Category: Travel Nursing

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Enter Medical Solutions Academy Awards Prediction Contest!

Medical Solutions invites you to test your cinematic prowess and predict this year’s Oscar winners in the Academy Awards Prediction Contest. The contest is open to all Medical Solutions traveling healthcare professionals as well any other current medical professionals.

It’s simple to play and easy to win…If you know your movies. Pick your favorites in all 20 categories, and if you have the most correct, you win! Don’t worry, a speech won’t be necessary.

Academy Awards Prediction Contest on Facebook

Watch the Oscars on Sunday, February 27th

Grand Prize:
Blu-Ray Home Theater System ($450 value)

1st Runner-Up:
FLIP Ultra HD Camera package ($200 value)

2nd Runner-Up:
One-Year Subscription to NetFlix ($120 value)

The contest begins Monday, February 21 and closes on Friday, February 25th @ 5:00 p.m. CST.

One entry per person. All entrants must “Like” Medical Solutions’ fan page to participate.

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Stay connected with Medical Solutions through email

travel nurse reading emailHave you signed up for any of the great email updates you can get from Medical Solutions?

It is easy to do and we have a variety of choices for you.

You can sign up for:

  • Medical Solutions Blog Updates– Just complete the form on the right to get the latest posts from this blog.
  • Medical Solutions Travel Jobs Monthly Email – When you sign up you get to customize the emails based on the specialties you want to receive. Click here to sign up for  Medical Solutions Travel Jobs Monthly Email.
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We love knowing what our travel nurses think

feedbackOne thing we have found over our ten year history as a travel nursing company is that what makes us grow is you. When you give us feedback about our performance it helps us learn how we can better serve you and we also just love hearing about your experiences with us.

So if you find yourself with a spare minute some time we would truly appreciate a review or testimonial from you. Plus, we love hearing about your experiences out on the road and those who are considering a career as a traveler will too, so please share.

When you get a chance please visit your favorite site from those listed below to leave a review or comment.

And don’t forget, when you share your experiences as a travel nurse working with Medical Solutions online it lets other travel nurses hear what working with us is like from the people who know us best. You.

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Resources to help you with travel nursing taxes

travel nurse doing taxesThat most fun time of year is nearing; tax time. Well technically you have until April 15th (well really technically, April 18th). January, though, is the time to start thinking about your taxes since this is when all your W2s and other tax forms start coming in so you want to make sure you are prepared and organized from day one.

Tax time can be particularly tricky for travel nurses, but don’t worry we have several posts and resources listed below to help you navigate your way through.

Travel Nursing Taxes Articles

Travel Nursing Taxes Websites

  • TravelTax.com – Tax Preparation – US, Canadian and International – Specializing in the mobile professional   
  • Kobaly.com – The travel nurse tax specialist

The tax information contained on MedicalSolutions.com, TravelNursingBlogs.com and from any communication related to this blog is for information purposes only. Please consult with your personal accountant or tax preparers for any matters concerning your own income taxes.

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Tips to a super travel nursing resume

You may not know this, but here at Medical Solutions we love finding travel nurses jobs. OK, you probably did, but did you know one way that we can find you the job you want faster is to have a supersuper travel nurse travel nursing resume ready to go.

So what makes one great? Check out these tips on creating a resume for a travel nurse on MedicalSolutions.com.

We have also put together a lot of resources on resume creation over at Travel Nursing Blogs.com. They are listed here:

Here are some of our tweets that link to some great resume resources as well:

An attention getting travel nu…
An attention getting travel nurse resume doesn’t just list your job duties. It also lists your accomplishments. http://ht.ly/3r29H

Traveling nurses, how’s your r…
Traveling nurses, how’s your resume. Here are some tips to make it even better. http://ht.ly/3jCRr

Your resume is a huge part of …
Your resume is a huge part of finding the right travel nursing job. Here are some tips to make sure yours is at its best. http://ht.ly/2XWRq

Do you want a great travel nur…
Do you want a great travel nursing resume? Follow these tips. http://ht.ly/2N061

What jobs should be on your tr…
What jobs should be on your travel nursing resume? @NursingLink http://ht.ly/2FQuJ

