Locum tenens resources for nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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While many healthcare professionals only associate locum tenens with physicians, it’s a great option for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. These locum tenens resources for nurse practitioners and physician assistants is your go-to for all things locums: how it works, tips and tricks, and stories of other PAs and NPs who are working locum tenens.

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Locums introduction

Locum tenens 101: A beginner’s guide for NPs and PAs

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Learn how locum tenens works for NPs and PAs: where to begin, what questions to ask, and what to expect when you accept an assignment.

How to find your ideal recruiter and advocate

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When you’re ready to start working locum tenens, find a good recruiter who will help you have the perfect first locums experience.

Important considerations for a female locum tenens

A veteran locum offers her advice to women interested in locum tenens and things to consider as a female locum tenens.

Locum tenens: The importance of organization

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A veteran locum offers some valuable insight into how he stays organized as a locum tenens.

Locums advice

Locum tenens assignments: What to ask, what to avoid

Finding the ideal assignment match is a must. Here’s how one locum tenens chooses his assignments.

7 tips for overcoming your fears about working locum tenens

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Are you interested in locum tenens but are unsure where to begin? In this article, veteran locum tenens offer 7 tips to get you started.

Perspective: What I look for in a locum tenens recruiter

An experienced locum tenens offers insight into the qualities and characteristics he looks for when choosing a locum tenens recruiter.

Provider stories

A love affair with Tanzania and the locums life

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PA Cara Bosco is a self-described nomad. She works hard and plays hard. But a permanent position didn’t allow her to do both. Locum tenens allowed her to do just that.

Part-time locums with a full-time job: One PA’s experience

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Working locum tenens part time on the side is a good fit for PA Stacy Hicks. He’s built friendships, experienced new locations, and learned new techniques.

How one family shares the joys of living the locum tenens lifestyle

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The traveling lifestyle wasn’t a new concept for PA Mark Zreliak and his wife, Chelsey, a speech language pathologist. But they discovered locum tenens complemented their lives perfectly.

Locum tenens as a couple: The importance of alignment

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Can the traveling life work for the partner or a spouse of a locums? For locum tenens PA Jason Raehl and his wife Courtney, it’s worked very well.

Getting out of the cold: A locums freedom to follow the warmth

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Long, cold winters prompted nurse practitioner Renee Watson to try locum tenens. The flexible schedule allowed her to work where and when she wanted.

From Oregon to Brooklyn: A locum NP’s COVID-19 story

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Nurse practitioner Kelly Lueck shares her experience fighting COVID-19 in Brooklyn, New York, during the pandemic.

Work was killing her: How locums helped one PA reclaim her life

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PA Terry Rand decided the best way to reclaim her personal health while staying true to herself was through locum tenens.

Locum tenens a refreshing change for emergency room PA

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Locum tenens PA Ted Smith shares how working locum tenens at a location for a few weeks or months feels like a new beginning.

One PA’s passion for medicine and the pursuit of 14ers

PA Tony Martin was born to be a physician assistant — and an adventurer. With the help of locum tenens, he was able to fully enjoy doing both.

Small-town girl embraces life as a locums NP

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Nurse practitioner Michelle Rensel isn’t a travel novice. Having already worked travel assignments as an RN, she knew the lifestyle suited her.

Locumstory podcast

The Locumstory Podcast

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On The Locumstory Podcast, veteran locums talk all things locums: its benefits, tips and tricks, as well as advice on working locum tenens.

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