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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
Lessons for School Professionals from COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused many disruptions for school professionals and students this past school year. Our SHC Schools Center of Excellence decided to have a discussion with some of our own school professionals to get their thoughts and advice on the challenges they faced. Given that the 2020-2021 school year will continue to look different from years past, here is a look at some school professionals’ experiences to help navigate this changing landscape.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 9, 2020
Discover the Benefits of Correctional Nursing
Within the nursing profession there are many settings and nursing specialties to work in. Have you considered corrections? Most healthcare in the United States is provided through hospitals and clinics, so if you haven’t considered correctional nursing before, you may not realize how many benefits there are.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 1, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: Travel Nursing During COVID-19
Kandyce Nielson has been an ICU registered nurse for 5 ½ years. Although she does not typically travel for her job, she has experience with nursing in disaster relief, most recently during the California wildfires. Working in the intensive care unit, Kandyce is no stranger to crises, but when COVID-19 hit, there were even more uncertainties and challenges to deal with.
By Katie Dashiell Jun 23, 2020
Supplemental Health Care Donates to the Equal Justice Initiative in Honor of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19.  I will admit that, while I had heard of Juneteenth, until this year, I didn’t know exactly what this day was really about.  Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to proclaim that all slaves in Texas were now free.  That day was almost two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had freed all slaves; however, because Texas was the most remote of all the slave states,..
By Greg Palmer Jun 19, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Caring for Patient and Family
Crystal Sereno, RN, has been in nursing for the past 26 years. She began her career as a certified nursing assistant before earning her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2000.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 17, 2020
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Workers
Our world is constantly changing during this global pandemic. Even the known facts about COVID-19 are updating daily. Statistics are regularly being shared in the news about cases, recovery and deaths. It is causing a lot of anxiety and stress for everyone but even more for the brave healthcare workers on the front lines.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 11, 2020
Innovative Learning for School Therapy Services
Our every day lives have changed due to COVID-19 and this changing environment has come with new demands. Although difficult, we are adapting and innovating with our clinicians every day. Supplemental Health Care’s Center of Excellence has partnered with its school professionals and partners to rise to the unique challenges of this time. Together, we have continued to provide essential school therapy services through innovative learning options.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 4, 2020
Why You Should Partner with a Healthcare Recruiter
As a healthcare professional, you work hard, and long shifts don’t leave a lot of energy for job searching. Wouldn't it be nice to have an advocate on your side? Someone that can help you find or even define your next career move? Consider partnering with a healthcare recruiter.
By Supplemental Health Care May 29, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Putting Others First
Alex Rossman has been a social worker professionally for 29 years but has been advocating on behalf of others for as long as she can remember. “I’m not sure if I chose social work, or if social work chose me,” she recalls.  “I have always loved helping others, and much to the chagrin of my teachers, when I was young, I was always advocating on behalf of my fellow students.”
By Supplemental Health Care May 20, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: Shifting Focus During COVID-19
Nancy Smet has been a nurse for 44 years and has extensive experience in pediatrics and intensive care, including home care experience with children on ventilators. She recently transitioned from a one-on-one school nursing position to work on the frontlines of COVID-19 in public health. Nancy is helping to make a difference in many lives during this unprecedented time.
By Katie Dashiell May 12, 2020
How to Celebrate Nurses Week This Year
We are incredibly grateful for the impact nursing has on all of us and considering the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to celebrate National Nurses Week in 2020. Although our festivities might look a little different this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate nurses this May 6th through 12th – and beyond!
By Supplemental Health Care May 5, 2020
SLP Spotlight: Rising to the Challenge
Katie Spencer is newer to the field of speech-language pathology and has been a school SLP for about two years now. Navigating challenges with students in speech therapy can be difficult enough on a normal day, but with the recent changes to school environments due to COVID-19, there are even more obstacles to overcome. Fortunately, Katie has faced these issues head on, adapted to a new innovative learning model, and found the silver lining in her current situation.
By Katie Dashiell May 1, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Undeterred by the Pandemic
Over the past several months, we have all read about and heard stories of the incredible work being done by healthcare professionals around the country and world. They are on the front lines of our battle against the COVID-19 virus. For SHC’s April Care More Spotlight, we are recognizing one of those healthcare heroes who has gone above and beyond, not only during the pandemic but throughout her entire career. Glynis is a Certified Respiratory Therapist and has been on assignment at a state..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 23, 2020
Working Tourist: Making Travel Dreams Come True
Jackie Lesniak has been an occupational therapist for three years now and works in acute rehab. She loves traveling for both work and leisure with recent trips including Costa Rica and Greece and assignments in Hawaii and California. “My passion for traveling and OT led me to this career lifestyle. Being able to combine both makes for a great work life balance,” she says.
By Katie Dashiell Apr 15, 2020
The Benefits of Telehealth and Telemedicine Today
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in this country has cost thousands of lives and changed the way we go about our daily lives. Our amazing healthcare professionals are putting themselves on the line every day for others as well as pivoting from their normal work to assist during these uncertain times. We thank them for their continued dedication to patient care every day.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 9, 2020
What You Should Know About Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapists (OTs) enable their patients to live life to the fullest by taking a holistic perspective. They focus on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person. Their efforts promote health and can prevent injury or make living with injury, illness or disability better.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 1, 2020
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
During these uncertain times, there is a lot of information circulating around Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ultimately, we all want to know how to stay safe and healthy. But we also need to know how to protect our healthcare professionals on the front lines and our most vulnerable populations.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 26, 2020
Social Work Spotlight: A Diverse Career
Elva has practiced various forms of psychotherapy for almost 25 years. After returning to college as a 40th birthday gift to herself, she found that psychology was a natural fit. With experience in social work and counseling psychology, Elva has used her career to help others work through their issues so they are better able to handle the challenges that may come.
By Katie Dashiell Mar 17, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Discovering Her True Calling
Like so many of us, Tina Kollar spent her college years trying to figure out what her career path might look like. She had always been interested in working with children, and one of her jobs in college was teaching classes in sports and gymnastics at a local recreation center. During this time, she found that working with the children was rewarding and gave her a sense of fulfillment, so she knew that her future would involve continuing that work.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 12, 2020
The Impact of Social Work
Social work has been around in some form or another for centuries. One of the more beautiful parts of humanity has been our desire to help those in need. Established with the aspirations to deal with the problems of poverty and inequality, social work is often linked with charity but is much more inclusive than that.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 5, 2020
Start Your Travel Nursing Career Closer to Home
Deciding to jump into travel nursing can be a difficult decision especially when you’re nervous about living in a totally new environment or getting lonely. The good news is, becoming a travel nurse doesn’t mean you have to venture across the country. Here are several considerations for taking a travel assignment closer to home.
By Katie Dashiell Feb 27, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Turning a Tragedy into a Career
On a Thursday morning, October 12, 2000, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Cole was bombed in a terrorist attack. Seventeen sailors lost their lives, and another 39 were injured that day. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Sonar Technician Jennifer Kudrik sprang into action and began triaging her fellow shipmates who were injured in the bombing. With no formal medical training, Jennifer took direction from a fellow sailor who had healthcare training and did everything she..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 20, 2020
Keeping Our Hearts Healthy with American Heart Month
February is heart centric for more than just Valentine’s Day, as we begin this month highlighting American Heart Month. Cardiovascular health is so important and there are plenty of ways to bring awareness to related issues this month. We’ve put together some helpful information about heart health to remind you and your loved ones to keep your hearts healthy together.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 5, 2020
SHC Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards
Supplemental Health Care, a leading staffing agency announced today that they have won Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. Presented in partnership with presenting sponsor, CareerBuilder, and gold sponsors Indeed and Glassdoor, ClearlyRated’s ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and candidates. On average,..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 4, 2020
Travel Nursing Apps for Your Next Assignment
We can all agree that there are some essential travel apps you should always take on the road with you. As a nurse, you probably also have some great medical apps that can help you out on the job as well. As a travel nurse, you have unique needs for apps that intersect travel and healthcare: apps that can cater to your needs for furnished housing for a 13-week assignment and those to manage your documentation contract to contract. Be sure to add these apps to your packing list ahead of your..
