April 2015 Travel Nurse Newsletter
Traveler Tips for Travel Nurses
No matter where you're at in your professional Travel Nursing journey, the sage advice of industry experts can be a huge help as your career moves forward.
And who better to offer Travel Nursing advice than the true experts — fellow Travelers who are out there in the field!
That's why we put together Travel Tips for Travel Nurses — an awesome assemblage of advice from Travelers that lets you learn from their mistakes and successes.
These are priceless tips for Travel Nurses by Travel Nurses.
The advice includes 11 tips from Medical Solutions Clinical Nurse Manager, Joe B., RN, Alumnus CCRN and former Traveler, as well as many more from actual Medical Solutions Travelers who've received perfect hospital evaluations and won the Traveler of the Month or Rising Star awards.
Here are few quick examples of the road-tested wisdom of Medical Solutions' top Travelers:
Adapt to new coworkers and facilities.
“The job not only requires knowledge in nursing, but an ability to assimilate with other people and organizational structures. My career as a traveling nurse has given me a whole new life that I highly recommend for others. ” — Traveler Nina C., Traveler of the Month March 2014
Ask for help.
Don't be afraid to ask for help - all those stories of hospital staff disliking Travelers are not true 99% of the time; they like the extra help. Be adventurous and enjoy your temporary new home. — Traveler Nina C., Traveler of the Month March 2014
Celebrate Your Nurses Week 2015
National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2015!
With every blossoming flower and every emerging leaf we're getting closer to May and the annual celebration of nurses everywhere — National Nurses Week, May 6-12. We're very excited to recognize you and would like to cordially invite you to celebrate Nurses Week 2015 with Medical Solutions! Here's a bit about this year's festivities at WeLoveOurNurses.com:
The Real Nurses of Nurses Week See and share with this live Instagram feed of nurses from across the globe. Don't forget to hashtag your photos #yournursesweek.
Nurses of Tomorrow The fourth annual Nurses of Tomorrow scholarship means more than ever in 2015 — literally. With the help of our amazing RN to BSN Academy partner, Nebraska Methodist College, this year's scholarships have increased to $2000 for three lucky winners.
Shareable e-Cards Post Your Nurses Week e-Cards on Facebook — and be sure to tag your friends and colleagues! You can also download and email these festive greetings.
Nurses House Charity Learn more about Nurses House, a national fund for nurses in need.
Feel free to stop by WeLoveOurNurses.com any time to learn more and get ready to celebrate Nurses Week 2015 with Medical Solutions. Now, just a couple more weeks to wait for the big celebration!
Experienced Nurses Needed for Roundup River Ranch Medical Team
Travel Nurses get to experience all kinds of new locations and awesome adventures.
Now's your chance, because experienced nurses are needed for a wet, hot, rewarding American summer at the Roundup River Ranch in Gypsum, Colorado. ER specialty is particularly needed and pediatric experience is a plus for nurse staff positions, but there are also many volunteer opportunities for nurses in other specialties as well as people in other professions.
Roundup River Ranch, originally envisioned by actor Paul Newman, offers an old-fashioned, camp experience for children suffering from serious illnesses and their families. It gives them an invaluable chance to disconnect from being a patient and to reconnect with being a kid. They also benefit from the important healing power of happiness, laughter, and cultivating new friendships, all while having experiences that may have otherwise seemed off limits to them. Even better, this camp is provided free of charge to the kids and their families.
While fun is the focus at Roundup River Ranch, the medical needs of the campers must also be met by professional, trained staff.
Medical Solutions Gives
Planet Water Project 24 Update Last month we let you know about Medical Solutions' sponsorship of Planet Water Foundation's Project 24 — a celebration of World Water Day.
The Medical Solutions-sponsored clean water filtration went up Sunday, March 22nd, at 2 p.m. EST, at the Watslatromchey Primary School in the Cambodian Village of Preah Kau. Read More
Traveler of the Month & Rising Star
What pair shares a commitment to awesome patient care and has first names with a shared rhyming sound, too? That would be February 2015 Traveler of the Month, Kevin L., and our Rising Star winner, Evelyn K.
Traveler of the Month Kevin is an RN working primarily in the Operating Room. He's been an RN for 29 years, a Travel Nurse for the past 10 years, and works with Career Consultant Stephanie B. Kevin is also a veteran, having retired from the U.S. Navy in 2000. Read more!
Medical Solutions New Sitcom!
It's not Rocket Surgery! Learn about Medical Solutions' housing options and benefits in the first installment of “It's Not Rocket Surgery ” — a zany new video series featuring info to help you succeed as a Travel Nurse. Watch here.
Traveling Pet of the Month
Congrats to Sugar! She is our April Pet of the Month. Sugar is a Dachshund Beagle that is definitely mama's girl. When she's traveling with her mom, Christy, she loves to indulge in milk and ice cream, yum!
Think your pet should be Traveling Pet of the Month? Submit a Pet Application.