, we recommend that you...

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    WHAT'S BEHIND THE HOT TRAVEL MARKET?

    Andrew Wettengel 0 575 Article rating: 4.0

    Whether you’re just entering the travel market or you’re a seasoned veteran, you’ve probably never experienced a job market like this. Neither have we.

    The demand for travelers is unprecedented right now and that’s good news for you. But what’s behind this demand? There are several factors. Here are three of the largest. 

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    HERE ARE 4 OF THE BEST HAUNTED HOUSES IN AMERICA

    Andrew Wettengel 0 636 Article rating: 4.0

    If you’re a fan of frights then this is your favorite time of year. While you relish the opportunity to curl up on a dark and stormy night to watch your favorite horror flick, sometimes you want something a little more … up close and personal.

    Travel can help you find that.

    The country is loaded with amazing haunted houses from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine, and these are some of our favorites. We know you'll love them too, so accept a travel assignment nearby and pay one or all a visit. You’ll be horrified you did.

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    4 TRAVEL LOCATIONS TO VISIT TO ENJOY THOSE BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS

    Andrew Wettengel 0 635 Article rating: 5.0

    When we talk about potential travel destinations and the places you must visit, we often get focused on the man-made attractions. Yes, it’s easy to get jazzed about water slidesbaseball parks and football stadiums but, you know what? There’s a whole other side of travel that we’re going to talk about today because Mother Nature is more than capable of creating some amazing travel destinations in her own right.

    With that in mind, here are four locales you should consider visiting at this time of year to bask in the fall colors.

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    HOW MANY TRAVEL ASSIGNMENTS SHOULD I TAKE EACH YEAR?

    Andrew Wettengel 0 633 Article rating: 5.0

    Think of it as question two. Once you’ve answered question one — Is travel nursing right for you? — this inevitably becomes your next decision. Do you become a career traveler hopping from one assignment to the next? Do you take one travel assignment a year and call it good? What’s common among your fellow travelers?

    So many questions, and this blog can provide you some answers based on our experiences.

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    4 WATERSLIDES YOU MUST VISIT DURING YOUR TRAVEL ADVENTURES

    Andrew Wettengel 0 771 Article rating: 3.0

    Think waterslides are just child’s play? We think not.

    In fact, it seems like waterslides have gotten bigger and badder as the years have gone by. These days amusement parks all around the country have waterslides that feel like roller coasters. If you’re a fan of thrills, here’s our list of waterslides you must try out during your travel excursions.

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    HOT TRAVEL NURSING DESTINATIONS TO CLOSE OUT THE SUMMER

    Andrew Wettengel 0 579 Article rating: 5.0

    When it comes to travel nursing locales, not every destination is created equal. This is especially true when it comes to demand; so today we’re highlighting some areas across the United States that desperately need the help of talented travel nurses like you.

    Oh, and the cities are plenty of fun to visit as well. With that in mind, here is our list of hot destinations you should consider for your next travel nursing assignment.

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    IF YOU’VE NEVER TRIED TRAVEL NURSING, THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO START

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    In the digital space, people who visit a website or online forum habitually but never leave a comment or take an active role in any way, shape or form are known as lurkers.

    We don’t like that term, because it has negative connotations. The truth is, for those of you who visit our website looking to learn more about travel nursing but have yet to commit, we admire your focused approach. Take your time. We’re happy to continue sharing what makes travel nursing amazing with you. However, if you’re reading this and you haven’t yet been able to move forward into the world of travel nursing, we’d like to request that you ask yourself a simple question: “What’s stopping you from trying travel nursing?”

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    IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL WHILE TRAVEL NURSING RIGHT FOR YOU?

    Andrew Wettengel 0 2719 Article rating: 3.7

    You can never afford to stop learning in healthcare, right? However, if you’re working as a travel nurse, you may think the prospect of going back to school is too difficult to pursue at the moment. 

    Fortunately, travel nursing and bettering your education don’t have to be mutually exclusive. You can have your education and travel, too.

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    WHY CHOOSE TRAVEL NURSING OVER PER DIEM NURSING?

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1426 Article rating: 4.2

    Whether you’re looking for increased schedule flexibility, opportunities in a new location or simply want to step away from the familiar grind, you’ve probably started to research per diem and travel nursing opportunities. Both have their supporters, and at Onestaff Medical we are unapologetic champions of travel nursing.

    But what makes travel nursing a better option than per diem nursing? Here’s our list of the four reasons travel nursing is tops for us. READ MORE.

     

    5 MUST-VISIT COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUMS

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    We may certainly be a bit partial, having our "mothership" (headquarters) in Nebraska, but this list we trust makes the cut. The NFL certainly grabs a lot of attention this time of year, but for passionate fans of college football nothing beats Saturday. If you’re an alum of a major school, you eagerly await each rivalry week during the fall, and while you’ve probably been to many of your own team’s home games, travel nursing offers you a chance to see your team play on the road or to finally see that famous stadium you’ve heard so much about.

