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7 Wonderful Winter Locations for Travel Nurse Jobs

Winter Fun Woman
Where do you want to land a Travel Nursing job this winter?

With winter’s chill settled in and a new year on the horizon, now is the perfect time to explore options for your next adventure in Travel Nursing. Whether you want to embrace the colder months in all their frosty glory or you prefer to hightail it somewhere warm until spring comes, there are lots of great locations for you to choose from. As your brainstorm your next move, we suggest these 7 wonderful winter locations for Travel Nurse jobs.

Hawaii

Hawaii

Spending time in The Aloha State is but a pipe dream to many — however, for Travelers, it’s not so hard to make it a dream come true! With balmy year-round temps and hundreds of miles of coastline, Hawaii is the perfect place for a winter assignment that lets you totally ignore the existence of snow and completely reject hats and gloves in favor of swimsuits and sandals. In otherworldly Hawaii, you can explore golden sands, clear waters, exciting volcanoes, rugged landscapes, gorgeous tropical foliage, island traditions, delicious seafood, and so much more.   

Click here to explore jobs in heavenly Hawaii!

Virginia

Virginia is for Lovers, state motto and welcome sign

Virginia is for lovers — and its winters are beloved by Travelers! Check into a cozy cabin, hit the slopes, or visit one of the state’s 230+ wineries to get that warm, fuzzy feeling. For some winter wildlife, check out the adorable harbor seals at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Virginia’s rich history at First Landing State Park (where the Jamestown colonists landed in 1607) and historic Jamestown, Mount Vernon, Wilderness Road State Park, and Colonial Williamsburg. Warm up and chill out at the famous Jefferson Pools — naturally occurring hot springs famous for the fact that Thomas Jefferson visited in 1818 and loved them so much he didn’t leave for three weeks straight! Click here to learn more about The Old Dominion State in our Virginia State Spotlight.

Click here to find your dream Travel Nurse job in Virginia.

Texas

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A beautiful young adult woman enjoys a peaceful moment on the water with her paddle board and faithful pet dog. The sun illuminates the scene, casting a golden glow. Shot in Austin, Texas, USA.

They say “Don’t mess with Texas,” but many Travel Nurses have absolutely loved their dalliances with The Lone Star State! From its large selection of Travel Nursing job opportunities to its ample choices for activities on your days off, Texas is a great place to land for a travel job. The temps in winter stay pretty warm here, so if winter’s not your thing, Texas just might be! Don’t forget The Alamo — not to mention wonderfully weird Austin, the San Antonio boardwalk, Houston Space Center, Padre Island, and hoppin’ urban spots like Houston and Dallas. Shopping, pro sports, museums, history, and dining are all on point in this great state as well!   

Click here to mess with Texas and find your perfect Travel Nurse job there.

California

Couple with dog skating outdoors

When it comes to Travel Nursing jobs, Cali is the year-round king. The Golden State always has lots of great Travel Nurse opportunities due to its ahead-of-the-curve staffing laws. Plus, it’s a gorgeous, diverse place that many Travelers quite enjoy calling their home for 13 weeks at a time. California has a very wide range of options in everything from landscape to activities. From skiing, surfing, hiking, and climbing to shopping, spas, sightseeing, and wine tastings, this state is a true crowd-pleaser. Learn more about this fabulous state in our California State Spotlight.   

Click here to check out California Travel Nursing jobs.

Arizona

Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)

The Grand Canyon State is a super popular destination for wintertime Travel Nursing due to its abundant natural beauty and mild winters. It also helps that a shifting population of sunbirds, among other things, means a high inventory of awesome job opportunities. One of the nation’s most marvelous sights, The Grand Canyon, is a huge draw year-round, and there’s plenty more to see and do in this southwestern state. Explore Horseshoe Bend, Red Rock Scenic Canyon, and Desert Botanical Garden. Plus, even though it does remain mild in winter, Arizona offers skiers plenty to do in the snowy peaks of Flagstaff’s Snowbowl. Click here to learn more about The Grand Canyon State in our Arizona State Spotlight.    

Click here to explore Travel Nursing jobs in Arizona.

New York

Central Park ice rink

The colder months are a great time to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Exploring incredible art museums, taking in a Broadway show, and warming up with world-class cuisine, are just a few reasons why New York is a fabulous place to embrace the winter season. If you want to get outdoors, lace up for an adventure at one of the city’s seasonal ice-skating rinks, including those hosted in Bryant Park, Van Cortland Park, and Central Park — all of which are also great choices for grabbing a thermos full of warm drink and going on a winter wonderland walk. Want to escape the concrete jungle? Head to the Catskills for a ski getaway! Click here to learn more about The Empire State in our New York State Spotlight.

Click here to check out New York Travel Nursing jobs.

