Career Resources

The healthcare industry is constantly advancing, which means you must too. Ultimately, your value as a healthcare professional is determined by your commitment to lifelong learning. In efforts to support the obligation you have to yourself and your profession, we created a convenient way for you to keep abreast of the latest resources you need to furthering your career in the healthcare:

Books

Hitting the Road: A Guide to Travel Nursing

 

Published in 2002, this book written by Shalon Kearney RN offers insight into the world of travel nursing.

 

Travel Nursing: Your Ultimate Guide

 

This book is written by Katherine Frederick RN and was published in 2008. It features tips and clues to guide you through your travel nursing career, including tips on housing, childcare, contracts and even the immigration process for international nurses.

 

Fast Facts for the Travel Nurse: A Guide to Travel Nursing

 

This book was published in 2009 and was written by Michele Angell Landrum. It contains easy to use checklists, study guides and questions for you to ask to make sure you get the best treatment from your travel nursing company

 

Travel Nurse Insights: A Window to the World of Travel Nursing

 

This 2009 book was written by Barry Padgett and Donna Padgettwho have traveled for eight years. It provides tools to help you evaluate if travel nursing is for you.

Magazines

Healthcare Traveler

 

A monthly magazine for travel nurses with stories on everything from industry news, advice for your travel nursing career and stories about other travelers.

 

Reality RN

 

An online magazine and social network dedicated to helping new nurses adjust to their careeers.

 

Nursing Link

 

A huge online magazine and social network sponsored by Monster.

 

Scrubs

 

This site and magazine isn’t just for travel nurses, but with its focus on the being the “Nurse’s Guide to Good Living” it is a great resource for travelers.

Social Networking

Travel Nursing Central – An online community and resource for travelers with industry news and company reviews from other travelers.

 

Nurse Together – In addition to being a great community for nurses, this social netowrk has tons of great content provided by experts who write about:

 

  • Personal Growth & Wellness

  • Health/Fitness

  • Nursing Career

  • Nursing Insights

  • Nurse Humor & Inspiration

  • Chicken Soup For The Nurse’s Soul

  • Personal Growth

  • Nurse Mentor

 

Medical Mingle – This online community is part of the Absolutely Healthcare family of websites.

 

Healthcare Travelbook – A growing social network with a great community review system that lets you read and contribute reviews on travel nursing companies, recruiters, facilities and locations.