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Latest stories, information, articles, research, career and employment tips for travel nurses on the go.


Advice For New Travel Nurses From A Travel Nurse With 100+ Assignments!

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Are you new to travel nursing and unsure if it’s right for you? Meet Caridad Atienza, a travel nurse who recently embarked on her 100th travel assignment with Cross Country Nurses.

How to Manage Your Risk of Burnout as a Nurse

Nurse Burnout

Burnout in the workplace can happen to employees in any field or industry, however, nurses are at an increased risk due to stressors such as decreasing budgets and staffing shortages. Learn the symptoms of nurse burnout so you can be aware and seek treatm

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?

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’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.

3 Ways to De-Stress from a Stressful Travel Nurse Shift

Tips to destress from travel nursing shift

Most people think travel nurses are always living their best lives, traveling to exciting destinations and never being in one place long enough to be affected by office politics.

How Do Travel Nurses Battle Homesickness?

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Battling homesickness can affect anyone at any point in their life and travel nurses are no different. Read our 4 tips to help you manage feeling homesick while you’re on a travel nursing assignment.

Give Blood for World Blood Donor Day!

World blood donor day

Donating blood and encouraging others to donate can help save lives. World Blood Donor Day is a perfect reminder to give blood.

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?

What kind of housing options are there for travel nurses?

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.

Three Travel Nurse Assignment Locations to Heat Up Your Summer

Top 3 Travel Nurse Assignment Locations for Summer

Whether you want to relax on a beach or get your adrenaline pumping in Tornado Alley, we highlight 3 destinations guaranteed to shake up your summer while on a travel nurse 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?

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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!


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