Colorado

Colorado Ski

If you love winter and want to indulge in all of its snowy glory, Colorado is a fabulous choice for a winter location. The state is well-known for some of the nation’s best skiing in spots like Vail, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Telluride, and Steamboat Springs. You can also hit the slopes on a snowboard or tube, or — my personal favorite — stay in the lodge and sip spiked cocoa all day! Winter carnivals are a good way to heat things up, from Steamboat Springs’ 104-year-old Winter Carnival to Breckenridge’s Ullr Fest. Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and other city centers offer great art, exciting culture, delicious food, and more urban delights year-round. Click here to learn more about The Centennial State in our Colorado State Spotlight.

Click here to explore Colorado Travel Nursing jobs.

Did we miss your dream winter location? Click here to search Travel Nursing jobs by job title, specialty, and/or state!

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8 Great Travel Nursing Locations for 2015

The beginning of a new year is full of promise and excitement. As you settle into 2015, with awesome resolutions, goals, and hopes in tow, there is no better time to consider where you want your Travel Nursing career to take you this year. And I mean literally: Where do you want to go?

Start mapping your year out now, with our list of 8 great Travel Nursing locations for 2015:

travel nurse in San FranciscoCalifornia

California is a classic Traveler destination for good reason. Within the Golden State you can find everything from beaches to ski slopes, relaxation to pulse-pounding excitement. Hollywood, Napa Valley, Tahoe, Big Sur, Catalina Island, Redwood National Park, Yosemite, Golden Gate Bridge … plus world-class dining, shopping, museums, and so much more. Also relevant, as much of the nation shivers in their mittens: The amazing southern California climate.

Click here to check out Travel Nurse jobs in California.

TexasTexas map

So you wanna mess with Texas this year. Step right up! The Lone Star State has a lot of great jobs and so much to do that you’re sure to have an amazing time on your days off. Feast on authentic BBQ and Tex-Mex cuisine throughout the state. Lay back and relax on one of Texas’ gorgeous beaches. Check out Austin, the national capitol of weird, where breakfast tacos and live music reign supreme. Take a stroll on the famous San Antonio River Walk. Have an astronomical time at the Space Center in Houston. Oh, and don’t forget The Alamo!

Click here to see Texas Travel Nursing jobs.

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If 2015’s got you in a New York state of mind, you’re in luck. Jobs for Travelers are almost as plentiful as the many awesome attractions. New York City is its own beautiful beast, featuring many of the nation’s most beloved attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway, Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall, and so much more. Many vacationers feel like they simply can’t do it all in one trip, but as a Traveler in the area for a few months you’ll get the chance to do and see it all, while also getting to know the true, day-to-day beauty of The Big Apple. If cities aren’t your thing, there are also plenty of great job opportunities in gorgeous Upstate New York!

Click here to see Travel Nurse jobs in New York.

HawaiiTravel Nurses surf in Hawaii

Most Travelers have Hawaii on their bucket list. Is 2015 your year to say Aloha to the islands? The 50th state is famous for its amazing beaches, dramatic volcanoes, exotic plants and trees, stunning landscape, and overall island appeal. Hawaii really is otherworldly, and even though you’ll be working, you can enjoy a more slow-paced existence here and soak it all in. But it’s not all ukuleles, leis, and luaus, the natives have strikingly deep and profound connection with the land — one you’re sure to adopt after spending a few months here. Since it is such a popular spot for Travelers, jobs can be less plentiful here than in other states, but you can still plan your way to a dream vacation — I mean, assignment — in this beautiful paradise of the Pacific.

Click here to check out Hawaii Travel Nursing jobs.

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Georgia

I wouldn’t be surprised if Georgia’s on your mind … many Travelers want to explore job opportunities here. The Peach State is chock full of beaches, swamps, forests, parks, history, and Southern charm! Visit famous attractions like World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain, and Centennial Olympic Park. Take in a Braves, Falcons, or Hawks game. History buffs will love to check out the old-world feel and quaint architecture of cities like Savannah, Georgia’s oldest city and home of one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the U.S. And seriously, do eat a peach — there’s nothing like ’em!

Click here to see Georgia Travel Nursing jobs.

MissouriSt Louis Arch

Missouri is a great choice for an excellent Midwest adventure. With friendly folks and a laidback appeal, the Show-Me State has lots in store for Travelers. Kansas City is home to the Royals, Chiefs, Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Worlds of Fun, famous BBQ and other great dining, shopping, and culture. St. Louis boasts the Rams, Cardinals, Gateway Arch, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the quirky City Museum, a thriving jazz scene, and tons more! Don’t forget Lake of the Ozarks, Silver Dollar City, Branson, and Missouri’s many other awesome spots.

Click here to check out Travel Nurse jobs in Missouri.

