THS Named on Gypsy Nurse’s Best Travel Nurse Agencies List!

At Tailored Healthcare Staffing, our dedicated team of recruiters works hard to ensure Super Nurses get the most out of every travel RN assignment. Whether finding the perfect job, providing the clinical support you need, or ensuring you’re well taken care of benefits-wise, THS is always looking for ways to improve the travel experience and our grow our commitment to RNs nationwide.

That’s why are team was thrilled to be recognized on The Gypsy Nurse Best Travel Nurse Agencies of 2018 list! THS was named among the the top 10 agencies in the following categories:

  • Best Overall Agencies
  • Best Assignment Concierge Agencies
  • Most Traveler-Centric Benefits Agency
  • Best Career Accelerator Agency

The THS teams truly appreciates this honor because it comes from you! The Gypsy Nurse Agency Evaluation Survey was sent to 100,000 travel RNs over the past few months. Each nurse was asked to rate, based on their personal experience with travel nurse agencies, key performance areas that the travel community had indicated were most important to them when choosing a staffing firm. Over 100 agencies were evaluated, including many of the largest names in the industry.

Best Travel Nurse Agency Honors

The recognition from The Gypsy Nurse adds to the significant list of honors for Tailored Healthcare Staffing. Earlier this year, THS was named to BluePipes’ Best Travel Nursing Companies List of 2018. Travel Nursing Central also named THS a Top Travel Nursing Agency of 2018. And, last but not least, THS was included in Highway Hypodermics’ Top 10 Best Travel Nurse Companies of 2018.

About The Gypsy Nurse

The Gypsy Nurse is known to travelers as “the largest and most active online community for travel nurses.” The website offers hundreds of informative articles, free online tools, a travel RN job board, and great housing options. What’s more, The Gypsy Nurse has over 100,000 followers across its social media pages, expanding its reach as an educational and community resource to even more nurses!

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Ready to work with a peer-recognized top travel nurse staffing firm? Contact Tailored Healthcare Staffing now to meet our recruitment team and get started!

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DAISY Award Winner: Hong Megan Nguyen, RN, BSN

“Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.”

This quote from author Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN, MSN, rings incredibly true in the nursing world. As CNO at Tailored Healthcare Staffing, I sometimes get the opportunity to meet nurses whose dedication to their patients and co-workers goes well beyond what’s necessary to just “get the job done.” For these nurses, their passion coincides with their career in a truly remarkable way.

It’s with great pride that recruiter Taylor Huffine and the rest of our team at Tailored Healthcare Staffing celebrate one such travel nurse, Hong Megan Nguyen, a recent recipient of The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. Please join us in thanking Megan for her dedication to her patients, their families, and her assigned facility!

Megan is currently on an assignment in Chicago.

Here’s what her manager on a recent assignment had to say:

Hong Megan Nguyen is a rock star. She collaborates and is willing to help.

Megan is outstanding. She works well with others and is compassionate and understanding of the issues our unique population has. She exemplifies a DAISY nurse.

She always has a smile on her face and is polite and pleasant to patients and staff. I wish I could hire her full-time. She is such an asset. 

I have just completed chart audits today. I found a chart where Megan did the best documentation on medication reconciliation that I have seen to date. She documented how she involved the patient and family to ensure that the list was accurate. She has handled stroke patients that are transferred out to a higher level of care better that any of the other contract nurses and some of our regular staff. Again, she involved family in the process and kept them informed of the transition of care.

Please join the entire THS team in thanking Megan for her incredible dedication to her patients, their families, and her peers on assignment!

Earl Dalton, MHA, MSL, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Tailored Healthcare Staffing
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About The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. The award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, a patient who passed away in late 1993 after being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease ITP. Patrick’s family brainstormed about what they could do in his memory, and vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. To say thank you to nurses everywhere, they established a recognition program known today as The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

To learn more about The DAISY Award, visit the The DAISY Foundation™ website.


