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Can a hospital cut my assignment short due to a low census? What happens in that situation?

Can a hospital cut my assignment short due to a low census? What happens in that situation?

When census is low in the hospital because patients are not in need of care, the facility needs to make decisions related to staffing and projected needs in the future.

Cross Country Nurses Nabs Best of Staffing Talent Award from Clearly Rated

Cross Country Nurses Nabs Best of Staffing Talent Award from Clearly Rated

Cross Country Nurses is proud to announce that Clearly Rated has named us a 2020 Best of Staffing Talent Award winner. That means many of our travel nurses completed a survey indicating they were very satisfied with our services as a staffing agency.

3 Songs That Put Travel Nursing and Relationships in Perspective

3 Songs That Put Travel Nursing and Relationships in Perspective

Need inspiration for a romantic playlist? As a travel nurse, these songs can offer a unique perspective on relationships and dating while away on assignment.

5 Tax Tips for Travel Nurses Filing Their 2019 Returns

5 Tax Tips for Travel Nurses

Curious about how to prepare and file your taxes as a travel nurse? Read our five tips to help you navigate some of the key factors to filing your taxes as a travel RN.

Can I take a travel assignment close to my home?

Can I take a travel assignment close to my home

What a great question and one that we are often asked. The quick response to your question is yes, absolutely you can.

What if I get sick and need to call out/miss a shift? Will I still get paid?

What if I get sick and need to call out/miss a shift? Will I still get paid?

Just like in any other job, you will accrue sick time/paid time off (PTO), to be utilized in the event you become ill and need to take some time off. This is similar to other nurses who enjoy the full-time benefits of working at one location or with one h

Evolving Skill Sets Required by Medical Practitioners – The Soft(er) Side

Vital Soft Skills Healthcare Professionals Need to Deliver Quality Care

While there is an increase in digital and hard skills for healthcare professionals, experts stress soft skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving skills are even more vital to delivering quality care to patients.

Evolving Skill Sets Required by Medical Practitioners – The Digital Side

Evolving Skill Sets Required by Medical Practitioners – The Digital Side

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve due to advances in technology, both healthcare organizations and medical professionals should look to embrace these three top digital skills for continued success.

In addition to salary, what are other important things I should look for in my travel nursing contract?

Ask Hank Q14

Obviously, salary is a very important part of the travel nurse package, but there is so much more to consider.

I used to travel, but a few years ago, I took a permanent position. How can I get back into traveling? Will my non-travel experience carry over when I apply for a travel position?

Ask Hank Question 13

Thanks so much for such a great question! The good news is that yes, all of your experiences counts towards you being placed as a travel nurse.


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