As a new graduate nurse considering travel nursing as a career, the first thing to understand is that travel nursing has many facets to it. First, you need to get some experience in the area of your specialty or practice.
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I am about to graduate with my nursing degree and am seriously considering travel nursing. Is it right for me?
I really want to go back to school for an advanced nursing degree, but I don’t even know where to start. Can you provide me any insight?
I am very excited that you asked this question! Nurses with advanced training and education respond and provide interventions quicker, which results in better outcomes for our patients. As nurses this is always our desire and goal!
I just arrived at a new hospital and some of the other staff are not so welcoming. What can I do to help ease tensions on my unit?
First, let’s recognize that it is not always easy to “fit into the crowd.” However, here are some suggestions to help you fit in and feel settled in your new environment.
I’m about to start my first travel assignment and I’m not sure what to expect on my first day. Any tips you can share to help me survive and thrive?
I can really appreciate the sense of anticipation/nervousness that you have about your first day on your new assignment. Let’s review some tips that will allow you to present yourself in the best way possible.
What kind of housing options are there for travel nurses? Will Cross Country provide me housing, or do I need to find it on my own?
Please allow me to eliminate any of your fears in this area. Here at Cross Country we have a whole division of professionals devoted to your needs when it comes to housing. They are experts at securing housing accommodations during your assignment.
I am a new travel nurse and I have my first phone interview with the Nurse Manager at the Hospital. What can I expect during this interview?
Like any interview, a phone interview can be an event that makes you anxious. However, the good news is that the hospital and/or the nurse manager has reviewed your skills/application/profile and they are interested in YOU. Take a breath!