By Katie Dashiell Jan 29, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Finding a Happy Home
Brianna Perry originally graduated from college and started her career in the corporate world, but always felt like she was meant to be doing something else. After a year, she decided she had to go back to school and pursue a career in healthcare.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 22, 2020
Trends for Nurses to Watch in 2020
Looking at recent healthcare trends, there are plenty of opportunities to highlight the nursing profession! In fact, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has declared that 2020 is officially the year of the nurse. With so much going on in the future of healthcare, awareness will give you the cutting edge this year!
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 16, 2020
Attending Trade Shows and Conferences for Healthcare Professionals
Making plans for 2020? Deciding to attend a trade show or conference can be overwhelming. For healthcare professionals, conferences can be a beneficial opportunity for personal and professional growth. We’ve put together a few benefits for attending events in the new year as well as tips to get you off to a great start.
By Andrea Kontos Jan 9, 2020
Our Care More Spirit at SHC
What an amazing year here at Supplemental Health Care! We have much to be proud of: Earning our second Best of Staffing® Award for both Client and Talent satisfaction AND getting our first World Class Service designation. Being recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the largest healthcare, Allied, Per Diem, and Travel staffing firms in the country. Our fifth year on this list speaks to our growth and outstanding reputation in our industry. We welcomed Vickie Anenberg, one of the..
By Lesa Francis Dec 30, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Selfless Concern for Others
One can never question Sister Mary Teresa Morris’ commitment to her nursing craft. She worked her way through St. Margaret School of Nursing as a nurse aide and surgical technician. She then earned an Associate of Arts in English from Donnelly College, her BSN from Missouri Northwest, and later a Masters in Adult Education at Pittsburgh State, and a Master of Public Health at St. Louis University.
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 23, 2019
Gift Ideas for Healthcare Professionals
Whether you’re exchanging gifts with your colleagues or just looking for the perfect present for a healthcare professional in your life, we’ve got you covered with unique ideas suited for every discipline and budget. It's hard to find gifts specific to a travel nurse, school speech-language pathologist, or a home health physical therapist. We’ve compiled a list to help you out with everyone on your list!
By Katie Dashiell Dec 16, 2019
The Human Factor in Healthcare
A recently released 2019 survey of registered nurses shows the growing pressure faced by the millions of nurses who provide care and other services each day. The pressure is coming from three main areas: the worsening nursing shortage, the impact of changing healthcare delivery, and new technology within healthcare.
By Donna Carroll Dec 10, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Advocating for Those in Need
As a nursing professional, sometimes the most important job you have during a shift is advocating for your patients. When someone is ill or injured, they may not have the ability to advocate for themselves, and that is where our Care More Spotlight recipient, Lisa Rodgers steps in. Lisa has been a registered nurse for eight years and has been traveling as an emergency department RN since 2013. As a traveler, Lisa has worked in 11 different emergency departments across the United States, and she..
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 3, 2019
Giving Thanks for Our Relationships
After joining the Supplemental Health Care Team in early 2016, I was able to pen my first “giving thanks” blog post in November of that year. I spoke about living my life with an Attitude of Gratitude and how that fit perfectly with the amazing talent and dedication that I witnessed throughout the Supplemental Health Care team.
By Mary B. Lucas Nov 26, 2019
Meet our SHC Ambassador for ASHA 2019
Meet our SHC Ambassador, Jessie Cáceres! Jessie is a speech-language pathologist and will be attending the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s ASHA Convention with our team in Orlando, FL. Jessie has extensive experience as an SLP. She is bilingual and has worked in medical and educational settings, both rural and urban. As a traveling therapist, she has spent time in California, Washington, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. Jessie has also shared her experience and knowledge with her..
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 19, 2019
Honoring Veterans in Healthcare
Veterans Day is nationally observed on November 11th to honor our service members. We wanted to use this opportunity to recognize our Supplemental Health Care family’s service to their country and patients. We are lucky to work with veterans in many branches of service and healthcare disciplines across the country. Here are the stories of a few of them!
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 11, 2019
The Benefits of Working in Home Care and Hospice
November marks a dedicated time to appreciate the devoted and compassionate healthcare professionals that work in home care and hospice. More than 5 million patients in the U.S. annually receive in home care according to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). The demand for home health services is predicted to grow as more Americans retire in the coming years and seniors look to maintain more independence longer.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 6, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Creating a Ripple Effect
Many times in life, the smallest of conversations can have a profound impact on our future. Such was the case with Theresa Tonello, a Supplemental Health Care RN working at School 93 for the Buffalo Public School District. Theresa’s career goal of becoming a nurse began when she was just sixteen years old. She was working her first job at a local nursing home. Every day, her elderly neighbor Art would sit out on his front porch after working all day in his small town corner store. One summer..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 30, 2019
The Importance of Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Week is October 20 - 26 Every year since 1982 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Respiratory Care Week, we take the time to breathe easier. The last full week in October (20-26, 2019) is about highlighting the hard-working doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists that help patients with breathing difficulties. These difficulties can be due to chronic conditions like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). October is also Healthy Lung..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 23, 2019
How Healthcare Professionals Can Prepare for Flu Season
The last few months of the year mark some beautiful changes in season and bring on the holidays. However, they also mark an increase in cases of the flu. It is possible to get the flu year-round, but staying indoors, and being in closer proximity to other people make it prime flu season.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 17, 2019
The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Travel Nursing Recruiter
When you’re first starting out, you may have a lot of questions about travel nursing in general and why you should consider it as a career. A recruiter works with many nurses like you on a daily basis and can help guide you through the process. It’s also important to figure out what your wants and needs are so that you can ask the right questions throughout the process. This will help your recruiter evaluate your situation and give you the best options specifically tailored for you.  Our..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 9, 2019
Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month This October
It’s hard to believe fall is already here again, 2019 has flown by. With October, comes cooler weather, colorful leaves and National Physical Therapy Month. The first national recognition of physical therapists was celebrated in June of 1981 and was only a week long. Now that we have a whole month of appreciation, we focus this time on the benefits of physical therapy and all the professionals that help patients get stronger with every step.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 3, 2019
PT Compact Updates for 2019
2019 marks some exciting developments for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants! The Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact) is further expanding to include new states. It allows PTs and PTAs to work in member states without going through the usual process for licensure outside their home state. Since its official enactment in 2017, the Compact has continued to improve and expand across the country growing from the initial 10 states to 60% of the country taking steps to become..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 23, 2019
Understanding Travel Nursing Pay
Understanding how travel nurses are compensated can be confusing. There’s a lot of information out there about taxes, stipends, and hourly rates; enough to make your head spin. To help you get started, we’ve broken down some of the common factors that may impact a travel nurse’s pay and organization tips for managing your taxes as a traveler. Keep in mind, there are many variables that impact each traveler and each assignment, so when it comes to the specifics, you will need to evaluate your..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 19, 2019
How to Get Started Travel Nursing in California
Home to the world’s 5th largest economy, the unique Yosemite National Park and roughly 40 million people, California has a lot to offer. It’s time to become a working tourist and what better place to travel than the Golden State. As with any new assignment, it’s important to do your research and make the best decision based on your personal requirements. Typically, California has a high demand for travel nurses but it also has a longer licensing process than most states. Before you pack your..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 13, 2019
Travel Nursing Advice from Seasoned Travelers
Constantly changing your surroundings and living on the road can be challenging, but there are plenty of benefits to choosing a travel nursing lifestyle. Take it from your fellow travel nurses! We spoke with some of our seasoned travelers at Supplemental Health Care about what it takes to be a successful travel nurse and the advice they wish they had while starting out on their travel careers.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 5, 2019
How To Become a Travel Nurse
Travel nursing is an exciting career that can provide a wealth of adventures. It’s a great way to tour around the country while getting paid and gaining work experience. Typically, these are contract assignments spanning 13 weeks, but they can be longer or shorter depending on the need. There are, however, a few requirements that must be completed before you can dive in. If you’ve successfully completed a program to become a nurse, are licensed, and have approximately two years of experience in..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 30, 2019
Working Tourist: Lucking Out with Travel Nursing
Ellen loves her career as a travel labor and delivery nurse. “It has just been a huge blessing to my life,” she says. “I love working with my recruiter, she is an amazing person!” It’s not only filled her passion for nursing and travel but has also allowed her to become nearly debt free. There’s obviously a lot of hard work that goes into her planning, traveling, and working as a labor and delivery RN, but Ellen counts herself lucky for how it’s all unfolded so far.
