Archive for the ‘Travel Nurses’ Category

How Do I Find Personal and Repair Services While Working as a Travel Nurse?

April 21, 2010

Starting in a new location whether as a job transfer or a travel nurse can be daunting; however, knowing that you will be working with other professionals who are available to refer you to credible and affordable services.

Since travel nurses have the option of staying in medical staffing housing, you won’t need to worry about home maintenance repairs. While you may need to find a beauty salon or barber, auto repair shop and affordable grocery stores, the same people you work with will be your greatest resource.

Other places to find information about local businesses can be found on Angie’s List and Yelp, which provides reviews and ratings by consumers. Almost every town also has a travel bureau such as AAA or a chamber of commerce, which have plentiful of resources and recommendations for retail stores and services.


Save Lives as a Prenatal Travel Nurse

March 28, 2010


As a poor, young, single mother, who often does not have know the importance of prenatal visits, a travel nurse can be a vital link to the unborn baby’s life.

Whether working as a travel nurse in a pre-natal ward, obstetrics or women’s clinic, educating a young woman about her fetus and proper pre-natal care can be momentous and life changing for the young mother.

Since travel nurses have experience working in many types of facilities as well as meeting people from all types of backgrounds, they can provide a personal connection to a young mother who may be experiencing both emotional and financial difficulties during her pregnancy. Wouldn’t it be gratifying to know that you were the inspiration for this young mother-to-be?

A Prenatal travel nurse can offer advice and suggestions about proper nutrition, keeping doctor appointments, medications safe for the fetus as well as answer questions about pregnancy, fetus development, breastfeeding and more.

Ask Advantage Medical Staffing about a travel nursing job where you can have a positive impact on young mothers and their unborn children.

Travel Nursing Pay Questions and Answers

March 21, 2010

travelnursingpayIf you’re the type of nurse who loves travel and new experiences, then isn’t it time for you to uncover what thousands of other registered nurses have already discovered and begin a travel nursing career? In our experience, we know that a lot of nurses really love their jobs and may be reluctant to leave a great nursing position for the fast-paced and constantly-changing life of a travel nurse. But if you have the travel bug, and if you have been looking for easy ways to expand your nursing skills, then travel nursing provides a great solution.

And while travel nursing opportunities sound thrilling, we also know that there’s another big question on the mind of many nurses considering such a career: travel nursing pay rates. Is travel nursing pay less than ordinarily-staffed nurses because they’re only temporary? Or is travel nursing pay more, since travel nurses are in such high demand?

Travel nursing pay will depend on several factors, including geographical location, nurse experience and chosen shift. The good news is that travel nurses can earn up to 10-15% more than permanent nursing positions. And remember, you’re housing and other expenses will be covered. When you partner with Advantage Medical Staffing, our travel nurse recruiter will work hard to match you to a position that you’ll love. We’ll be able to find positions that offer the travel nursing pay options that are suitable for you.

Travel Nurse News: Nurse Alum Gives College $5 Million

October 9, 2009

Gwynedd-Mercy College nursing alum, Frances M. Maquire, provided a $5 million gift to the college’s Board of Trustees just two week’s before their 50th anniversary.

Maquire  earned an associate’s degree in health care and then returned to Gwynedd-Mercy to further her education in nursing.

“I have always been a believer in remembering where I came from and giving back in some way to those who have helped me to get where I am today,” said Maquire.

Think of the opportunities where you could help others not only as a travel nurse, but also for those who are studying to become dedicated nurses and health professionals.

Ask Advantage Medical Staffing about travel nursing opportunities in Texas and across the U.S.

Question: What do I need to do before leaving on a travel nurse assignment?

August 7, 2009
Advantage Medical Staffing has answers for all your travel nurse questions

Advantage Medical Staffing has answers for all your travel nurse questions


If you know the exact date you will be leaving for your first travel nurse assignment, then it is a good idea to have your mail forwarded to your new housing address. You can give the post office start and stop dates for mail forwarding. It may take up to a week to get your mail at your new location, so make arrangements with any monthly bills you have to pay beforehand.

Inform your nursing staffing agency of your travel dates, so they can inform the employer when to expect you as well as how to reach you during transit. Also, tell your family and friends of your new assignment address, phone number, travel route and where to reach you in case of an emergency as well as the number of your nursing staffing agency. Carry a cell phone and car charger with you at all times; you may need to call someone during transit if you have an emergency.

Carry a folder to hold all your travel expenses, receipts, professional licenses, CEUs, uniform cost and cleaning, fuel for your car, airfare and lodging. Having an organized folder for keeping all these items will save you at tax time.

Finally, it is best to have enough money for meals, fuel, and incidentals for at least two weeks. If you have not set up a bank account at your new location or if you do not have direct deposit, your paychecks may be delayed and you’ll be without accessible funds.