Travel Nurse Resume Tips

How to Set Yourself Apart


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Travel nursing is one of the most competitive niches within the healthcare industry. Within a matter of hours (sometimes even minutes), a new travel contract is posted, filled and then closed. Blink and you’ll miss the opportunity. So, how can nurses make themselves a top contender for these highly coveted travel contracts? The answer is simple: create a travel nurse resume that conveys the right information in an easily digestible format.

In consultation with Premier Medical Staffing Services’ experienced travel nurse recruiters, we have outlined below a step-by-step process for creating the “perfect” travel nurse resume, one that succinctly captures all the pertinent details. We have also highlighted some “do’s” and “don’ts” to help ensure that your resume ends up on top of the “must contact” pile. As a bonus, you can click here to download our free travel nurse resume template, guaranteed to capture all the information recruiters and hiring managers are looking for.

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Interview with Goings Places

As a proud supporter of our non-profit partner, Heroes for Healthcare, Premier Medical Staffing Services is always excited to share stories of the amazing things that happen when the military and nursing intersect. Our recent interview with David and Rebecca Goings, a dynamic husband and wife team, is a prime example of the ingenuity and hard work that results from a combination of these forces. Keep reading to find out how David’s military career and Rebecca’s nursing career launched a successful business, Goings Places LLC,  that is now helping military families, travel nurses and so many others.


 1. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. What are your professional backgrounds? When and how did you meet? How long have you been married?

Rebecca: David and I met 10 years ago through mutual friends, the stereotypical “eyes meeting from across a crowded room” type scene! We lost touch for a few years while David deployed overseas, and I began my journey through nursing school. Now, we’ve been married for three wonderfully exciting years. David has encouraged me my whole career, since I became a brand-new nurse to transitioning to critical care and then to travel nursing. David served seven years in the Army Infantry, eventually earning the rank of Captain, before he joined the world of real estate investing.

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Premier’s Wisconsin Travel Guide

Having a team full of Wisconsinites will ensure you enjoy your contract to it’s fullest. Aside from professional opportunities, WI is also full of opportunities for fun. Whether you enjoy the “big city life” near Milwaukee, quieter communities further west, or the lake settings in central and northern Wisconsin – Premier is your ticket to exploring the great state of Wisconsin. Below, we’ve created our very own Wisconsin Travel Guide for you – you’ll definitely want to reference this for your off days.

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3 Tips on Using Facebook to Find Your Nurse Travel Job

Finding your next travel nurse assignment can be a daunting task especially when you have two weeks left in your current assignment. Although I could never be a nurse – blood kind of freaks me out, I envy nurses that take the opportunity to travel the world. Truly amazing!

Facebook-Search-Tips-Travel-Nurse-Premier-Image-600pxWhen I interview local nurses, I ask them if they would consider travel nursing and most of them fear job security and the unknown. Fear is a reality to all of us. It’s overcoming your fear that makes life worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong, some nurses don’t want to travel; they prefer permanent positions where they can establish a lifestyle around their career. Either way being a nurse is awesome whether you’re a traveler or not.

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5 Tips for First Time Travel Nurses

Travel NurseYou’ve booked your first travel nursing assignment and are headed across the country for a new adventure in just a few short weeks. Even though you’ve got several years of nursing experience under your belt, you’re not sure what to expect.

Don’t sweat it! These tips can help you prepare for what’s ahead and give you what you need to have a great assignment once you settle in.
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Healthcare Staffing Agencies: Five Reasons to Consider Contract Work Opportunities

nurses from a healthcare staffing agencyFor healthcare professionals in the modern medical environment, finding the right position can be a challenging undertaking. Traditional healthcare jobs tend to offer little upward mobility and are often accompanied by excessive workloads, easily damaging employee morale and limiting earning potential. However, for a growing number of medical professionals, the opportunities available through a healthcare staffing agency are providing the chance to earn a competitive income in their chosen field while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. If you have ever wondered why some medical professionals choose to work exclusively for  healthcare staffing agencies, keep reading to learn about the five key benefits those clinicians are experiencing.

The Benefits of Healthcare Staffing Agencies

1. Reliable Pay for Work Performed

Companies that specialize in healthcare staffing depend on a pool of dedicated and skilled professionals to fill available positions and to build a positive reputation among their clients. As a result, the compensation offered for staff members who take on these assignments is usually highly competitive with comparable salaries in the area. In addition, exceptional performance is often rewarded to ensure greater retention of key employees. By taking on these assignments, clinicians can enjoy solid pay for superior work. Continue reading

Tips and Trends in Travel Nursing

trends-in-travel-nursing-premier-medical-imageIt’s no secret that nursing is an in demand field, but anyone who has gone on a job hunt can tell you that some places need more nurses than others. The long hours and numerous on call shifts can also make taking vacation time tricky. One good way to retain a steady employment while also being able to travel around the country is to use a healthcare employment agency to work in travel nursing.

Travel nursing is a lot like the name implies; you move from hospital to hospital working as the jobs are needed. Some stays are long term; others are short. They tend to average about a 13 month duration. The demand for good nurses is always rising, so there is no shortage of jobs to be found. Your healthcare employment agency will be the one responsible for making sure that you are connected with hospitals that are in need of work. They take the hassle of calling up employers, scheduling interviews, and wasting time traveling to hospitals halfway across the country only to find the position was filled. Continue reading

6 Benefits of a Travel Nursing Career

travel nursing careerA travel nursing career offer unique challenges and real advantages for professionals interested in pursuing this type of work. As the name suggests, travel nurses take on temporary nursing assignments in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities across the country. They go where the jobs are and can enjoy exceptional benefits and salaries while doing the most good for patients in need.

Here are six of the most important benefits of partnering with a healthcare staffing agency to advance your travel nursing career.

Travel Nursing Career Benefits

1. Top-Notch Compensation Packages

Salaries and benefits may vary depending on the level of experience and education of the nurse. Highly qualified travel nurses can attract significantly higher compensation rates and may be eligible for benefits that include access to healthcare and retirement benefits. Liability and malpractice insurance is typically covered by the healthcare staffing agency offering placements to travel nurses. Continue reading