    With that in mind, here’s our list of five college football stadiums you should plan to check out during your travel nursing adventures...READ MORE.


    HOW TO HELP YOUR KIDS MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR FIRST WEEKS OF SCHOOL, EVEN IF YOU’RE TRAVELING

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    Back to school can be a stressful time in any home, but if you’re a travel nurse and your travel nursing assignment will see you gone for the first week, month or longer at the beginning of the school year, you may be especially concerned. Fear not, however; there are ways you can prep your family to make it through the early part of the school year even while you’re gone.

    Follow this guide and your children will make the most of those first couple of weeks of school while you’re excelling at your latest travel assignment...READ MORE


    SET SAIL WITH THE BEST STATES FOR BOATING WHILE YOU TRAVEL.

    Andrew Wettengel 0 740 Article rating: 4.5

    Being a traveling healthcare professional is all about following your passions. Your passion for your role and patient care is paramount, of course, but there are also the equally important passions you have for your hobbies and those things you enjoy away from work. These pursuits are the activities that keep you invigorated and ready to come back to work each day your best self. Everyone's interests are different, but if one of your favorite pursuits is boating, then here is our list of states you simply must visit...

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    COMMON SOCCER INJURIES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM

    Andrew Wettengel 0 769 Article rating: 5.0

    The World Cup has finished, and while the world’s largest soccer tournament is over, there are still thousands of youth soccer players enjoying the sport across the country every single day.

    Unfortunately, that participation also carries the potential for injury.

    While soccer players can suffer from numerous different aches and pains, these are the most common youth soccer injuries and what can be done to prevent them.

     

    4 WAYS PROPER PLANNING CAN SAVE YOU MONEY AS A TRAVELER

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1072 Article rating: 5.0

    When it comes to saving money on your next travel assignment, it pays to plan ahead. Many of the largest expenses will naturally be covered as part of the contract, but that doesn’t mean the experience will be expense free for you. So, with that in mind, here are a few things you can do to save money on the expected and unexpected costs of travel.

    4 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE IN YOUR NEW LOCATION

    Andrew Wettengel 0 998 Article rating: 4.3

    The whirlwind of getting there is over and you’ve just fallen onto your new bed. For the next 13 weeks or so, this is home and while the environment may be foreign, it’s all still feeling comfortable.

    But don’t fall asleep yet. You’ve just arrived in your new destination, but there are still a couple of things you need to take care of in your temporary home. Here's our list of everything you need to tackle upon reaching your assignment housing.

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    MUST-HAVE TRAVEL GADGETS FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

    Andrew Wettengel 0 754 Article rating: 4.0

    When it comes to accepting a travel assignment, the travel is ultimately one of the most exciting aspects of the work. You can’t wait to see, do and taste everything that’s on your itinerary. In addition to all of the wonderful things about travel there are the logistical challenges. Yes, you actually have to get there and if you’re not prepared, this process can be pretty boring and even annoying.

    At least it used to be. Today we’re offering our suggestions for the must-have gadgets every traveler should take with them. They may not make the trip itself as fun as your next assignment, but they can help make the time fly, so you’ll be there before you know it.

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    TRAVEL SMART: 5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE

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    Put yourself in these familiar shoes: Your next travel assignment is nearly here and already you can picture yourself touring the hottest locales, dining at the most delicious restaurants and enjoying the area's entertainment. Yes, you can picture yourself there already.

    And yet, you’re still here. But that’s a good thing because while your dreams may already be in your new destination, there are still a few things you need to take care of here first. With that in mind, here’s our list of those last-minute reminders you’ll want to lock down before you leave.

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    WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN FACING AN ISSUE OF MORAL DISTRESS

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    As a nurse, you often feel pulled in many different ways — and no, we don’t simply mean the number of patients you have each day. On the one side you have your co-workers and the facility in general. There are budgets to maintain, treatment regimens to carry out and documentation to complete. Then, on the other, you have those same patients we referenced. It is these patients that look to you, not only to be their caregiver but their guardian and their subject matter expert in all things healthcare they may not understand.

    In some cases these two roles will work hand-in-hand. In others, they won’t. When the needs of your patients pull against the facility's obligations, it’s quite possible you’ll feel some moral distress. If you’ve experienced a trying situation like the above or if you’re going through one right now, the ideas presented in this guide can help you navigate this potentially difficult situation.

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    THE NURSING SHORTAGE: THE UNEXPECTED GAP

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    For those of us in the staffing agency world, the market’s nursing shortage affects the work we do every single day. We can live with it, however. The greater concern is that patients across the country may not be getting the services they deserve simply because compassionate, talented nurses are stretched too thin and their numbers are too few. 

