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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Locum tenens 101: A beginner’s guide for NPs and PAs
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
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
A veteran locum offers some valuable insight into how he stays organized as a locum tenens.
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
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.
A love affair with Tanzania — and the locums life
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nurse practitioner Michelle Rensel isn’t a travel novice. Having already worked travel assignments as an RN, she knew the lifestyle suited her.
The Locumstory Podcast
On The Locumstory Podcast, veteran locums talk all things locums: its benefits, tips and tricks, as well as advice on working locum tenens.