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The Gypsy Nurse -

The Gypsy Nurse, authored by Candy Treft (RN), is another blog with great information for travel nurses, covering topics such as disaster volunteer registries, the best states for travel nurses to get licensed in, travel nurse interview tips, and more. It also contains a job board, as well as resources for finding housing, contacting staffing agencies, and navigating taxes and legal issues abroad.

Travel Nursing Blogs -

For those motivated by wanderlust, becoming a travel nurse opens up a world of possibilities. provides great information about how to become a travel nurse, find job opportunities overseas, manage your finances in a foreign country, and make the most out of life on the road. If you’re a travel nurse or thinking about becoming one, this blog is for you.

Nurse Barb -

A practicing women’s health nurse practitioner, author, and health expert, Nurse Barb’s blog is a wellspring of information about all things women’s health. From birth control to breastfeeding, menopause to beauty and wellness, Nurse Barb covers it all. Nurse practitioners who work primarily with women will find some useful information here.

J Paradisi, RN -

J Paradisi, RN is the blog of Juliana Paradisi, a registered nurse and oncology certified nurse who also writes for Off the Charts and The Adventures of Nurse Niki (fiction so lifelike it’s almost real). An accomplished painter, she blogs about health care and art, and how the two worlds sometimes converge. She also showcases her original artwork on her blog.

Candy Campbell -

Dr. Candy Campbell (DNP, MSN-HCSM, RN, CNL, FNAP) is known as “the Innovation Nurse,” and her aim is to improve modes of communication in the world of health care by applying improvisational techniques from theater, art, music, and dance. With a background in neonatology, she has also published several articles about maternal and preemie health issues. Channeling the spirit of Florence Nightingale, her “Go with Flo” blog is focused primarily on the benefits of medical improv.

Can You Negotiate Travel Nurse Pay with All Agencies?

You will come across many agencies who offer their best pay rate up front. Therefore, they will tell you that there is no need to negotiate with them. If a particular job does not have the pay you’re looking for, then no worries. They will help you find one that does. There is nothing wrong with this. You may even appreciate it from a customer service standpoint. However, you should always be negotiating. As we discuss below, negotiating is about much more than haggling over the pay rate. It’s also about having alternatives. Therefore, even companies that do not negotiate can be a part of your negotiating process.

Frugal Nurse -

Frugal Nurse is an RN, mother, and advocate for reforming the U.S. health care system. Her motto is “seeking better health care at a lower cost.” On her blog you can read about current health care topics like the importance of vaccinations and Medicare-for-all proposals, as well as health advice related to over-the-counter medications, food, vitamins, home remedies, and more.

Correctional Nurse -

Geared primarily toward nurses working in the criminal justice system, the blog at has a wealth of information about caring for patients who are incarcerated. It is also relevant to nurses working in more traditional systems, like hospitals, who may have contact with prisoners. The blog’s founder, Lorry Schoenly (PhD, RN, CCHP-RN), is a nurse author and educator who provided consulting services to jails and prisons across the country. When Dr. Schoenly retired in 2019, the blog was continued by Lori Roscoe (DNP, APRN, ANP-C, CCHP-RN), who is a clinical nurse practitioner and nurse educator specializing in the field of correctional nursing.

Infusion Nurse -

Infusion nursing is a critically important nursing specialty, and the Infusion Nurse blog (authored by Cora Vizcarra, RN, MBA, VA-BC) celebrates that fact while sharing the latest news and insights related to vascular access and infusion therapies. Popular posts have to do with the difference between osmolarity and osmolality, calculating and counting drops, and choosing the right needle size.

BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing -

Similar to AJN, Off the Charts, or ANS: Advances in Nursing Science, the BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing blog analyzes and discusses developments born from the pages of an academic journal—in this case, Evidence-Based Nursing. This blog is geared toward those who want to stay up to date with the latest research about topics like acute stroke, breast cancer screening, and the nurse’s role in complex geriatric assessment.