    It’s time to up our nursing numbers.

    But while we normally think of ways to encourage new people to enter the profession when encountering a professional staffing shortage, that may not be the problem in this case. When it comes to nursing, there's no shortage of wanting applicants, there simply aren't enough people to teach them. 

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    COUNTERING COMPASSION FATIGUE

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    In our experience in this industry, one of the things that has always stood out to us about the healthcare workers we partner with, is the compassion they display every single day. And when tragedy strikes, each of you are there to support those in need. But that leads us to another question: Who supports you while you serve as the rock for those in your charge over and over again? Who helps you as you face the effects of compassion fatigue? 

    UNIQUE FOODS YOU SIMPLY MUST TRAVEL FOR

    Andrew Wettengel 0 915 Article rating: 2.5

    If your life as a traveler,  goes hand-in-hand with your life as a foodie, then you know one of the best perks of being a traveler is enjoying all of the culinary treats around the country. Yes, you’ve had Tex-Mex in Texas, deep dish pizza in Chicago and a slice of pie in New York, cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, gumbo in Louisiana and crab in Maryland.

    Consider that step one.

    Today we’re going to give you a list of other taste sensations you simply must try. Some of them may not be on your radar yet, but once you enjoy them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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    TIME FOR ANOTHER ROAD TRIP? 4 MORE OF BASEBALL’S BEST CITIES

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1530 Article rating: 5.0

    A couple of months ago we posted our list of five baseball cities you simply must visit and you loved reading that blog. At the same time, the game of baseball is so steeped in lore that we were barely able to scratch the surface of every great city you could see during your travel nursing adventures.

    So, with that in mind, we wanted to revisit this topic again and find some other cities — and franchises — that maybe you don’t know so much about. That’s why we’re expanding our list today to bring you four more baseball cities you simply must visit this year. Start planning your travel assignments around these cities today and you’ll be able to mix work and play all season long.

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    CELEBRATING OUR FAVORITE WEEK OF THE YEAR | NURSES WEEK

    Andrew Wettengel 0 667 Article rating: 4.5

    Whatever you’re truly passionate about, it seems there’s always a perfect time of year to celebrate it. As we type this we are just passing May 4 or, as it is better known to the millions of Star Wars fans out there: May the fourth be with you. We get it and yes, we’ve wondered how much more interesting life would be if we were Jedi knights.

    At the same time, however, our interest in this time of year isn't focused solely on space operas, it’s on the event that begins two days later and celebrates the people we work for every single day. Those whose tireless efforts don’t need the Force to be amazing.

    Yes, this is the time of year when we come together to celebrate National Nurses Week — May 6 to May 12. May 6 is also National Nurses Day, while May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, one of the pivotal pioneers of modern nursing. The week was first observed in 1954 to recognize the 100-year anniversary of Nightingale’s service during the Crimean War...

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    WE. ARE. ONESTAFF. MEDICAL.

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1153 Article rating: 4.7

    You see us post every week, we see your responses and comments in return. This “book of faces” thing is a pretty awesome way for us all to interact on the interwebs, regardless of where we may be in this beautiful country.  We dig it. We dig our following and we hope we’re doing you all a solid and you find our content on this page of high standard! Entertaining, or at the very least, we make you LOL once in a great while. That’s what this is all about. Engaging with one another and when the days get rough – which sooner or later we all have them -  we can post a goofy meme, all be able to relate and then have a good laugh about it.  

     

    OneStaff promises to be that independently-owned staffing agency that will do what we have to, in order to keep your loyalty. We have owners with open-door policies. We have manager that sit in the cubes right next to your day-to-day contacts; recruiters, account managers housing and compliance. All willing to help step in and solve the problems that will inevitably happen. It’s life. We won’t promise we are perfect at all times. If we or anyone did, they’d be lying. We are human. We make mistakes. Our partners make mistakes. ‘Pooh’ happens, but what we can do is promise that we will fix it should it ever happen. If you can’t get the answer you want from your contact, ask for one of our managers. If they can’t fix it. Ask for an owner. We have no internal red tape, we are dialed in to what’s happening with all of you on a daily basis and we want to continue to grow and succeed based on the level of service we provide our travelers. That, we know and trust, is what’s helped us become who we are. We are…

     

    …OneStaff Medical. 

     

    Much love to you all. And thank you for being part of all this! 


     

    THE SPLENDID SORCERY OF COMPRESSION SOCKS

    (FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ON THEIR FEET ALL DAY)

    Andrew Wettengel 0 788 Article rating: 4.0

    When you decided to devote your life to being a healthcare professional, you knew the role came with long hours, overnight shifts and plenty of time on your feet. Though, I doubt many of us considered the soreness and pain that came with those long shifts; mostly in your legs and feet. Any wise veteran healthcare professional will give you the advice to take care of your legs and feet. Shoes are an integral part of surviving those chaotic long shifts on your feet, and well, we have another little secret you may or may not have tried; compression socks! 