Work With an Agency That Values Super Nurses

If you are a travel nurse that takes pride in going the extra mile for patients, reach out to the experienced team of recruiters at Tailored Healthcare Staffing today. We can help you find the travel assignment that best fits your needs and skill-set. Get started by viewing our available travel RN positions.

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7 States Hit Hardest by U.S. Nursing Shortage

While the sidekicks at Tailored Healthcare Staffing view nurses as the heroes of healthcare, there is unfortunately an RN shortage currently facing many U.S. states. What’s more, this shortage is projected to grow over the next decade (and beyond).

According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Health Resources and Services Administration, as many as seven states will experience a severe reduction in the number of available RNs by 2030. Nursing makes up the largest profession in the U.S. healthcare workforce; RNs and LPNs are the greatest concentration in the industry, making up the largest population in need.

The need for registered nurses has always been cyclical, with demand and supply at an unbalance. As we look ahead to 2030, the gap increases in the following seven states significantly and shows a drastic need for qualified RNs in these regions.

  • California: California is projected to be understaffed by a whopping 44,500 full-time RNs by 2030.
  • Texas: Following right behind California is Texas with a projected shortage of 15,900 RNs by 2030.
  • New Jersey: New Jersey is projecting a need for an additional 11,400 RNs by 2030.
  • South Carolina: Rounding out the top four is South Carolina. This southern state will have an RN shortage of 10,400 by 2030.
  • Alaska: Alaska is also feeling the loss of qualified RNs, with a shortage expected of 5,400 RNs by 2030.
  • Georgia: The Peach State takes another hard hit, showing demand in Georgia for another 2,200 RNs by the year 2030.
  • South Dakota : Taking No. 7 spot is South Dakota, with a projected need for another 1,900 RNs by 2030.

Travel Nurses: Answer the Call!

As the need for RNs continue to increase, alternative staffing measures will be taken by facilities in these states to meet the patient care quality standards they strive to maintain. That means ample opportunity for you, the heroic travel nurse, to step up and and take an assignment in a U.S. state in dire need of your skill-set.

Ready to find the perfect travel job in one of these seven states? Click the button below to view the THS job board now.

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Compact State License: What It Is and Why You Need One

The United States is on the brink of a nursing shortage of monumental proportions, with some areas already feeling the crunch more than others. Thankfully, nursing is a portable profession—an experienced nurse can step into nearly any hospital or clinic and, with brief on-the-job training, practice safely all over the country.

This allows nurses to fill crucial roles as travel nurses, disaster response nurses, or nurses who choose to put down roots in a new location. However, red-tape can seriously hinder a nurse’s ability to provide care to patients who desperately need their services.

What Is a Compact State Nursing License?

Early in the 20th century, the U.S. legislated that boards of nursing in each individual state would govern the practice of the nurses in their home states to ensure close oversight. As the decades have passed, clinical oversight has become easier as technology has made the world smaller.

The 21st century brought with it a new concept: the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). This allowed nurses who had obtained licenses in one of the states that adopted the NLC to practice nursing in any other NLC state, commonly known as a compact state, without needing an additional license. In addition to providing in-person care in the NLC states, nurses can participate in the ever-growing telehealth practice. The Enhanced NLC (eNLC) was adopted early in 2018 to expand the number of states as well as the requirements for licensure in these states.

Nurses who pass the NCLEX, meet the Uniform Licensure Requirements (ULRs) set forth by the eNLC, and apply for a nursing license in one of the 29 states in the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact are the proud owners of a multistate license. If you have one of these multistate licenses and wish to take a travel nurse assignment in another eNLC state, you are legally allowed to do so without additional licensure.

Nurses who do not have a multistate license and wish to practice in an eNLC (or non-eNLC) state are more than welcome to do so, but they must apply for licensure by endorsement in the chosen state. The process is the same for nurses who nurses who have a multistate license but would like to take a travel nurse assignment in a non-compact state.

Which States are Part of the New eNLC?

