Travel Nurse the Non-Traditional Way

With changes in the economy came changes in the way health care is provided. Many people have chosen to wait to have elective surgeries. Finance conscience individuals are utilizing health care services more only when absolutely necessary. As a result of these changes in consumer health care habits, health care facilities have changed the way they provide services. Down sizing has hit the health care industry like a sledge hammer. Diminishing hospital census’ demand decreases in hospital staffing or at least reduced hours for regular staffers. Thus is born a decreased need for travel nurses.

Travel nursing, however, is still a viable option for a nurse with a little ingenuity. Health care is still very much a necessity in our society. A nurse with options can still find suitable, constant employment and enjoy travel as an added benefit. Here are some ways to increase your travel nurse options.

Relocate for one year at a time.
The traditional travel nurse assignment generally runs an average of three months. Consider working for local non-travel agencies a year at a time. You can relocate on your own. Have more locations to choose from. Year to year relocation also alleviates the “Will I find another assignment?” blues every three months.

Vary your area of specialty.
Specialty nursing does carry prestige, however can limit the number of opportunities available. Broaden your fields of experience and you become more valuable to more facilities. A nurse who doesn’t feel that any particular area of nurse related health care is beneath them will find more opportunities to travel and may also find new areas of interest not before considered.

Choose local agencies in a geographical area of interest to you.
Choose area of geographical interest to where you would like to travel. Some have been known to travel the north-eastern or north-western states in the summer months to beat the heat and then migrate south and west in the winters to flee the snow and cold. Many times this arrangement has appeal to agencies as they will have sufficient coverage as their regular staff submit their vacation request. Consider signing up with local nursing agencies that staff regionally. Many local agencies staff several states and can assign placement in those states where you have current license. Combine this with a multi-state license, (see below), and your value as a nurse increases to a local agency. For Bayada Nurses Agency have offices in nineteen states of which eight are in compact states. Excel Staffing Services Inc provides staffing in seventeen states of which eight are also compact states.

Consider camp nursing.
Get expanded experience by working during your vacation from your regular job as a camp nurse. There are many summer camp opportunities that may have been overlooked by the conventional thinking nurse. Naturally there the well known kids camps. Then there are also many specialty health related camps, i.e. diabetes, weight loss, and special needs camps. There are sports camps. Music camps. Religious camps. The number of specialty camps is unlimited. Many camps include tuition for camp aged children of the working nurse as part of the contractual package.

Obtain a multi-state nursing license.
There are twenty-three states that are part of a nursing compact. Obtaining a nursing license in any one of these states will entitle you to work in any of the other twenty-two states without having to obtain an additional license. This makes you more available at a moments notice to be able to relocate and thus more appealing to agencies that need a nurse on short notice. The main requirement to qualify for this type of license is that you must become a resident of the licensing state. This should only prove a small requirement for the true traveler. For more information visit the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (NLCA) website at https://www.ncsbn.org/158.htm.

If travel nursing is your desire, don’t let the current economy serve as an excuse not to go. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves yet only take a small amount of initiative to make them productive. Show prospective employers your worth by presenting situations and opportunities that they themselves and other nurses may not have noted. You will be richly rewarded by constant employment and varied travel opportunities.

Why Choose Prestige Chauffeur Hire?

Nothing portrays luxury such as prestige chauffeur hire, which is ideal for special social occasions and the fantastic sporting events that will run throughout the New Year. For many people, the stress of driving to an event can ruin the overall experience but with a professional service to take care of the driving and ensure that you arrive to your destination safe and sound. There are many reasons why you may consider chauffeur hire and here in this article we shall look at why people choose to use a chauffeur service.

Many people do not just a prestige chauffeur hire for special occasions, for some the need for reliable form of transport in their busy business life is critical. It is a cost effective service for those that have many different meetings each day to attend in various locations. City driving can often be a nightmare and add extra stress to an already stress-filled day. A chauffeur can remove the extra worry to those that need to travel around and do not need the hassle of public transport or need to present a prestigious image for business.

Other people may decide to find a prestige chauffeur hire company for a wedding day or other important personal event. A VIP service can provide your special day with the ideal vehicle that will suit any opulent event and give a luxurious feel to your entrance. Every bride should feel completely spoilt on her day and arriving with a personal driver and a stunning car is definitely one way of making her feel particularly spoilt.

Finally, a chauffeur service is also used for people that want to sight see around the city but are not familiar with the places that are a must-see. A top quality hire company should be able to offer experienced drivers that will cater to those that want to experience wonderful places in London. Public transport is good for those that know where they are going, but for tourists it can be difficult to find places and particularly stressful. A chauffeur will be able to stop all the stress, take you to the best parts of London and enable you to see as much as you can in the time you have. Companies can also organise itinerary for your trip so that you can balance your time efficiently and visit places such as restaurants, the theatre and shopping places all with ease.

Choosing Travelling Bags

Suitcases and Travelling Bags

The first thing you need to consider when you plan to travel is to how to pack and get ready for the trip. When buying suitcases and travel bags, we have to take into considerations such as how long will you be travelling and to ensure all our necessary stuff is all packed up neat and nice.

Most of us will just go to the nearest mall and look for the best bargain without even considering other important stuff such as the weight of the suitcases, trolleys and the mobility of the wheels. It also depends on the mode of travelling whether you will be flying from one destination to the other, driving from one place to the other, or will there be a lot of walking and hiking around.

The weight of the suitcases and travel bags really matters especially when airlines have tight baggage rules. Not all airlines have the same policies and they might change the policies anytime without notice. Normally, airlines allow from 50 to 70 pounds but airlines have increased restrictions and decreased travel bags allowance a lot and incur higher charges if you exceed the allowable weight.

However, the ones least affected are those travelling on business, executive, first class airfares and top frequent flyer programs who have opportunity to enjoy more flexibility with luggage allowances. Generally the rule for domestic flights are you can check 3 bags and carry none, or check one bag and carry-on two or check 2 bags and carry-on one. Take note that checked bags cannot exceed 50 or 70 pounds depending on the airlines and the dimensions must not exceed 45″x 55″x 62″ for the largest bag while the second largest travel bag cannot have a dimension exceeds 55″ and the third must not exceed 45″. The carry on suitcases and travel bags must fit in an overhead compartment or fit under the seat and total weight of all carry-on bags cannot exceed 40 pounds on some airlines. A suitcase is considered one carry-one bag but a typical sized woman’s purse is not considered.

Choosing Suitcases and Travel Bags

  • You have to find out the climate of the destination and also weather forecast for the period you will be staying. That will help you to decide what kind of clothing should mainly be in your travel bags.
  • There are models designed come with trolleys, holder and wheels. Choose one that is made out of a resistant material and has an adjustable holder. The best is with various pockets on the sideways and comes with a label for the owner’s name.
  • Consider the size and the weight of the suitcase that has wheels which support the weight and work well, otherwise you will be trudging all the weight along if easily broken. Same goes for the handles, something durable and easy to grab and pull along.
  • Ask for warranty period from the salesperson. Some suitcases and travel bags come with a lifetime warranty which make things much easier. The travel bags condition can be easily replaced if faced with broken handle, ripped zip or wheels.
  • It is always better to be safe than sorry so always look for suitcases and travel bags that have safe locking mechanism. Valuables can be stolen at the airport, at lockers or even when you are busy enjoying yourself during the holiday.
  • Choose suitcase that reflects your personality as it will last over a much longer period than your ordinary handbags. Make sure it provides the right value for money and a brand that gives you the quality, style and prestige value associated with the brand name such as Samsonite, Briggs and Riley.