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Traveler Times Volume 27 Traveler Times June 2007

This NICU RN Loves to Travel


American Traveler travel nurse Jennifer Mark, RN met her husband-to-be just two weeks into her travel nurse assignment in Walnut Creek, California last year. After only four months of dating, the two were engaged and the rest … travel nurse history. 

Jenny and Matt were married last September at Hope College in Michigan, and as seen here, are thoroughly enjoying their honeymoon on the Big Island of Hawaii. After many luaus, Jenny came home to a travel nurse job in Tucson, and hopes to soon settle down in Denver for a life full of happiness and adventure with her newly found love!

On behalf of the entire American Traveler team, we
wish you a lifetime of good health, love, and
happiness together.

The Editor


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American Traveler Client Hospital Feature

Southwest Washington Medical Center
Travel Nursing to Vancouver

Area Facts/Things to Do

Travel nursing in the Pacific Northwest U.S. is an adventure all its own. Washington State and Oregon offer outstanding hiking (the Oregon Trail), camping and wildlife opportunities, and just two hours north of Vancouver by car is Seattle, where shopping at Pike Place Market is a must and lunch or dinner 500 feet up in the Space Needle is an exhilarating experience not to be missed. There’s whale watching off the coast and across the river in Portland—countless state parks, breathtaking mountain views, and a whole new world waiting for travel nurses to explore. Up for a weekend excursion to Anchorage? It’s roughly three and half hours by plane.


Things to pack – a camera, sturdy shoes with good arch support, clothing for warm days and cool nights, a compass, a tour book of things to do in the Pacific Northwest, and an affinity for exercise.

Things to bring back – a piece of petrified redwood, a thing or two from Canada and maybe Alaska since you are so close, crafts from local artists, and plenty of breathtaking pictures of landscape and wildlife.

Hospital Highlights

hospital highlightsSouthwest Washington Medical Center is located in Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. It’s a large hospital with over 400 beds, 600 doctors and a medical support staff of more than 3,200 skilled healthcare professionals. Southwest is one of only three trauma centers in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area and has been recognized six times in the past 12 years as one of America’s Top 100 hospitals, winning awards in both orthopedics and cardiovascular categories. The Vancouver mega-hospital delivered more than 4,000 babies in 2006, admitted more than 25,000 inpatients, and treated over 100,000 ER visitors. Needless to say, Southwest Washington Medical Center is a busy hospital in search of well-trained travel nurses and allied health professionals.


Travel Nurse Housing while at Southwest Washington Medical

Sterling Heights in Vancouver

travel nurse hospitalWhile on assignment at Southwest Washington Medical Center your housing will be conveniently located near the shopping and entertainment centers of Vancouver and Portland and is just minutes from local health clubs, restaurants, parks and public transportation. You can always expect deluxe private housing accommodations when traveling with American Traveler with amenities galore including spacious apartments, modern kitchens, and great patio and terraces to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.

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Travel Nurse in Washington DC

American Traveler Nurses sent their appreciation ... They all loved the bag!

Hi! Just wanted to thank you all for the nice bag for nurses week. You are all great and have been a real source of support and encouragement. A great company to work for these past almost 7-1/2 years. I hope all is going well for you. God bless you all. 

Thanks again,
Helen Turner
- RN Travel Nurse


Wonderful Surprise!
Wow, thank you so much for the travel bag from American Traveler. It is wonderful and will get a lot of use. What a wonderful way to end my week.

Bonnie Ridgway - RN Travel Nurse


I love the bag. I am is using it today!!

Mary Morris - RN Travel Nurse


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Travel Nurse Testimonial

Travel Nurse Testimonial - Lois Weidlich  


I am very satisfied with my experience of working for ATSP. Client services, Gina, called me to inquire as to how things are going. I love my consultant Edie Heyer - she is great!! Always returns my phone calls, helps me find things and seems to have a solution. The housing department found me a great apartment in a safe area that is only 10 miles from work. I plan to continue working for your American Traveler, indeed my 2nd travel nurse job started May 28th.

Thanks to everyone - both known & unknown who've helped to make my 1st travel experience a very pleasant & enjoyable transition.

Sincerely, Lois Weidlich - RN - Travel Nurse in New York


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Corporate News

Free CEUs for Travel Nurses just got better!
Hundreds of courses available online and with Podcast download

High-quality curriculum meets technology at American Traveler with more than 400 CE courses for travel nurses all with real-time testing and printable CE certificate capabilities. All courses meet State Board of Nursing Requirements and include The Joint Commission related and APN quality subjects. American Traveler can even manage your CE Direct account in-house so service is instant and third-party waiting for certificates is eliminated. As usual, American Traveler takes care of all the details so you get the most out of life and career.

Call 800-884-8788 to activate your travel nursing CEU account today and start earning unlimited free contact hours tomorrow.

Travel Nurse FREE Continuing EducationCE Direct education comes to American Traveler through a synergy partnership with Nursing Spectrum and Nurse Week.

The American Traveler sport tote took 1st Place at the 2007 Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Roundtable event in Phoenix where the designer bag was stuffed with tropical goodies and gifts then entered into the AZHHA Center Piece Competition. American Traveler remains one of the top volume vendors for AZHHA member hospitals and healthcare systems and works in concert with the AZHHA mission. The award-winning travel satchel emblazoned with the company’s emblem was this year’s featured gift for National Nurse’s Week and sent to all American Travelers in 2007.


Our Corporate Employees of the Quarter were announced at our Quarterly Meeting which took place in April, 2007. Congratulations to all of the winners!

* Marketer of the Qtr – RJ Ball
* Coordinator of the Qtr – Deborah Bacurin
* Employee of the Qtr – Ginina Lazzara
* Genius of the Qtr – Brandy Blanco
* Consultant of the Qtr – Joyce Streem
* Special Recognition – Kelly Vigliotti


Happy Father's Day!!!

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Travel Nurse Consultant

Meet Your American Traveler Consultant – Kelvin Farrar

Travel Nurse Consultant  - Kelvin FarrarExpert Travel Consultant for American Traveler, Kelvin Farrar, says he loves to help new candidates realize the benefits of travel nursing. He’s traveled the world over himself and swaps stories with travel nurses to break the ice.

“I feel that what makes me a great consultant is that I try to have the travel nurses feel as comfortable as possible with me. I try to make them feel as though they have a friend away from home,” said Kelvin. “Honesty is the key to a great working relationship with my travel nurses and an open line of communication gives them confidence in my skills.

Kelvin was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire but lived in Europe most of his early adult life. From there he moved to Hawaii and then to Miami where he finally settled down to have a family and from where he pursued a career with American Traveler.

“I’ve been to countries all over Europe and to Asia, which is a favorite destination of mine. I rely on my world travel experience to help travel nurses get the most from their assignment and from the travel nursing experience,” Kelvin said.

Kelvin’s best advice to first time travel nurses is to ask a lot of questions and learn as much as possible on assignment. Kelvin’s military background and upbringing keeps him organized and is part of his overwhelming desire to be a part of something good.

“I feel like I’m making a difference by supporting travel nurses in the field who in turn are helping others recover and heal.”

Kelvin’s a movie buff and enjoys a basketball game. He derives great satisfaction from working with the American Traveler staff and says the company is unique in its mission.

American Traveler brings a more personal touch to travel nursing. We’re always finding new ways to make life better for travel nurses.” Kelvin said.

To work with Kelvin or any other expert Travel Nursing Consultant at American Traveler call 800-884-8788 or Apply online.

American Travelers gets you the Best travel nurse jobs

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