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February 2007 Valentines Issue

Travel Nurse Romance - Thanks American Traveler

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Maria A. – Travel Nurse in Tampa, FL She's a travel nurse, loves chocolate, and is getting married in May.
American Traveler RN, Maria couldn't be more excited about her new assignment. It's like a dream come true she says.'After a year and a half of long distance, I finally got a travel nurse job just 40 minutes away from him!'

They’re perfect for each other says Maria. On Valentines Day, he’ll be helping her pack her bags in Indianapolis and head for her new travel nurse adventure in Tampa. “Just the fact that we’re going to be close together is special enough, plus we’ll be celebrating our one year engagement,” Maria told American Traveler.

Maria and Daniel are both originally from Florida but have traveled extensively throughout the US: The Pocanos, Chicago, Colorado, NYC, Philly, Miami, and Indiana to name a few. Currently, they’re planning a drive down the east coast and a honeymoon in Tennessee.

Traveling with loved ones and friends can often make travel nursing a more fulfilling life experience. To visit exciting places, relish in the moment, and create lasting memories never to forget. Here’s to Maria and many more of her favorite long fondues at the Melting Pot, hours of quiet time holding hands, and a lifetime of love and happiness with this year’s Valentine and husband to be, Daniel. 

Happy Valentines Day from the Staff at American Traveler!

Stephanie and Kris -- It's the little things

stephAmerican Traveler RN, Stephanie and her boyfriend met at a rock concert in Washington D.C. They love to travel, drink wine, and spend time with friends. “It’s the little things that Kris does everyday that mean so much,” said the travel nurse, and spontaneity is the key to their relationship. “We’ll just a pick a city within driving distance and spend the weekend there.” Stephanie told American Traveler that her most romantic fantasy would include a month in the Mediterranean Islands.

Barry and I - Travel Nurse What happens in Las Vegas ...

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While working on assignment in MN for American Traveler, my co-workers and I decided to go to Las Vegas for the weekend. After a long night at Studio 54 and MGM I was stopped by a very handsome man who asked if he could buy me a beer. Even though it was late, I said, 'What's one more beer ...right?' Well, one more beer turned into a lasting relationship that put this travel nurse in Arizona with the man I loveIt just goes to show you that what happens in Las Vegas doesn't always stay there!

. Maacah - Travel Nurse -- Together again after all these ...

My husband and I were separated by 3300 miles for five months. I was doing well as a Respiratory Therapist in PA, but his contract as an electrician ended, forcing him to go elsewhere for work. Well, after a million (It felt like a million) phone calls and gallons of tears, I took a travel nurse assignment with American Traveler that put me right next to my husband in Phoenix, AZ. Thanks to recruiter Jassalynn H., my husband and I are once again living 'happily ever after.'

love Anne - Travel Nurse 'Laughably' Ever After ...

The travel nurse went skydiving on her 30th birthday while on assignment in Tucson with American Traveler. Afterwards, she was so filled with adrenalin that she didn't want to go back to her apartment. So what now? Dating? That night at a singles meeting, she met Matt and has been traveling with him ever since. Her recruiter says that every time she mentions his name, Anne breaks out giggling.

Ask the experts ... what makes American Traveler employees special?

"Our recruiters and travel nurses bokare well trained, highly skilled, and passionate about their jobs,' said American Traveler CEO, Robert Bok. 'It's no wonder that year-after-year clients and colleagues applaud their talents.' 

While Jean came out on top as American Traveler's 'Recruiter of the Year' Lori D., RN and Mindy O., OT for American Traveler were among this year's travel nurse and allied health recipients

'Lori has it all,' said Senior Consultant Kristin Zandee. 'She's eager to learn, adapts easily, and her reviews are always excellent.'

Lori is asked frequently to extend her assignment, said Kristin, or to join the staff permanently at just about every hospital she works. "Her work ethic is unsurpassed, and I'm proud that she’s chosen American Traveler as her travel nurse company of choice. Thanks Lori."

Mindy’s Consultant, Joyce, says she’s an "awesome" OT because she's flexible, a quick responder, and reliable, said Joyce. "Mindy is proactive and adapts to new surroundings well."

"Being recognized in the industry as a traveler or recruiter of the year speaks to great accomplishment,” said VP of Recruitment, Mary Kay Hull. "And is one of the best compliments a dedicated professional can get in this business."

One travel nurse had this to say about “Recruiter of the Year” Jean Marchetti.

“Jean has made my whole travel experience more incredible than I could have imagined. She truly cares about me, not only as a nurse, but as a person too. She never skips a beat no matter what I throw her way, and her great attitude keeps me going out on the road time and time again.”