By Katie Dashiell Aug 20, 2019
What to Look for in Your First Job as a New Grad
Landing your first job as a recent graduate is a big step in the professional world. It’s not always easy, but it doesn’t have to be done alone. Staffing agencies provide a wealth of resources to ensure that therapy and allied healthcare new grads can successfully find a fulfilling career. There are several factors to consider and steps to take to assure that your career path begins in the right direction.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 16, 2019
Housing Options for Travelers
It’s time to plan your next assignment around a new city with different restaurants, activities, and places to explore. Now, you’ll need a comfortable living space, a home away from home while you have your adventures. This can be daunting when you don’t know the area and if you aren’t sure how to get started. Depending on your location, be it in a big city or rural town, there are several ways to approach finding the perfect refuge. Don’t worry - there are many different housing options for..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 9, 2019
Celebrating World Class Service from SHC!
We are proud to announce that SHC closed its fiscal year 2019 with its highest talent satisfaction ratings yet.  In Q4 of fiscal 2019, the company’s Net Promoter Score elevated it to World Class service status.  As a point of comparison, SHC’s satisfaction rating of 71.4% was significantly higher than the Healthcare Staffing Industry NPS average of 19%.
By Corey Wagner Aug 6, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Living His Dream
For the past seven years, James Conner, a licensed vocational nurse, has been following his dreams of being a care provider. In the years he has been employed as an LVN, James has worked in a multitude of care settings, including long term care, long term acute care, psychiatric hospitals, emergency rooms, and on medical surgical units.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 31, 2019
Why You Should Consider Travel Nursing Now
With two or more years of nursing experience under you belt, you might be ready to consider the leap into travel nursing. Now is a great time to start your career as a traveler! As you begin your research, make sure to keep in mind what you hope to get out of travel nursing and what is important to you. While you evaluate all the pros and cons, consider these benefits that make work as a travel nurse unique.
By Katie Dashiell Jul 25, 2019
How the eNLC Benefits Travel Nursing
A Little History Along with a name change, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) has gone through positive changes since its enactment nearly two decades ago. It has recently evolved into the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The new arrangement has elevated the standards for licensure, requiring state and federal background checks along with 10 other provisions. Additionally, due to the streamlined license obtention process, travel nurses have been able to receive their licenses more easily.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 18, 2019
Benefits of Working in a School Setting
Working as a healthcare professional in any field is demanding. Sometimes you just need an escape, preferably on a beach, laying in a hammock. A school setting allows nurses and therapists to have their summers free to relax and unwind, or to pick up an interesting travel assignment and become a Working Tourist. With fall already right around the corner, plan your next assignment in a school so you can plan your next holiday vacation too! There are plenty of job opportunities in school..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 11, 2019
Care More Spotlight: A Long and Winding Road
As is so often the case, the road to becoming a nurse often takes a lot of twists and turns, but the end always seems to be predestined. For Arlene Higgins, her journey was longer than most but her experiences along the way contributed to her being the amazing nurse that she is today. Right out of high school, Arlene became a nurse’s aide and was then certified as a medication aide, passing medicine in a long term care facility. She then began working in a hospital, transporting patients to the..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 2, 2019
Travel to the Desert Oasis of Tucson
For a "Show-Me" state girl like myself, the drive out to my travel assignment in Tucson, AZ was one that required a great deal of planning and patience. Plotted out over three days, I made sure to incorporate as many obscure oddities and road side attractions as I could possibly pack into an already cramped silver sedan. With the assistance of a very clutch app by the name of Roadtrippers, I was able to flawlessly plot out the basic necessities like gas stations, pet-friendly hotels (for my..
By Rachel Jones, Travel RN Jun 25, 2019
Working Tourist: A Humanitarian Nurse's Story
Linda Gaye has been a travel RN for two years off and on; currently working as a float nurse in North Dakota. Unlike other travelers we spotlight on Working Tourist, Linda’s nursing work doesn’t stop when she’s off the clock. Volunteering as a nurse on medical missions is Linda’s true passion. Her travel nursing work allows her to fund her international trips and gives her the flexible schedule to make the time to go between assignments.
By Katie Dashiell Jun 20, 2019
My SHC Story: Working for a Company that Cares
I’ve been with Supplemental Health Care since March of 2017. After leaving behind a decade long career in customer service, I was nervous that I would regret my decision to transition into healthcare staffing. But I was burned out from my previous work environments and in search of something meaningful. I was hoping I would find that at SHC.
By Jess Carter Jun 13, 2019
Care More Spotlight: A Daisy Award Winner
Sarah Bird has been a Registered Nurse for the past 16 years, having worked in different settings across the spectrum of care. When asked recently about why she chose healthcare as a profession, she jokingly responded, “because everyone was doing it!” Then, in seriousness, she replied, “I wanted to help people and provide them with some comfort during a difficult situation.”
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 5, 2019
Tips for Travel Assignments Together
As a travel nurse, what would be better than finding the perfect assignment in a city you have always wanted to visit? How about, taking on that same assignment with your best friend or spouse! Today, many travelers are looking for assignments in pairs. While traveling with your friend or spouse has its benefits, there are also some things that you should be aware of before you start the search. Let’s look at five tips for taking travel assignments with a friend.
By Supplemental Health Care May 30, 2019
Expressing Yourself with Speech-Language Pathology
Blair Armstrong thought she had an idea of what she wanted to do when she started college. “I originally thought I would go into nursing and just happened to take a class called Language of the Mind. That class was what really got me thinking that it was what I wanted to do.” Once she graduated with her degree, she started looking for a job in the field of speech-language pathology.
By Katie Dashiell May 21, 2019
My SHC Story: Finding My Voice
I’m from a small town in Alabama. The kind of small town that when people ask you where it is, you try to reference larger towns nearby but no one has heard of those places either. It still takes three dirt roads to get to my childhood home, and the cable company just laughs at you when you ask when high speed internet is coming.
By Alex Acton May 16, 2019
National Nurses Week Deals
Ever since 1993, the American Nurses Association has promoted May 6th through May 12th as a nationwide celebration of America’s 4 million registered nurses. National Nurses Week is a time for all of us – individuals, employers, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to take time and recognize the compassion, professionalism, skill, and positive impact that nurses have on our lives.
By Supplemental Health Care May 6, 2019
Highlighting Better Hearing and Speech Month 2019
Beginning in 1927, the month of May has been promoted as Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Each year, ASHA aims to raise awareness about different hearing and speech problems encouraging individuals to take actions if a problem exists. This year’s campaign is "Communication Across the Lifespan," highlighting the important role communication plays at every stage of one’s life. Better Hearing and Speech Month is also an opportunity..
By Supplemental Health Care May 1, 2019
Top Five Benefits for Nurses Working the Night Shift
With competition for nurses to fill open positions at higher levels than in recent memory, people might question why a night shift nurse doesn’t switch to a daytime position. Would it surprise you to hear that working the night shift can be awesome? Once you figure out the best sleep schedule for your body, working the night shift has a lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits for nurses who work the night shift.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 30, 2019
Care More Spotlight: The Carolina Care Champion
If you were ever to ask Luxley Daniels, RN why he chose a career in healthcare, he would probably tell you that it’s the family business. Luxley, an RN since 2003, joins an uncle, his aunts, and his sisters who have all chosen a career in healthcare. Caring for others is in his DNA!
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 25, 2019
Celebrate Earth Day in Your Workplace
As a healthcare professional, there are no shortages of health-related observances. One of the most important observance day for all of us, not only healthcare professionals, is Earth Day! While we are busy saving lives, we should also be prepared to do our part to save the planet! In case you weren’t aware, the 46th annual Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd, and we wanted to share a few tips that will go a long way toward reducing our carbon footprint and help us develop “greener” habits.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 22, 2019
My SHC Story: Inspired by Occupational Therapy
I’ve been the caregiver of my Abuelo (grandfather) for the past five years, and 2018 was by far the toughest for us. Caring for a 95-year-old man that escaped a concentration camp run by the Castro regime and fled Cuba has been an interesting experience to say the least. He has been independent and stubborn all his life and still insists on using climbing ladders to change light bulbs and working on projects around the house. Some have joked that he is invincible, which is kind of true when we..
