Trusted Healthcare Traveler Blog

Useful on the job tips, awesome off the clock advice, and real life stories from travel nurses just like you. Here’s the place to check out stories from the Trusted Nurse Community!

How to Handle Homesickness; The Story of a First Time Travel Nurse

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by Linda Gregory, BSN Yup. Yessiree I did it! After years of dreaming of travel nurse positions, I took on my first assignment. It isn’t anywhere glamorous or really far away. In fact, it’s only 86.5 miles from my home. I believe nothing is a coincidence and with the way everything from my interview to… Read more »

Meet Your Recruiter: Stephanee Surabian

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While Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters are on the front lines helping you find the perfect travel assignment, it’s our trusty Compliance Wizard, Stephanee, that works her magic behind the scenes to ensure every bit of your documentation meets the facility’s requirements. Essentially, Stephanee is our in-house Harry Potter! Tell me a little more about how… Read more »

Travel Nurse Tips From Our Recruiters

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You’ve chosen a unique and very rewarding profession that offers opportunities of travel, experiencing new areas, meeting new people, and great pay. However what makes life as a travel nurse appealing also comes with it challenges. Thankfully you have your recruiter to turn to for travel nurse tips. We spoke with our founder, Martin Vidal,… Read more »

Essential Audiobooks for the Travel Nurse

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Welcome to our list of essential audiobooks for the travel nurse. When you’re not rushing to the aide of a patient, it can be relaxing to lose yourself in a book on your days off. But sometimes you’re post-shift exhaustion makes the thought of reading seem too difficult. Thankfully we now have audiobooks! Listen to… Read more »

Meet Your Travel Nurse Recruiter: Dylan Dargavel

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Meet our newest travel nurse recruiter: Dylan Dargavel! Dylan recently graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a Public Relations degree, and so to make him feel back at college, we told Dylan his initiation to the team is to be interviewed for the blog and chug a gallon of milk. The milk initiation is a lie,… Read more »

How to Stay Cool in a Hot July

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It’s July which means every travel nurse is dealing with hot days! You need to keep cool, so here are fun inventive ways to chill out between your nursing shifts or while on the job. Get Yourself a Phone Fan You carry your phone everywhere, so why not attach a fan to it and voila!… Read more »

Your Guide to Starting a 6 Month New Year’s Resolution, 2017

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As a travel nurse, keeping track of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions can be very difficult, especially if you were working that night! If you had to grade the progress of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions, what letter grade would you give yourself? When the clock struck midnight and the new 2017 calendars were pinned… Read more »

Linda Richards: Honoring America’s First Nurse

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Linda Richards (July 27, 1841 – April 16, 1930) Linda Richards was the first professionally trained American nurse and a pioneer in the field of nursing. Although her early life is dotted with tragedy, these events shaped the woman that triumphed in changing the nurse profession forever. Her determination to create a certified nurse training… Read more »

Get to Know Recruiter Steve Pehta

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Meet Steve Pehta, one of our most thoughtful and trusting recruiters. When he isn’t fishing with his family, Steve’s helping travel nurses catch their next big travel assignment. We sat down with Steve to learn more about why he does what he loves.   What interested you into becoming a travel nurse recruiter? Throughout my… Read more »

4 Ways to Recover After A Long Workday

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You’ve just finished a long travel nurse shift and the moment has come for you to head home. Hooray! But tomorrow you clock back in for a long one, so how do you recover in between shifts? Avoid the Caffeine Fix Oh the temptation to feed the caffeine addiction can be so uncontrollable at times…. Read more »