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How Travel Nurses Can Find Housing for Travel Nursing Assignments

One of the main concerns you are most likely to have when you take on that travel nursing assignment is what kind of housing will be available to you. It is a deal-breaker for most travel nurses. They want to be comfortable and stress-free with their living arrangements, even if they are temporary. There are mainly two options available to travel nurses

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Top Reasons Why Nurses Should Become Travel Nurses

Nursing is an incredibly rewarding profession, and there is no profession more in-demand in any industry. There is always a demand for more nurses as the healthcare industry struggles to keep up with the strain put up by the aging population. Most facilities can’t handle the demands placed on them, and that’s exactly where travel

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Travel Nursing Interviews: The Preparation Process

Not many situations in life can duplicate the nerve-racking experience interviews put you through. Just like anyone who has ever attended an interview – travel nurses have felt this stress, too. And if you’re under the assumption that every travel nursing interview is similar – you couldn’t be more wrong! Even if you’ve gone through

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Tips for Travel Nurses to Deal With COVID-19

The world is in the middle of a pandemic; the likes of which it has never seen before. A highly contagious, respiratory-borne illness, clearly not susceptible to heat as we had hoped, has caused casualties at a breakneck speed. In such circumstances, travel nurses have become an indispensable part of healthcare, perhaps more than ever.

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COVID-19 and the Healthcare Industry

While hospitals and health systems around the world have surprised all by stepping up in unprecedented ways, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on not just the economy, but also the healthcare industry. Below are the effects that the virus has had on the healthcare industry: 1.    Revenue Cuts The healthcare industry has faced a sharp cut

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How Each Generation Changed or Will Change the Healthcare Industry?

The healthcare industry is changing as younger generations now demand a more flexible, efficient, and convenient healthcare system. Research has shown that each generation starting from the boomers, to the millennials, to the gen-x and the gen-z have had an impact on healthcare in some form or the other. We are here to show you

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Per Diem Nursing – Know the Benefits

What is Per Diem Nursing? Hospitals and other health care facilities need a lot of people. In case of an emergency or epidemic, the extra staff is often required to provide cover. Most hospitals do not want to spend the extra cost of hiring new staff. Instead, they rely on per diem nurses who help

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5 Survival Tips for New Nurses

As you move from academics to your professional life, it is only natural to experience pressure and feel overwhelmed. Being a nurse is a difficult profession. To start a smooth journey in your career, below are some tips that will help you survive through the first few months and years of your career. Ask Questions

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Nursing is the Most Honest, Ethical Profession According to Gallup Poll

Nursing remains the most honest and ethical profession, according to new results from a Gallup Poll in which Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of 22 professions. Nursing holds its first place position for the 16th consecutive year; it has placed number one in all but one poll since Gallup first surveyed people about professional ethics

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5 Tips for Surviving the Night Shift

When you sign up for supplemental staffing, you’ll probably notice that many better-paying positions come with one important catch –the dreaded night shift. And while night shift is the preferred by some nurses, for most, it presents a set of challenges. What’s more, a little-understood disorder called shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) can lead to

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Five Ways to Land and Keep a Great Nursing Contract

The nursing shortage resurfaced in the news early this summer. Across the country, more hospitals and facilities are searching for ways to meet increased demand for healthcare services. Paired with reduced chances of repealing the Affordable Care Act, healthcare needs are only expected to climb. However, per diem, contract and travel nursing assignments are filling

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It’s Time to Renew Your Compact License: What Do You Need to Do?

Renewing a compact nursing license remains one of the challenges many per-diem nurses face. Although the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) was created to simplify the process for nurses working in multiple states, it can lead to confusion. If your nursing license is in one state, how do you know what you need to do to

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Regardless of Healthcare Reform, More Nurses Will Be Needed

When considering the nursing shortage, it is easy to forget that it includes much more than Registered Nurses (RNs). Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and other allied health professionals are equally impacted by burnout and increasing demand by employers. Per the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the looming nursing shortage will rise to more than

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Why Are Nurses Thinking of Leaving?

Mainstream media outlets appear to have evaded the subject of the looming nursing shortage. Yet, a decade ago, it was a hot-button topic across the spectrum. Unfortunately, more of today’s nurses are opting to pursue different careers, putting pressure on an industry that will grow by 16 percent, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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APN Healthcare Solutions Celebrates One Year Anniversary

APN Healthcare Solutions celebrated our one year anniversary this month! At this time last year, APN Healthcare Solutions was born in to the healthcare staffing space from staffing veteran APN Consulting, Inc.  Our journey to address the needs of healthcare facilities nationwide began.  Throughout the past year, hard work and dedication propelled our growth and

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