Want to know a bit more about how agency works at Affinity? Interested in things to do on days off? Or maybe a bit more in depth information about how to update your skills? Our blog aims to highlight all areas of travel nursing; the industry, the lifestyle and why Affinity is the provider to experience this fully.

The best part about this blog is it highlights our greatest resource; our nurses. We love living vicariously through you so please send any happy snaps, videos, stories, tips or recommendations. General rule of thumb is that if you find it interesting then so will someone else!

Email us today at info@affinitynursing.com.au or call us on 1800 355 446. We look forward to hearing about your adventures.

Happy Travels!

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
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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
Travel

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
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Tips and Tricks

Nursing Contract Packing Essentials

Like a good holiday, knowing what to pack is always a challenge. Overpacking is often inevitable but under-packing is a crime in itself. So, here are our top five nursing contract packing essentials. Interested in
Posted on July 10, 2020
most out of your recruiter woman talking on phone
Career, Tips and Tricks

How to get the most out of your recruiter

The term recruiter can get a bad rap, so much so that recruiters are now being termed ‘talent acquisition specialists’ instead! Fancy lingo aside, a recruiter can become your closest ally, confidant and most importantly
Posted on June 26, 2020
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Career

Tax as an Agency Nurse – What questions to ask your accountant!

It’s getting to that time of the year where the tax man is lurking around the corner with that cheeky grin on his face thinking about your tax balance! Tax as an Agency Nurse with
Posted on June 12, 2020
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Other resources, Tips and Tricks

How are Affinity Nurses spending their time in isolation?

Although our lives are slowly changing back to some level of normalcy, for nurses travelling interstate specific isolation and self-quarantine requirements are still in place. As part of the Affinity experience we ensure all nurses
Posted on May 29, 2020
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Experiences

Why should you become a travel nurse – Interview with RN Gem

Why should you become a travel nurse? We caught up with our nurse Gem to see how she is doing during the COVID pandemic, and she has really highlighted how rewarding it can be to
Posted on May 15, 2020
Why Reference checks are important Nurse at computer
Career

Why reference checks are more important than you think!

Reference checks are important! Facilities pay top dollar for nurses who can hit the ground running. So, without referees to support your skills, it makes it near impossible for a facility to determine why they
Posted on May 1, 2020
woman relaxing with tea manage mental heath covid
Career, Tips and Tricks

How to manage your mental health during COVID-19

Everyone is feeling the pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, especially our front-line health care workers. At Affinity we pride ourselves on the support we provide to our travel nurses and would like to offer these
Posted on April 17, 2020
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Other resources

Things to do Self Isolation

Whether you have just arrived from overseas or are required to self-isolate due to interstate travel – there is one thing for sure; 14 days can quickly go from being a breeze to something resembling
Posted on March 27, 2020
The view from the top of Marlston Hill Lookout Bunbury Western Australia WA with lighthouse
Travel

Location Spotlight: Bunbury, Western Australia

Welcome to our latest location spotlight, Bunbury, Western Australia! Fancy dipping your toes into the ocean whilst watching the dolphins frolic on contract with Affinity? Count me in! 175 km’s South of Perth is the
Posted on March 13, 2020
COVID-19-NURSES
Other resources

Contract nursing and COVID-19, what you need to know

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the Coronavirus. Between the toilet paper-buying panic and the rapidly evolving disease itself, learn what COVID-19 means when you are contract nursing. Whilst WHO has now declared COVID-19
Posted on March 12, 2020
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Tips and Tricks

Living in Shared Accommodation – Tips & Tricks

Living in shared accommodation may be a familiar experience to a lot of you, and remind you of the good old university days! However, if you are taking the leap into agency because you are
Posted on February 28, 2020
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Travel

Things to Do: Port Macquarie, NSW

Port Macquarie, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, is a hub for activity with its prime coastal position two hours drive above Sydney. It is one of the new exciting locations that Affinity serviced
Posted on February 14, 2020
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Career, Tips and Tricks

Managing Work Conflict – Where to Start?

Sometimes working in new (or even sometimes old teams) can be daunting and challenging when conflict rears its ugly head! Unfortunately, conflict is one of those unavoidable things in life and can spread faster than
Posted on January 10, 2020
Tips and Tricks

Be Social Media Safe and Savvy

It is becoming increasingly important to stay social media safe. Facebook is a tool that is growing in popularity for agency networking, information sharing and good old fashion socialising. It is a forum in which
Posted on December 13, 2019
Travel

Fraser Island – Hot Spot!

Dreaming of a contract in a nice coastal location in Queensland? Well, you are not alone. Affinity services the Wide Bay region, which has a number of regional facilities that can accommodate this request; including
Posted on November 8, 2019
Tips and Tricks

Signs You Are Ready for Travel Nursing

Are you ready for travel nursing? Taking the leap into agency nursing can be a big change, especially for those planning to move from the security of a permanent role to the travel nurse lifestyle
Posted on October 25, 2019
Travel

Torres and Cape Adventures

The Torres & Cape region in Far North Queensland is one of our most requested or enquired about regions. But it is easy to see why! Escape the normal hustle and bustle, enjoy the rugged
Posted on October 11, 2019
Tips and Tricks

10 Small Ways to Live a More Sustainable and Greener Existence!

Here at Affinity we are always trying to promote positive change through sustainable processes. We are trying to reduce our footprint and implement new office guidelines on how to be better inhabitants on this lovely
Posted on September 27, 2019
Experiences

Behind the Scenes with Joy – Life as a RAN

One of the unique benefits of travel nursing, is the abundance of positions for Remote Area Nurses – or RANs.   We often receive enquiries about RAN work and what the experience is like. For a
Posted on September 16, 2019
Tips and Tricks

Top Tips for Your First Contract

So you have your contract, know when your first shift will be, but feeling unsure about that looming first day on the job?  You are not alone!  As an agency nurse you are stepping into
Posted on August 9, 2019
Handy-Apps-Agency-Nurses
Tips and Tricks

Handy Apps for Your Next Contract

Being an agency nurse, you are constantly on the go. One thing that everyone shares is that you have a phone on contract (if you still communicate via smoke signals or carrier pigeons this may
Posted on July 19, 2019
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Experiences, Travel

Western Australia Hot Spot – Ningaloo Region

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo region (Exmouth, Coral Bay and surrounds) is regarded as one of the last great ocean paradises, and a must-visit for nature lovers. It proclaims itself as the eco-adventure capital of
Posted on July 5, 2019
Career

Urban Myth: The More the Merrier

It’s a common belief in agency nursing that it pays to be with several agencies at any given time. The logic behind the decision is somewhat understandable, but is it really the best approach? From
Posted on June 21, 2019
Travel

Top Things to Do Around Warwick

Warwick: A small town 160 kilometres south west of Brisbane, Queensland. Well known for its strong agricultural industry and heritage buildings.  Surrounded by mountain ranges, Warwick is a picturesque escape from busy metropolitan life.
Posted on June 7, 2019