work-life balance

Keeping Work–Life Balance as a Travel Nurse

The stresses of life will follow you anywhere you go if you can’t find balance. Usually, being a stationed nurse can be such a hard job. Keeping a healthy work-life balance can be difficult as a nurse. Dealing with difficult co-workers, an insensitive administration, and lots of demanding families and patients can by trying in this field of work. Travel nurses perform all these duties while in different parts of the country or abroad.

Doing this kind of work may eat up a lot of your personal time. You might even neglect your own health, which is ironic to do as a nurse, but all too common. Being a Travel nurse can cost so much of your time but there are ways to cope. Here are some tips that can ease the stress of the travel nursing workloads!

Know Your Priorities

This is the most important advice for any individual that is new to a position in any field. You need to learn what to focus on for you to finish everything on time. When determining what you should focus on ask yourself when and how. When is the deadline for the tasks you need to do? How can you get them done? If one task is easier or has an earlier due date, do that first. How will you do it? If a task requires more work, focus on that because. Rushing delicate work will lead to harsher consequences later.

Ask For a Helping Hand

Nothing makes a job easier than having a colleague or partner to help you finish your work. Seeking support can help you cover current pending projects while receiving helpful advice. It may seem easier to tackle tasks alone but in the long-run, this will burn you out. Remember to not do anything by yourself, there are always workmates to help you.

Remember Your Passions

Answer the one question that can help you continue doing your work with compassion. Why did you enter that field of work? Were you forced to do it? Did you want to do it? Knowing the answer to these questions can help motivate you in doing your work. Reminding yourself why you began in this field in the first place can be a helpful tool for coping with bad days.

Continuously Work on Finding Balance

Most nurses won’t immediately achieve a healthy balance. It takes focus and experience to balance traveling, a personal life, and a professional career. Finding a work-life balance is important in travel nursing. A lack of balance can lead to errors in the job and physical or emotional stress.

A crucial part of maintaining balance in nursing jobs is having a positive mindset and view on life. Try to view obstacles as foundations to build new skills and experiences. Tackle problems at work with the attitude that you WILL solve them. With these tips in mind, you can cope with the stress and hardships of being in the Travel Nursing industry and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

If you are looking for a travel nursing job reach out to us today. New Directions Staffing can find a travel nursing job for you.

Should Your Talent Solutions Firm be One Size Fits All?

Should Your Talent Solutions Firm be One Size Fits All?

Choosing a Staffing Firm to work with shouldn’t be a daunting task but …. one size definitely doesn’t fit all.

New Directions is an IT & Digital Talent Solutions Firm that provides Contingent (temporary) and Select Traditional Hire Services to our clients throughout the U.S.

Our Talent Solutions recruiting and staffing service delivery spans a broad range of Information Technology, Digital and Learning Technology environments that encompass Executive and Senior Management, Architecture, Project Management and Design and Development to Systems and Applications Administration and Support.  Our defined Practice Areas include the following

Information Technology

  • Business Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analytics, Data Warehousing & Database Management;
  • Enterprise Software – SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, JDE ;
  • Web & Applications Development – All Languages, Platforms & Environments;
  • Networking & Infrastructure – All Operating Systems, Platforms & Environments;

Digital Technology

  • User Experience, User Interface, Visual Design;
  • UX & UI Product Research
  • Digital & Marketing Technology Innovation
  • Digital Project Management
  • Digital Insights Development and Management

Learning Management

  • eLearning & Courseware Development
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Development, Training, and Administration
  • Instructional Design
  • Training

We are definitely not a One Size Fits All

We understand that the best relationships are developed through mutual understanding, expectations, and respect.

More so, we believe that each relationship is unique and is based on an understanding of your company, your technology platforms, and your culture as well as you understanding ours.

Over the years we have found that our best relationships have been fostered through a ten-minute phone conversation or coffee meeting and yes………. we are as particular as you are.  Sometimes it fits and sometimes well…. not so much.

If you’re interested in seeing if we fit you and your company, contact our Talent Solutions Teams in Boston, MA (866) 999 – 8600 or Charleston, SC (888) 654-1110.