The Life

Holiday Food Drive: Come One, Come All

There is nothing that can get you in the holiday spirit quite like giving back to those in need. As a Portland native, something that I love so much about my hometown is the overwhelming sense of community, charity and kindness that is so present. This feeling is not limited to our corporate market but …

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A Spooktacular Day

Halloween around Integrated is kind of a big deal. Whether it be at our Corporate office in Portland or our branch offices in Dallas, Denver, Houston, Phoenix and Seattle- Halloween is no joke. As we near the end of October each year, Integrated team members channel their inner-child and dress to impress in the cutest, …

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Meet Cari, Our October Employee of the Month

Cari, a travel nurse from California, is our wonderful October Employee of the Month! Whether it’s in the Med/Surg Tele and Oncology Unit providing exceptional care to her patients or working with our team at Integrated, Cari always goes above and beyond. Aside from being an extremely reliable employee, Cari is also a wonderful teammate. …

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Meet JoQuina, Our September Employee of the Month

JoQuina Brooks, Certified Sterile Process Tech JoQuina has gone beyond the call of duty as an Integrated employee over the course of the last year. She has successfully completed 1 contract with an extension. The hospital she works as a Sterile Processor realizes what an exceptional tech they have and has asked her to extend …

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Overdose Awareness Day: A Thank You to the Fighters

  Today started out as most Wednesday’s usually do for me. Though my way to work typically consists of crawling through the parking lot of Interstate-5, putting myself in a bit of a time-crunch, I manage to make a few minutes to satisfy my vice with a stop for a cold brew. You know, the …

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Perfecting Your Travel Nurse Resume: Time-Saving Tips

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” -Coach John Wooden So you’re looking to get started with your travel nursing career? Though there may be a few different pieces in this process towards making the dream become a reality, there is one minor thing you can do to fast …

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Meet Barbara, Our August Employee of the Month

Travel RN, Emergency Room We are amazed by the positive attitude and adaptability Barbara has demonstrated throughout 8 long term assignments and multiple per diem shifts she has worked as an Integrated employee. The hospitals Barbara has traveled to value her hard work and have loved having her as part of their temporary staff. She …

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The Rundown on Compact Licensure

  Whether you’re ready to dive into a life of travel nursing or maybe just try something new in a different state, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) gives you the ability to practice freely across state lines. One license with access to 25 states?! A little background… Nearly 16 years ago the NCSBN launched an …

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Meet Cathy, Our July Employee of the Month

After our very first interaction, we knew it would be a privilege to work with Cathy. She always has such a positive outlook and we love how easy going she is. Our clients definitely appreciate her personality as she had been extended 3 times while on her first assignment in California as a Radiology & …

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Beat the Heat this Summer

Lounging at the pool, patio dining, long warm nights and the sun shining- As much as we love those wonderful summer days, with that time of the year also comes periods of extreme heat and humidity. The days, all of the sudden, seem to drag and we find ourselves dreaming of a winter wonderland. Coming …

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Meet Robin, Our June Employee of the Month

Since Robin began travelling with us in November, she has earned much respect and appreciation from all of our staff here at Integrated. Robin is fully committed to her work and we can always count on her attendance and punctuality. Her recruiter deeply values their relationship, the communication they have with one another and loves …

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Scrubbing In Style

It’s easy to throw on the same basic outfit for work every day and jet out the door. It may be nice to wear comfortable scrubs for those 10-12 hour shifts spent moving, lifting and juggling a multitude of tasks. BUT maybe you’d like to add your personal touch or at least wear something a little more …

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Travel Nurse Interview: Part 2

Two weeks ago we touched on what you can expect from a travel job interview. This week, we’ve decided to backtrack a bit. What leads up to the big conversation? Well let’s get to it… You and your recruiter will discuss all of your job preferences to narrow down your next assignment. He or she …

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Meet Dishon, Our May Employee of the Month

Travelling Nurse, Dishon, has been an absolute pleasure to work with since he joined our team nearly 5 assignments ago. As an employee, we could not ask for more from Dishon. He has an excellent relationship with his recruiter whom he communicates with regularly and is eager to work as much as he possibly can. …

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Travel Nurse Interview: What to Expect from the Big Conversation

  Whether you are newbie to the travel nurse scene or an experienced traveler ready to get to your next destination, creating a favorable first impression with a hospital may hold the key to your next 13 weeks. Though we’ve seen much media attention about a shortage of nurses, hospitals are still selective in who …

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