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Travel Nursing with My Nurse Recruiter

Travel nursing is a highly rewarding job for nurses across the country.  Generally travel nurses receive higher pay, free accommodations, daily per diems, travel reimbursement and many other benefits.  They also are rewarded with great experiences of being able to travel around the country and working in various hospitals.  While travel nursing may not be for everyone, especially those with ties to a certain area, it can be an amazing opportunity if you can be flexible and looking for freedom.

For the most part, a nurse will need to work with a recruiter to find a travel nurse position.  We can help nurses make that first step and find a recruiter to get the process started.  When an RN completes their profile on our website, we send your information to some great agencies who work with facilities across the county.  With just a couple minutes of your time, My Nurse Recruiter will save you hours of time searching and locating agencies and applying to each of them.

My Nurse Recruiter works with nurses with various backgrounds and skills, including travel nurses.  Experienced nurses will receive help locating a great position anywhere in the United States including permanent positions, travel nursing positions or per diem.  Our service is 100% free to nurses and there is no commitment.  Begin the process here:


National League for Nursing President Marsha Howell Adams, Alabama Nurse Educator, Takes Helm

The NLN announced the results of it’s Board of Governors elections at its 2013 education summit on September 20. Marshall Howell Adams who is the senior associate dean of academic programs at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa became the next NLN president.  Dr. Adams will serve as the League’s president until 2015.

According to the press release issued by the NLN, Dr. Adams thanked past and present leadership for their support during her tenure.  “The league represents everything that I believe in,” Dr. Adams continued, “both in relation to nursing education into nursing education research. I strongly support the fact this organization represents quality education for all types of nursing programs.”

Two new members also joined the NLN Board of Governors.  Janet Tompkins McMahon is the clinical associate professor of nursing and nursing education consolidated department of nursing at Towson University in Maryland and G. Elaine Patterson is a professor of nursing at the School of Theoretical and Applied Sciences at Ramapo College in New Jersey.

Anne R. Bevier previously served as the governor at large and board of governors secretary, will now serve as the president-elect.  Joan L. Frey, dean of the Louisville Campus of the Galen College of Nursing in Kentucky was re-elected secretary and will thus continue to serve another two years in that office.

Nurses Rank Highest Ever

According to a Gallup poll released late last year, Registered Nurses rank top among the most trusted professions.  The survey uses rankings such as ethical standards and honesty.  With this most recent survey, Registered Nurses have topped the list for 13 of the last 14 years.  The only year nurses did not top the list was in 2001 when they were bumped for fire fighters who topped the list after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Even more impressive is the fact that 85% of Americans rate nurses’ ethical standards and honesty as “high” or “very high” since 1999 when nursing was first put into the poll.

We at My Nurse Recruiter didn’t need to see these rankings to understand what nurses mean to the healthcare industry, families and patients.  It’s in our slogan, “You’re Important, Be Treated That Way“.  Since 2006 we have worked hard to help nurses find positions that they will not only love but thrive in.  We will continue to work with nurses and clients on consistently improve our service.

Nurses have enough on their plates working to rank Number 1 on annual Gallup Polls, saving lives and comforting patients and families.  Let us at My Nurse Recruiter help you save time and find the perfect position for you.


Nurse Recruiter

Nurse Recruiter

Nurse Recruiter

Why should you use a nurse recruiter?
A nurse recruiter helps RNs find positions throughout the country.  Many times we are asked why should I use a nurse recruiter instead of just looking for a position on my own.  As a nurse you are important and the demand for your skills and expertise is vital to many facilities across the country.  A nurse can certainly perform job searches on their own, send in resumes to prospective employers, follow up on the status of their resume, schedule interviews, etc.

A nurse can also have someone handle all those tasks for them.  Nurse recruiters are trained to help candidates find positions that meet their needs and desires. This can help save you substantial time and aggravation.  Nurse recruiters understand the positions they have, which ones you would be qualified for, and help you to land that position.  One of the biggest reasons for not getting a call back on a position you have applied for is that you may be over or under qualified.  Unfortunately for you, this is not the best use of your time.

A good nurse recruiter will already know what their clients are looking for in a nurse when it comes to filling a position.  They will use that information and give you the best shot at landing a great job that fits both you and the facility.

Another reason to consider a nurse recruiter would be if you are looking to relocate.  Moving to another state or even across the country can be a tough task.  A nurse recruiter will help you find positions in an area you may not be familiar with.  Being open to a location will vastly help improve your chances of finding a position quickly.  Its in these cases that a nurse recruiter is even more beneficial.  Searching for jobs in multiple states or throughout the country is a daunting task.

One of the biggest reasons for many nurses to use a recruiter is travel nursing.  Travel nurse recruiters are almost a necessity if you are interested in getting into travel nursing or contract work.  A travel nurse recruiter is a little different than other recruiters because generally you will work for the recruiter’s agency instead of the facility where you are actually doing the physical work.  They will provide you with your wages, benefits, relocation assistance, housing, etc.  With a permanent placement recruiter you are employed with the facility that you were placed.

Working with My Nurse Recruiter can help even further because we can take your resume and basic information and submit it to some of the best agencies in the country.  They will then use your information to check on positions they have for a match.  With our help, one submission opens you up to thousands of positions you may have never known about.  To get started, complete your online profile here:

My Nurse Recruiter

It is been just over a week since the release of the new My Nurse Recruiter website and the reviews and comments have been spectacular. All of us here couldn’t be more pleased. We are now working with more nurses than we have in our history.