     

    Compressions socks you say? We advise our patient to use those for recovery, why would it help me? Why has no one ever told me about this sorcery? What magic do these socks entail? 

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    HOW LONG IS MY TRAVEL COMMITMENT?

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    When we talk to you about nursing, or any traveling healthcare role for that matter, we know the position is more to you than just a job. It’s your passion and career, and because of that, we know that you take decisions impacting it very seriously.

    Which leads us to today’s topic. We know there are some of you who have avoided traveling in the past, but not because you’re worried about the assignment itself. That process you get. Instead, some of you have questions about what accepting a single assignment will mean for your career in the long term.

    We’ve worked with nurses who wonder if accepting an assignment made them a “career travel nurse” or what they had to do to “maintain their travel nurse status.” This blog is our attempt to answer those questions.

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    3 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE EVER QUITTING A TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT

    Andrew Wettengel 0 968 Article rating: 3.0

    No matter the professional field, accepting a new role is, in some form, a leap of faith. You put your best foot forward and hope the role you read about and the team members you met in interviews are everything you thought them to be. Most of the time you’re probably right, but everyone runs into cases where the role they signed on for simply isn’t what they expected.

    These scenarios are possible in any professional field, but for travel nurses, the experience of starting a new role occurs several times a year. And with that, so too does the potential for a negative experience — sometimes even one that a nurse feels they simply have to walk away from.

    If you find yourself in such a situation, here are three things to consider before deciding you need to quit.

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    SURPRISING BENEFITS OF TRAVEL HEALTHCARE JOBS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE EXPECTED

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    When it comes to healthcare jobs of the travel or permanent placement variety, the benefits are numerous. Some of them are well known, but some things that make travel nursing great you never would have guessed until you’ve accepted your first couple of assignments. We’re going to discuss a few of them today, so you can get a head start during your next assignment.

    Here are three benefits you may have never considered before.

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    4 TIPS TO TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF TRAVELING TO YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT

    Andrew Wettengel 0 713 Article rating: 5.0

    When preparing for a new travel assignment, one of the most stressful aspects is actually packing and traveling to the assignment itself. So, with this in mind, we’re going to spend the next blog in our stress-related series on ways to take the stress out of travel for your next travel nursing assignment.

    Incorporate these tips into your next travel itinerary and you’ll arrive prepared and stress free in your new destination.

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    4 WAYS TO DE-STRESS YOUR LIFE PRONTO

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    If there’s one thing nurses and healthcare professionals in any discipline understand, it’s stress. Yep, it kind of goes with the territory, and we’re sure all of you have your own little tricks to alleviate the stress you feel after another day on the job. Today we want to add to your repertoire.

    April is Stress Awareness Month, so today we’re releasing the first in a short series of blogs we’ll be doing focused on issues of stress. This first one starts with a skill we all want, ways to de-stress as quickly as possible. If you do these already, great. If you don't utilize these tricks, give them a try. They may be just the stress reliever you need.

     

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    THE BEST LOW-STRESS CITIES FOR YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT

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    When comparing cities in this great country for your next travel assignment, it becomes apparent that every city has its charm. Some are great for warm weather and oceanside views. Others have wonderful eateries and culture. Still others are great for outdoor excursions like hiking, skiing or boating. But then there are those that offer a different unique benefit. They are places that rank near the top when all you want to do is enjoy the quieter things and simply relax.

    Which brings us to today’s blog, the second in our series commemorating Stress Awareness Month. Today we’re looking at four great assignment destinations that include — among their many benefits — the perfect environment when you’re looking to mix work with a little de-stressing at the same time.

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    HERE’S HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR LOCATION BEFORE YOU GO

    Andrew Wettengel 0 2163 Article rating: 1.5

    We get it, selecting a new travel assignment is a big decision and one you don’t take lightly. Neither do we. We want each of your travel assignments to be a resounding success and we understand that the more information you have, the more ability you have to make a successful decision.

    So with that in mind, today we’re offering our suggestions for resources you can exhaust to learn everything you can about a potential assignment before you accept.

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    4 ASSIGNMENT LOCATIONS YOU MUST CHECK OUT THIS SUMMER

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    When it comes to selecting a new travel destination, the weather can play a really big role in your decision. After all, you want to get out and explore your chosen destination, not just stare at it from behind a window, right?

    As such, there are northern parts of this great country that may not be as appealing to you during the winter. However, now that spring is here — and summer coming next — this is a great time to shop for assignments in these northern areas. As you begin your review, here’s our list of locations you must see.

