Learn the steps through video.

We have 9 videos that will take you through from Healthcare Basics to Surviving Orientation. Please click on the icon above the description to watch the video.

Healthcare Basics

Healthcare basics takes you the what travel healthcare is and some of the personalty traits that make a great traveler. Sponsored by HIGHWAY HYPODERMICS

Facing Your Fears

You're afraid to travel alone, without family, it gets lonely out there, you are afraid that you are going to get into a bad hospital. We walk you through those fears! Sponsored by CARESTAFF PARTNERS

Preparing for the Journey

What do I need to get on the road? When can I travel? What credentials and testing do I need before I head out on this adventure. We answers these questions and more! Sponsored by VENTURA MEDSTAFF

Finding The Right Agency

With over 400 agencies out there, just who is the best? We will walk you through finding the best travel company for YOU. Sponsored by PREMIER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.

Working With Recruiters

Find out exactly what recruiters want in a travel nurse, and what you should expect from recruiters. Learn how to be a team player. Sponsored by CARIANT HEALTH PARTNERS

The Credentialing Process

Learn what labs, titers, and other health exams you will need before an assignment. Will also go through some of he testing that is expected. Sponsored by RNNETWORK

What About Contracts

Find out what to look for in your contract, what to accept and not accept. Guaranteed hours and other working conditions! Sponsored by ONESTAFF MEDICAL

Making The Trip

In this video we go over the basics of what you need to take on your trip. We also go through what you need to do to prepare for an emergency. Sponsored by ATLAS MEDSTAFF

Surviving Orientation

What you will need to know in preperatioin for orientation. When will you get your instructions? What testing will you face when you get there? Sponsored by: FLEXCARE

Travel Nursing Newbies

This website provides quality information to traveling nurses along with travel therapists.  We cover all Travel Healthcare!  

This is in coordination with our Travel Nursing Newbies Facebook group, which can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelNursingNewbies/

That group was started by Kay (Epi) Slane and sponsored by Highway Hypodermics for nurses and therapists who are wanting to jump into the big world of travel healthcare. Dorothy Grezik, Tricia Novak, Brett Martin, and Patty Travels Hingst are moderators of the forum.

Experienced travel healthcare professionals are also welcome to share their experiences as a mentor. A mentor is someone who has travel nursing history and is willing to share with the newbies their experiences and tips under the guidelines that they promote flexibility, integrity, adaptability, professionalism, and dependability.

Newbie Mentor Team

The following are members of our Travel Nursing Newbie Mentor Team.

You can get a hold of them through their Facebook page.

Kay "Epi" Slane

Kay "Epi" Slane

Nursing Administration

Kay “Epi” Slane – House Supervisor, Asst. Manager, Telemetry, and Emergency Room for 25 years, traveler for 15 years.

Gail Baird

Gail Baird

Case Management

17 years as a case manager.

Jenn Sheppard

Jenn Sheppard

Labor & Delivery

L/D for 18 yrs traveling for 12 yrs and as a full time family for past 4 yrs.

Sherylen Patterson

Sherylen Patterson

L&D + ER

OB & ER, nurse for 34yrs, traveler since 98.

Patricia Ann Carter

Patricia Ann Carter

High Risk Labor & Delivery

30+ yrs OB, Career Traveler 20+ yrs NRP Instructor/ Educator . /Mentor / Preceptor . Will be comfortable doing L&D, LDRP, Some MB & NBN .

Sheila Phillippie-Bissell

Sheila Phillippie-Bissell

Mother/Baby & PostPartum

Has been a nurse since 1988 going from LPN to RN-BSN to RN-MSN. She has been a traveler since 2011.

Thelma Okere

Thelma Okere

Pediatrics

Thelma Okere Bsn RN 10yrs as a Nurse...7 yrs traveler

Katy Blythe

Katy Blythe

NICU

10 years as a NICU nurse and 8 years traveling.

Tricia Novak

Tricia Novak

NICU

Nurse for 29 years, traveling the last 16 years.

Christine Dabney

Christine Dabney

NICU

RN for 46 years this year, NICU for 43 years. Traveled since 1982

Irene Jervis

Irene Jervis

Intensive Care Unit

49 years as an RN, 19 yrs. as a travel nurse.

