How does per diem work in nursing?

How does per diem work in nursing? Nursing is a versatile and fulfilling career choice. Per diem nursing is excellent for those who would like to make some extra income, stick close to home and have a flexible schedule. How does per diem work? Per diem is a Latin term that means “by the day” or “daily.” Often, per diem staff are used by hospitals and clinics during times of unusually high influx, such as flu season or when natural disasters strike. Benefits of Per Diem Nursing A...

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What Determines a Travel RN Salary?

What Determines a Travel RN Salary? Here at Favorite, we love travel nursing. What’s not to love about being able to see new parts of the country while meeting new people and working in different hospitals? A big perk of being a travel nurse is the pay. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data shows that in 2018, RNs earned a median annual salary of $73,550 compared to $70,000 in 2017. It’s true that there really is no average salary for a travel nurse. Many...

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What does per diem mean?

What does per diem mean? Have you ever considered picking up extra shifts with per diem nursing? Per diem nursing jobs provide healthcare workers with many benefits full-time nurses can’t always take advantage of. Favorite makes it easy for nurses to find assignments that fit their unique needs. What does per diem mean?   Per diem is a Latin term that literally means “by the day” or “daily.” Per diem nursing is great for those who want more flexibility and freedom in their...

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What Does a Travel Nurse Do?

What Does a Travel Nurse Do? Travel nursing is a fantastic opportunity for those with wanderlust. Besides being able to choose where you live and work, travel nursing has many fantastic benefits. Competitive pay and flexibility are just a few of those benefits. So, what does a travel nurse do and how are they different from a regular RN? A travel nurse is hired to work in a specific location for a short amount of time. Travel nurses typically work temporary assignments ranging...

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Is per diem contract nursing right for you?

Is per diem contract nursing right for you? Have you ever wondered if per diem contract nursing is the right for you? What qualities should one have if they are considering temporary nursing positions? The truth is, per diem nursing might not be for everyone. Here are some qualities we think are important to have when working as a per diem nurse. Important Qualities for Per Diem Nurses Be Adaptable As a per diem nurse, you will be doing something different each day. Therefore,...

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Traveler of the Month – January 2020

Traveler of the Month – January 2020 Are you a Registered Nurse looking for your next adventure? Travel nursing is the perfect opportunity to develop new skills, maintain schedule flexibility, and earn competitive pay, all while exploring the country! If you’ve ever wanted to catch a ballgame at Fenway Park, ride to the top of the St. Louis Arch, or hike a mountain in Colorado, Favorite can help make those dreams possible! Explore travel nursing opportunities with Favorite Ever...

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Get To Know Your Travel Team!

Get To Know Your Travel Team! You’ve heard a lot about travel nursing and the awesome destinations RNs visit while on contract, but who are the people who help make these adventures happen? Favorite Healthcare Staffing’s Travel Division is made up of incredible individuals who take pride in matching each nurse with their ideal assignment. Whether you’re new to travel nursing, a seasoned veteran, or anywhere in between, these recruiters have your back every step of the way to make...

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The Meaning of Per Diem in Healthcare

The Meaning of ‘Per Diem’ in Healthcare Per diem is a Latin phrase meaning “per day.” In healthcare, hospitals, facilities and clinics hire per diem nurses to meet their staffing needs, especially during times of unusually high census. If you are considering stepping into the world of per diem nursing, here are four tips to help you make the most out of working per diem. Pick up weekend shifts Weekend shifts are not as popular and hospitals sometimes have trouble staffing...

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National Healthcare Recruiter Day

Favorite Spotlight: National Healthcare Recruiter Day Each year, we celebrate recruiters and placement coordinators during National Healthcare Recruiter Day. Recruiters at Favorite Healthcare Staffing work around the clock to find healthcare professionals jobs across the country. From per diem and travel contracts to permanent placement opportunities, our recruiters help nursing and allied health professionals find a job perfectly suited to their needs. Favorite recruiters do it all! Learn...

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Favorite’s Nominate a Nurse Contest is Back!

Favorite’s ‘Nominate a Nurse’ Contest is Back! Do you know a nurse who has made an impact in your life? Do you want to honor a nurse for his or her dedication to the field? Favorite Healthcare Staffing will once again hold a social media contest for Nurses Week! Nurses Week is celebrated every year to recognize all nurses for their dedication, passion and kindness. Please help us honor nurses everywhere by sharing a photo of a nurse you would like to nominate and tell us why you...

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What is per diem pay for nurses?

What is per diem pay for nurses? Are you interested in per diem nursing? Per diem assignments are great for nurses who are looking for a supplemental income and the ability to pick and choose their schedule. The higher pay rate and ability to make extra money is also a huge plus. Per diem nursing jobs provide healthcare workers with many benefits that full-time nurses can’t always take advantage of. One of these benefits is the competitive compensation. It’s generally known...

