Traveler Tips

4 Sneaky Ways to Avoid an Awkward First Day on the Job

Anxiety is our natural way to protect ourselves from situations we’re afraid of or uncertain about. The first time going or doing anything new is a big opportunity for our anxieties to come and ruin the excitement of a wonderful and exciting journey. Don’t let the fear of a new day ruin this for you. Begin your endeavor with a steady and calm head on your shoulders with these 4 sneaky ways to avoid an awkward first day on your new assignment.
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A Trusty First-Day Checklist for Travel Nurses

Starting at a new assignment is always a little intimidating. Even if you are a seasoned pro, going into new territory full of nursing staff who may be more experienced and in-tune with their surroundings can make you nervous and uneasy. Not to mention worrying about how you’re going to remember where everything is, who to contact, or if you even have to bring your own scrubs or not. That’s why Freedom Healthcare Staffing is here to help!

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Freedom’s Hot Traveling Nurse Jobs | July

We’re back with your next batch of adventures with Freedom Healthcare’s traveling nurse assignments for July! You may have thought June’s jobs were hot, just wait to see what we have available now that the summer weather is officially here. Get ready for lots of interesting positions all over the country. Where will you go next?
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Building Up Your Nursing Confidence

Whether it’s your first day as a traveling nurse or your 568th day, the day will come when your self-confidence takes a bad turn. Even seasoned nurses going to a new facility will feel like all eyes are on them, watching their every move and decision. Don’t feel ashamed by these feelings, everyone gets them! It certainly doesn’t mean you’re a bad nurse, in fact, it means you really care about your practice and don’t want to trip and fall in front of all your new colleagues.
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Freedom’s Hot Traveling Nurse Jobs | June

We’re back with your next batch of adventures with Freedom Healthcare’s traveling nurse assignments for June! You may have thought May’s jobs were hot, just wait to see what we have available now that the summer weather is officially here. Get ready for lots of interesting positions all over the country. Where will you go next?
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3 Quick Tips to Help Maintain Harmony in a Nursing Shortage

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a projection of 1.2 million RN vacancies between 2014 and 2022. Why? Baby Boomers are slowly hanging up their badges and leaving the medical field, leaving many of their positions unfilled. By 2025, roughly 88.5 million people in the U.S. will be 65 or older, increasing the shortfall to be twice as large as any nurse shortage since the mid-1960s.

 

With increasing nurse shortages comes more work for the troopers still working in the field. How can you maintain when all you want to do is bubble over and explode? Keep these tips in your back pocket to stick to a no-drama mantra.

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A Nurse’s Guide to Navigating Social Media

Let’s be real, most of us are on social media, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat, LinkedIn or any other social networking site. Social media is an easily accessible source of communication and many of our nurses use it.

We love to see our nurses post about their adventures in new cities, spreading positive messages about nursing, or meeting new nurse friends, but there is a dangerously thin line between professional and personal online etiquette.

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Freedom’s Hot Traveling Nurse Jobs | May

 

We’re back with your next batch of adventures with Freedom Healthcare’s traveling nurse assignments for May! You thought April was awesome, just wait to see what we have available leading into sweet summer weather. Get ready for lots of hiking and beautiful scenery. Where will you go next?

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3 Small Ways Nurses Can Make Big Waves

Being a nurse doesn’t stop in the hospital or facility you’re working in. In fact, it’s far beyond our workplace. In a society where people can often forget how to be kind to others, nurses sometimes feel the need to take their innate reflex to care for others to the public. You’re tired, your feet are sore, your brains might even be overloaded, but small services outside the workplace can act as large reminders for those stuck in their own worlds. Use these three small actions in life to motivate others to care for others the way a nurse does!