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Top Tips to Help Travelers Find Housing
When it comes to travel housing, there are a variety of paths you can take to finding the perfect space. While most companies offer some version of corporate housing if you choose to take it, experienced travelers will tell you the best way to pocket the most cash is to find your own housing on assignment. Now that there are more ways to connect with people across the country than ever before, you can be confident in your ability to find safe, affordable, furnished housing no matter where your..
By Furnished Finder Sep 17, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Compassion in Correctional Nursing
When choosing a career in nursing, it would be inaccurate to think that there are a limited number of practice settings to choose from. Certainly, nurses can choose to work in a hospital setting or a doctor’s office, but there are so many other options such as working in schools, urgent care, and community clinics, correctional facilities, home health, and more.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 10, 2020
eNLC Updates for Travel Nurses During COVID-19
2020 brought many changes in life and in the healthcare industry. Despite its challenges, there have been some really positive updates. For example: adopting technology to make care safer and easier using a more robust approach to telehealth is going well. Another example is new treatments with outside the box thinking when it comes to care in any setting. However, a major positive for nurses and patients alike are the new additions to the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 3, 2020
Working Tourist: Dreaming of California
Jessie Johnson has been enjoying the travel nursing lifestyle for the past three years and is currently on assignment in the Bay Area. It has been a great opportunity for her to help pay off student loans and travel the country as a working tourist. After traveling to new locations across the country, she’s happy to consider San Francisco her new home away from home.
By Katie Dashiell Aug 28, 2020
Destination Spotlight: Alabama Joins the eNLC
As of January 1st this year, Alabama joined 31 other states in implementing the eNLC. The eNLC allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in person or via telehealth in both their home state and other eNLC states.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 20, 2020
What Does a Contact Tracer Do?
Daily, we hear that extensive testing and contract tracing are the keys to reigning in the spread of COVID-19. Testing makes sense. There are two kinds of tests available for COVID-19, viral tests and antibody tests. The viral tests check to see if you have an active infection, this is usually done with a nasal swab. The antibody test shows whether or not you’ve had a past infection, this is done with a finger prick. Simple right? Contact tracing seems a bit more complex than a yes or no..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 12, 2020
Working Tourist: Travel Nursing Changed My Life
Dale Hobbs is a travel nurse specializing in behavioral health and psych. Beginning as an LPN in 2013, he became an RN in 2015 and a traveler in 2017. It was in 2017 that he also discovered psychiatric nursing. Although he had his doubts about the specialty at first, he had friends that loved it, even in school. “It was not the career I had in mind,” Dale says.
By Katie Dashiell Aug 5, 2020
How School Nursing Will Look Different This Year
Back to school is already right around the corner, and with the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the classroom setting will certainly look different from years past. As we all navigate the new normal, the health and safety of students and faculty should continue to be at the forefront of the discussion.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 30, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Traveling and Growing as a Nurse
Like so many labor and delivery nurses, Brian Pruden appreciates the fact that his job allows him to have a front-row seat as new life is brought into the world.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 21, 2020
Staycation Ideas for Healthcare Professionals
Living and working through COVID-19 has been strange to say the least and as an essential worker, the last few months have been brutal. Most people are still staying home for the most part, but you still go into work every day with uncertainties and stress.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 16, 2020
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