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Travel Nurses with Unsupportive Friends and Family: How to Deal with It

Travel Nurses with Unsupportive Friends and Family: How to Deal with It

When I first started to travel for a living, people asked me what I was running away from, wondered why I didn’t get a real job, and would mostly tell me I was crazy or weird. As a travel nurse, it seems there are a lot of unsupportive friends and family. Suffice it to say,Continue 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

Adjustments to Travel

Adjustments to Travel

Note: I would normally post these type of articles to my personal blog at A Re-Discovered Life, but for some reason I can’t access it right now.  I’m working on the problem but for the time being, I really want to put these thoughts out there and get them posted. The feelings that I’ve experiencedContinue Reading

The Gypsy Nurse Ambassador’s Program for Travel Nurses

The Gypsy Nurse Ambassador’s Program for Travel Nurses

The Gypsy Nurse (TGN) has been impressed by the camaraderie started and followed up by TGN Caravan Members on Facebook. I would love to be more involved, however I can’t physically be in 50 states all at the same time. I appreciate the creativity and enthusiasm of the caravan nurses. Some of you have alreadyContinue Reading

Knowing the Nurse Within

Knowing the Nurse Within

The following is a Guest Post via Elizabeth Hi there! My name’s Elizabeth Scala and I’m a Nurse Coach and Reiki Nurse. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to guest blog on the Gypsy Nurse site. I really enjoy writing… I find it healing, relaxing, and fun. I hope you enjoy my posts on well-beingContinue Reading

A Stronger Heart Built by Strong Relationships

A Stronger Heart Built by Strong Relationships

As a travelling nurse, getting your individual fitness and exercise going is important for cardiovascular health, but that’s not all.  To build a stronger heart, I’d like to highlight another essential principle instead of just regular exercise and fitness – building real relationships. Often people assume that keeping your body healthy and preventing cardiovascular diseaseContinue 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

Heart Health: A Personal Story

Heart Health: A Personal Story

In honor of Heart Health month, I put a call out in search of personal stories regarding Heart Health, Heart problems and Personal encounters.  The following is a guest post by Steven Andres detailing a recent episode of an MI. Steven Andrew is a recent Heart Attack survivor. Just a few weeks ago he sufferedContinue Reading

A Traveling Family

A Traveling Family

The following is a Guest Post via Jenn Many of us wonder what it’s like to travel with Family.  I can’t tell you how many times a staff co-worker will say to me ‘I wish I could travel like you but I have a family.’  Jenn is a great example of a Travel Nurse withContinue Reading

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