As a travel nurse your resume …
As a travel nurse your resume needs to stand out. Here are some tips to help yours shine. http://ht.ly/1QmLv

A great resume is vital to hel…
A great resume is vital to helping you get the travel nursing job you want. Here are 7 tips to improve yours. http://ow.ly/YZ2F

Do you need to nurse your trav…
Do you need to nurse your travel nursing resume back to health? Here are some easy ways to have yours rise to the top. http://ow.ly/UdRh

Working on a new travel nursin…
Working on a new travel nursing resume for the new year? Then make sure you check out these resources first. http://ow.ly/OWrD

Do you have gaps in your nursi…
Do you have gaps in your nursing resume due to unemployment? Here are some tips to deal with it appropriately. http://ow.ly/MEoX

In travel nursing your resume …
In travel nursing your resume is the key to success, so here are some good tips to improve your travel nursing resume. http://bit.ly/4ngr1V

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Don't let the winter weather stop you from getting to your travel nursing job

travel nurse scraping carIf you are not lucky enough to have a travel nursing job in a sunny and warm southern state this winter then you may find these winter driving tips helpful.

These unconventional winter driving tips may be just what the doctor, nurse ordered when ugly weather rears its head during your assignment.

  • Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights – lasts 6 weeks.
  • Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity
  • Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it’s way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they’ll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water—preventing water from freezing!
  • Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber.
  • Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.
  • De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!
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Lifestyle articles for travel nurses

travel nurseIf you haven’t had a chance to check out our Travel Nursing Articles section. You are missing out. There are 30 articles, all written for travel nurses. They discuss everything from making New Year’s resolutions to taking care of your car.

Check them out. Here are the links:

Here is a link to all the articles: Travel Nursing Articles

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New travel nursing pages on MedicalSolutions.com

brand new signJust wanted to let you know about some new pages we have added to MedicalSolutions.com for our travel nurses:

Travel Nursing Blogs 
This page is a list of travel nursing blogs that may be useful for you if you’re exploring a travel career.

Travel Nursing Books
This page is a collection of the travel nursing books out there.

Travel Nursing Social Networks
On this page we listed some traveler or nursing specific social networks that can help you stay connected during your assignment.

Travel Nursing Magazines
This page compiled a list of travel nursing magazines and magazine like websites about travel nursing and nursing in general.

Travel Nursing Tools
Here we listed some tools to help you in you decision making process about travel nursing.

We are going to be continually adding to this list so if there are any that are missing you can click the link at the bottom of each page to let us know or leave a comment below.

Also, you can find a link to all of these on this page: Travel Nursing Links

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Announcing the first ever 'Cutest Pet Photo Contest!'

Enter Medical Solutions Cutest Pet Photo ContestBreak out those cameras and get ready to take some pictures of your cutest four-legged, or two-legged, or no-legged friends and enter them into our latest contest, the “Medical Solutions Cutest Pet Photo Contest!” Starting today and running through September 12th we will be accepting entries and allowing visitors of MedicalSolutions.com to vote on their favorite pet photos.

There will be three winners with prizes of; 1st – $500 e-gift certificate to PetSmart, 2nd – $250 e-gift certificate to PetSmart and 3rd – $100 e-gift certificate to PetSmart. The winning photos will be picked by a Medical Solutions judging panel, using a combination of votes, average rating and personal preference.

So get out your pet’s best outfit and show us how cute they are.

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Questions about travel nursing? Have you checked out Ask a Travel Nurse?

travel nurse with questionsOver at our travel nursing blog Travel Nursing Blogs.com we have had a feature for over a year called Ask a Travel Nurse where you can ask any questions you have about travel nursing. The author of the feature is David Morrison, R.N., author of the Travel Nurses Bible and a monthly columnist for Healthcare Traveler magazine.

In the past year he has answered all kinds of questions from Ask a Travel Nurse: How are traveler nurses are being received at hospitals? to Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I find my way around on a travel nursing assignment?.

If you have any questions about travel nursing or traveling in general (his advice is great for travel therapists and travel techs too) these posts are definitely worth checking out.

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