Category Archives: Nursing Jobs

Ten questions you should ask your travel nurse recruiter

Photo: Time to ask questions

Congratulations, NurseRecruiter has helped you connect with recruiters from top travel nursing agencies, and you have been offered several awesome travel nurse assignments. You’re ready to take your first steps as a newly-minted travel nurse! But before you hand in your notice, you have decisions to make. Which job is right for you? What do Continue Reading

So you want to be a travel nurse? A guide for nurses interested in traveling

Crystal: This photo was taken when I was working as a travel nurse at a Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, CA. My boyfriend Mike and my dog Bradley came out west with me from our home state of Delaware. The shot was taken about 2 hours south of San Jose, at Plaskett Creek in Big Sur, CA; one of the most beautiful and undeveloped stretches of coastline in the U.S. This was one of our first trips there and we went back at least ten more times before moving back to Delaware. Without nursing, I may never have had this opportunity to see our amazing country!

If you have been a nurse for a while, or even if you are just starting out, you have probably heard someone mention travel nursing at some point or another. And you may have questions. The first question, inevitably, is: what is travel nursing? Basically, a travel nurse is a kind of temporary worker. You Continue Reading

How To Maximize Your Nurse Salary: Always Be Looking

Always Be Looking

Why You Should Always Be Looking for Your Next Nursing Job If you ask your fellow nurses and friends for advice on how to advance your career and maximize your salary, you’ll probably get a lot of people suggesting strategies such as networking, finding a mentor, attending professional events, developing good relationships with healthcare facility Continue Reading

Ever more men work as Registered Nurses

Chart: The Rise of Men in Nursing

There are probably as many as 300,000 male Registered Nurses in the United States – although, as we found out in our last post on #MenInNursing, what the exact number is really depends on whom you ask. What we know for sure is that the number has been steadily rising over the years. Just two generations ago, Continue Reading

How many men are there in nursing? All depends on whom you ask

Chart: What's the percentage of male registered nurses?

There was a time when legal barriers kept men from working as nurses and “nursing schools often refused to admit men.” It took a Supreme Court ruling in 1982 to change that, the report Men in Nursing Occupations recounted. These days it’s hard to imagine that it was ever so. Male Registered Nurses now constitute “a Continue Reading

Go West, Young Nurse?

Registered Nurses: Employment growth (chart)

  Over five years after the global financial crisis, jobs are still scarcer than they used to be in the United States – but not everywhere! In true American spirit, for example, thousands of people looking for jobs – or better-paying jobs – have been trekking north and west to “men camps” in rugged states Continue Reading

Living and Working as a Nurse in Little Rock

Collage of Little Rock (Brandonrush)

The capital and the largest city in Arkansas, Little Rock is home to some of great Southern hospitals. Some of the best nursing jobs in Little Rock can be found at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and St. Vincent Infirmary, which are all well-rated by  US News and World Report, and have high-ranking specialties. Many Little Continue Reading

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming a Flight Nurse?

What is it about flight nursing that makes seemingly sane nurses who are already under mountains of stress at their “routine” hospital jobs want to take on the added challenges of this all-encompassing job? Flight nurses care for the most critically ill or injured patients across all specialties of medicine and disease. Flight nursing is, Continue Reading

The Joys of Travel Nursing

Nurses who enjoy traveling and want variety in their work experience have an amazing option available to them known as Travel Nursing. A travel nurse can contract through a specialty nurse-staffing agency, and work short-term or long-term assignments in different locations around the country. Sort of a work and vacation experience all-in-one, hand-picked by you! Continue Reading

The Outlook for Nurse Employment in America in 2013

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It’s the $64,000 question. What is happening with the job market for nursing in the United States? Staff Nurses According to Salary.com, staff nurses can make an average of about $66,500 per year. Per O*Net (which is run under the auspices of the United States Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration), there are over 2.7 Continue Reading