By Corey Wagner Apr 18, 2019
Five Perfect Spring Travel Assignment Destinations
For people living across much of the United States, now that April has arrived we can finally start to thaw out and think about the nicer weather ahead.  Spring is not only a time of renewal and rejuvenation, but it is also a great time for a travel assignment.  Let’s look at some of the best spring travel assignment destinations so you can start packing your bags and head out onto the road.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 16, 2019
Working Tourist: Exploring Options Through Travel
Lauren Brennan, MOT OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for three years this July and has been traveling as an OT for about half as long. She is currently in Denver on her fifth travel assignment. She started in outpatient pediatrics in St. Louis, MO, and has since worked in multiple settings and traveled to four different states with no intention of stopping anytime soon.
By Carrie Hannah Apr 9, 2019
Content Adams Recognized for Excellence in Health Care
Each spring, Buffalo Business First newspaper hosts an Excellence in Health Care Awards event to recognize individuals in Western New York whose work has improved the local health care system in hospitals, labs, clinics, nonprofits, and health facilities. Supplemental Health Care is proud to announce that Content Adams, RN School Supervisor for Buffalo Public Schools was recognized at this year’s event on March 28th, at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 4, 2019
Occupational Therapy: "Living Life To Its Fullest"
Since 1980, the month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Month to coincide with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Expo. Those who have chosen occupational therapy as their career are performing a vitally important role in the lives of their patients by helping them maximize their abilities in the performance of everyday activities. Occupational therapists utilize a holistic approach in evaluating the skills and capabilities of..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 2, 2019
Care More Moment: Marissa Southards
Our new Care More Moments recognition program is focused on telling the Supplemental Health Care story through moments that truly embody our Worry Less, Care More values. We know there are so many great stories from our day-to-day interactions with healthcare professionals, clinicians, managers, and peers, along with the amazing ways our employees give back to their communities, and we want to share them with you. We have monthly award winners based on employee nominations, and a quarterly..
By Corey Wagner Mar 28, 2019
8 Advantages of Working in Home Health Care
In the past, healthcare was administered in a limited number of settings. Care was provided in a hospital,  clinic, or doctor’s office. That may have been the case years ago, but today, clinical settings can also include minute clinics and even the patient’s home. Nursing and therapy healthcare professionals have more career choices than ever. As with any profession, there are pros and cons no matter where you work, but if you are looking for a change, it is time to consider home health care...
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 26, 2019
Working Tourist: Hiking into a New Home
Lizzie Murphy has been a travel Med Surg RN for three and half years now. She always knew she wanted to go into healthcare since both of her parents are physicians. Initially, nursing was something she could see as a career for herself because of the quality of life and schedule. Traveling for work was an added bonus.
By Katie Dashiell Mar 21, 2019
Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Travelers
Depending on what part of the country you are living in, Daylight Savings Time usually means that spring is just around the corner. Spring is a time of renewal and reminds us of the freshness and beauty of Mother Nature as she awakens from the winter slumber. Spring is also the season where busy homeowners all across the country find time to clean up around the house, organize the garage, and get ready for the warmer months ahead. It should also be a time for a little spring cleaning on your..
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 19, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Speech-Language Pathology, A Family Affair
By the time he was in high school, Brandon Buckendorf, SLP-CCC was already helping his father at his private speech therapy practice. Like many children, he dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps and build a career helping others to speak and communicate. Dr. Bob Buckendorf had carved out a very successful career in both private practice and later as the Director of Speech Pathology at Oregon Health & Sciences University.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 14, 2019
Five Reasons to Visit The "Show-Me" State
Home to large urban centers, namely St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri is a state filled with lush forested mountains, lakes, flatlands, and rivers. No matter what your passion is, from museums to hiking, or live music shows to barbecue, Missouri is where you can find it. Here are five reasons why you should plan your next travel assignment in The "Show-Me" State.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 12, 2019
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019
Annually, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) sponsors a weeklong event during the second full week of March to raise awareness around patient safety issues. Known as National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW), the effort is designed to educate and engage healthcare professionals and the public-at-large through online web events, social media, local educational events, and posted materials. This year’s PSAW theme is “Bringing the Care Continuum Together.”
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 7, 2019
March is National Social Work Month
Across the United States, in schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics, there are an estimated 682,000 active social workers working. These selfless individuals often work behind the scenes to empower and advocate for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Since the 1960s, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has designated March as National Social Work Month as an avenue to recognize and pay tribute to social workers in the US.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 5, 2019
Working Tourist: Discover Yourself Through Traveling
Rachel Jones has always been the caregiver type, so her decision to go into nursing felt like a natural progression to her. Rachel initially started out as a RN in rehab and psychiatric nursing, as she found acute settings more daunting. Taking it at her own pace, she now works as a traveler on medical surgical and telemetry assignments. She shared some of her experiences with us and what she’s learned about travel nursing and herself along the way.
By Katie Dashiell Feb 28, 2019
Supplemental Health Care Best of Staffing® Winner Two Years Running
For the second year in a row, Supplemental Health Care (SHC) has been recognized by ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and for placed talent satisfaction. In partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated identifies proven staffing industry providers that are superior in service and quality as rated by the clients they serve, and the staff that they have placed throughout the year. This prestigious recognition highlights why..
By Corey Wagner Feb 26, 2019
Plan a Winter Wonderland Assignment in New Hampshire
If you have not yet experienced a winter assignment in the Northeast, now is the perfect time to plan your getaway to New Hampshire. Especially now that New Hampshire is part of the PT Compact, there are opportunities galore for physical therapists in this winter wonderland as well as other healthcare professionals. Let’s take a look at why New Hampshire is the perfect spot for a winter assignment.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 21, 2019
Six Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy
One aspect of home health care that is growing without a lot of fanfare is home-based physical therapy. Like typical home health care services that support the elderly living independently longer, home-based PT is making it easier for therapy patients to receive their treatments. While there are drawbacks for in-home treatments, such as higher costs due to provider travel time and other reimbursements, many patients find that the benefits of in-home physical therapy outweigh any additional..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 19, 2019
Treat Yourself This Valentine’s Day
As a busy healthcare professional, most if not all of your energy is tied up in caring for others. Whether it is your patients at work or your family at home, your needs are usually the last priority most days. This year, use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to care for yourself. It doesn’t have to be on February 14th, as long as you take the time to treat yourself. Here are a few ways you can give yourself some “me time” as a reward for everything you do for others.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 14, 2019
The Benefits of Earning a BSN
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine raised eyebrows in the nursing community by recommending that 80% of the nursing workforce have a baccalaureate degree (BSN) by the year 2020. Back then, only half of Registered Nurses had their BSN, but over the past nine years, the number of nurses with an advanced degree has risen to an estimated 55 - 60%. Some nurses may have balked at the time and effort required to complete the necessary education to achieve a BSN degree initially, but ongoing studies..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 12, 2019
Supplemental Health Care Wins Clearlyrated’s 2019 Best of Staffing®  Client and Talent Awards
PARK CITY, UTAH – February 7, 2019 – Supplemental Health Care, a leading employment agency in the healthcare industry announced today that they have won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards  for providing superior service to their clients and placed talent. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings by their clients and the candidates they’ve helped find..
By Corey Wagner Feb 7, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Providing the Best Quality of Care
At a young age, Myra Reid-Baker witnessed first-hand the incredible impact a healthcare professional can have on a family. She watched as several family members received medical care in a variety of settings and her interest was piqued for life. While Myra was in high school, she prepared for her healthcare career by taking as many “Health Care Occupation” courses as she could, and within two years of her graduation, she entered the nursing workforce as a Nursing Assistant.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 5, 2019
Working Tourist: From School Bus to Home
With a career traveling around as a home care physical therapist and actor, Ryan King wanted his home base to fit his adventurous lifestyle. Ryan had imagined building a tiny home for himself one day and he finally made his dream a reality last year. Although it wasn’t an easy journey, Ryan was able to convert a school bus into a portable home he can now travel with across the country.