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This Washington D.C. neighbor is as unique as it wonderful. The Free State offers access to all of the history and excitement seated in “the District,” like The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, National Mall, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Madame Tussauds, Tidal Basin, Washington National Cathedral, National Zoo, and so very much more. Beyond that, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a great waterfront area with the National Aquarium, and tons of shops, restaurants, parks, museums, and more. Plus, Maryland is home to some historic and breathtaking State Parks, and you can explore other parts of the east coast on your days off.

Click here to check out Travel Nurse jobs in Maryland.

Washington

pike place market

The Evergreen State is very popular with Travelers, perhaps because of its combination of rural and urban beauty — in addition to great job opportunities. City centers like Seattle offers everything you could want in an urban oasis: amazing shopping, dining, art, history, music, and culture. Visit the famous Pike Street Market, the original Starbucks, Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle Great Wheel, The Fremont Troll, Gasworks Park, and more. Take an unforgettable ferry ride to other points around the Puget Sound. And, if you’re the outdoorsy type you’ll be happy as a clam here, with Olympic National Park, Mount Baker Highway, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades Scenic Highway, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and so many other great opportunities to revel in gorgeous Pacific Northwest nature.

Click here to check out Washington Travel Nursing jobs.

Did these 8 great Travel Nursing locations for 2015 leave out your ultimate 2015 destination? No worries, there’s plenty more to choose from. Click here to search by state, specialty, and/or job title to find your perfect adventure.

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Happy Allied Health Professionals Week!

Medical Solutions celebrates Allied Health Professional Week

Click here to share your story in celebration of Allied Health Professionals Week!

This week, November 3-7, 2014, is Allied Health Professionals Week, and Medical Solutions wants to celebrate all of the hardworking Allied Health Pros out there, by letting you share your stories.

Visit MedicalSolutions.com/AlliedWeek to tell us your specific title as an Allied Health Professional as well as why you do what you do and why you love your job.

There are more than 200 specialized careers that fall under the umbrella of Allied Health Professionals. With all of that diversity within the Allied area, we think it’s even more important to hear each of your unique, important stories.

And, to make this week’s celebration even more fun, all respondents will be entered to win one of these excellent prizes:

  • Grand Prize — Amazon Fire HD 7 Tablet ($174 value) that comes with a one-year Amazon Prime membership, plus a $100 Amazon gift card
  • Second Prize — $150 gift card to Zappos
  • Third Prize — $50 gift card to Tafford Uniforms and Scrubs

Click here to share the story of your career as an Allied Health Professional.

Happy Allied Health Professionals Week! We hope you enjoy the celebration and proper recognition for all the hard work and talent you display every day. Thank you so much for everything you do. We truly appreciate your unique, crucial contributions to the healthcare industry!

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Travel Nurse Jobs in Georgia

Welcome to GeorgiaThere is definitely an abundance of reasons why Georgia is a state on people’s minds. Especially for Travel Nurses. Yes, Georgia is just peachy when it comes to Travel Nurse Jobs, as well as extracurricular activities for Travelers to enjoy. Even better, traveling with Medical Solutions uniquely positions you to find a great assignment in sweet Georgia, as we have an abundance of jobs to offer within the state.

Georgia has a rich, storied history and there are a lot of things that make The Peach State unique. Here are 5 fun facts about Georgia:

  • Historic St. Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation; it was first settled by the Spanish in 1566.
  • Georgia is the United States’ biggest producer of peanuts, pecans, and peaches — oh my!LKR012804
  • The world’s sweetest onion, the Vidalia, is exclusively grown in the fields surrounding Vidalia and Glennville.
  • Coca-Cola was invented and first served in Atlanta.
  • Macon’s Wesleyan College was the first in the world chartered to give degrees to women.

One great thing about Georgia — especially this time of year — is its nice warm climate. Average January/February temps are generally in the 60s, and by March you’re sure to be home free in the 70s as a beautiful spring season takes hold.

The year-round comfortable climate makes Georgia a great place to get out on your days off and see all the awesome sights and activities the state has to offer. From historical Savannah, to action-packed Atlanta, to the music mecca of Athens, Georgia is brimming with culture and fun. It’s just the very tip of the iceberg, but here are some fun things to do in Georgia:

  • Ever pined to visit Europe? A trip to Helen is like time-traveling to 1800s Bavaria. This alpine village is as quaint as it is lively, with a calendar full of fun events year-round.
  • Amazing outdoor activities await surrounding the Chattahoochee River and Appalachian Trail. Enthusiasts of horseback riding, mountain biking, waterfalls, hiking, and rafting will be pleased.Atlanta Skyline
  • In addition to world-class dining, shopping, and professional sports, fun spots to visit in Atlanta include the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Inside CNN Center Studio Tour, Zoo Atlanta, World of Coca-Cola, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Southeastern Flower Show, and much, much more.
  • And a stay in Atlanta wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the 3,200-acre Stone Mountain Park. The theme park features rides, golf, fishing, hiking, historical attractions, shopping, dining, shows, plenty of good old’ fashioned nature, and more, year-round.

