Owner Thought Leadership – Top 10 Travel Nursing Tips!

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In 2017, ANA launched the “Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Challenge” to engage and help transform the health of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses by promoting ways to improve their physical activity, rest, nutrition, quality of life, and safety. “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses have the fourth highest rate of injuries and illnesses that result in days away from work when compared to all other occupations.” ANA is here to give a few tips for travel nurses to be at their best performance!

  1. Practice what you preach. Apply your own healthcare education to yourself – Practice your guidelines, and practice them again!
  2. Take advantage of tools and resources from ANA to solve common issues
  3. Research articles and their results, you can never learn too much!
  4. Be a role model of good health – It is important to educate your patients on living a healthy lifestyle
  5. Try to participate in discussion boards and other advocacy opportunities
  6. Eat a balanced diet to increase your energy and alertness on the job, and better your overall health.
  7. Nurses work long days and it’s important to stay focused on the job, therefore try to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night.
  8. Be sure to take your breaks and lunches, they help you stay prompt on the job, improve your performance, and decrease unnecessary mistakes
  9. Be aware that health and medicine is CONSTANTLY evolving. It is essential to stay up to date with the latest developments in healthcare to enhance patient outcomes
  10. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! There are resources that help nurses cope with the daily issues we are faced with, such as handling workplace fatigue, or finding a new position