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Take Your Nursing Career to the Next Level
After over a year of working in the kind of world that you only read about in history books, many nurses have begun to reevaluate their careers. The long hours and incredible stress of a worldwide pandemic have made many consider moving away from bedside nursing or at least looking for a change of scenery.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 14, 2021
Benefits to Travel Nursing in Texas
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the demand for travel nurses. Are you looking for an exciting new experience where you can really make a difference? Look no further than the Lone Star State.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 8, 2021
Top 10 Travel Nursing Questions
Getting paid to travel all over the United States sounds like a pretty good way to make a living. And, the good news is that you don’t need to be a freelance writer who gets paid to write travel and leisure articles for a national magazine. Just because you chose to pursue a career in healthcare, doesn’t mean you can’t find adventure and flexibility in your work.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 2, 2021
Working Tourist: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Growing up on a dairy farm in a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Nikki dreamed of one day living a life of adventure and meaning. From afar, she admired people who put themselves out there and took risks to achieve their dreams.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 18, 2021
New Compact States are Making Travel Nursing Easier
The importance of having portability among healthcare workers has been evident throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In the earliest days of the outbreak, different areas of the country became hotspots while others had not yet begun to see a spike in patients.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 11, 2021
How to Discuss Immunizations as a Healthcare Provider
As August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), healthcare providers have a great responsibility in communicating accurate information to those seeking advice. Conversations about immunizations have been much more frequent in the past eight months as the COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 2, 2021
SLP Spotlight: Creating a Love for Literacy
Dr. Kelly Byrd stays busy as a speech-language pathologist but still finds time for other pursuits. She has worked in St. Louis Public Schools for almost ten years now, while also completing her doctorate degree, writing a children’s book, and founding an organization to promote literacy in black families.
By Katie Dashiell Jul 28, 2021
Make California Your Next Travel Nursing Destination
California is a big state with lots to do. Overall, it has the world’s 5th largest economy, national parks, diverse climates, and some of the best travel nursing jobs in the country. Why not try a new assignment somewhere exciting in California?
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 22, 2021
Why Net Promoter Scores Matter
Today, technology allows us to research everything before making a move. Healthcare is no exception. There are sites that provide hospital rankings, patient reviews of doctors, and forums for travel nurses. Wouldn’t you want the same information about the healthcare staffing agency you want to work with?
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 14, 2021
5 Benefits to Fostering Diversity in Healthcare
In healthcare, representation and inclusion are so important. Patient populations are diverse, so care needs to reflect the different backgrounds and experiences of individuals. Diversity amongst providers can also help deliver higher quality care with more understanding and representation. Healthcare systems can also see advancements and better outcomes by promoting diversity with their staffing and patient care.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 1, 2021
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