Along with our brand-new appearance, we’ve also added a mobile platform which allow all nurses and clients to reach us directly from their smart phones or tablets. In addition our new lead generation platform is making it even easier for nurses to upload their basic information and resumes.

We are pleased that both clients and nurses are impressed with our new system but we are not done yet. My nurse recruiter will continue to roll out new features that will make the process even simpler. Even better.

It’s possible at My Nurse Recruiter.

The ALL NEW My Nurse Recruiter

My Nurse Recruiter has been the leading site for nurses who want to find their next job easily!  For years we have been helping our nurses and clients come together.  Why?  Because we know that nurses are important.  We have experience on both sides of the table when it comes to finding great nurses and our goal was to make this process easier.

As a company we feel we have achieved that goal but standing still was never what we were about.  With our whole new website, we are ready to bring nurse recruiting to the next level.  We want to provide our nurses with more access to great positions throughout the county.  We want to provide our clients with even more great nurses than before.  We want to make it easier.

With our new site upgrade, everything both our clients and nurses need is right at their finger tips.  We have made many more changes on the site than it may appear at first glance.  Yes the site has a brand new look and feel, completely redesigned from the ground up.  We have also implemented a new mobile platform for all our nurses and clients on the go.  From your tablet or smartphone, you can access all the feature of the new site.  Read our pages.  Browse our forums.  Check out our blog posts.  Submit your profile.  Contact us with questions or comments.  All while sitting at your computer or anywhere else you want to be.

Stay tuned as future upgrades will be coming soon!  To all our users, thank you for making My Nurse Recruiter everything it has turned out to be.  We are happy you are here and hope you like what you see.


Virtual Travel Nursing Job Fair

ProCare One’s first virtual job fair attracted nearly 200 travel nurses interested in learning more about the industry and to apply after some of the most sought after travel nursing assignments.  Their second virtual job fair to place on August 14 of this year. The press release indicated that many of the travel nurses wanted more information in immediate access to the best assignments.

Close to 200 nurses met with the team of top travel nurse recruiters to have a questions about the industry answered.  One of the major areas of focus during the virtual job fair was California. According to the press release many nurses were tempted by the state natural beauty cutting-edge medical facilities.

There are many questions that travel nurses have with regard to the whole process.  Some of the questions may be:

How long is the assignment?
How much is the pay?
What is the housing allowance, if any?
What is included with the housing?  For example, utilities, cable, phone, etc.
What are the medical, dental and life insurance benefits?
What is the relocation reimbursement?
What are the hours?
How many shifts can I be called off?

And there are many many more.  Travel nursing is a great experience for the right nurses, just be sure to ask all the right questions and get the right answers!

National League for Nursing Lists Latest Centers for Excellence

The National League for Nursing named nine schools of nursing and one healthcare organization as Centers for Excellence. Norton Healthcare of Louisville, Kentucky joins the ranks as a healthcare organization receiving the Centers for Excellence Designation by the National League for Nursing.

The National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designation is designed for schools of nursing and healthcare organizations. These organizations have achieved a level of excellence in a specific area.  Through public recognition and distinction the program acknowledges the outstanding commitment of excellence these organizations convey.  Designations were first awarded to schools of nursing beginning in 2004 with the first designation for healthcare organizations being awarded in 2012.

In addition to Norton Healthcare, schools also received Centers of Excellence designations.  They include Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and St. Xavier in Chicago, each receiving continuing designations for creating environments that enhance student learning professional development. Villanova University, which is located in Philadelphia, was for the second consecutive year designated a certificate of excellence for creating environments that advance the science of nursing education.

According to the National League for Nursing website, there are currently 24 schools that have the Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education designation. The schools on the list include larger universities such as Villanova and the University of Connecticut, all the way down to local community colleges such as Brookdale Community College in Lincroft New Jersey.

Latest Hospital Rankings

US News and World Reports issued their best hospitals ranking for the years 2013-2014.  They surveyed nearly 10,000 hospitals and ranked the best in 16 adult specialties. Looking at information such as death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation were just a few of the factors that were considered. Only 147 hospitals were nationally ranked in one or more specialties within the survey and 18 made the Honor Roll scoring near the top at least six specialties.

For Cancer, US News reports that the number one hospital is the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Number two is Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and third was the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Another top category, Cardiology & Heart Surgery,  had a number one ranking given to the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  Coming in second was the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and third was New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York City.

Other rankings were in Urology where Johns Hopkins Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland landed the number one spot. Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio came in second with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota coming in third.

When it came to Orthopedics,  the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York was the leading hospital in the country. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio came in second and third respectively.

When it came to Diabetes and Endocrinology, again the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was the top leader. Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts rounded out the top three rankings.

When it comes to children, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA took the tops spots in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Urology.

Nurses who may be interested in working at these or any other locations should submit their profile and contract a nurse recruiter today.

Inaugural Membership Assembly Held By ANA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) held an inaugural assembly for members on Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 29 in Crystal City, Virginia. According to the press release issued on June 29, the Membership Assembly is the ANA’s new governing and policy making body. The Membership Assembly replaces the previous body known as the House of Delegates which the ANA dissolved in 2012.

Items discussed were important and sometimes competing regarding care coordination, access to care, licensure issues and patient outcomes. The board is expected to review further the implications of licensure for nurses to provide technology enabled care.  For example, a follow up phone call after the patient has been discharged held across state lines.

Other items addressed were bylaws which included a timeline for the smooth transition to a smaller Board of Directors. Lastly to the state associations from Illinois and New York were welcomed to the assembly.

The Membership Assembly is expected to meet annually going forward. In 2014 a new board of officers will be elected.