By Katie Dashiell Jan 31, 2019
Healthcare Staffing Trends to Watch in 2019
The healthcare staffing industry is as chaotic and competitive as ever, and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. Healthcare providers are seeking answers to address the growing physician shortage, regulatory upheaval, technology challenges, and tight nurse staffing levels. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that will be driving the healthcare staffing discussion throughout the remainder of the year.
By Donna Carroll Jan 29, 2019
Hit the Road with the PT Compact
The PT Compact Progress So Far 2018 was an exciting year for the PT Compact. In January of last year, 15 states had introduced or passed legislation to join the PT Compact with another seven to follow throughout the year, bringing the total to 22 states electing to join the PT Compact by December. In July, the first three states, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee, began issuing compact privileges with the very first compact privilege purchased that same day. Oregon and Mississippi quickly..
By Carrie Hannah Jan 24, 2019
How to Feel Less SAD During the Winter Months
As we continue through the winter months, it’s a good time to check in and find out if you are feeling SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, impacts millions of people during the winter months. As the days shorten, many individuals suffer from feelings of depression and lethargy. As a busy healthcare professional who may be working 12-hour shifts, finding the time to get out into the little bit of sunshine available proves to be a challenging task. If you find yourself feeling..
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 22, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Born to Care More
Whenever you see someone who is amazing at their job, it is natural to think that the person was born to do it.  There is no finer example of that sentiment than when you see Nikki Cavers, LPN, in action.  From her earliest memories, Nikki knew that she would be a nurse.  Doing everything she can to help others is a natural inclination for her.  Now, having been an LPN for 13 years, she has worked across the spectrum of settings, in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, hospitals, a Doctor’s office, and even..
By Corey Wagner Jan 16, 2019
Giving Back During the Holidays
While the holiday season is a joyful time filled with family gatherings and celebrations, it is also a time of year that provides us with an opportunity to give back. Across the country, our local offices have been spreading holiday cheer, serving the communities in which they live, and truly showcasing our Care More philosophy.
By Corey Wagner Jan 15, 2019
Boost Your Career with Per Diem
If one of your 2019 New Year’s resolutions is to give your career a boost, something every healthcare professional should consider is taking on a per diem assignment. From hospitals to minute clinics, to community health centers, there are opportunities across the board. Here are several reasons why it’s a good idea to boost your career with per diem.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 10, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Just Doing Her Job
Like many people fresh out of high school, Kym Cochran wasn’t sure about what she wanted to do for a career, but she felt the need to serve her country, so she enlisted in the Army. She was serving as an All-Wheel Mechanic while a friend of hers who enlisted on the same day as her, joined as a medic. One day, he was showing Kym all of the materials in his aid bag, and it struck a chord with her. She began to do some research about combat medic duties and eventually reclassified as a Health Care..
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 8, 2019
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Career
Here we are again with a fresh start to another year! If you are like most, you have been thinking about resolutions that can make a difference in your personal or professional life. It is important to set goals, no matter what time of year it is, and having something to aim for is the perfect way to keep yourself focused. As a busy healthcare professional, here are a few ideas for resolutions to give your career a jump start into 2019.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 3, 2019
Physical Therapist Spotlight: A Lifelong Calling
The first time Rebecca Fields thought about healthcare as a profession she was 12 years old, “I had injured myself and I did my own wound care and scar massage.” She said, “The doctor asked me how I knew to do that, and I said I don’t know, it just made sense.” Admittedly though, she wasn’t set on Physical Therapy from the beginning. After passing the MCAT, she was accepted to a small university that required a 10 year rural medicine program. She recalled, “I decided I didn’t want to go that..
By Carrie Hannah Dec 27, 2018
A Message from Lesa Francis
It’s hard to believe another year has flown by, but here we are, in the midst of another bustling holiday season and preparing to ring in a brand-new year. As fun and exciting as it is to get “wrapped up” in the festivities, I think it’s also important to look back and see how much we’ve accomplished.
By Lesa Francis Dec 20, 2018
New Bedside Technologies for Healthcare Professionals
It seems like almost every time we check out the news, we are hearing about a new medical technology that is making its way into healthcare. As we look towards the new year, here are some new technologies that nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals may soon be utilizing in 2019.
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 18, 2018
Care More Spotlight: Living to Serve
Registered Nurse Dian Hofmeister knew from an early age that she would live a life of service. In high school, she was drawn to the field of healthcare and spent time working as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Later, after serving our country in the Marine Corps, Dian had a second career as a Paramedic. It was then that she realized it was time to get back to nursing.
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 13, 2018
Experience the Big Apple by Visiting All Five Boroughs
When people think of New York City, the first thing that comes to mind are the tall skyscrapers, the bright lights of Time Square, and people: lots and lots of people. In reality, the Big Apple that most of us think of is only a small portion of  New York City and only one of the five boroughs that make up the city. With so much to do and see, here is a breakdown of what makes each borough worth your time to explore more.
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 11, 2018
Care More Spotlight: Employee of the Year
A school district typically has hundreds, if not thousands of employees working for them throughout the school year.  To be named ‘Employee of the Year’ for a school district is quite the accomplishment.  That is the honor that was bestowed on Andrea Decuir, LPN from the Mehlville School District near St. Louis. To make the honor even more significant, Andrea is technically an employee of Supplemental Health Care working out of the St. Louis office and is on assignment at the school district as..
By Corey Wagner Dec 11, 2018
Consider Agency to Give Your Career a Boost
In today’s job market, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals should have no trouble finding work. With the new year just around the corner, you may be thinking it’s time to see what opportunities are out there that can help you take the next step in your career. You will polish up your resume, search a few job boards online, then sit back and see what happens. Since you have chosen a career that is in high-demand, flying solo just might work for you. If you are considering..
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 7, 2018
Avoiding the Holiday Blues While on Assignment
Don’t look now, but seemingly out of nowhere the holiday season is in full swing! Most of us are dragging holiday decorations out of the basement, stringing lights up around the porch and windows, and maybe even inflating giant snowmen in the front yard.  If you happen to be away from home on a travel assignment, you are probably feeling a sense of relief but maybe some sadness at the same time. On one hand, you aren’t struggling to find the one light in the string that won’t go on, but on the..
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 4, 2018
Top Ten Things to Know About Home Health Care
As demand for home healthcare professionals increases, more and more nurses and therapists are considering it as a specialty. Like all specialties, providing home health care isn’t for everyone. Let’s look at the top ten things you should know about home health care before taking the leap.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 29, 2018
Working Tourist: Have Camera, Will Travel
Toni Boykin has been an LPN for eighteen years. As one can imagine, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including Home Health, Hospice, Pediatrics, Addiction Rehabilitation, and Case Management. She had always wanted to travel, but at the time, there were not any opportunities for LPNs to travel, so she went on with her career and kept her desires for travel on the back burner.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 27, 2018
The Season for Giving Thanks
Last year, when I penned my first blog post for Supplemental Health Care, I was fairly new to the organization, but I had a strong sense that I had joined a very special team. Throughout this past year, I have learned so much more about the amazing men and women who work for SHC, that I am compelled to give thanks every day for the work we are doing. And what better time to write about that than in this season of giving thanks.
By Mary B. Lucas Nov 20, 2018
Supplemental Health Care President and CEO Named to Global Power 150 List
PARK CITY, UTAH (November 15, 2018) – Supplemental Health Care, a leading Healthcare Staffing Agency, announced today that Lesa Francis, President and CEO, has been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list for 2018.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 16, 2018
Sharing Recipes for the Holidays
Now that the holidays are upon us, there are sure to be many family gatherings and celebrations over food. We asked our Supplemental Health Care family to share their favorite recipes, so you can add a few new favorites to your mix. Whether you're away on assignment for the holidays and need something easy or you're planning a large dinner with friends this season, there’s something for everyone. We hope you enjoy!  
