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Cross Country Healthcare and FAU College of Nursing Co-Host Second COVID & Compassion Fatigue Webinar


Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently co-hosted the second installment in a series of webinars

How the COVID Emergency Highlighted the Need for Widespread Nursing Compact Licensure

Covid Emergency Highlighted The Need For Widespread Nursing

Reducing all the bureaucracy, paperwork and burden during the time of a crisis or national public emergency just makes reasonable sense.

Cross Country Healthcare Hosts Webinar Addressing Compassion Fatigue Amid COVID-19

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Cross Country Healthcare recently presented a webinar entitled COVID & Compassion Fatigue, cohosted by Cross Country Healthcare’s Chief Clinical Officer, Hank Drummond, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Dean of Nursing, Safiya George, PhD, FAANP.

I feel tired and stressed out lately, and know I should address it; but as a nurse, I feel like right now is the wrong time for me to take a break from things. I don’t want to let my coworkers or patients down. What should I do?

I dont want to let my coworkers or patients down

I really appreciate this question in these very unusual times. During this pandemic, nurses are being pushed to edge with increased volumes, workload and a multitude of various stressors.

I am traveler nurse and my unit has been closed during this COVID-19 crisis. What does it mean to be redirected? Help me understand.

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The reason for the closure is really two-fold. One is to conserve the PPE supplies. Secondly, we are trying to limit exposure to COVID-19 in the acute care settings.

What do I need to know about floating during this COVID National Crisis as a Cross Country Nurse?

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As indicated in your question above, this is a national crisis! Nurses are on the frontline workforce day in and day out. Your skill sets are needed in a variety of ways and measures.

What if I want to cancel my crisis assignment and go elsewhere?

What if I want to cancel my crisis assignment and go elsewhere

I really appreciate this question. During these unprecedented times, nurses are needed and relied upon more than ever before.

What states are a part of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC)? Are there plans to add more states any time soon?

What states are a part of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact

That’s a great question, but let’s start with some history. The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that will allow nurses who are licensed in one state to be able to practice in other states that are members of the compact.

Do all travel nurse assignments require me to float?

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In most locations when census numbers drop, travelers and staff will float to units that have needs. You will be floated to units in which your specific skills can be best utilized.

As a travel nurse, what do I need to know about the current coronavirus threat?


Information about the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, is changing daily. Hank explains what you need to know as a travel nurse from a clinical standpoint.

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