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Favorite Healthcare Staffing Named Best Staffing Firm to Work For

Favorite Healthcare Staffing NamedBest Staffing Firm to Work For All of our employees know Favorite Healthcare Staffing is the Best Staffing Firm to Work For, but now it’s official! Favorite Healthcare Staffing has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of 2017’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For! This honorable title is only awarded to staffing companies with the highest levels of employee engagement. Employees who participated in this independent and anonymous survey...

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Why Breast Cancer Awareness Is So Important For Healthcare Professionals

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Is So Important For Healthcare Professionals October 21, 2016 by Branford Harris October is breast cancer awareness month. 31 days of pink ribbons, festive NFL uniforms, and 5k fundraisers. However, many of us fail to realize this month isn’t about buying t-shirts—it’s about raising awareness and saving lives.   According to City of Hope, there are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. In fact, in the past 60 years survival rates...

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Celebrate Service- National Volunteer Week

Celebrate Service: National Volunteer Week! April 13, 2016 by Branford Harris April 10th – 16th is officially National Volunteer Week! We love volunteers and as we mentioned before, Healthcare Professionals Make Outstanding Volunteers! To celebrate all of the wonderful people who donate their time and expertise, we decided to highlight just a few awesome Favorite Volunteer stories. You can find more outstanding volunteer stories on our Facebook Page! Thanks to our volunteer...

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20 Travel Nursing Locations for 2020

20 Travel Nursing Locations for 2020 January 23, 2020 by Claudia Garcia 2020 is finally here! With the new decade comes brand new Travel Nursing jobs. If you’re looking for a new adventure this year, we’ve chosen our top 20 locations for Registered Nurses to travel to in 2020. See what cities and their surrounding areas made our list and start exploring the country today! Search our new Travel Contracts or call 800-755-1411 to speak to your Favorite Recruiter today!   1....

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Department Spotlight: Human Resources

Department Spotlight: Human Resources Human Resources professionals make a positive impact on employees in the workplace each and every day. We are thankful for these individuals who strive to create an environment where employees and organizations can grow and reach their full potential. Favorite’s HR team is comprised of some wonderful people and we’re excited to give you a glimpse of these fun personalities in our first Department Spotlight!   Meley K What is your role at...

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Favorite Volunteer Committee

Favorite Volunteer Committee: Making a Difference in Our Communities Favorite’s Volunteer Committee organizes volunteer opportunities for our employees throughout the year. From Blood Drives, to local animal shelters, to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, this committee strives to make our community a better place. Giving Tuesday is a day for people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. This year, we’re celebrating this global holiday by spotlighting our incredible Volunteer...

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5 Tips for First-Time Travel Nurses

5 Tips for First-Time Travel Nurses Travel nursing is the perfect career opportunity for those with wanderlust. If you are a first-time travel nurse, take a look at our tips below to help you prepare for your first assignment! 1. Get organized It’s important to be prepared when embarking on a new journey. Make sure to update your nursing license, immunization records, references and resume. You Favorite recruiter will help you stay on top of all your requirements. 2. Arrive early...

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Traveler of the Month – November 2019

Traveler of the Month – November 2019 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a travel nurse? Each month, we will feature a new Traveler of the Month who was selected by one of our recruiters. Meet our November Traveler of the Month, Francis! When did you become a nurse and why? I became a nurse because when my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my life turned upside down. I was right by her side until she passed away two years ago. From then on, I realized that helping...

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Meet Our After Hours All-Star Team!

Meet Our After Hours All-Star Team! What is Favorite’s National Operation Center (NOC)? The NOC keeps our agency open 24/7 by providing seamless coverage for our employees and clients after traditional business hours, on weekends and on holidays. This means you can call at three in the morning and speak to a real person! No automated calls or voice messages here. Our after hours team has contributed significantly to making Favorite a leader in the healthcare staffing industry. Who...

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Traveler of the Month – October 2019

Traveler of the Month – October 2019 When did you become a nurse and why? I became a nurse four years ago. Nursing is kind of a family ordeal for me! My grandmother was a pediatric nurse, both of my parents are nurse practitioners and my younger sister is also a nurse. What made you go into travel nursing? I started travel nursing because it is an incredible opportunity to travel and see the country. I’ve lived in 5 different states so far and each one has been vastly different....

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Is a Career in Emergency Nursing Right For You?

Is a Career in Emergency Nursing Right for You? As a registered nurse, you can pursue a wide range of specialties. From OR to ICU to PACU, there is a specialty for everyone. Each specialty requires its own set of skills and characteristics and this especially rings true for those who work in emergency nursing. Working as an Emergency Nurse isn’t for everyone. The fast-paced and demanding environment can be exhausting, however, the need for emergency nurses continues to rise. According...

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Traveler of the Month - September 2019

Traveler of the Month – September 2019 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a travel nurse? Each month, we will feature a new Traveler of the Month who was selected by one of our recruiters. Meet Amanda H., our next Traveler of the Month! When did you become a nurse and why? I became a nurse in 2001. I wanted to become a nurse because I have always had a desire to help those in need, but I wanted a career that would challenge me and push me out of my comfort zone. What...