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 15, 2018
A Veteran's Continued Service
Joe Hurley, a Travel Nursing Division Manager at Supplemental Health Care, has spent much of his adult life serving in the United States Army. He always thought that he would retire from a twenty-year career in the Army, but as is often the case, life intervened, and he left active duty service to take care of his three children. In his last few years of service, Joe had been a successful recruiter, and upon joining Supplemental Health Care’s Travel Nursing recruiting division, he felt like he..
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 13, 2018
Working Tourist: Chasing the Northern Lights
   Haley Whisenhunt has always had a little bit of wanderlust. She enjoyed traveling and trying new things, but her career as an ER nurse kept her too busy to get out on the open road. Then she discovered travel nursing! “I found that travel nursing was a great fit for me,” she explains. “How else could I work a job that I love AND travel and explore new places?”
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 8, 2018
Care More Spotlight: Caring More to Make a Difference
As a mother of seven children, Judy Poppe was probably qualified to be a registered nurse without ever having to step foot into a classroom. But, after her 7th child was heading off to college, that is exactly what Judy did. She went back to school to chase her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 6, 2018
Working Tourist: Deciding to Try Home Health Care
Since 1983, November is recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a type of dementia that is the sixth leading cause of death in America and is afflicting over five million individuals. Because Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder, in the early stages, family members and other care providers are able to provide enough support to allow the individual to maintain their independence until the challenges become too great. This working tourist profile highlights the career choices of someone who..
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 1, 2018
The Traveler: A Halloween Story
“It’s unusually quiet so far tonight,” Janice claimed as she glanced up and down the empty hall in the Surgical Recovery Unit. “I spoke to Emma down in the ER, and she said it’s dead down there too!”
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 30, 2018
How Home-Based Healthcare Helps the Elderly
Every month there are a number of health-related observances that are meant to raise awareness about specific issues or diseases. In November, there are several that can be considered age-related. These include Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Home Care and Hospice Month, Family Caregivers Month, and a chronic disease that strikes all age ranges, American Diabetes Month. With nearly 80 million people in the U.S. of the baby boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964), providing health..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 25, 2018
How To Get Your PT Compact Privileges
How To Get Your PT Compact Privileges
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 23, 2018
There is More to Baltimore Than Amazing Crab Cakes
For seafood lovers, a trip to Baltimore to enjoy world-famous crab cakes and other culinary delights from the sea is well worth the trip. But if that is your only reason for going, you will be missing out on a city steeped in history and mystery! There are currently plenty of healthcare opportunities in the Baltimore area, so we thought it would be the perfect time to fill you in on why you should pack your bags for an assignment in Baltimore.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 19, 2018
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout October you may see the color pink everywhere you turn, on shirts, hats, ribbons, pins, and even on NFL player uniforms. Since 1985, the month of October has universally been known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and in 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in a commemorative 5k race for breast cancer survivors. Since then, the color pink has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness. Each year in the United States, more..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 16, 2018
Make Time for PT Day of Service
As a healthcare professional, service to others is something that is simply in your DNA. If you are like most Physical Therapists, it doesn’t feel like you chose PT as a career but instead feel like you were called to the profession. On October 13th, PTs around the world are asking you to go a step further in service to your community. Known as PT Day of Service, this global movement with volunteers from at least 55 countries are pledging to participate in activities in their community to help..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 11, 2018
Physical Therapist Spotlight: Soaring Above It All
With a career that centers around movement, Vanessa Bishline is rarely at rest. When she isn’t caring for her physical therapy patients, she is training as an aerial artist, walking, doing yoga, or practicing to become a Pilates teacher. Vanessa has been a Physical Therapist for 12 years, and that expertise is never far from her train of thought.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 9, 2018
Care More Spotlight: When Nursing is Your Calling
Like many nurses, Michelle Cureton didn’t just decide to become a nurse, she was called to the profession through her life experiences.  After giving birth to her daughter, Bria, Michelle was struck by how amazing her labor & delivery nurses were during that time.  However, what was originally thought to have been a perfect birth experience, took a turn a few days later.  On her third day home from the hospital, Michelle received a call from staff at the hospital to inform her that her daughter..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 5, 2018
How to Get Your BSN While Still Working
With the healthcare industry booming, are you worried that recent nursing grads are leaving you behind? Did the Institute of Medicine’s call for 80% of nurses to have a BSN by the year 2020 motivate you to consider going back to school? Since 2002, the percentage of nurses graduating with a BSN has increased from 45% to almost 59% today, and more importantly, healthcare organizations are increasingly requiring a BSN for job vacancies. For nurses who have yet to earn a BSN, there is often..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 4, 2018
October is National Physical Therapy Month
Annually, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) promotes the month of October as National Physical Therapy Month. Pre-planned events are not only to recognize the more than 240,000 Physical Therapists and 140,000 PT Assistants and Aides, but also to raise critical awareness about the many ways that physical therapy can help us all achieve better health and wellness.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 2, 2018
Working Tourist: Breathing New Life into a Career
As is so often the case with healthcare professionals, life experiences play a role in the decision to pursue a career in medicine. For Alisha Ross, that was the case as both of her grandfathers lost their lives to lung-related diseases. While trying to decide which area of healthcare she wanted to focus on, Alisha had a conversation with the instructor for Respiratory Care, and it reminded her of the treatments her grandfathers received from Respiratory Therapists. Whether it was setting up..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 27, 2018
6 Tips for a Successful Recruiter-Clinician Relationship
Healthcare professionals who have spent any time at all on working with a staffing agency will tell you that one of the keys to their success is having a good recruiter. As you can find in any walk of life, some people are better at their job than others, and recruiters are no different. That said, the process of establishing a relationship with a good recruiter should not fall solely on the shoulders of the recruiter. Clinicians play as much of a role in recruiting success as the recruiter..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 25, 2018
How You Can Help Disaster Relief Efforts
You chose nursing as a career most likely because of your innate desire to provide care to people in need. At no time is that caring and compassion more in need than during the response to a natural disaster. By now, we have all seen the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. If that isn’t scary enough, it appears that two more storms are brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. Disaster responders are still dealing with the flooding, but in short order, there..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 20, 2018
A Day in the Life of a Travel Nursing Recruiter
While every travel nurse recruiter sets out to accomplish certain things each day, it is a rare occurrence when they go according to plan. With the job market for nurses and other healthcare professionals being so competitive, the successful recruiters are those who can adjust on the fly and stay as organized as possible. One such successful recruiter is Supplemental Health Care’s, Christina Leigh Jacobs. Christina has a strong customer service-oriented background which serves her extremely..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 13, 2018
Buffalo Public Schools Are in Session With New Nurse Staffing Partner
Each year around this time, school districts around the country are experiencing the hustle and bustle of a new school year. In past years, Buffalo Public Schools (BPS), a school district operating over 70 public schools, had a vision of a ‘Whole Child’ Comprehensive Nursing Program meeting the healthcare and educational needs of its more than 35,000 students. The launch for this component of the New Education Bargain Agreement is taking place for the 2018 – 2019 school year. BPS chose an..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 13, 2018
Top Reasons to Choose a Career in Home Health Care
When beginning your nursing career, if you were like many, you imagined working at a hospital, a clinic, or in a doctor’s office. That may have been the case years ago, but today, the variety of clinical settings has expanded, and nurses have more choices than ever. One of those choices that every nurse should be considering if they feel the need to make a change is Home Health Care. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing careers in Home Health are projected to grow at a rate of..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 11, 2018
Care More Spotlight: Excited About Life
Registered nurse, Albert Rodriguez, has been caring more with Supplemental Health Care since 2012.  Anyone who crosses paths with Albert, as a patient or co-worker, is treated like a friend and member of his family.  It is his gregarious personality and compassion for helping others that makes him such a fantastic healthcare professional. 
