Tag Archives: Professional Issues

Travel Nursing Challenges: “Where do I find that Dr’s Number?”

There are many travel nursing challenges; leaving new friends behind, negotiating contracts, finding housing, etc.  One of the most frustrating for me is figuring out which physician I’m supposed to call, who I can’t call, which Dr’s prefer to be text’ed, etc. You would think that a hospital that frequently uses travelers would have someContinue Reading

I Know Why Nurses Eat Their Young! Maybe…

I Know Why Nurses Eat Their Young! Maybe…

The following is a Guest Post via Erica MacDonald [hr] After reading The Gypsy Nurse’s post Nurses ‘Eat Their Young?’, I wondered if anyone had a different opinion than me on the cause on this phenomenon. A nurse “eating their young” is an almost accepted form of bullying by many nurses (the ones that participate).Continue Reading

Nurses ‘eat their young’?

Nurses ‘eat their young’?

I did a phone interview the other day for a Healthcare Magazine in Chicago. The interviewer asked me about the saying ‘nurses eat their young’? and what does it mean?’  She also wanted to know where/why this term started.  I was stumped.  How do you explain this type of behavior within your profession? It’s actuallyContinue Reading

My Travel Nurse Contract was Cancelled, Now What?

My Travel Nurse Contract was Cancelled, Now What?

My contract was cancelled!! Wow, what do I do now? What are my legal safeguards? There are a multitude of reasons that a contract can/will be cancelled. This is a scenario that you must prepare for as a Travel Nurse. It happens.  Most agencies have an ‘at will’ employment clause.  If you don’t know whatContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Contract Cancellation?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Contract Cancellation?

Gypsy, One of my big concerns is the possibility of a contract cancellation. From your experience, how often does this happen? How does the Travel Nurse respond to the event? I would appreciate your insights on this issue. Jeff [hr]   [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken theContinue Reading

The Altruistic Nurse vs The Career Nurse

The Altruistic Nurse vs The Career Nurse

Is there a requirement for a nurse to have a ‘calling’ or to be altruistic in their reasons to become a nurse? I’ve recently ran across several articles and nursing forum posts related to nurses having a ‘calling’.  Something deep seated in their personality or their mind-set, a need or want to ‘help’ others. SomethingContinue Reading

3 Steps to Writing a GREAT Travel Nurse Resume

3 Steps to Writing a GREAT Travel Nurse Resume

The Following is a Guest Article via Shari Sambrusky explaining the top 3 Steps to writing a great travel nurse resume. Shari is a career coach and owner of Career Esteem. Career-Esteem works with woman in healthcare longing to find a job they love. Through this work, they gain unshakable self-confidence so any job theyContinue Reading

Issues of Nurse Salaries

Issues of Nurse Salaries

Kevin Ross of Innovative Nurse and Brittany Wilson of The Nerdy Nurse recently began discussing the issues of Nurse Salaries. Salary and wages are always a hot subject, no matter what field you work in.  Both Kevin and Brittany brought up some great points/issues.  Check them out….. Raising the Salary for Nurses Across the BoardContinue Reading

Texting Trends in Travel Nursing

Texting Trends in Travel Nursing

There has been some recent controversy on the newly developing trend of travel nurse staffing agencies texting potential jobs to travel nurse candidates.  What is the point of the new texting trends in Travel Nursing? With an ever changing workforce and a new generation of Travel Nurses (and nurses in general), joining the career; it’s onlyContinue Reading

Disclosure of Medication Errors

Disclosure of Medication Errors

1/17/13 #RNChat via Twitter We encourage transparency in the Health Care process between patients and providers. Why do we do a poor job of disclosure of medication errors?   [View the story "Disclosure of Medication Errors" on Storify] [hr] Several questions come to mind after tonight’s Tweet Chat: How do we turn reporting of medContinue Reading

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