    TRAVEL-DESTINATION MUSTS FOR FOODIES

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    Travel nurses are as varied in their interests as the destinations they visit, and one of our favorite things about the work we do is helping you match your passions with the perfect location. Some of our nurses love the outdoors, others sports and still others historic monuments and sightseeing opportunities. Today we want to talk to a very specific group of travel nurses — the foodies. You know who you are.

    One of the best parts of travel nursing is the opportunity to explore the cuisine of your chosen location. If you’re in the mood to explore through dining, here’s our list of locations that will continue to astound you with their culinary capabilities throughout your assignment.

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    5 DESTINATIONS FOR TRAVEL NURSES TO CROSS OFF YOUR BASEBALL BUCKET LIST

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    Opening day of the major league baseball season is less than two weeks away and that makes this an exciting time of year for baseball fans. If you’re a travel nurse who loves America’s pastime, the travel assignments you accept during the summer can put you in the same location as some of the nation’s most famous ballparks. So whether you want to support your favorite team out on the road or simply take in the famous locations that make baseball great, keep these five destinations in mind when considering your travel nursing options.

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    WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN REVIEWING YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN OPTIONS

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1112 Article rating: 1.0

    As much as you love the nursing profession you probably don’t want to do it forever. You’d like to retire at some point, right? And to do that, you need to have your retirement plan in place. 

    If you work as a nurse in a traditional permanent role, your facility provides you the financial support you need to retire through the company’s retirement plan. But what if you work as a travel nurse? After all, you can’t expect all of these facilities to contribute to your retirement plan at the end of your 13-week travel assignment. So where does the support come from?

    Look no further than your staffing agency.

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    THE HIGHEST-PAYING SPECIALTIES IN TRAVEL NURSING

    Andrew Wettengel 0 4168 Article rating: 3.8

    Working as a nurse in a specific specialty can be financially rewarding, and doing so in the field of travel nursing is no different. New assignments appear every day for specialty nurses, and if you possess the qualifications to accept one of these assignments, it can certainly be worth your time.

    To help you in your search, these are the specialties that we currently see as the highest paying.

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    WHAT QUALITIES MAKE FOR A GREAT TRAVEL NURSE?

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1085 Article rating: 2.0

    Let’s be blunt: Travel nursing isn’t for everyone. The bigger question becomes: Is it for you?

    Every nurse’s path is different, and while only you can definitively say whether you would enjoy travel nursing, we’re going to offer you this guide below of some of the qualities we’ve noticed in successful travel nurses. See how many of them match your skill set to determine if travel nursing is right for you.

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    TRAVEL NURSING AFTER YOU RETIRE? HERE'S WHY IT'S A GREAT IDEA

    Andrew Wettengel 0 1400 Article rating: 3.0

    You spent your whole career with the idea of retirement in the back of your mind. It was going to be your time, when you could do what you want, when you want, and live life on your terms. It was going to be great.

    Now you’re here and you know what? You were right, retirement is amazing. But as you look back at your career, you realize that nursing was spectacular as well, and even though you always envisioned retirement as living life on your terms, you’re starting to think those terms should include a little professional work as well.

    Congratulations, you’re a perfect candidate for travel nursing. READ MORE. 

     

    FEATURED TRAVELS

    Megan Saucier

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    Today we’re featuring some photos from one of our very own travelers,  Megan Saucier, a RN currently working at a placement in the picturesque mountains of Hamilton, MT. We instantly were intrigued by Megan’s photos, so felt we had to start sharing them with our followers out there, as we can get them. Not only a traveler in heart, she’s got quite the gift of capturing her experiences on camera. We dig it. Her photos encapsulate everything about what a traveling healthcare pro is about. It’s not always about the destination, but sometimes the journey getting there. Megan knows not all who wander are lost, and she takes advantage of every minute of her wandering. READ MORE

    PIZZA PIE | IT’S NATIONAL PIZZA DAY!

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    PIZZA PIE | IT’S NATIONAL PIZZA DAY! 

    Pizza was brought to the United States with Italian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, and first appeared in areas where Italian immigrants concentrated. The country's first pizzeria, Lombardi's, opened in 1905.  Since then pizza consumption has exploded in the U.S. We love it so much, in fact, that thirteen percent of the U.S. population consumes pizza on any given day.

     

    WHAT ARE THE HOTTEST SPECIALTIES IN TRAVEL NURSING?

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    In the world of travel nursing, much of our success as a staffing firm and your own success as a travel nurse depends on the ability to match the right candidate (you) with the right role (one you’re truly excited to take on). We explore a few hot specialities on the rise in this latest blog. READ MORE. 

    NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR CONTINUED EDUCATION WHILE TRAVELING? HERE’S HOW.

