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!

Alex
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
Travel

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
Why you should go to Tas in 2021 | Wineglass Bay Tasmania | Affinity Nurse Photo | Travel Nursing
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
How to make the most out of your year - 2021 - young people celebrating at the beach with confetti
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
Man relaxing in hammock in rural setting to promote Fatigue management for agency nurses
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
Career

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_2097437854 {
Posted on November 13, 2020
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Travel

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
Lady at deskptop - how long does it take to secure a nursing job
Career

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
Travel-nurse
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
You and your placement specialist - puzzle pieces joining together
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
Nursing Contract Packing Essentials - Full Suitcase on Table
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
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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
Tax as an Agency Nurse end of financial year on a book ready for accountant
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
Become a travel nurse Cape Hillsborough kangaroos beach
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
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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