Podcasts are changing the landscape of what we listen to and where we get our information – and they’re a great way for Travel Nurses to catch up on all their favorite topics like news, tv shows, celebrity gossip, fitness and cooking. It’s estimated that more than 67 million Americans listen to podcasts every month. That means almost 1 in 4 Americans are regular podcasters, compared with roughly 1 in 12 only 10 years ago. Podcasts are catching on and there truly is one (or several) out there for everyone.
When traveling from assignment to assignment, travel nurses are constantly looking for the best ways to save money, simplify life and most importantly, have fun. Nowadays, there’s an app for just about everything. Whether you’re looking for the latest hot spot in your new town or trying to keep all of your documents organized, your smartphone can help you along the way. Solve some of the most unique issues to travel nursing with these 10 apps!
So you’ve worked with your recruiter to find the perfect opportunity! You’ve narrowed the search based on your specific preferences and your recruiter has submitted your application form and skills checklist to the facility of your choice. The time has now come for the interview portion of the hiring process.
We recently covered depression in nursing on our blog to help reveal some of the statistics about the epidemic of nurse anxiety and depression in our country. Nurses experience clinical depression at twice the rate of the general public, more specifically, depression affects 9% of everyday citizens while 18% of nurses experience symptoms of depression. At Freedom Healthcare Staffing, we work tirelessly to be our nurse’s #1 resource, confidants and support system through this chaotic journey. While we know the job of traveling the nation and heroically caring for patients is incredibly rewarding and freeing, we’re not blind to the fact that it can be downright difficult.
In order for nurses to stay healthy, they need to attend to their own needs with as much care as they offer their patients. However, with a stressful job paired with often unusual work hours, this can be challenging for many nurses. It can all make maintaining healthy habits can be as simple as a choice and as difficult as fighting temptations.
Your shift is in the morning, but the thoughts are already invading your mind. And you know they will get worse as the night goes on. As these thoughts spin and spin, you’re letting your mind create and review each worst case scenario. You know that the thoughts will continue to worsen while you’re getting ready in the morning, while you’re driving and you’re to the point where you can feel your heartbeat out of your chest as you take the elevator up to your floor. You never get used to it, but it has become part of the job. You’re a nurse with depression, and no one knows…not even you.