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Traveler Hobbies

What do you do when you are miles away from home and not at work? What will keep you from spending all of your hard-earned money? What will give you fond memories of your current assignment and ones to come? A hobby!

Through the years, I have worked with many travelers and the question always remains the same, “What can I do with my free time so I don’t break the bank, but still enjoy my time traveling?” Read more »

The Rewards (and Awards) of Travel Healthcare

Travel nurse Marla Mayberry, LPN started her contract in Nome, Alaska back in January of this year. Since then, she has been awarded not once, but twice by the hospital where she is contracted. Her experience with the facility has been professionally rewarding, a benefit of this career path that is sometimes overshadowed by the travel portion of the job. Read more »

Three Destinations to See During an Arizona Contract

Arizona is a beautiful state. We know because we’ve seen the pictures from our travelers’ adventures! If you haven’t yet made it to this southwest state, you’ll find much to see and do. Add these tourist locations to your bucket list:

Antelope Canyon

Guided tours are required to see this sandstone formation. And to experience the Read more »

What Travel Nursing is Really About

The nurses we work with say travel nursing is one of the best jobs in the world. They enjoy the perks of traveling the country, seeing beautiful places, and getting paid well to do it. But, that’s not what travel nursing is really about.

It’s about being flexible, reliable and putting patients first.

“I am there to fill the needs of the facility,” says Jody J., travel LPN. Read more »

How to Handle Initial Recruiter Conversations

Unless you were referred to a specific recruiter by a traveler, or you are proactively reading recruiter bios to find someone you’d like to contact directly, chances are your first interaction with a recruiter will be a random match. For example, whoever is available when you first call a travel healthcare company, or which recruiter is up next to respond to email inquiries. Read more »

My Travel Nurse Story

Growing up I had a relative who was a traveling nurse, and my family spoke of her like a superhero! My family pushed me to consider nursing due to the job security and opportunities—so I’ve always known it’s what I would do. I have dreamed of traveling the world, and know my purpose in this world is to help others. What better combination than to become a traveling nurse!
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Travel Nurse Adventure: The Pacific Northwest

Keisha E., RN is a first-time traveler with Cariant Health Partners, currently enjoying her travel nurse assignment in the Pacific Northwest. We recently asked our travelers what their favorite memory has been while on assignment with Cariant. Keisha sent us this note:

My latest adventure brought me to Washington State for a travel assignment at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. I was eager to leave for my trip but more excited to drive across 10 states to reach my final destination: Lynnwood, Washington. Read more »

What Are Guaranteed Hours?

A popular question from our newer travelers is, “What is this section on my contract about guaranteed hours?” Essentially, a guaranteed hours clause ensures a traveler will be paid for a set amount of hours each week on their paycheck regardless of how many hours were actually logged—assuming certain conditions are met. Read more »