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What Really is a Tax Home?

What Really is a Tax Home?

After a day of managing potent medications on a critical patient, one would think that unraveling the concept of tax home would be an easy task. Unfortunately, the concept of a tax residence is very similar to an ACLS algorithm which few of us actually master unless we routinely manage codes or are lucky enoughContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Working with Multiple Staffing Agencies

Ask A Travel Nurse: Working with Multiple Staffing Agencies

Gypsy, Is it a bargaining tool when you tell your Travel Nurse Staffing Agency that you are working with multiple staffing agencies? LaTonya [hr]   [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse. LaTonya, I personally believeContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Recruiter Looking out for My Best Interest?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Recruiter Looking out for My Best Interest?

Gypsy, I am currently on my first travel assignment. For the most part, my experiences have been good. My co-workers are helpful, management has been very supportive, my housing (although small) is adequate and safe. However, I am experiencing growing pains in adjusting to travel nursing… For example, before starting this assignment I suggested toContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Uniform Color Requirements

Ask A Travel Nurse: Uniform Color Requirements

Gypsy, I won’t be traveling for at least a year but I am making my plans now so that I can be as prepared as possible. I was wondering if any of you have to buy new uniforms at different locations? I know many hospitals are color coded now and wondered if you end upContinue 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

Ask A Travel Nurse: Friends travel Together?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Friends travel Together?

Gypsy, I have a best friend that is a Nurse as well, Is it possible for friends to travel together? Thank you, Sonji RN [hr]   [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse. Sonji, Sure! ObviouslyContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: LVN/LPN Travel

Ask A Travel Nurse: LVN/LPN Travel

Gypsy, I am an LVN. Can an LVN/LPN travel? Thank you, Doug RN [hr]   [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse. Doug, Although there are some positions open for LVNs far and away the mostContinue Reading

EMR Systems: From a Travel Nurse Perspective

EMR Systems: From a Travel Nurse Perspective

There are multiple platforms that are used for EMR’s.  As a travel nurse, you may be exposed to many different EMR systems.  Which EMR systems are user friendly?  Which ones are most liked by the Travel Nurse? I asked this question of my readers and via several travel nursing forums and the responses that IContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Compact Licensure

Ask A Travel Nurse: Compact Licensure

Gypsy, I’m just beginning to realize the headache involved in applying for nursing licenses in other states… How long do I have to live in a compact state to obtain compact licensure? Also, do you automatically have a compact license if you are a nurse in a compact state? It’s so confusing! Thanks! Flighty OneContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Where Should I License?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Where Should I License?

Gypsy, I will be looking to start my Travel Nurse career after the 1st of the year.  What states would you recommend I obtain licensing in? Thanks! Mark, RN [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse.Continue Reading

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