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Public Vs. Private Hospitals – which sector is for you?

Working as an agency nurse opens the doors to new experiences and opportunities, which is one of the reasons why so many nurses choose to take the leap. One of these new experiences may be
Posted on July 23, 2021

Best Natural Hot Springs in NSW

With the best coastline in the world, NSW is famous for its white sandy beaches which offer a popular spot for travellers almost year-round. For those travellers heading to NSW during the cooler period –
Posted on July 9, 2021
Career, Experiences, Meet our nurses

My way of becoming a more competent clinician | Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Richard

RN Richard “I first started working as an Enrolled Nurse in 2013 at the age of 39, and as a Registered Nurse in 2016. Prior to that I was a woolclasser, truck driver, and sheep
Posted on June 30, 2021
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Career, Tips and Tricks

What traits make for the most successful agency nurses?

Being an agency nurse is very different to traditional permanent employment. It takes different skills to really thrive in such a different professional lifestyle.
Posted on June 25, 2021
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Location Spotlight: Bundaberg, QLD

Bundaberg is a coastal town in Queensland’s south east corner known for its sugar cane fields and a certain rum factory that holds a special place in town. Located 4 hours north of Brisbane it
Posted on June 11, 2021
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Tips and Tricks

How to prepare for your first contract

New to travel nursing? Feeling antsy about where you’re headed? We know it can feel like there are so many unknowns when heading off for your first nursing contract, that’s why we are always here
Posted on May 28, 2021
Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Sarah

RN Sarah 9 years nursing experience 1. How has your time been at Cairns? The hospital is great. I have found the work in ED interesting, and I am constantly learning and seeing new things.
Posted on May 20, 2021
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Southern New South Wales

Southern NSW should be on every Affinity Nurse’s hitlist for 2021 – if you are looking for snow, adventure, the coast or even a peaceful place to eat and drink – Southern NSW has everything
Posted on May 14, 2021
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Interview with an Affinity Recruiter

Continue reading below to find out directly from Chelsea, how the Affinity Team advises our nurses on their agency careers Q: What is the first thing you ask nurses when searching for their next placements?
Posted on April 30, 2021
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Things to do in Tasmania this winter

Tasmania. Once forgotten on our country’s maps but no longer. Boasting some of the most picturesque sceneries and cultural fun, Tasmania is perfect for any time of year. With summer almost behind us, we look
Posted on April 16, 2021
Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Van Life – Ellie & Seamus

1. What made you want to travel and work together & how did you hear about Affinity? We both love to travel and we are nurses, so it’s a win win situation. The nursing is
Posted on March 25, 2021
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Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Shannon

RN Shannon 2 years nursing experience 1. When and why did you decide to do agency nursing in Australia? I have always wanted to travel and becoming a nurse gave me the perfect opportunity to
Posted on March 8, 2021
Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Alex

RN Alex 6 years nursing experience 1. How has your time been at Barcaldine? I’ve been really enjoying it! There is a really friendly community feel to the town, and the hospital and staff are
Posted on February 25, 2021

Location Spotlight: Kununurra, Western Australia

Covering an area more than 3 times the size of England, the Kimberley Region of WA is a quintessential Australian experience.  The remote Kimberley Region showcases uniquely Australian landscapes, red dirt, native flora and fauna
Posted on February 19, 2021
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Tips and Tricks

I’m permanent – can I do agency work?

After the whirlwind year of 2020, having a sense of stability is more important than ever to so many nurses. Have you had the itch to travel, but pushed those plans aside due to COVID?
Posted on February 5, 2021
Ian- blog
Experiences, Other resources

2020: The Year of the “Hot” Nurse

Thank you Ian, for this insightful look into how 2020 went for yourself and many other travel nurses. Feeling inspired? Get in touch with your Affinity specialist now to have an amazing 2021!
Posted on January 22, 2021
Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Amalija

RN Amalija 17 years nursing experience Theatre, mainly within anaesthetics and recovery 1. When and why did you decide to do agency nursing? I have been in my current role and hospital for over 10
Posted on January 18, 2021
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Career, Travel

Why you should go to Tasmania in 2021!

Cover photo: Affinity RN Maria in Wineglass Bay, Tasmania Tasmania, the hidden gem of Australia, is the best place to be this year! With beautiful cool weather, breathtaking mountains and natural wonders, this island is
Posted on January 8, 2021
Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Joe

RN JOE 4 years in the Philippines + 6 years in NZ + 2 years in AU When and why did you decide to do agency nursing in Australia? Travelling has always been my passion.
Posted on December 18, 2020
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Career, Tips and Tricks

How to get the most out of your year!

Whilst the agency market is a last-minute market, it doesn’t mean you should last-minute plan. Staying ahead of demand and job vacancies maximises the roles, locations and experiences available to you. We have compiled a
Posted on December 11, 2020
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Career, Tips and Tricks

Fatigue Management for Agency Nurses

Fatigue management for agency nurses is an important topic for Affinity. We know that our nurses are some of the most hard working and resilient nurses out there, whose odometers would put others to shame.
Posted on November 27, 2020

Reasons to Try Agency Work This Holiday Season

Christmas has always been a great time to relax, reflect and help those not as fortunate. Agency work ticks all those boxes and more. Why not make it your focus this festive season? #image_1653614921 {
Posted on November 13, 2020

Tassie Bucket List

RN Stephanie RN Jenna RN Dianne Bay of Fires – RN Jennie 4. MONA The Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart will have you entertained for hours (a museum located within a winery
Posted on October 16, 2020
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How long does it take to secure a nursing job?

One of the main questions we get asked is how long the process can take to secure a nursing job. Or, how long between joining Affinity and securing your contract? This is essentially a simple,
Posted on October 2, 2020
Experiences, Tips and Tricks, Travel

Affinity Nurse Spotlight – RN Juan Carlos

RN Juan Carlos 14+ years nursing experience (5 years Australian experience) I can say Mackay will surely be one of my top favorite contracts, ICU staffs here are all welcoming and supportive, my accommodation is
Posted on September 17, 2020
Tips and Tricks

The Travel Nurse Secret to Success

So what’s the secret to being a travel nurse? Being organised! That’s right, you heard it here first, folks! Agency contracts can fill FAST. To give you an idea: a job can be available and
Posted on September 9, 2020
COVID 19 Travel Nurses
Other resources, Tips and Tricks

How Travel Nurses are Navigating the COVID-19 Virus

COVID – 19 may have changed your plans for 2020 but it shouldn’t change your career goals. While the world is adapting to and navigating a life with COVID, our Nurses are more important than
Posted on September 4, 2020
Career, Tips and Tricks

Top Tips to Get Your CV to Stand Out

Agency nursing can be very competitive, especially in rural and remote areas where demand for advanced skills is high. Your CV is your first and sometimes only impression on a hospital for agency roles, so
Posted on August 21, 2020

Location Spotlight: Mt Isa, Queensland

There is more to do in Mt Isa than what meets the eye! By looking at a map you may be fooled into thinking it is a ‘dead-end destination’ or being stranded in the middle
Posted on August 7, 2020
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Career, Tips and Tricks

You and your placement specialist – It takes two!

Being a travel nurse means putting a lot of faith in an agency to provide you with work security, career progression and work satisfaction. We know it is a lot of responsibility and one that
Posted on July 24, 2020