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 7, 2018
Don’t Miss Out On The Buckeye State
When healthcare professionals decide it is time to check out travel assignments, they often have locations like California, Florida, Hawaii, and other touristy destinations in mind. While assignments in any of those locations are fine, when your focus is narrow, you might miss out on discovering other great states, like Ohio. Known as a Midwestern state, Ohio is home to several large metropolitan cities, world-renowned colleges and universities, and dozens of major U.S. corporations. Let’s take..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 6, 2018
Healthy Aging: Having Control Over Your Healthcare Options
Healthy Aging: Having Control Over Your Healthcare Options
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 5, 2018
The Pros and Cons of Wearing Scrubs
There is no single “uniform” that immediately lets an observer know what you do for a living than a pair of medical scrubs. Since the 1970’s, healthcare professionals have traded in the traditional, bright white medical uniforms for a comfortable pair of scrubs. Think about it, when was the last time you saw a nurse wearing the traditional white uniform and accompanying nurse’s cap, as worn by Florence Nightingale? Here is a quick take on the pros and cons of wearing scrubs.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 30, 2018
Back to School: Student Care is Much More Than Work
Backpacks are filled, bus and class schedules are mailed, and students across the country are beginning to feel the tingle of anticipation for the start of a new school year. Outside of the home, school represents the most influential aspect of a child’s life, and for millions of students, the school nurse and therapy service providers are their key point of contact. School nurses, occupational and speech therapists all play a major role in supporting students with needs, acclimate and thrive..
By Keiley Giboney Aug 28, 2018
Why You Should Attend TravCon 2018
The Travelers Conference, also known as TravCon, is the only conference of its kind: “for, about and by healthcare travelers,” according to their official website. Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on September 9-11, 2018, the conference includes educational sessions as well as networking opportunities and social events. The conference is open to nursing and therapy disciplines and has expanded to include more Allied healthcare professionals this year. Whether you’re a new or seasoned traveler, TravCon..
By Katie Dashiell Aug 23, 2018
How to Use Social Media to Choose the Right Healthcare Staffing Partner
In a 2017 study, CareerBuilder found that 70% of employers use social media to screen their candidates before making an offer. They also outline the importance of having a discoverable online presence in today’s job market. It’s important for an employer to learn more about you online, as part of the interview process, but it’s also necessary for you to do your own research on a potential employer as well. With unemployment for healthcare professionals at an all-time low, you have the..
By Carrie Hannah Aug 21, 2018
Working Tourist: When One Door Closes…
Successful people take advantage of opportunities in life. When faced with a challenge they dig deep and strive to overcome. In March 2014, Radiology Technician Barb Houston did exactly that! As is happening throughout the healthcare industry, her long-time employer went through a series of managerial changes and Barb found herself out of a job. Living in a small town, her options were limited, but the fact that her son was grown and on his own, Barb knew she could take her time to figure out..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 16, 2018
Another Ebola Outbreak Puts New Vaccine to the Test
As recently as June 2018, the spring outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared over, thanks to a new vaccine distributed and administered in May. Now, less than two months later, another Ebola outbreak has been declared on the other side of the country, in an active war zone.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 14, 2018
It’s Time for National Immunization Awareness Month
Appropriately enough, the month of August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). As parents around the country are shopping for ‘Back to School’ supplies, lunch boxes, and the cutest new outfits, one thing that is often overlooked is making sure your child’s vaccination records are up to date. The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) produces a variety of resources that can be utilized by parents and caregivers throughout NIAM. NPHIC recognizes that..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 9, 2018
Take Advantage of Buffalo, New York’s Revival
The city of Buffalo, New York has long been known more for its winter weather and status as a “rust belt’ city than anything else.  Located on Lake Erie, on the western end of New York State, Buffalo would not typically be included as a hot travel destination until now!  Not since people from around the world flocked to the “Queen City” for the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, has Buffalo, New York been lauded for its revitalization and excitement.  In addition to the burgeoning rebirth of the..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 7, 2018
Is Medical Marijuana the Answer to the Opioid Crisis?
Recently, the President made it known that he was in favor of supporting congressional efforts to end the federal ban on marijuana. If this happens, we may finally begin to see large-scale studies on potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. Most of us have heard reports that medical marijuana has helped cancer patients with the effects of chemotherapy, but far too little is known at this point. In fact, a research study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that barely..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 2, 2018
The New Blood Pressure Guidelines and You
In the past, high blood pressure was defined as measuring 140 over 90 or higher for systolic/diastolic readings. Late in 2017, the American Heart Association adjusted guidelines for high blood pressure to 130 over 80 or higher. This was the first change in 14 years and is reflective of the complications and damage that can occur at even these lower numbers. Health risks for heart attack, stroke, and other serious consequences begin with readings anywhere above 120 mm Hg systolic pressure. Risks..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 31, 2018
Working Tourist: Traveling as a Nurse and a Foodie
Ray Brillantes is coming up on his first full year as a travel nurse. He specializes in Behavioral Health / Psychiatric Nursing and decided to begin taking travel assignments as a means to meet different individuals in behavioral nursing and to learn more about his specialty.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 26, 2018
Nursing Shortage Impact on the Healthcare Industry
It is no secret that we have a shortage of nurses in our country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2024, the healthcare industry will be looking for 1.09 million new nurses. Up to 60% of those openings will be due to current nurse retirements and the other 40% due to increased demand. The real question is how the nursing shortage is impacting healthcare.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 24, 2018
Successful School Healthcare Staffing Takes a Team Approach
This time of year, school districts around the country are working on finding the healthcare professionals to provide special education, therapy, mental health, and nursing care to the more than six million students who rely on it during the school year. There are misconceptions about working in the schools, but as you explore it as a career option, you will find that it is as challenging as it is rewarding. In fact, providing therapy service and care to students is more complex than ever, and..
By Keiley Giboney Jul 19, 2018
Working Tourist: Welcome to Alaska
Marianne TeBeau decided to take the plunge into travel nursing in November 2015. She had reached a point in her life where her kids had grown, and the timing seemed right for a change. Marianne specializes in Home Health Care and feels that each of her five assignments have all contributed to making her a better nurse.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 17, 2018
Plan Your Travel Assignment in the Land of Enchantment
Part of the allure of working as a travel nurse or therapist is having the ability to travel to locations across the United States that you may not ever consider. New Mexico is unquestionably a state that is a hidden gem because it is not on the top of most traveler’s wish list. That fact alone is an unfortunate oversight. New Mexico is referred to as the Land of Enchantment for a reason, not only is the landscape breathtaking, the state is home to incredible Native American and Hispanic..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 12, 2018
How To Keep Track of Your Nursing Credentials
The more experienced and varied your nursing career becomes, the harder it seems to be to keep track of all of your important licensing and credential documentation. And don’t even get me started on trying to keep track of expiration date! If you are like me, you’ve tried everything from 3-inch thick binders to cumbersome spreadsheets. Thankfully, mobile app developers have taken the initiative to create tools that make it easy to manage credentials, due dates, and other important records. Here..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 11, 2018
Is It Time for Your Colon Cancer Screening?
In a change from past years, the American Cancer Society now recommends that people who are at average risk should begin getting screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 45. Today, colorectal cancer screening is done in one of two ways, either stool-based testing that tries to detect cancer in the stool or a visual examination of the colon and rectum.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 10, 2018
It’s Time to Consider Travel as a Correctional Nurse
The chances are that if you have spent your career working in trauma, critical care, orthopedics, or another specialty, you have never given correctional nursing a second thought. For travel nurses, corrections is a wide-open opportunity with openings throughout the country. Here are a few reasons why it is time to consider a travel assignment in corrections.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 5, 2018
Right to Try Legislation: What You Need to Know
On May 30th, the president signed a bill, commonly referred to as “Right to Try Legislation,” into law during a ceremony at the White House. Attendees of the signing event included several individuals who are afflicted with rare and life-threatening conditions. These individuals, their family members, and other supporters of Right to Try are encouraged that the law empowers them to try unproven medications that have not yet made it through the FDA authorization process. Instead, these..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 3, 2018
Top Things to do in Arizona
The state of Arizona was an original nurse compact state making their adoption of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact in January of this year more of a formality than a surprise. Have you ever taken a travel assignment in Arizona? If not, then it is time to tell your recruiter that you are ready to experience “The Grand Canyon State.” During your 13-weeks in Arizona, you will be struck by the natural beauty all around you. Here are five things you should plan on experiencing during your..
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 28, 2018
Cyber Safety In Hospitals
Annually, the month of June is recognized as National Safety Month encouraging people to focus on ways to reduce and prevent injuries in the workplace, while driving, at home, and in our communities. With safety in mind, it seems like a good time to focus on a different kind of safety that has already impacted millions. Cyber safety has been a topic in the news for a few years now, but what about our cybersecurity in hospitals and other medical care facilities?