Here is a map and list of the states in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact:

Compact state nursing license map

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New HAmpshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, West Virginia, or Wyoming are a new to the eNLC. Therefore, if your license was obtained before 2018 (and you want to practice in another compact state), you must apply on your state’s board of nursing website for a multistate licensure.

If your license is in one of the original compact states other than Rhode Island, you have a multistate license and are free to practice in other Compact states. Rhode Island did not ratify the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, so nurses with a Rhode Island license now have a single-state license. As previously stated, these nurses are not barred from practicing in other states, they are just required to apply for, and obtain, licensure by endorsement in their desired state.

Ultimately, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is breaking down barriers to care by putting nurses where they can do the most good without wasting time on red tape. Perhaps the new generation of nurses will see the entire country come together in the eNLC to increase access to care across each state.

Search Compact State Travel Nurse Jobs

Have an eNLC compact license? View the THS job board now to see open positions, and check the “Search Compact States” option to see only compact state opportunities!

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References:

Facts about the NLC: Nurse Licensure Compact. https://www.ncsbn.org/NLC_Facts-FINAL.pdf. Accessed June 15, 2018.

Original Nurse Licensure Compact. https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm. Accessed June 15, 2018.

Nurse Licensure Compact: Fact Sheet for Faculty and Students. https://www.ncsbn.org/Faculty_and_Students_Fact_Sheet_New_4252017.pdf. Accessed June 15, 2018.

Best Travel Nursing Companies of 2018: THS Makes BluePipes’ List Again

At Tailored Healthcare Staffing, the focus of our team is always on the success of the Super Nurses we serve. By traveling the country to provide the care patients need most, Super Nurses stand for something greater within the American healthcare system.

Our team’s dedication to travel nurses has helped THS land among BluePipes’ Best Travel Nursing Companies yet again in 2018! The annual review aggregated the rating scores from six independent sources to create an average score for each travel nursing company. Data was collected from the following sources to create the ranking: Glassdoor, Indeed, Facebook, Google, Travel Nursing Central, and Highway Hypodermics.

For 2018, THS came in at No. 11 overall on the list for the Best Travel Nursing Companies.

Special thanks to everyone that left a review for Tailored Healthcare Staffing—our team greatly values your feedback and uses it to improve on a daily basis. This announcement comes on the back of being named a Top Travel Nursing Agency of 2018 by Travel Nursing Central and a Top 10 Best Travel Nurse Company of 2018 by Highway Hypodermics.

Talk to one of BluePipes’ Best Travel Nursing Companies

Ready to learn more about joining Tailored Healthcare Staffing’s league of Super Nurses? Our experienced recruiters are ready to serve as the sidekick you need to achieve your professional goals. Our valiant staff, day-one benefits, and reliable Chief Nursing Officer are just a few of the reasons to reach out to THS now.

Get started by viewing our available travel nursing positions.

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Maryland Work-Vacation Package for Travel Nurses

Calling All Super Nurses!

The travel nurse sidekicks at Tailored Healthcare Staffing are excited to offer an exclusive work-vacation mission for RNs interested in exploring the beautiful state of Maryland!

Work-Vacation? What’s That?

We all love vacations and the unique experiences they bring. A work-vacation mission with THS means that, while you’re making money on assignment in Maryland, our Travel & Housing Department is also ensuring that you make the most of your leisure time outside the medical facility.

Mission Specs

  • Company-paid housing near your assigned medical facility. (You can of course choose to
    arrange your own accommodations—our Travel & Housing Department is ready to help!)
  • Meal delivery service for your first week.
  • “Welcome to Maryland” gift basket waiting for you upon arrival.

Tour of Baltimore Challenge

In addition to everything listed above, you’ll receive a list of must-see attractions in the Baltimore area. Take a picture at each location, submit them to your THS recruiter, and you’ll receive a prize!

