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Spring Into a New Assignment

Spring Into a New Assignment It’s the season for cleaner closets, the rebirth of yard work and maybe unwelcomed allergies. But if you’re a travel nurse, Spring might be greeting you with the excitement of a new assignment. Do you want to swap the small town feel for big city energy? Or maybe you’re itching to trade in the surf for some elevation? A change of season could be well timed to make a shift of your own. A new assignment as a travel nurse… Continue Reading

Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Return for Travel Nurses on the Road!

Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Return for Travel Nurses on the Road!  Yahoo! It’s Pay Day from Uncle Sam! If you’re lucky to not have your tax return spoken for before it arrives, here are some ideas for what to do with your extra spending money. Your bucket list, retirement fund, and college roommate who just had her first baby might all be calling for you. But consider what’s most important to you before committing your tax return (and time). Save it for a… Continue Reading

It’s Tax Time, Travel Nurses!

It’s Tax Time, Travel Nurses! Benjamin Franklin might have said it best: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So it’s understandable that words like “tax advantage” or “tax free” might be music to a travel nurse’s ears, but Mr. Franklin did have the foresight on electricity, the urinary catheter and yes, taxes, too. Word to the wise: Be leery if something feels like shortchanging “The Man” or seems too good to be true. Tax season can be… Continue Reading

Top Locations for Newbie Travel Nurses

Top 10 Locations for New Travel Nurses Are you considering the adventuring life of a travel nurse but not sure what locale might fit your fancy? Whether it’s glittering lights, surf swell or towering terrain, there’s a point on the map with your name on it. Portland, OR Who doesn’t love roses? Or 8,000 of them! The International Rose Garden is a must see in Portland along with the Saturday Market, the nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Many adore Portland for its accessibility to… Continue Reading

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Travel Nursing Company

There is much more to choosing a travel nursing company than just locations and pay. Here are some things you should consider when choosing a travel nursing company! Direct Recruiter Relationships As a travel nurse, it’s important to make sure you are working with a recruiter who put you first. It’s also important that you are working with a travel nursing company who is not going to shuffle you around. Working with one recruiter from start-to-finish is the best practice. If your company does not… Continue Reading

What is going on in the Travel Nursing Industry?

What is going on in the Travel Nursing Industry? Over the last 3 years, Travel Nursing has seen record highs in job orders, bill rates and overall demand. It’s been an amazing opportunity for both travel nurses and staffing companies. For those of us who have been in the industry a long time, we’ve also seen the effects of a downturn in the economy, circa 2009, when everything was at an all-time low, particularly job orders and demand in our industry. As of late, we’ve… Continue Reading

Transitioning from Perm-to-Travel Nursing

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) looking for adventure and a chance to grow your career? Start a new adventure as a travel nurse! Ready to hit the road? Wait! There are a few things to know before you make the leap into a travel nursing position and leave your perm job behind. Find a Reliable Recruiter! It’s okay if you’re feeling excited, nervous or a little unsure. Whether you have questions or need direction, finding the right agency and a reliable recruiter is the… Continue Reading

Why Leave? Benefits of Extending.

There are tons of travel nursing assignments available at all times, so why not extend??? Maybe you have started dating someone new, maybe you are in love with the facility or maybe you want to spend more time exploring a location…if you’re not ready to leave, extending is a great opportunity for you to consider and discuss with your recruiter. In fact, extensions are often the most convenient option for everyone involved – the traveler, recruiter and hospital. There are no submissions, new paperwork, or… Continue Reading

Helpful Hacks for Travel Nurses on the Road

For travel nursing professionals, long hours on the road, come with the territory. In case you are traveling to a new assignment and have quite some time to drive, here are something helpful road trip hacks for you to try! 1. Stack Your Playlist From throwback sounds to Top 20 tunes, music is a great way to ease your mind while stuck on the road. Grab your smartphone and stack your playlist with iTunes, YouTube or Spotify, before you hit the road. It’s important to… Continue Reading

PPR Talent Management Group Acquires 360 Healthcare Staffing

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (February 2, 2017) – Yesterday, PPR Talent Management Group announced the purchase of 360 Healthcare Staffing (“360 HCS”), combining two powerful brands and creating one of the top travel nurse companies that spans the continuum of care! PPR will continue to provide travel nurses to hospitals and other acute care centers, while 360 HCS – operating as a separate business division – will continue to provide interim, temp-to-hire and executive search services within the post-acute care segments. “This acquisition increases the size… Continue Reading