Patty Hingst

Patty Hingst

Intensive Care Unit

ICU 22 years and 7 years traveling.

Jessica Torney

Jessica Torney

ICU / CVICU

ICU/CVICU for 10+ years with 5 years+ traveling.

Cathy Hilton

Cathy Hilton

MED / SURG / TELE / PCU

27 years nursing, 6 years traveling.

Dorothy Grezik

Dorothy Grezik

Interventional Radiology & ICU

12 years. IR 3+ years. RN for 35 years.

Val Higgins

Val Higgins

Operating Room

Traveler for a long time, and nurse for even longer!!!

Larry Coffman

Larry Coffman

Peri-Op

Traveler for 17 years

Brett Martin

Brett Martin

Operating Room

Nurse for 10 years, 6 years as a traveler.

Our newbies workbook will walk you through the process of finding the right travel company.

Our List of Recruiters That Cater to Newbies

To be on this list a recruiter MUST have at least 5 years of EXPERIENCE as a recruiter, have basic KNOWLEDGE of what a nurse actually does on the floor, willing to take extra time with a newbie to TEACH them about a new assignment and getting a travel healthcare job, and they have to act with INTEGRITY & HONESTY.

Click on the picture to email them!

Eric Scheid

Eric Scheid

Atlas Medstaff

"2019 is about making dreams happen... it's about stepping outside of your comfort zone and doing something for someone else!"

Misti Remmenga-Loughran

Misti Remmenga-Loughran

Atlas Medstaff

"Misti has been in a recruiter for more than 10 years, and is very knowledgeable about walking Newbies through their first contract."

Christy Birchler

Christy Birchler

Atlas Medstaff

"Christy is dedicated to finding her travelers the perfect travel assignment, and she is always there to help out her new travelers."

Richie Goll

Richie Goll

CARIANT HEALTH PARTNERS

Richie’s laid-back attitude is a great fit with the Cariant crew and the travel industry in general.

Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen

Cariant Health Partners

"Having a healthy, open relationship with great dialogue will make assignments and travel much easier on both parties."

Lisa Willert

Lisa Willert

Cariant Health Partners

"She will answer any questions including specific positions and pay without them filling out a bunch of paperwork."

Natalie Pisciotta

Natalie Pisciotta

Flexcare Medical Staffing

"Natalie is an excellent recruiter who strives everyday to help out new travelers in finding the perfect assignment."

Aleesha Schiro

Aleesha Schiro

Flexcare Medical Staffing

"Her goal as a recruiter is to build a long-term professional relationship with her nurses, and be the sole resource they need."

Ashley Tullgren

Ashley Tullgren

Flexcare Medical Staffing

She truly cares about her work and her nurses, and always goes above and beyond for others."

Denise Christensen

Denise Christensen

OneStaff Medical

As a veteran recruiter at OneStaff Medical I am passionate about helping people. Communication and educating my travelers is something I pride myself in.

Abby Sindt

Abby Sindt

Onestaff Medical

Abby brings over 16 years of experience in the medical field to the partnerships she creates with her travelers. She believes in transparency with those I work with.

Taylor Cieslik

Taylor Cieslik

OneStaff Medical

Education is my favorite part about being a recruiter – it’s rewarding to be able to offer advice/coaching/counseling to travelers (new and old).

Elsa Meyer

Elsa Meyer

Ventura Medstaff

Elsa is way more than a recruiter or advocate, she is a faithful encourager, an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on when needed. She goes above and beyond and always spreads smiles. Works from the heart.

Matthew Krell

Matthew Krell

Ventura Medstaff

Matthew enjoys helping traveling nurses and therapists stay connected to their families and building a strong brand in the process.

Angela Poor

Angela Poor

Ventura Medstaff

Angela is about building a friendship with her nurses. It is about being on a journey together along with being the nurse’s advocate in every way. People over profit.

Miranda Moronta

Miranda Moronta

CareStaff Partners

"Miranda will help you do your research to make sure that you are really ready to say YES on that great first contract."

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