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Allied Health Jobs - Certified Surgical Technologist

Allied health jobs: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) The allied health field is abundant with opportunity. Allied health professionals make up a large part of the healthcare industry and have many unique responsibilities – they can be technicians, therapists and technologists. One of these allied health jobs is a Certified Surgical Technologist or CST. Earn extra cash by referring a friend to FavoriteFavorite employees can earn top dollar referral bonuses when they bring their...

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Favorite Celebrates National Payroll Week

Favorite Celebrates National Payroll Week This year, National Payroll Week is celebrated on September 2-6. This week highlights the importance of the payroll industry and celebrates the professionals who work tirelessly to ensure paychecks are delivered to employees on time. You can find more information and resources for this week on the official National Payroll Week website. Favorite Healthcare Staffing is excited to celebrate our very own Payroll Department throughout the week....

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Tips For Landing Your Next Job in Allied Healthcare

Tips For Landing Your Next Job in Allied Healthcare June 3, 2019 by Claudia Garcia Whether you’re a new allied health professional who is searching for their first job, or you’re a seasoned expert looking to take the next step in your career, searching for a new job can sometimes be overwhelming. Where do you even begin? How do you know you’re searching in the right places? Here are a few tips that will help allied healthcare professionals in their job search. Fine-tune your job...

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Men’s Health Week-Your Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that men make half as many physician visits for prevention as women? June is Men’s Health Month and the week of June 10-16 is Men’s Health Week. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to seek regular checkups. This year, encourage the men in your life to put a plan into action to live a healthy and active lifestyle. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because...

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A Medical Assistant’s Role in Healthcare

A Medical Assistant's Role in Healthcare Did you know that allied health jobs make up nearly 60 percent of positions in the healthcare field? With many paths to take, allied health professionals have plenty of opportunities to advance in their career. A popular job in allied health is the Medical Assistant. A Medical Assistant’s Role As one of the fastest growing careers in allied health, medical assistants (MAs) have an essential role in the healthcare field. An MA’s duties consist...

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Allied Health Jobs in Colorado

Allied Health Jobs in Colorado Allied healthcare is a fantastic field to work in. This sector of healthcare is abundant with opportunity, variety and flexibility. Did you know that allied health jobs make up nearly 60 percent of positions in the healthcare field? Favorite Healthcare Staffing has many allied opportunities nationwide. So weather you’re a Medical Assistant, Certified Surgical Tech, or anything in between, Favorite can help you with your job search! For those allied...

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Congratulations to our First Traveler of the Month

Congratulations to our First Traveler of the Month! We might be biased, but our travel nurses are incredible. Favorite traveling nurses get to live in beautiful locations while doing something they’re passionate about. We want to give you the inside scoop on what our travel nurses do while on assignment, so each month we’ll feature one of these awesome RNs! If you’ve ever been interested in travel nursing, continue reading to learn what it’s like from one of our very own nurses. Megan...

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Intern Spotlight - Marisa A

Throughout the month of July, we’ve been featuring our awesome summer interns who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Next up is Marisa, who works in our National Accounts department! 1. What area of healthcare are you pursuing? Nursing 2. What (or who) inspired you to go into that area of healthcare? I’ve always been involved with community service growing up and I realized that I love helping others at a young age. My Grandma always wanted me to become a nurse...

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Favorite Healthcare Staffing Mobile App Update - Credential Assistant

Favorite Healthcare Staffing Mobile App Update –Credential Assistant Have you downloaded the latest version of Favorite Healthcare Staffing’s mobile app? The latest release of Favorite’s mobile app now includes the Credential Assistant! This new feature allows users to easily upload and manage their credentials straight from their phone. Upload credentials on the fly. No more scanning, emailing or faxing in your credentials! With the Credential Assistant, you can easily take a...

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Intern Spotlight - Linnea C

Throughout the month of July, we’ve been featuring our awesome summer interns who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Our last intern spotlight is Linnea, who works in our Travel Nursing department! 1. What area of healthcare are you pursuing? I plan on majoring in nursing and later becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). 2. What (or who) inspired you to go into that area of healthcare? I tore my ACL a few years back and had to get surgery, so...

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Resume Tips for Allied Healthcare Professionals

Resume Tips for Allied Healthcare Professionals August 13, 2019 by Claudia Garcia Allied health professionals make up about 60 percent of healthcare professionals in the United States. From medical assistants to pharmacy techs to dietitians, the impact of allied health professionals ranges far and wide. In such a competitive field, how can allied professionals make their resumes and skills stand out from the crowd? Follow these simple tips to help you create a stellar resume. Stay...

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Traveler of the Month - August 2019

Traveler of the Month:August 2019 August 15, 2019 by Claudia Garcia Want the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a travel nurse? Each month we will feature a travel nurse who was chosen by one of our recruiters and awarded the title “Traveler of the Month.” Our second travel nurse to hold this title is Shekima B. Continue reading to learn about Shekima’s experience traveling with Favorite! Congratulations to Favorite’s next “Traveler of the Month,” Shekima B! When did you...

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