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10 Reasons to Make Detroit Your Next Travel Assignment

Heading to Michigan for your next travel assignment? You’re in for an amazing 13 weeks! Not only are the pay rates some of the highest in the country, but the city and surrounding suburbs of Detroit offer endless amounts of entertainment for your days off. You may even just find yourself looking for an extension. Check out just a few of the things Detroit has to offer.

Avoiding Burnout

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI How often do you work your shift and think to yourself, have I gone to the bathroom today? Have I had anything to eat or drink today? Have I had a minute to sit down and take a break? We have all been there, exhausted to Read more…

Lateral Violence in Healthcare

Lateral Violence in Healthcare

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI Every day, nurses are suffering from lateral violence (otherwise known as workplace bullying), which is leading to lower productivity, compromised patient care, and the ever-increasing nursing shortages across the country. Perhaps it is a form of hierarchy, control, or lack of confidence from the staff who Read more…

Let’s Celebrate!

Every year we celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6th – 12th with National Nurses Day being the 6th. Did you know that this special week ends every year on May 12th as that was Florence Nightingale’s birthday? I have been an RN since 2005 and I had not realized that. I guess the saying is correct, “You learn something new every day.”

Spring Photo Contest – Winners!

Congrats to our latest photo contest winner – Jennifer E. who submitted Katana, Rosie, and Harley love to go!  SECOND PLACE: Kobe, the Mini Golden Doodle, hiking on mirror lake in Wisconsin by Amanda L. THIRD PLACE: Jack by Cheryl K. HONORABLE MENTION: Penny and Zippy walking in the prairie along the lake by Marilyn Read more…

Travel Nurse Tax Myths

As travel caregivers, many decisions must be made that will impact your personal tax returns. One of the most important decisions that must be made while evaluating opportunities is whether or not a travel nurse qualifies as a temporary employee eligible for reimbursement of expenses incurred during the assignment.

Handling Acuity vs. Intensity

It can be frustrating when your manager tells you that your patient doesn’t have high acuity and you feel otherwise. We, as professionals, tend to get offended, but this is where the lack of understanding comes into play. Read on to learn about the differences between Acuity and Intensity.

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