By Sarah Wengert
Our latest installment in the Hot Blog series brings us to The Gypsy Nurse’s lovely little corner of the internet. The Gypsy Nurse website bills itself as “the largest and most active online community for travel nurses.” While the site also offers a bounty of helpful resources and guides you may want to check out, today we’re specifically crushing on The Gypsy Nurse blog.
One thing this blog does really well is incorporating crowd-sourced content from The Gypsy Nurse’s ample online community. For example, just ahead of Halloween 2019 they posted an article titled “Tales from the Road: Scary Travel Nurse Stories” which compiled several spooky firsthand stories shared in The Gypsy Nurse’s Facebook group. Stories included a 90-year-old patient who saw their dead mother in the room behind their nurse, children roaming the halls, a disappearing surgeon, and more. It’s really cool to read tips, questions, or stories from your fellow travel healthcare professionals!
The Gypsy Nurse blog also covers a lot of the travel healthcare industry’s frequently asked questions, with blogs covering topics like traveling with a partner or fellow healthcare professional, how to find affordable housing, handling taxes and finances, and tons more. The blogs are filed into the following categories: agency insights, contracts, hot topics, general, housing, tax and legal, travel nursing guide, and truth in travel nursing.
In full disclosure, The Gypsy Nurse does note in its “About Us” section that it’s sponsored by several healthcare travel companies, so you will find sponsored articles in the mix. But the ability to hear from everyone fellow travelers to experts at industry agencies is a credit to the blog’s overall helpfulness for travelers and those interested in becoming a healthcare traveler.