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What hospitals are doing to protect their staff

Posted by Jackson Nurse Professionals on Apr 18, 2018 5:05:09 PM

The tragic shooting at UAB Highlands hospital in Alabama last month highlighted the importance of security in health care settings. At any time, nurses, technicians, doctors and other health care workers can be at risk of violence from not only aggressive patients but from disgruntled staff members. While this risk remains relatively minimal, we wanted to take a look at what hospitals are currently doing to keep their employees safe.

Workplace conflict 

Last month, 31-year-old Trevis Devon Coleman, a sterile supply employee at UAB Highlands hospital, shot and killed 63-year-old nurse Nancy Swift and injured 28-year-old instrument management supervisor Tim Isley, the Daily Mail reported. The shooting took place on the 2nd floor, and allegedly Coleman opened fire after a dispute with Swift. 

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Topics: Industry News

5 Quick Tips for Travel Nurses Dating on the Road 

Posted by Jackson Nurse Professionals on Jan 26, 2018 2:08:16 PM

Dating: It's hard for everyone, but especially for travel nurses. Even if you're not looking for anything serious, having to start over from square one in the singles scene every time you move to a new place is just exhausting. 

On the upside, meeting new people and going on dates at your new assignment might be a lot more fun than spending another night home with Netflix. When you date, not only do you give yourself the chance to have an awesome time with someone new, but there's the potential to find a real connection with someone. If you're going to date on the road, you just have to face certain realities and learn the best ways to make the best of romanitc relationsips. 

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Topics: Travel Nursing Advice

How to be alone during the Holidays and not hate it

Posted by Jackson Nurse Professionals on Dec 15, 2017 12:58:25 PM

Christmas and many other holidays are just around the corner. Most travel nurses will be working during the holidays while their families and friends will be getting together for food and fun. When you're hundreds of miles away from loved ones, in a career that you (usually) enjoy, the distance can make you feel down in the dumps - and no number of cheesy just-pop-in-a-holiday-movie-and-drink-cocoa articles are going to help you cope. 

You can, however, take some real, tangible steps to not completely hate being by yourself during the holidays. We've listened to many a travel nurse bemoan the holidays away from home and have put together our best ideas for going it alone:

Set-up Video Chat & Leave it Up

The holidays are supposed to be a time when family and friends crowd kitchens and dining rooms, catching up with each other, telling jokes and passing the sweet potato pie. So when you look around and see the empty halls of a hospital or your too-quiet apartment, it's no wonder you'll feel sad. 

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Topics: Travel Nursing Advice, Home Away from Home

We're Sponsoring a 5k & 10k Family Fun Run this Sunday at the Oviedo YMCA

Posted by Rochelle Curbow Wheeler on Nov 6, 2017 12:42:37 AM

If you haven't made plans for Sunday, November 12th yet, enjoy a crisp fall morning outdoors and join us from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the 1st Annual 5k and 10k to benefit military Veteran's and the Y's Christian Initiative. Register online for the race here and learn more about the event on their Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/844214989074361/

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Topics: Events & Conferences

The top 5 travel nursing blogs you should be reading

Posted by Jackson Nurse Professionals on Nov 2, 2017 11:04:00 AM

The travel nurse life is exciting, rewarding and inspiring - you get to see new sights on the regular and indulge your feelings of wanderlust whenever you want. It's a unique career path that gives you amazing opportunities those in traditional job roles don't get to experience. 

Whether you are considering becoming a travel nurse or are a seasoned pro with scores of cities under your belt, it's important that you keep up with the latest news, trends and developments in the industry. One of the best ways to do this is by reading travel nursing blogs. To help you get started, we've compiled a list of the top five travel nursing blogs you should be reading:

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Topics: Industry News