Whether your assignment is in the Greater Baltimore region or not, we highly encourage you to spend time in this historic city and check these locations off your list:

  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Maryland Science Center
  • Patterson Park
  • Federal Hill Park
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • USS Constellation
  • Edgar Allen Poe Grave Site
  • Harborplace
  • Cylburn Arboretum
  • Fort McHenry National Monument

Where You’ll be Staying

To ensure your Maryland work-vacation experience is top-notch, our Travel & Housing department has locked in an exclusive deal with Southern Management, which boasts luxurious communities very close to your assigned facility.

THS maryland accomodation pics

Amenities at All Locations

  • Furnished units
  • Pet-friendly policies*
  • Housewares
  • Utilities included
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Community room
  • Lounge
  • Parking

*While every apartment available through the Maryland work-vacation package is pet-friendly, the total cost of housing does not account for any pet-related fees, rent, or pet deposits.

Talk to your THS recruiter today about locking down your next assignment in beautiful Maryland and
explore all the state has to offer!

Haven’t spoken with recruiter at Tailored Healthcare Staffing yet? Register with THS today and ask about all the Maryland Work-Vacation Package has to offer!

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5 Super Deals for RNs During National Nurses Week 2018

National Nurses Week is here, and the recruitment team at Tailored Healthcare Staffing is thrilled to celebrate the incredible wok and dedication exhibited by our travel RNs every day!

Your impact on patient care can be felt from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between. To help you make the most of this special week, here are some deals travel nurses should take advantage of:

1. Cinnamon rolls, anyone?

From now until May 12, nurses can receive one free Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon Roll, or a four-count BonBites at participating Cinnabon locations. All you have to do is show your badge.

2. Cinco de… Junio?

This special is still a few weeks away, but be sure to mark June 5 on your calendar. On that day, Chipotle is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal to nurses who present their work ID. Take a friend or colleague and enjoy a burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos!

3. For those enjoying a California travel assignment

Taco Tuesday (or any day this week through May 12) just got better for travel nurses near Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Reno, Nevada. At Jimboy’s Tacos, show your work ID to cash in on the California-based chain’s buy-one-get-one-free taco deal for RNs.

4.  Coffee without the cost

Well, there’s still some cost. For travel nurses on assignment in the Midwest (particularly Nebraska), Scooter’s Coffee is offering 50% off any drink to RNs who show their work ID.

5. Free CE from the American Nurses Association

To celebrate National Nurses Week, the ANA is offering a free CE to RNs. To register for the webinar, Emerging Technology and Its Impact on Nursing Practice, click here. Through this CE you’ll learn about the growing impact of ever-evolving technologies and how they may affect your day-to-day practice.

From all of us at Tailored Healthcare Staffing, we hope you have a truly super National Nurses Week!

Deal source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/05/06/national-nurses-week-specials-freebies-nurses/559280002/


Considering travel opportunities for the first time this Nurses Week? Get the information you need by visiting the Travel Nurse Academy.

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DAISY Award Winner: Morgan Olerich, BSN, RN

At Tailored Healthcare Staffing, our team of recruiters takes pride in working with top-notch Super Nurses. From time to time, though, one nurse stands above the rest by going well beyond his or her normal duties and putting patient needs before their own.

Please join THS in celebrating one such travel nurse who recently received a DAISY Award for her incredible work: Morgan Olerich, BSN, RN!

Here’s what Morgan’s recruiter had to say about her:

“Morgan is all-around an amazing human. She loves her job as a pediatric nurse and you rarely hear her complain. She is always willing to go the extra mile and do what needs to be done for her patients. She’s currently a float nurse in Connecticut, so everyday she’s on a different unit. This is a tough job for travelers because they usually have not been oriented on every floor. On one of her first shifts at the facility, she was floated to the emergency room, which was new for her. Some would have been unwilling to be on a unit they’ve never worked, but she was up for the challenge. She told me that if she felt like she could provide the care needed to the patients, she would do it. I could not ask for a better nurse.”

Morgan Olerich THS DAISY Award

And here is what one of Morgan’s patients said about her in a recent survey:

“Morgan was an excellent nurse. According to my son, she was the best nurse he ever had. She spoke to him directly and made him feel important and taken care of. She said she is a traveling nurse, which is bad for [the facility] because she is an asset! Please tell her both my son and I said thank you for making a bad situation in the middle of the night that much better.”

