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June 2014 Travel Nurse Newsletter

5 Awesome States for Summer Jobs

It's finally here: Summer, summer, SUMMERTIME! The livin' is easy, as is the ability to find the perfect travel nursing assignment in a great location. Here are 5 awesome states for summer travel nurse jobs:


To those in other climate zones California seems to offer an eternal summer. While that's somewhat true, actual summertime in California is truly amazing. The sun, the sand, the sights — what better way to spend your days off while on assignment?! From North to South, the Golden State offers an overstuffed grab bag of culture, nature, and so much more. Go natural with spectacular sights like Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, or Redwood National Park. Foodies will love all of the top-tier California cuisine, which features some of the nation's best dining. Something to drink with that? Wash it down with a tour through Cali's famous Napa Valley wine country. Nearby San Francisco's always a treat, with the landmark Golden Gate Bridge and more, as is a drive along the stunning Big Sur coastline; while Los Angeles offers amazing shopping, beaches, concerts, pro sports, Hollywood history, and even the chance to be a big kid at nearby Disneyland. Don't forget beautiful, sunny San Diego, from which Mexico is just a day trip. With everything California offers, you may just need to sign an extension (or two) to even attempt to see it all! Click here to check out California summer jobs.

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Traveler of the Month and Rising Star !

Congratulations and a big thank you go out to our April Traveler of the Month, Roger W., and also our Rising Star winner, Nicole T.

Traveler of the Month Roger is an RN specializing in Cardiac Cath Lab who is currently on assignment in Florida. He's been in nursing for nine years and has been traveling for two years.

Roger says the best thing about Travel Nursing is all of the awesome places he has seen and people he's met. When asked his favorite location, he says he just can't choose between all the great spots!

“I have been so fortunate in all of my assignments, ” he says. “I've been to some of the greatest locations this country has to offer. ”

Some of his travel highlights have been: The sandy beaches of Florida and San Diego, California, Zion National Park, and The Grand Canyon, as well as “big city life in places like Houston, Atlanta, and the DFW metroplex. ”

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Clinical Corner: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

By Joe Bryowsky, CCRN, RN Clinical Nurse Manager

The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is a strong component of any hospital's safety and infection control plans. Besides frequent hand washing, the use of PPE is a major factor contributing to the safety of both healthcare workers and patients.

What is Personal Protective Equipment?

PPE is regarded as any equipment or clothing worn by the healthcare worker for protection against infectious materials. PPE aids in protection against coming into contact with infectious agents or body fluids, which may contain an infectious agent, by creating a barrier between the healthcare worker and the potentially infectious material.

Types of PPE commonly used include:

  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Masks (including N95)
  • Eye protection (goggles, face shields)
  • Face protection
  • Shoe covers
  • Head covers

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