As the title itself, “Travel Nurse” says it all – many travel nurses are committed to relocating and traveling to the next open hospital as a part of their lifestyle. In the process of travel, commuting, and spending time acclimating to a new location, the process CAN in fact be enjoyable – and even inspirational. Through the modern advances of technology in passion-driven communities, podcasts have emerged as an avenue for not only entertainment, but for educational, motivational, and promotional purposes. Communities are now able to access any type of learning and growth experience at the palm of their hands in the midst of traveling and commuting to and from.
The latest platforms of podcasts are elevating the means of multitasking and inspiring the world to continue their pursuit of their industries – such as travel nursing. Nurses, and even more particularly, travel nurses, are able to access a variety of Travel Nursing podcasts to grow their passion at the convenience of their busy schedules and traveling.
Below are the 5 Best Travel Nursing Podcasts to Listen to While Traveling:
“The Truth About Travel Nursing” is a podcast series created by Kyle Schmidt, a travel nurse expert, and founder of the Travel Nursing site, BluePipes. Through is expertise of travel RN and passion for career coaching, Kyle explores the topics of Travel Nursing and the means of navigating the nursing career, housing, contracts, pay, and more. This podcast allows travel nurses to navigate their own means of managing and developing their own nursing careers.
“Your Next Shift: A Nursing Podcast” is presented by Elizabeth Scala, a nursing enthusiast whose goal is to continue to ignite the passion behind nursing and motivate nurses to continue in their career paths. Engaging the nursing community, Elizabeth provides insight to creating the best mindsets and practices as a nurse to produce their best work possible in the healthcare industry.
“Insights in Nursing” is a podcast created for travel nurses and nurses to attain a variety of advice on unspoken nursing topics and questions. Hosted by Jamie Davis, a medical educator and host of another great podcast, “The Nursing Show; Jamie provides travel nurses the insight behind the reality of nursing and the healthcare system.
“The Nurse Keith Show” is another reputable podcast produced by holistic career coach, Keith Carlson. Exploring the modern advances of the 21st century nurses, Keith provides advice and inspirational development to staying up-to-date with the latest nursing careers. This podcast is for nurses or travel nurses who are looking to excel in their career paths by picking apart the key elements for achieving the highest success and creating a satisfying nursing career.
The podcast, “Sawbones” is an entertaining nursing podcast that investigates the historical practices of medicine over the years that lead to modern medicine. This podcast is a comedic angle on learning more about the advances of modern medicine, along with the past horrors of the variety of odd techniques doctors would practice. This is a great educational and entertaining podcast laying out the history of outdated medicine and shocking stories before the new age of modern medicine.
With the ever changing industry of healthcare, and the evolving technological advances of modern platforms, the Travel Nursing industry can be an inspirational, and continual growth to superseding modern health and medicine. While on the road to travel, nurses have the ability to access educational podcasts to continue the growth of passion in the industry. Want to start traveling nurses? Head over to the website to get started!
Did you just graduate nursing school or have you been a nurse for quite some time and are looking for a change? Per Diem could be your next step in your career! Receiving your RN license is an amazing accomplishment and has the potential to take you to many exciting and beautiful locations. If you like the idea of being a travel nurse, but you don’t want to stray too far from home, then Per Diem nursing could be the better option for you! Per Diem, Latin for “per day,” is a form of temporary nursing that provides high wages in hospitals and clinics in your area.
Check out these benefits that come with the Per Diem Lifestyle when considering it as the next option for your career in nursing!
You might not already know that as a Per Diem Nurse the opportunities are endless! There is always a need for Per Diem nurses because there is a big demand for nurses who have a flexible schedule. As a Per Diem Nurse, you will have the choice of many locations and the times you work!
Did you know Per Diem nurses make an average of $105k plus a year? One nurse from Northern California reported making $19k in two weeks by being on call everyday and having a flexible schedule. Typically, a traditional RN works 12 hour shifts with 4 day weekends, and more often than not there isn’t an ability to work overtime. Consider Per Diem nursing a side hustle to pick up on your days off at your RN day job! The best part is the ability to pick what days and hours work best for your schedule.
Walking into the same hospital, doctors office or clinic everyday can get mundane if you’re someone who likes variety in their routine every now and then. As a Per Diem nurse, not only are you usually getting paid more but, you are visiting new offices / hospitals and making new friends! Having this variety in your career as an RN can help boost motivation and positivity!
Yes, you read that right! When you are a Per Diem Nurse, one of the benefits is being able to become employed by more than one healthcare system, hospital or agency. This gives you an advantage and better bargaining power to obtain better shifts and wages. Also, if your goal is to be a full-time Per Diem Nurse, then contracting with multiple agencies increases your chance in having a full-time schedule.
The most amazing thing about choosing nursing as a career is that you know you can take your career in a multitude of directions. It’s always a great feeling to know you have multiple options and directions and we hope we’ve let you in on one of those possibilities being Per Diem nursing!
Here at KPG Healthcare, we specialize in finding you the perfect Per Diem opportunities in the beautiful state of California. For more information on how KPG can work with you, visit our Per Diem page!
This week, we’d like you to meet Mark Coffin! Mark Coffin is a Physician Relations Manager here at KPG Healthcare and a great one at that! Mark is one of those people that makes coming to work everyday a breeze in the park, so we thought we’d give you the chance to get to know him like we do!
Here are some fun facts about Mark Coffin:
What’s your favorite thing about being a healthcare recruiter?
I love how unique the healthcare recruiting world is. There are new challenges and solutions on a daily basis!
What differentiates KPG?
Obviously- We’re the locals! Nobody knows the West Coast and what it has to offer better than us!
Tell us your favorite memory from being a part of the KPG team?
It’s too difficult to single out one event, but every time our team gets together outside of the office, my face is sore from excessive laughter.
Tell us about a Provider that made a difference in your life.
I won’t name drop, but a certain medical director of a group based in Southern California took time out of his busy schedule to discuss a potential partnership between our companies. During these discussions, he was willing to educate me on aspects of Hospital Medicine from a Business perspective, and the knowledge has been extremely useful since. Thanks Dr. ******!
What, in your opinion, can an applicant do to stand out?
I personally love unique CV’s. When I see one that visually stands out amongst the masses, I’m much more likely to think of that applicant in the immediate future.
Where’s your favorite place to travel?
The desert! I’m always interested in a trip to Joshua Tree.
Let’s talk food. What’s your favorite cuisine?
My favorite is always changing, but I’m definitely craving Mac & Cheese at this very moment.
We’re craving Mac & Cheese right now too, Mark! We love showing off our awesome KPG Recruiters and hearing about their favorite parts of their job makes us want to jump up and down!
We’ll catch you next time. Until then, make sure to keep up with us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!
The KPG Healthcare Team