From all of us at THS, we extend our thank you to Morgan for her exceptional attitude and unwavering dedication to patient care no matter the challenge.


About The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. The award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, a patient who passed away in late 1993 after being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease ITP. Patrick’s family brainstormed about what they could do in his memory, and vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. To say thank you to nurses everywhere, they established a recognition program known today as The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

To learn more about The DAISY Award, visit the The DAISY Foundation™ website.


Work With an Agency That Values Super Nurses

If you are a travel nurse that takes pride in going the extra mile for patients, reach out to the experienced team of recruiters at Tailored Healthcare Staffing today. We can help you find the travel assignment that best fits your needs and skillset. Get started by viewing our available travel RN positions.

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TNC Names THS a Top Travel Nursing Agency of 2018

At Tailored Healthcare Staffing, our recruiters aim to be the best sidekicks possible for the Super Nurses we serve. We are thrilled to announce Travel Nursing Central named THS a Top Travel Nurse Company of 2018. Flying into the new year, we’d like to send gratitude and thanks for your feedback!

TOP TRAVEL NURSING AGENCY

Travel Nursing Central—a one-stop resource center for both new and experienced travelers—honored THS with a Silver Medal. That silver indicates we rank among the country’s eight best travel nursing companies. TNC received over 5,500 ratings, from nurses on over 215 agencies. These ratings touch on 20 different criteria, ensuring a well-rounded view of each company.

This is the third year in a row that TNC has named Tailored Healthcare Staffing a Top Travel Nurse Company. We are incredibly thankful for the continued inclusion on the list, and even more so for the outstanding ratings left on the site by our working nurses. We value your feedback, and will continue to do all we can to ensure that you have a first-class experience when working with us. Throughout 2018 and beyond, we will continue to provide to our a travelers:

  • Premium pay
  • First-day health benefits
  • Exclusive use the THS Super Search function
  • Access to our valiant travel and housing team

If you’re an RN considering a travel nurse job for the first time, or are a veteran traveler ready to land that next assignment, be sure you have one of 2018’s top travel nurse companies behind you.

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Tailored Healthcare Staffing was also named one of the Best Travel Nursing Companies of 2018 by Highway Hypodermics. To learn more about that recognition, click here.

THS in Highway Hypodermics’ Top 10 Best Travel Nurse Companies of 2018

At Tailored Healthcare Staffing, our dedicated travel nurse recruiters not only strive to provide the best service possible to Super Nurses, but to improve each and every year. Given that attitude, our team is thrilled to be named one of America’s best travel nurse companies of 2018 by Highway Hypodermics.

THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

This is the third year in a row that THS has received a top-10 ranking from Highway Hypodermics. This year we’ve earned the No. 4 spot on the 2018 list. To be considered for Highway Hypodermics’ annual ranking, a travel nurse company must have:

  • Received 20 company evaluations from travel nurses in the last five years
  • An updated list of benefits offered to travelers
  • An updated company profile on the Highway Hypodermics website

Our recruitment team is incredibly thankful for the recognition. We understand that such success would not be possible without the incredible work of our Super Nurses. It’s your contributions that have the biggest impact. Thank you for the chance to connect you with facilities and patients in need of your skills.

TRAVEL NURSE ACADEMY

Heading into the new year, the THS recruitment team is eager  to help more travel nurses find jobs that fit their needs. We will continue to provide education for RNs thinking of becoming travelers. That’s why this year, we are excited to introduce the all-new Travel Nurse Academy.  The academy is packed with helpful videos on travel nurse pay, housing, benefits, and more. Make sure you keep coming back as we add content.

Whether you are a current travel nurse or an RN who is looking for a change, reach out to one of Highway Hypodermics’ best travel nurse companies of 2018. Our recruiters will serve as your trusty sidekicks, finding the travel job that is perfect.

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