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Aureus Medical, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, shares 7 must-haves for any travel nurse

Omaha, NE, (March 26, 2014) - When it comes to travel nursing, every professional should come equipped with their go-to set of tools. Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, shares seven must-have items for any travel nurse.

Despite all of the new technology, there are still some simple must-haves that make your life a bit easier through the course of your day. Here are seven necessities that new nurses cannot walk into the healthcare facility without:

Scrubs
What's a lawyer without the suit or a cop without a badge? Every nurse should have a few professional and well-fitting scrubs that can handle frequent washing. It's all about the utility and function of the scrubs. Since the occupation requires long hours, these clothes are designed to be comfortable. You'll be constantly walking, stretching, kneeling and bending; so the comfier, the better. Some people prefer to have more pockets where they can store medical supplies and some keep a spare set of clean scrubs in their lockers in case they spill or stain the pair they're wearing.

Stethoscope
The stethoscope is one of a travel nurse's most vital tools. Listening to patients' lungs and hearts occur during each physical assessment, so you don't want to be without a good stethoscope on hand. Though the equipment is relatively inexpensive, veteran doctors and nurses will tell you it's worth paying a little extra for a quality one.

ID badge holder
Instead of fumbling through your pockets to flash your badge in secured hospital areas, find yourself a retractable badge holder to make things a lot easier. You can buy them online or at office supply stores.

Shoes
Many nurses are on their feet throughout the day. Like scrubs, comfort is key for footwear. Find a pair of shoes that fit comfortably, breathe well and, perhaps most importantly, have good support that will allow you to conduct your daily duties with ease. In the long run, "slider" type shoes and slip-ons are not recommended, as they end up wreaking havoc on ankles and knees.

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About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.