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Working As a School Healthcare Professional
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 with a Friend
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 2019
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