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    When you’re a travel nurse, you don’t always spend a ton of time in the same place. That’s part of the appeal of travel nursing, but it also makes things built for more “conventional” employment models difficult. Take continuing education, for example. It’s every bit as valuable for travel nurses as it is for location nurses. If you’re a traveler, you may think continuing your education is impossible without sacrificing your travel opportunities.

    Think again. READ MORE. 

     

    THE BEST APPS FOR TRAVEL NURSES (or any traveler)

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    Apps are a part of everyday life for many of us. We shop with them, collect rewards with them and, of course, play games with them. Here’s the thing, though: Apps can also be really handy for work, especially if you’re a travel nurse.

    Here’s our list of the five must-haves to keep in your pocket wherever you go.

     

    5 TIPS TO BOLSTER YOUR TRAVEL NURSING RESUME

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    The world of travel nursing is all about first encounters. New co-workers, new locations ... you’re constantly making introductions and impressions.

    So is your resume.

    Before you conduct those first interviews or shake those first hands, keep in mind your resume is your profile. It’s who you are. Today we’re going to share a few tips with you on how to make it great.

     

    HOT TRAVEL MARKETS: TAKING A LOOK AT THE NORTHEAST

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    We spend a lot of time in this blog discussing the benefits of travel nursing, why you should do it and how to make the most of it. We like to think it’s pretty helpful information, but what if you’re already sold on travel nursing? What if, instead, you know you want to travel and you just need a place to go? Well, today we’re going to try and help you answer that question with the first in a recurring series of blogs highlighting hot markets you may consider traveling to.

    In this blog we’re giving you a listing of some of the hot areas where demand is high for travel nurses in the Northeast.

     

    HOT JOB ALERT | GO SEE THOSE FANCY NORTHERN LIGHTS!

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    BUCKET LIST ITEM HERE, FRIENDS!

     

     

    More cold weather, and Fairbanks, Alaska may be the farthest thing from some people’s minds right now. After all, across the country we are setting record-breaking below freezing temps (and all likely reminiscing about how dumb we were to complain about it being so hot last July), so more cold seems like a waste of energy, no? We don’t fret though, we know there are a few adventure seekers out there that will enjoy this opportunity!

     

     

    HERE ARE THE TOP 5 TRAVEL NURSING MYTHS

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    Separating fact from fiction is an integral part of any informative blog because, let’s face it, there are a lot of falsehoods out here on the web. The world of travel nursing is no different. Chances are you’ve heard some whoppers about our profession and you’ve wondered whether they were true.

    That's what this blog is all about. Today we're going to lay down some truth by correcting the five falsehoods we hear most often.

     

    HOW DOES TRAVEL NURSING WORK, EXACTLY?

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    At OneStaff Medical we pride ourselves in trying to be a source of information and support for travel nurses in all phases of their career. Today we want to spend a little time answering a very important question for those of you who are at the very beginning of your travel nursing journey.

    If you’re new to the idea of travel nursing, our What Exactly Is Travel Nursing? blog can be your baseline resource for the information you need. But let’s pretend for a moment that you understand what travel nursing is and now you want to know more about how it works from a nuts-and-bolts perspective.

    This blog can help. So, let’s discuss.

     

    OUR NURSES SPEAK: HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT

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    If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you know we often reference the conversations we have with our nurses in order to provide you with the best information we possibly can. Today we want to take that one step further and actually allow one of our nurses to share their thoughts on a topic directly with you. We hope to make this a semi-regular series, and as always, we’d love to hear from you.

    WHEN SHOULD YOU START TRAVEL NURSING?

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    How’s that title for an open-ended question, huh? It’s a query I’m sure you’ve asked yourself before.

    Whether you’re a travel nursing veteran of 20 years or you’ve never taken a single assignment, every travel nursing career has a starting point. If you’re wondering if your time is now, we’re going to get real for a minute and give you a couple of things you should consider when trying to answer this question for yourself.

    4 TIPS FOR MAKING TRAVEL NURSING A FAMILY AFFAIR

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    A lot of nurses are dissuaded from travel nursing because they say they’ll worry about being lonely and missing friends and family while they’re gone.

    We can’t accept that, not when the problem is so easy to solve. If you want to travel with your family, just do it. Traveling with your family is possible and these tips will show you how.

     

    FEATURED TRAVELS

    Crystal Hemminger

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    First, of what we hope to be many more, "Featured Travels." If you have pics and stories to share, holler at us. We'd love to feature more of what "traveling" is truly all about. The experiences soaked in. The memories made.

    Thanks for sharing, Krystal & Crystal!

    SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS, TAKE A TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT HERE

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    If you’re the type of nurse that craves excitement beyond what your day-to-day work responsibilities provide — and you know who you are — then you’ll naturally be drawn to assignments in locations that provide that thrill. And, during these winter months, that means skiing and snowboarding, right?

    ADVICE FROM THE VETS: 5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOUR FIRST TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT.