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 27, 2018
Care More Spotlight: The Power of Listening
Emily Goldberg was driven to pursue a career where she could see the tangible impact of her work. Her path led her to become a speech-language pathologist, and as she works with her patients to communicate better with loved ones and helping them be heard and understood, she can see their quality of life improve.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 8, 2018
Feeling At Home While on a Travel Assignment
In the past, traveling with a pet may have been viewed as a negative or too much of a challenge, but now that it is more commonplace, travel healthcare professionals are taking advantage of it.
By Stacey Clemons Jun 7, 2018
EAP: Helping You Get the Most Out of Your Travel Assignment
Just because you are away on a travel assignment that doesn’t mean your normal everyday challenges are left behind.  Sometimes, being away from home can make those challenges seem bigger. 
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 6, 2018
National Safety Month: No One Gets Hurt
The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month (NSM) and thousands of corporations across the country are participating in safety-related awareness events. This year’s theme is “No One Gets Hurt,” and that includes healthcare workers. 
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 5, 2018
Working Tourist: Making a Difference in a Short Time
Morgan Lapresi has been a travel Occupational Therapist for only four months, but she has already determined that she wants to be a traveler for as long as she can.  So far, she has had two assignments in Skilled Nursing Facilities and has made a great connection with her older patients.
By Supplemental Health Care May 31, 2018
Protect Your Skin This Summer!
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and before you charge headfirst into summer, we felt it was time to share some information about how you can protect your skin from the sun.
By Supplemental Health Care May 30, 2018
Oklahoma is an eNLC State. Plan Your Travel Assignment Today!
In January, Oklahoma, a state that was not part of the original compact passed eNLC legislation and is now a compact state. 
By Supplemental Health Care May 29, 2018
Future Technologies in Speech-Language Pathology
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, speech-language pathology as a career is continuing to grow faster than the average through 2026.
By Supplemental Health Care May 24, 2018
Planning Your Assignment in Kentucky
One of the 25 original Nurse Licensure Compact states Kentucky is also participating in the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). 
By Supplemental Health Care May 23, 2018
Speech Language Therapy Career Settings
Throughout May, Better Hearing & Speech Month, we are celebrating all of the therapy professionals who help their patients overcome and adapt to communication challenges.
By Supplemental Health Care May 22, 2018
Working Tourist: Always Finding a Way Back Home
Alexandra Lundy has been traveling as a Speech-Language Pathologist for three years now.  She decided to begin taking travel assignments because she has always enjoyed moving around and exploring new areas.  Her career as a “working tourist” has given her the opportunity to spend time in new cities, meet new people, and work in different school settings, and when the assignment is over, she loves being able to come back home and spend time with her family and friends for a while.
By Supplemental Health Care May 17, 2018
Physical Therapy Compact Licensure Update
As of May 2018, a total of 18 states have enacted the Physical Therapy Compact legislation.
By Supplemental Health Care May 16, 2018
Celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 13th - 19th
In addition to Sunday, May 13th being Mother’s Day this year, it also marked the beginning of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW).
By Supplemental Health Care May 15, 2018
Working Tourist: Experiencing "Firsts" Through Travel Nursing
After being a nursing professional for four years, Danielle Costello began feeling the need for a change.  She was entertaining thoughts of becoming a travel nurse but had also been accepted to grad school.  Finally, in January 2017, after speaking with several travelers that were working at the hospital where she was employed, Danielle decided to become a travel nurse.
By Supplemental Health Care May 10, 2018
The Latest Trends in Nursing Technology 2018
If you are like me, trying to make sense of the stock market is enough to have you ready for a straitjacket.  It is much easier to let your 401(k) do its thing and not think about it too often.
By Supplemental Health Care May 9, 2018
Celebrating Nurses - Nurses Week 2018
In 1954, the first National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 – 16 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea.
By Supplemental Health Care May 8, 2018
Care More Spotlight: Fighting For His Patients
John Augustyn has been a PTA for 11 years, the last ten of which he has spent with Supplemental Health Care. If ever there was someone who exemplifies the SHC brand, you would have to look no further than John.
By Supplemental Health Care May 4, 2018
Tips for Nurses Trying to Find Time for Fitness at Work
Healthcare workers constantly find themselves over-scheduled and over-extended leaving them little time for all important physical fitness activity. 
By Supplemental Health Care May 3, 2018
Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
In January of this year, enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact legislation was enacted to encourage more states to participate. 
By Supplemental Health Care May 2, 2018
Communication for All: Better Speech and Hearing Month 2018
Did you know that at some point in their lives, at least 20% of U.S. adults will encounter a significant problem with hearing, speech, language, balance, or even taste or smell?
By Supplemental Health Care May 1, 2018
2017-2018 School Year Wrap up
Amazingly enough, another school year is winding to a close.  School professionals are focused on executing final checklists in preparation for the end of the school year. 
By Keiley Giboney Apr 26, 2018
Make Your Next Stop Georgia
In January of this year, Georgia enacted the new enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact making it easier to take advantage of the many travel nursing opportunities throughout the “Peach State.”
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 25, 2018
The Latest Technologies Every OT Should Know About
Earlier this Occupational Therapy Month, we posted about a few trends that are changing the landscape of Occupational Therapy.  New technologies are always impacting healthcare and even helping to shape new trends and treatments.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 24, 2018
Travel Housing - The Extended Stay Gourmet
I sing the praises of the extended stay hotel all day, every day in my line of work. “It may not be your cheapest option but the benefits are hard to ignore” Extended Stay hotels offer the perfect opportunity for a traveling medical professional.
By Stacey Clemons Apr 19, 2018
Five Great Spring Travel Destinations
Like most of us from the Mississippi River region to the East Coast, you are probably saying, “Enough winter already!  Where is Spring?”  If that sounds like you then maybe it is time to head out on a spring travel assignment. 
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 18, 2018
Did You Know OTs Work in All These Settings?
If you are someone who thinks that Occupational Therapists only work in hospitals or a clinic, you may want to think again.  OTs have been educated in the basics of health and healing to include anatomy, psychology, neuroscience, and more.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 17, 2018
Benefits to Consider Prior to Taking Your Next Assignment
When nurses think of opportunities with staffing providers there are many things to consider beyond location, department, and shift.  Let’s take a look at key benefits to think about before you accept an assignment.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 12, 2018
Update: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact News
Because of the importance of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) to those of us in travel nursing, we are continuing to provide our readers with periodic updates on where non-compact states are in the legislative process.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 11, 2018
The Latest Trends in Occupational Therapy
While the roots of occupational therapy can be traced back to ancient times, it was conceived as a health profession around 1910 with the first professional occupational therapy association being founded in 1917.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 10, 2018
Working Tourist: Traveling as a Necessity
For most travelers, they have chosen the somewhat nomadic career because they want to fulfill their sense of wanderlust and explore the country.  For Michelle Rodriguez, a traveling Occupational Therapist, the decision to become a traveler was based more on necessity.  Michelle’s husband, George Cabrera, is a Drill Sargent for the United States Army so becoming a travel therapist made sense as military families tend to move around.  She has been a travel therapist for eleven years now, and the..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 5, 2018
April is Occupational Therapy Month
If you or a loved one has a disability, or have ever had to recover skills after an injury or accident, then you already know of the impact Occupational therapists, and OT Assistants can make on our everyday life.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 4, 2018
Today is World Autism Awareness Day
April 2nd is recognized internationally as World Autism Awareness Day.  For the past 11 years, this day has been used to raise awareness, increase understanding, and foster worldwide support for the millions of people affected by autism. In recognition of people living with autism, landmarks, buildings, homes, and communities around the world will be bathed in blue light.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 2, 2018
Licensing News: New State Added to Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
The latest news regarding the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 29, 2018
Focusing on People First
We owe it to our clients, to our talented healthcare professionals, and to those that we serve to be even better than we were the day before.
By Lesa Francis Mar 28, 2018
Diabetes Alert Day: Are You At Risk?
Let’s talk numbers.  I am going to list a series of numbers, and you can see if you know what the numbers represent. 
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 27, 2018
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