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The Path to a Physical Therapy Career

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General Safety Tips While Traveling Solo

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Traveling to Rural Hospitals

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Where to Travel In Autumn

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Day or Night Shift? Pros and Cons of Both

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Advice on How to Prepare for Your Interview

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Does Experience Predict Success in Management?

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6 Reasons Nurses Choose to Travel

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Dealing With Loneliness While Traveling

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Essential Qualities of a Successful Traveler: Part 3

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Getting Your Mail on the Road

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Should I Move up to Pharmacy Management?

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    Developing an Awareness of Workplace Violence

    Workplace violence isn’t part of a nurses job, yet, the frequency of occurrence has been increasing to the point that in 2018 the Joint Commission identified the risks of workplace violence to health care workers as a Sentinel Event. The incidents of violence may be even more than realized since muc...

    Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN | January 14, 2020

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    Understanding Your 401(k) as a Travel Nurse

    A 401(k) retirement plan lets you put away money tax-deferred. In most cases, you put in money and your employer matches. Traveling nurses often work for multiple employers in the same year. Because of this, there are things you need to understand when talking 401(k) issues with your agency....

    Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA | January 09, 2020

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    New Year Resolutions

    Creating New Year resolutions is a tradition that began over 4,000 years ago. Around the time new crops were planted (mid-March), according to History.com ancient Babylonians celebrated their new kings and prayed to the pagan gods for good crops. During this time, they also pledged to repay their de...

    Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA | January 07, 2020

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    Feeling Burnout?

    Are you lacking motivation, irritable, or fatigued? Do you have difficulty sleeping, experiencing memory loss, or feeling nervous and anxious? You are not making it up, these are some of the symptoms associated with burnout....

    Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA | January 02, 2020

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    Taking Care of Your Pets Remotely When on Assignment

    Working long shifts can make it hard to keep up with your pets. One of the things the Internet-of-Things can do is let you see and interact with your pets from afar. There are various pet-watching devices available. Some use regular home security camera technology to see what the pets are doing and ...

    Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA | December 31, 2019

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    Saving Money While on the Road

    Life on the road can be challenging when it comes to sticking to a budget. Eating out, transportation, and even laundry can add up quickly! The key is to experience new places while stacking your savings account. Here’s a list of strategies to trim your spending while living “life on the road”....

    Kearstyn Fox, RN Kearstyn Fox, RN | December 26, 2019

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    Coping with Homesickness During the Holiday Season

    Homesickness is very common and the holiday season can intensify those feelings. You may feel sad, tired, and isolated. It can be hard to look forward to your day if you are missing your loved ones. How can you combat feeling homesick? Recognize that many people experience homesickness and understan...

    Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA | December 24, 2019

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    Maintaining Relationships as a Travel Nurse

    Travel nursing has many perks for those who decide this opportunity aligns with them. The thought of traveling for work is a daydream for many. This career has expanded not only my nursing skills but my outlook on life. The chance to see new cultures, experience new ways of living, and see some of t...

    Kearstyn Fox, RN Kearstyn Fox, RN | December 19, 2019

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    Avoiding Healthcare Professional Burnout

    Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), burnout is a serious condition that requires multiple approaches, including medication. Despite popular belief, burnout is more than just stress. Stress is an emotion that people feel and can often eventually cope with. If stress (the core cause of ...

    Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB Janine Kelbach, BSN, RNC-OB | December 17, 2019

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    Grow Your Skills for Nursing Leadership

    Many nurses fall into a leadership role with little to no training or preparation. Some may even begin this new role with the misconception that if it’s in a specialty or unit they’re familiar with, then leading the nursing team would be no different than the work they currently do. Believing that l...

    Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN | December 12, 2019