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Dec 2007 Traveler Times
We have high-paying travel nurse jobs in Gulf Coast cities such as Houston, New Orleans and Tampa, where cruise ships leave regularly for ports in Acapulco, Panama and exotic Belize. Travel nurse positions in Miami and Palm Beach put you "oh-so-close" to the Bahamas and Jamaica and fast boats take you to Bimini and Key West. Luxury liners leaving for Alaska and Vancouver - where polar bears roam and sled dogs play - are just a stones throw from travel nurse jobs in Seattle, Astoria and Sitka.
Cruise vacations combine important travel elements such as safety, variety, affordability and pampering, say travel experts at MSNBC. Cruise vacations are more popular than ever and planning a cruise has never been easier, reports Travel Trade.
I ’ve been a travel nurse now for four years and American Traveler has been the only travel nurse company I’ve engaged. They’ve truly been there every step of the way for me. They went to bat for me at the hospital when I was injured on the job and relocated me immediately when I explained that, at one apartment complex, there was only one washer and dryer for twelve units. They also found me another travel nurse assignment in hours after I arrived at one hospital only to find my contract canceled. Client Services is impeccable at American Traveler and although the pay is excellent, money isn’t always everything.
-- Stephanie C., American Traveler RN
"Stephanie's consultant, Amy Roll, exemplifies the service you can expect from American Traveler. Amy's tenure and experience, attention -to-detail, and dedication to her Traveler's needs are evident in everything she does."
-- Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment.
One third of all American Travelers travel with pets! Stephanie has been a travel nurse most of her professional life is one of thousands of nurse professionals who prefer travel nursing to a permanent staff position.
"Although there are pros and cons to being a travel nurse," she says, "the freedom, pay and American Traveler benefits allow me to go, see and do more."
"There's no doubt about it, travel nursing has exposed me to procedures, medical technologies and opportunities not always found in permanent positions." While working at a Level I Trauma Center in California I had learned how to use a Rapid Infuser - the device used to warm and quickly infuse multiple units of blood and large amounts of IV fluids into patients who are hemodynamically unstable. Victims of serious car accidents, bullet wounds, stabbing, internal bleeding, septic shock, burns etc. I used it three and four times a night and saved lives in the process. Although I'm not in the habit of bragging about how much I know when starting a new assignment, my supervisor was aware that I was proficient in using the equipment and called on me to train others. Those who I taught were nervous at first because rapid infusers are typically used when fluid loss is imminent and lives are at stake. It also requires complete focus and attention so fluids don't run dry - an incredible responsibility. Needless to say, more nurses now know how to use a Level I Rapid Infuser because this travel nurse showed them.
-- Stephanie C., American Traveler RN
"High pay is important among the younger generation of travel nurses, but work environment and flexibility top the list." A report from Randall Travel Marketing indicates that Generation X and Y nurses may be more inclined to travel than the generation before. The freedom, detachment and desire to explore are higher up on their list of needs and their thirst for diversity is clearly a priority. High pay is important among the younger generation of travel nurses, but work environment and flexibility top the list.