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Fast Facts for the Travel Nurse

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Fast Facts for the Travel Nurse

SKU# 9780826137869

Travel Nursing in a Nutshell

Author: Michele Angell Landrum ADN, RN, CCRN


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This book provides a broad base of information intended to guide professional nurses in pursuing a travel nursing career. Written by a seasoned practitioner, the book includes tips on how to enter the field of travel nursing, negotiate assignment contracts, increase pay, improve benefits and enhance travel assignments.

The guide is designed to provide quick access to needed information, and shows nurses how to acquire representation from a staffing company, how to arrive well-prepared at an assignment location, and how to interview with prospective facilities. In a one light, easy-to-read volume, Fast Facts for the Travel Nurse provides everything practitioners need to enjoy a lucrative and interesting travel nursing career.

Key Features:

  • Written by a seasoned travel nurse
  • Provides whole-career guidance
  • Offers information on state boards of nursing and travel staffing companies
  • Includes a complete standard math test study guide
  • Written in a personal, easy-to-read style

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 17, 2009
  • Page Count 240
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826137869
  • EISBN 9780826137876

About The Author(s) 

Michele Landrum, RN, is an Associate Degree Registered Nurse with six years of travel nursing experience across the US, including Alaska. Her experience has focused predominantly in cardiac-related positions, including Cardiac Cath and EP labs, ER, ICU and SICU environments. Since 2005, Michele has worked in a multi-physician cardiology clinic in Mobile, Alabama, conducting physical assessments, CT scans, EKGs, GXT testing, and Patient Education. She also conducts assessments of applicant for the LTC insurance company, Life Plans Inc. of Waltham, MA. Michele is certified in BLS, ACLS, and IABP insertion.

Table of Contents 

Part I: The Basics
All You'll Need to Know to Choose Your First Assignment
Chapter 1 - Qualifications & Organization
Chapter 2 - Choosing a Travel Staffing Company
Chapter 3 - Choosing the Right Location and Proper Housing for Your Assignment
Chapter 4 - "Island" Nursing
Chapter 5 - Obtaining State Nursing Licensure and/or an International Work Permit
Chapter 6 - Bringing Family and/or Pets on Assignment
Chapter 7 - Interviewing with a Potential Assignment Facility and Negotiating a Contract

Part II: Keys to Assignment Preparation
Chapter 8 - Types of Transportation to the Assignment Location
Chapter 9 - Packing--The Gear You'll Need When You Get There
Chapter 10 - Banking, Mail, Documentation, Taxes, & Telephones Simplified

Part III: You've Arrived at the Assignment Locale. Now What?
Chapter 11 - Housing Expectations
Chapter 12 - Getting Settled in a New Town
Chapter 13 - Orientation
Chapter 14 - Tips for Easy Assimilation

Part IV: Assignment Problems, Solved!
Chapter 15 - Unit Specific Issues
Chapter 16 - Housing Difficulties
Chapter 17 - Personal Emergencies & Contract Termination
Part V: Managing a Successful Travel Nursing Career
Chapter 18 - Contract Renewal Vs. Assignment Extension
Chapter 19 - Accepting Another Assignment Vs. a Permanent Position
Appendix A - Statement of Health Form
Appendix B - Do Not Use List
Appendix C - Alphabetical List of Travel Staffing Companies
Appendix D - State Boards of Nursing