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    When it comes to travel nursing, you always remember your first time. In some cases, it’s not for the most positive of reasons. Yes, we’ve all had our little whoopsies, aches and headaches out there in the field. But the travel nursing community is a close community, and with new nurses entering the field every year, we asked our veteran nurses to share some insight into what you can do to make your first travel assignment memorable for all the right reasons.

    NEW TO TRAVEL NURSING? STRIKE GOLD WITH OPPORTUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA!

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    If you want to be a movie star, you need to move to California. That’s always been the common perception. Well, as it turns out, California is a pretty great place to be if you’re a travel nurse as well. So if you’re new to the world of travel nursing and this blog, we’re going to dig deeper into what makes California such a great location for travel nursing work so you can see if this star-studded opportunity is for you.

    OUR TOP 5 BENEFITS OF BEING A NURSE

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    Travel nursing: We love talking about the benefits. It’s kinda our jam, and you can read more about them herehere and here. It’s uplifting stuff, but here’s the thing: travel nursing is a branch of one of the most rewarding professions in the world — nursing. So for today, we drilled down and asked our nurses what they felt were some of the most rewarding benefits of nursing overall.

    WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?

    VOLUME 6: ANDREW SHARES

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    In this last-minute addition to our series of “WHAT OCTOBER MEANS TO US?” I myself decided to share on some heartbreaking news I got over this past weekend about an old colleague and friend. Less to inspire, since the news was heartbreaking, more so to remind us all to “carpe the f*ck out of that diem.” If I can get one person to read this, and actually remind them they are caught up in the rate race, take a breath and just enjoy the moment they have with their friends or loved ones, well, then the time invested in this write up was worth it to me. 

     

    WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?

    VOLUME 5: LINDSEY SHARES A RECENT SETBACK

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    In this last, but definitely not least installment of our series of “WHAT OCTOBER MEANS TO US?” we offer likely our most emotional story. This one unraveled over the past few weeks, ironically. Despite the strong emotions going on, our very own Lindsey Bowser, agreed to sharing. This story, one of her mother’s recovery over 20 years ago, and how sometimes when you least expect it, cancer can creep back into your life and try to steal your happiness again.

     

    Lindsey also included a sincere letter to “Cancer” which she admitted helped her vent. This is why we dig our staff, Genuine thoughts and willingness to share with the masses.

     

    We’d like to give a big shout out to Lindsey for be so open on her current situation and sharing in a tough time. We wish your mother the strength to endure yet another battle, and your entire family the positive support through a rough time. We love you, sista.

     

    SURPRISING TRAVEL LOCATIONS: 3 HIDDEN GEMS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

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    When you think of traveling, you think of sitting by the ocean with your toes in the sand, right? Sure, there’s a lot of fun to be had on the coasts of this amazing country, and there are plenty of travel opportunities in those areas. But you know what? There are plenty of travel opportunities inland as well. If you resign yourself to coast-only options, you’re going to miss out on the sights and attractions these other states have to offer.

    Today we’re going to look at three states that may not be at the top of your travel bucket list but dig a little deeper. Once you learn more about what you can do and enjoy in these areas, we’re sure you’ll see that an assignment to any one of them is worth it.

     

    WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?

    VOLUME 4: GRANDMA JUDY

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    In this fourth installment of our series of “WHAT OCTOBER MEANS TO US?” we offer another uplifting “survivor story,” that of “Grandma Judy.” This one coming from one of our newer recruiters to the OneStaff Family, Keith Owens, who just started here w/ our larger class of 20+ newbies a week after we moved into our new “digs.” Keith has quickly jumped in and became part of our family by being outspoken on getting involved w/ the various aspects of the company, and not afraid to share a personal story and some sincere thoughts on cancer awareness in general. You gotta appreciate that. 

     

    WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?

    VOLUME 3: JOHNNY SHARES

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    In this third installment of our series of “WHAT OCTOBER MEANS TO US?” we offer an uplifting “son-of-a-survivor” perspective, from one of our own golden-boy recruiters and pod leaders, John Olbering. John himself lives and breathes the OneStaff brand, and we trust he’d be the first to tell you the type of family he gained by joining the team. It’s talent and positive energy like John’s that make all this work the way it does. His energy is addictive and we can only imagine we have an idea of who he inherited it from after hearing more about his mother’s story. What we dig about this story is, hopefully mom is out there, reads this, and he's made her proud. That, all said and done, is what these articles are all about. He's lucky enough to have her around, as a survivor,  to still appreciate the positivity he brings to the world daily. That's awesome, folks. John, give mom a big hug from the extended OneStaff fam the very first chance you get. Cheers to you and "Momma O" ;) 

     

    4 AMAZING PLACES (FOR ANY NATURE LOVER TO TRAVEL)

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    Let's be honest: The travel is what makes travel nursing awesome. You can pick where you work based on where you want to go. Say, for example, you’re a nature buff and when you’re not on shift, you want to be anywhere that doesn't have walls. Sound familiar? Then this list is right up your alley. Here are our thoughts on the best places to travel for an outdoor adventure.

    WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?

    VOLUME 2: CYNTHIA STURGEON, AN OMAHA SURVIVOR STORY MAKING IMPACT

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    In this second of our series of “WHAT OCTOBER MEANS TO US?” we have an extremely special guest and friend of OneStaff. The founder and president of Omaha’s-own Project Pink’d, the one and only local cancer-awareness hero, and survivor herself, the remarkable Cynthia Sturgeon... 

    GOLDEN TICKET PART II: 3 MORE STATES THAT SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR TRAVEL NURSING PLANS

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    We pride ourselves on being a resource for you in your travel nursing adventures. What good would we be if we didn’t respond to your questions immediately? Case in point, our post today. You wanted to learn more about what there is to do away from work in several states we didn’t mention in our previous blog.

    WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?

    VOLUME 1: TODD SHARES HIS STORY

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    In this first series of “WHAT OCTOBER MEANS TO US?” we interview Todd Livingston, one of our co-founders here at OneStaff Medical, and our CFO (or Head Honcho, Cashola, as we affectionately refer to him).

    Todd has been a great proponent of cancer awareness and volunteering/donating for the cause. Beyond what he has done internally at OneStaff he’s also the founder of the annual Pink’d Ribbon Golf Tournament, where all profits are donated to local charity, Project Pink’d. This past year alone, the event raised over $30,000 for the charity.

    Check out more about what this month means to Todd, and the meaning of cancer awareness below. 

    WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A TRAVEL NURSING FIRM?

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    We talk a lot in this blog about your options as a travel nurse, and it’s true, you can travel anywhere in the country depending on the assignment you accept. But this is also true: You have options when it comes to choosing which travel nurse staffing firm you’ll work with — a lot of them, in fact. So how do you choose which one is best for you? It's 2017, staffing firms have been around long enough to evolve to be great at finding what works best for the traveler. what does the modern-day staffing firm look like? What do I want out of the partner I choose? 

    GOLDEN TICKET: 4 STATES YOU MUST TRAVEL TO

    (AND 1 THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU)

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    As you start to compare your travel assignment possibilities, you will quickly come to realize that not all states are created equal. Sure, there are rewarding professional opportunities in every state that can expand your professional credentials, but when you consider the personal side of your travel nursing experience, there are some states that just speak to you more than others. We get that, and that’s why we’re going to help you out with our list of states you simply must visit as a travel nurse.

    ADVICE FROM THE VETS: 5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT

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    When it comes to travel nursing, you always remember your first time. In some cases, it’s not for the most positive of reasons. Yes, we’ve all had our little whoopsies, aches and headaches out there in the field. But the travel nursing community is a close community, and with new nurses entering the field every year, we asked our veteran nurses to share some insight into what you can do to make your first travel assignment memorable for all the right reasons.

    TRAVEL NURSING | WHY TRAVEL AT ALL?

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    Let’s get back to the basics for a minute. While we’ve used this blog as an opportunity to discuss the finer points and strategies of travel nursing with all of you readers out there, we also recognize that some of you have questions. And when it comes to those questions, the base question we are most often asked is, why bother? Why travel at all?

    OUR TOP FOUR (4) KEYS TO HELP MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ORIENTATION

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    Before you can hit the ground running in your new travel assignment, you first must go through orientation. After all, no matter how long you’ve been nursing or even travel nursing professionally, you’re a new employee in your chosen facility’s eyes, and that means you have to follow the process.

    WHERE ARE YOU TRAVELING TO? FOUR (4) DESTINATIONS FOR ANY BUCKET LIST.

    Where are you traveling to? 4 destinations for any bucket list

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    When we talk about the things that make travel nursing awesome, it’s no surprise that the travel itself is number one. Where else can you get paid to see the sights you’ve always wanted to visit, plus enjoy total control over where you do or don’t go? Pretty amazing, right?

    DROPPIN' BOMBS ON CANCER

    For Our Very Own Thomas Millsap

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    We all tend to get so caught up in being on this side of the healthcare business, that it sometimes takes the unfortunate news of hearing one of our very own has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer to remind us of what we are all doing here. Thomas Millsap, we fight for you, our brother. 

    READY TO START TRAVEL NURSING?

    Here’s how to prepare for your first assignment.

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    Alright, you’ve done it. You’ve decided to start working as a travel nurse. Exciting times, right? Maybe a little nerve wracking as well when you start thinking about all the planning.

    Yes, there are things to consider, but don’t let that bother you. Keep the following things in mind and you’ll be ready for a first successful travel assignment.

     

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