Are you ready to celebrate Nurses Week in style? We’re thrilled to announce a series of exclusive discounts tailored just for you, our incredible nurses! From May 6-12, join us in honoring the dedication, skill, and compassion of healthcare heroes like you. This year, the American Nurses Association has chosen the theme “Nurses Make the Difference,” highlighting the invaluable contributions of nurses worldwide.

At Medical Talent, we’re thrilled to join in the celebration by gathering all the best Nurses Week deals, freebies, discounts, goodies, and coupons for our dedicated nurses. 

Here’s a sneak peek at the discounts:

Clothing and shoes:

Adidas

  • 30% online/in-store and 15% at outlets

Levis 

  • 15% OFF first responder and medical professional

Lululemon

  • Offers 15% off to First Responders including firefighters, law enforcement, search and rescue, EMTs, and nurses and doctors

Nike

  • Offers a 10% discount off most items on Nike.com and in the Nike App to eligible first responders and medical professionals in the US

North Face 

  • Join XPLR Pass and get 10% off your first online purchase

Stanley 

  • EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: Nurses, First Responders

Beyond

  • 35% off for nurses after verification on ID.me

Brooks

  • 25% off for nurses after verification on ID.me

Scrubs:

Hotels and Travel

Caesar hotel

  • Up to 30% OFF verify ID.ME

Wyndham 

  • In honor of the #EverydayHeroes fighting on the front lines, we’re offering all essential workers an instant complimentary GOLD membership upgrade

Hyatt

  • Must use offer code 145029 at time of booking to qualify. The traveling nurse rate varies by participating hotel and is non-commissionable. Terms and conditions apply. 

Dollar Car Rental 

  • Up to 25% off for nurses after using ID.me for verification 

Hertz Rental Car 

  • Up to 25% off for nurses after using ID.me for verification 

Budget Rental Car

  • Up to 25% off for nurses after using ID.me for verification 

Food & Dining:

Chick-Fil-A  

Chick-fil-A doesn’t offer a national nurses week discount, but local franchises do – check their website to find your local restaurant

G.O.A.T. Fuel 

Get this health-forward energy drink from NFL G.O.A.T. Jerry Rice and his daughter Jaqui Rice Gold for 15% off.

Thrive Market

Thrive Market offers free one year memberships to nurses. Use ID.me for verification.

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh is offering 55% off and free shipping on their first Hello Fresh box. Plus ongoing 15% off for all nurses. 

WELLNESS – VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS

Pachamama CBD Oil

30% off for all frontline workers: get it here

GNC 

GNC is giving 10% off purchases. Use ID.me for verification

Ritual

Ritual is giving 20% off your first three months. Use ID.me for verification

Natural Cycles

Natural Cycles: Healthcare workers & first-responders get 20% off

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Travel nursing is a dynamic, exciting, and adventurous career choice. But it’s not all glamorous, especially as we approach the holiday season. If you’re considering a career as a travel nurse or if you’re heading into your first holiday season on the road, there are some challenges to be aware of.

Time Away from Family

Perhaps the biggest difficulty for many travel nurses who are working during the holidays is spending this time of year away from family. It’s tough to be away from the comfort of home during the holidays, especially if you’re working in an entirely different state or the whole way across the country. And since patients need care year-round – even on the major holidays – it’s possible that you won’t have off work on these important dates. You’ll need to make peace with the fact that your job comes with sacrifices; but remember that you’re doing something good for other people and spending your holidays with the patients who need you.

Travel Logistics

Logistics can be a hassle any time of year, but it tends to get even worse around the holidays as more and more people are traveling. Dealing with time zone changes, unfamiliar weather, adjusting to new places, arranging flights, and more can really take a toll – especially if you’re taking on a new assignment for the first time.

Visit nursing.org’s travel nursing page for a list of online resources on everything from packing tips and tax information to networking hints and certification resources.

Licensing

No matter the time of year, licensing can be a challenge for travel nurses. Travel nurses are required to have an active license for every state in which they work, and that can take a lot of planning. Of course, many states are covered under the Compact license agreement, allowing nurses to get just one license. Note that additional certifications might be needed if you’re hired for a specialty position like a role in labor/delivery or the emergency room.

To keep it all straight, trust an experienced travel nurse staffing agency like Medical Talent to help you on your journey.

Get Help with Your Travel Nursing Career

Medical ’ talented recruiters are here for you every step of the way. Contact our team to learn more about how we can help your travel nursing career progress, and browse our current openings here.

Travel nursing is an exciting, rewarding, dynamic career choice. If you’re interested in this profession, it can seem a little daunting – we get it. So, how does one get started on the journey to become a travel nurse?

Get the education.

First things first – you need the proper education to work as a travel nurse. Like any nursing career, you’ll need either your Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited program to start working at all. Once you have that, you can sign up for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam, which is the federal examination nurses take to become certified.

Pass the NCLEX.

Now it’s time to pass the NCLEX and meet all your licensure requirements. Note that travel nurses can either gain certification in the state they plan to work in or get a nursing licensure compact (NLC), which allows you to travel from state to state and work without having to obtain permanent licensure in every state.

Gain experience in your specialty.

Most hospitals and healthcare networks require nurses to have some experience as staff RNs before coming to work for them as travel nurses. Usually, at least two years of experience are desired. Gaining this experience in your field allows you to hit the ground running once you decide to take the next step and look for travel nursing placements.

Pick your placement.

Once you’ve passed the NCLEX, obtained the proper licensure to start working as a travel nurse, and gained crucial experience in the field, the only thing left to do is decide where you’d like to go. Travel nurses typically work in hospitals, but their services are also needed in specialty clinics, outpatient facilities, home health settings, nursing homes, and more. The choice is up to you – it’s a great way to work in a variety of settings while getting to explore multiple cities across the country.

Launch Your Travel Nursing Career With Us

One of the best ways to start your travel nursing journey and find the placements you really want is by working with a healthcare staffing firm like Medical Talent. Partnering with our recruiters means you get your choice of top placements in the area where you want to work. Contact our healthcare recruiters today to get started.