With 2018 right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to sit down and put pen to paper by writing down your goals. Life can be busy and sometimes New Year’s resolutions can seem unattainable so we’ve made a list of five completely attainable New Year’s resolutions you can add to your list!
Live a Healthy Lifestyle
The most common resolution amongst the general population when the new year comes around—get healthy. Travel nursing gives you plenty of opportunities to explore new cities, which means lots of walking and exploring, and maybe even some hiking or swimming depending on where you are. Being healthy also means eating healthy, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice experiencing new foods and things you love. Instead, change small habits like bringing healthier snacks to work. Check out these healthy snacks for some inspiration.
Give Back to the Community
As a nurse, your entire career is centered around helping others. However, it doesn’t just end there. Your skills make you a valuable member to countless volunteer opportunities in your community. So add it to your New Year’s resolution to get out there and give back, even volunteering once makes a difference!
Use Mindfulness in Nursing
Recent studies have shown that mindfulness has a huge can positive impact on nurse’s feelings and abilities to cope with the pressures of their work. Making it a goal to practice mindfulness makes for better self-care and improved nursing work. Click here to read more about mindfulness and its effects in the nursing environment.
Explore What the World Has to Offer
There’s no better time than today to explore what the world has to offer and for a nurse there is no better way to do this than to look into travel nursing. Travel nursing is a great way to expand your horizons while still keeping up with your career. Stability has your next destination just one click away!
Prioritize Self-Care & Maintaining a Work-Life Balance
Sometimes when you spend all day (or night) taking care of someone else, you can forget to take care of yourself. That’s why in 2018 you should make it a priority to treat yourself like you treat your patients. Take a bath, eat a well balanced diet, get the sleep you need, and take a walk around the block. When you feel your best, your work life will flourish and your patients will notice.
Do you ever find yourself dreaming of sitting at Fenway Park, enjoying a hot dog and an ice cold beer as you cheer on your team as they take on the Red Sox? Or maybe you dream about cuddling up by the fire and enjoying some New England clam chowder after spending a day walking through the streets that pave our history? If the answer to either of these is yes, then picking a travel nursing placement in Boston will turn your dreams into reality.
Boston is a charming city in New England that is full of colleges, food, and of course amazing healthcare facilities. Massachusetts General Hospital was established in 1811, making it the third oldest facility of its kind. Not only does it hold historical value, but has also been recognized as the second best hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report. Along with the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston boasts many other famous institutions including The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s. If the prestigious medical institutions didn’t sell you, the fact that Boston was named one of the highest paying cities for nurses.
When you aren’t working there is an entire city to explore. Boston is easily one of the most walkable cities in America and also has a subway system that will get you where you need to go if walking isn’t your forté.
A day off in Boston might look something like this: Start your morning off grabbing a cup of coffee at Render Coffee and walk your way to the Museum of Fine Arts. After spending your morning admiring some art, go grab one of Boston’s best lobster rolls. After that, head over to Harvard. Spend your afternoon strolling around the highly recognized campus. All of that walking will have you ready for your dinner. Venture to the North End to find countless Italian restaurants and enjoy an overflowing platter of lasagna. If you’re in the mood, you can head to one of the many famous Irish pubs in the city for a great end to your day off.
If this sounds like you’re type of city, head to Stability online at https://stabilityhealthcare.com/ to request a quote and see what placements are available.Read More
Holiday shopping can be a challenge, but Stability HealthCare’s got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best gifts for travel nurses this holiday season.
This list is filled with a variety of items that are sure to bring a smile to any nurse’s face. From stethoscopes to self-care, these gift ideas encompass all aspects of their life, even outside of the hospital.
Check out the Stability Holiday Gift Guide to find the perfect gift for the travel nurse on your Christmas list.
This Light Box is the perfect addition to any space. With removable letters, the options for captions are endless.
Because you can’t have a gift guide for nurses without a stethoscope. As one of their most used tools, every nurse needs an updated and properly working stethoscope. That’s why we’ve chosen the MDF® Pulse Time 2-in-1 Digital LCD Clock and Single Head Stethoscope.
It is so important for nurses to stay hydrated, and these water bottles keep water extra cold throughout long shifts. The thermos is a great addition to any nurse’s collection, as it’s perfect for bringing hot coffee or tea to give them that extra kick to get through their shift.
4. Cozy Socks
As children, we would hate receiving socks as gifts, but as adults it is one of the best gifts. Nurses can wear these socks to stay cozy after a long shift of being on their feet all day…or even better, they can wear them during their shift to keep their feet warm all shift long.
5. Nurse Related Books
We’ve picked out two in particular, one filled with stories and one filled with coloring pages. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: The Stories Of Becoming a Nurse, offers the inside scoop on what it is like as a new nurse, and, on the lighter side of things, #NurseLife is snarky coloring book that is sure to leave any nurse in tears (from laughter of course).
Nurses spend so much time taking care of other people that sometimes they can forget to take care of themselves. These gifts are the perfect for someone who needs to relax and put themselves first for a minute.
Because who doesn’t love to jam out to their favorite songs? These gifts provide your travel nurse the perfect opportunity to tune out the outside world and blast their favorite songs…on the go or in the comfort of their own home.
Every nurse needs the perfect accessories, and we’ve found the perfect ones. Every nurse needs a watch with the second hand and that is why a Speidel wrist watch makes the perfect gift. For their life outside of work, get them this Golden Heart Beat Bangle. It is the perfect accessory that will complement almost every outfit.
A polaroid camera is the perfect gift for anyone, really. The travel nurse in your life can capture their favorite moments and display them forever.
This is the perfect gift for the male travel nurse in your life! Get him to his next shift feeling and smelling fantastic with this grooming kit.
Nurses work tiring shifts, and nothing is better than coming home and cuddling up with a plush fleece throw blanket while binge watching some Netflix.Read More
Whether it is a 12-hour shift or an 8-hour shift, make sure you are prepared and pack some healthy snacks. We’ve compiled a list with some of our favorites.
Your job revolves around keeping people healthy, but it is important not to forget about yourself! Staying high energy all the time and avoiding the dreaded afternoon slump may seem nearly impossible, but keeping yourself filled with the right things will keep you feeling upbeat and powered through the work day.
Try out these snacks to make sure you are staying fueled through your shifts so you have the energy to explore the city when your shift is over. Click the snack name for the full recipe.