I’VE GOT A NEW ARTICLE out in Healthcare Traveler magazine, the choice of travel nurses and travel-nursing companies for the latest on the industry. This one is a best-practices list in the form of a list of 10 “don’ts.” It’s the second “Ten for 2010” article I’ve written for HT, the first being a timely list of travel nursing resolutions as the new year—and decade—dawned. (I don’t know if this means any tip-style articles I write next year will require 11 entries, but I stand ready to meet the challenge if so.)
My dilemma for such articles is always that the opportunity to speak with so many passionate, thoughtful nurses and travel company recruiters and executives naturally produces many more ideas than I can fit into two thousand words. I included the most popular don’ts the nurses and recruiters described, but sadly had to cut such stories as the one about a travel nurse who drove from Kentucky to California with a smashed-up car after a collision minutes into her journey to an assignment knocked her bumper off!
You can check out the other articles I’ve written on nursing issues here. The next piece of mine to hit the streets will be a Locum Life piece on physicians with musical talents, and today I handed in a piece for HT I’m very much looking forward to seeing in print, about a pediatric travel nurse who spent 11 days working in the pediatric and neonatal ICUs of a tent hospital in earthquake-stricken Haiti. Following that, I’ll be writing another HT article on how to get started as an emergency room travel nurse. Busy busy!
But not too busy to discuss new writing or editing projects you might have in the works. If I can fit those needs, please contact me!