Learn more about Georgia here, where you can get started on finding your next Travel Nursing adventure!

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5 Awesome Winter Locations

We’re already deep into the Holiday season (click here to check out Medical Solutions’ Holiday Working Bonus) and colder temps are bearing down on much of the U.S. Winter never used to be my favorite season, but I’ve learned over the years it can actually be pretty great if you just take advantage of the unique seasonal opportunities. For Travel Nurses winter job opportunities are plentiful, as “snowbirds” travel to warmer climates. Besides that, how great is it to have a job that allows you to choose the type of weather you want for winter? So whether you want to soak up the sun or hit the ski slopes, here are 5 awesome winter locations for Travel Nurses.

Lotus at Grand CanyonArizona

The Copper State is one of the best known destinations for anyone trying to shirk winter’s cold temps. As many folks head to Arizona to winter, hospitals and facilities in the state need major backup from Travel Nurses. Besides the benefits of the toasty desert clime resulting very mild winters, Arizona’s home to several great cities that offer sightseeing, sports, and culture. Plus, adventurers can flourish year-round here with the many national forests, parks, and monuments. Winter is actually a great time to visit the Grand Canyon and avoid the monstrous summer crowds. Or, if you decide you do want a little snow in your life, you can always hit up the ski resorts of Flagstaff and Alpine. Click here to check out winter jobs in Arizona.

CaliforniaCalifornia

Many Travel Nurses are eager to make it to the Golden State for winter — which is great because Medical Solutions has A TON of job opportunities currently available. Temperatures in California range from sunny to snowy, so depending upon your desires you can beach it down south or ski up north on your days off. You also have a great variety of city sizes to choose from, whether in the meccas of Los Angeles and San Francisco, or in smaller cities with that nice, California hometown feel. From amazing sports, culture, concerts, shopping, and dining to some of the nation’s best outdoors activities and sights, you can do anything in California. Click here to check out winter jobs in California.

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On the other hand, if you don’t wish to evade the snow this winter, Colorado is also a great location for jobs. Anchor yourself in or near a nice city hub like Denver or Colorado Springs, where you can check out all the city sights, sounds, and cultural opportunities. On your days off you can lead a double life as a ski bum! From Winter Park to Breckenridge and many choice spots in between, the Centennial State is loaded with opportunities for snow and ski lovers to get out there and embrace winter. Click here to check out winter jobs in Colorado.

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One reason why Georgia is on Ray Charles’ mind could be that winter is typically very mild in the Peach State. Whether in the cosmopolitan hub of Atlanta or the more rural southern part of the state, there are great job opportunities for Travel Nurses who would like to spend the season in a warmer area. Excursions could include a trip to historical alpine village, Alpine Helen Georgia — located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains alongside the Chattahoochee River. Or check out Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl, parade, and other festivities on December 31, or the city Southeastern Flower Show held every February. Click here to check out winter jobs in Georgia.

TexasTexas

“The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas — clap-clap!”

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that’s definitely true when it comes to travel nursing jobs this winter. There are many opportunities ranging from bustling metropolitan areas like Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, to smaller towns in Western and Southwestern parts of the state. The Lone Star State is vast so the climate does vary, with warmer temps and less chance for snow the farther south you go. There’s so much going on in Texas that planning trips on your days off will be a blast. For example, plan a trip to the Gulf Coast beaches, ride the state’s longest zipline over beautiful Lake Travis, visit the Alamo, or check out a concert in Austin, the live music capital of the world. Click here to check out winter jobs in Texas.

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Introducing Medical Solutions Advanced Practice

AP-Logo-Print-SmallWe are elated to announce the addition of Advanced Practice staffing services to the already strong Medical Solutions family!

With this addition, we now have a niche for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who want to apply for travel jobs with the help of our network of expert Career Consultants. Your skills are in high demand, allowing you lots of opportunity to travel the country while building your resumé and earning great pay and benefits.

Medical Solutions is one of the nation’s top travel companies, and we continue to grow because we take so much pride in serving our Travelers. We care about our Travelers as people, not just numbers, and serve to collaborate with each of them in planning, preparing for and achieving their individual career goals. We offer this personalized career-planning relationship along with top-notch in-house housing services, paid licensure, ever-present support staff and competitive benefits and pay.

Please visit our Medical Solutions Advanced Practice site to learn more about the exciting travel opportunities we have available for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Welcome! We’re so glad you could join us.