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Dec 2006 Traveler Times
The average age of the nation's 2.9 million nurses is 47; travel nurse jobs infuse life into exhausted but qualified RNs...
Boca Raton, FL – Nov. 2006 — Healthcare staffing firm American Traveler has the solution for RNs suffering from everyday burnout…hit the road traveling. While the industry-wide nursing shortage continues to plague hospitals across the nation, American Traveler offers nurse professionals an alternative to quitting or retiring early.
"Traveling rejuvenates careers and puts zeal back in everyday life," says American Traveler CEO, Robert L. Bok. "Nurses work three days a week and vacation the other four, while others mold schedules around career advancement and new found social agendas. This becomes particularly important as individuals begin to age and wish to work less and have more time to relax and pursue other activities."
"I've been trying to get the courage to become a travel nurse my whole life," said mid-fifties mom Kathy S., an American Traveler success story who recently transitioned to the more flexible travel nurse lifestyle. "Taking the leap has been wonderful for me, and with the American Traveler referral bonus program extra cash keeps rolling in," said Kathy, who recently worked at a prestigious children's hospital in Washington, D.C. and who travels the country with daughter Julia.More About Travel Nurse Opportunity and Chooosing an Agency
The NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of more than 500 independent physicians and medical facilities in southwest Florida. They specialize in advanced heart, cancer, obstetric, newborn, and pediatric care and employ a forward-thinking staff focused on effective medical treatments and healing. Considered one of the most progressive in the nation, NCH facilities are located along Florida's lush Gulf Coast and are a "stones throw" from Marco Island. Both NCH Naples and NCH North Collier are The Joint Commission Certified hospitals with outstanding reputations for high-quality patient care and innovation.
Better known as the 'crown jewel of the Gulf Coast,' Naples boasts tons of great restaurants, miles of sandy beach, and a social climate fit for the tropics. Shopping is extraordinary here from local boutiques to world-class designer shops.
Natures' wonders are all around Naples. "Alligator Alley" is your roadway to the Everglades, and a small craft or long swim gets you snorkeling and diving to beautiful coastal reefs and mangrove ecosystems. This little slice of paradise has more than 35 golf courses, tennis courts everywhere, and charter boats which leave on the hour to snag a Sail Fish or Marlin on the high seas.
Local fare fuels creative chefs here on the southwest peninsula and dining soon becomes a favorite pastime. Outside of that, there are great musicians, artists, actors, and painters all around town, and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts is close by. Disney World is up the road only a few hours by car and Fort Lauderdale and South Beach even closer. Need we say more?
You'll sense the "WOW" factor with American Traveler housing in Naples—more like vacation than assignment. After working a log day, envision yourself in the pool or spa, "doing a few laps" around the fitness center, or putting your feet up for some peace and quiet in the confines of your private abode. "BEWARE!" The beach is only a short drive away with addicting blue surf and sunset. It could be one of the best bad habits you'll never want to kick. Get to know our housing coordinators. You'll be impressed. 800-884-8788 .
Pictured to the left are American Travelers John and Jennifer P. with new baby, Matthew, a Miami Dolphins fan. The family is doing much better than their team this season with a little one already poised for the playoffs…well…give him a few years.