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Travel nursing, anyone?

If you’ve been working as a nurse for more than a minute, chances are you’ve heard the term travel nurse or worked with one. But while you may be aware of travel nursing, you...

Achieving a work-life balance

Almost everyone agrees that achieving a work-life balance is a good thing. Without it, we risk long-term negative effects on our physical and mental health, our relationships, and our work performance. But many nurses...

The joys of travel nursing

Have questions about travel nursing? Our expert has answers.

Dealing with difficult people

Find out how to cope with the clams, volcanos, snipers, and chronic complainers in your midst.

Stranger in a strange land

These nurse educators describe the transformative learning that occurred when they taught in another country.

From our readers: Pack your bags: Preparing for a global health nursing experience

A nurse with overseas volunteer experience gives advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps.
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From our readers…How to volunteer as a nurse abroad

Azure Window, Gozo, Maltese Islands. When I took the ferry to Gozo, Malta’s sister island, the Azure Window was a nice place to visit. When I was in nursing school a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer...

Today’s Traveler: Pack your bag!

As a traveling nurse in the operating room since 1997, I have gained more knowledge and experienced a variety of cases I would not have experienced if I had stayed in a permanent position....

Share your military nurse stories

Sigma Theta Tau International is planning a book titled You’ll Know You’re a Military Nurse When… You can share you story with others and for possible inclusion in the book at http://www.militarynursebook.org.

Getting serious about going global

More nurses are working abroad to help vulnerable populations in crisis. An expert gives advice to help ensure that the rewards of a global mission outweigh the risks and hardships.
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Far from home, bringing smiles to children’s faces

During my three decades as a nurse, volunteering on a medical mission has always been on my “to do” list. In 2005, having finished my nursing education and with an empty nest at home,...
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Let international travel transform you

If you want to accelerate your professional development, learn about nurses and patients in other cultures, broaden your world view, and be transformed by your work experience, international travel might be for you. This career...

Nursing in Afghanistan: A cultural perspective

An Army nurse who served in Afghanistan describes how he and his colleagues adapted their care to local ethnic and religious customs.