Spotlight: Long-Term Acute Care Nursing

Within the healthcare industry, there is a growing demand for nurses that are qualified to work in long-term acute care (LTAC) settings. However, misconceptions about LTAC patients and the work environment prevents many nurses from pursuing these career advancing positions. Continue reading to find out more about LTAC facilities and why a job there might be the right career choice for you.

What is a long-term acute care facility?

long-term acute care patientA long-term acute care facility is specifically designed for patients with complex medical conditions that require the ongoing support of an interdisciplinary team. While patients in a LTAC unit no longer need extensive diagnostic procedures or the level of care available in an intensive care unit (ICU), the severity of their condition(s) makes them inappropriate for a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility or home healthcare service.

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7 Night Shift Nursing Pro Tips

Does the idea of night shift nursing send shivers down your spine?

Have you passed on career advancing opportunities because the position was on the night shift?

Do you ever wonder how your night shift colleagues achieve a work-life balance?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone. For most nurses, the idea of working the night shift automatically conjures images of sleep deprived clinicians racing to answer a never-ending series of call lights. While it’s undeniable that night shift nursing has its own unique challenges, the truth is that none of these factors are insurmountable.

Come along with us as we explore seven night shift nursing pro tips that can help make nursing after dark a rewarding experience. Continue reading

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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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

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