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January 2008 Traveler Times

Commit to Travel Nursing in 2008!

Ring in the New Year with a lifestyle makeover from American Traveler

Make a positive change in your life with a traveling nurse job from American Traveler. You'll feel more alive than ever as you shop, dine and play in some of America's hottest cities, travel to world-famous resort destinations and tackle the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest, New England and the Great Lakes Region.

No matter what your preference, American Traveler can make your nurse life better in 2008!

Let American Traveler help you accomplish all your New Year's goals

Some call it a resolution. We call it the benefits of travel nursing. American Traveler has everything you need to live free and flexible in 2008. We'll find you a better job, boost your earnings, reduce your stress, help you spend more time with family and friends, help you get out of debt, lose weight and get fit. You just need to make one life-altering commitment: Start travel nursing with American Traveler and keep on travel nursing

Travel nursing is a better job- American Traveler staffs 80 percent of top hospitals, outpatient centers and Magnet facilities in the U.S. The pay is substantially better than most permanent positions, housing and health insurance is free, you're reimbursed for licensure and travel, you immediately qualify for bonuses and you get to choose from thousands of destinations nationwide. Compare that to the job you have now.

Clinical News

American Traveler Hospitals Require American Heart Association Certification

American Heart Association In keeping with The Joint Commission Gold Seal Standards, nurses and allied health professionals working for American Traveler are required to have ACLS* and BCLS* certifications from the American Heart Association only. Although some companies offer courses which follow AHA guidelines, many ACLS and BCLS courses are not AHA certified and may prevent you from getting the travel nurse job you want.

There’s a big difference between courses offered by companies who follow AHA guidelines and courses certified by the American Heart Association

American Heart Association training is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation where travel nurses will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. The course is on-site and roughly 13 hours with breaks. Aside from the American Heart Association, there are only a select few companies that issue AHA certified ACLS or BCLS cards upon course completion and a skills check.

. "Because we've required American Heart certification since first obtaining The Joint Commission Accreditation, hospitals rely on American Traveler for the "Gold Standard" in RNs and allied health professionals."

– Deborah B., RN -- Clinical Coordinator

Should you consider a cardiac course from a provider other than AHA, make certain that, upon course completion, your ACLS or BCLS certification card is issued directly from the American Heart Association. Specifically request this information prior to signing up for the class and check with the American Heart Association to make sure the course is indeed AHA certified. For more information, call American Traveler at 800-884-8788. Click here to find an AHA certified course near you.

Meet American Traveler Consultant Karen S.

She can be seen blasting over Baja dunes on her ATV and paralleling down the powdery slopes of Reno under the sun. The Grand Canyon is a favorite place and the Ohio native finds serenity and wonder in the oceans off Hilton Head and San Diego.

Meet Karen S., an expert on the Ultimate Travel Nurse Experience

"I'm often just as excited about the destination as the travel nurse," said Karen. "They sense this and feel comfortable in my abilities."

After nearly two decades of forging new relationships with clients and operators for top salons and spas in the Midwest and Arizona, Karen comes to American Traveler well-equipped and prepared to advise travel nurses on adventure. She focuses on individual needs, follows through diligently on special requests, and contacts travel nursing clients regularly to ensure comfort and satisfaction with assignment.

"I'm always touching base with my travelers," Karen said. "Whether it's a call once a week or a daily email, I make sure they know I'm there for them."

Karen is intimate with travel and has a great deal of energy, passion and knowledge to share with both newcomers and seasoned travel nurse professionals. Her journeys across the U.S. have resulted in long-lasting friendships and memorable life experiences, and have helped her develop a keen sense and appreciation of what travel nurses need and expect when visiting new places and exploring sights.

What's her advice for first time travel nurses? "No question is too small of a question," she says. "I tell nurse candidates to ask me anything that comes to mind and if I don't have the answer I'll find out for them."

Working with RNs and allied health professionals at American Traveler has enriched her life, says Karen. Travel nurses bring joy and laughter with every phone call and their stories and experiences make her smile. And for those of you who travel with pets, Karen has three great dogs and is an expert in recommending positions with pet-friendly housing. After all, more than 33 percent of all American Travelers travel with pet companions.

Call 800.884.8788 to speak with Karen or any one of our highly-trained expert Consultants who can you get started today on the Ultimate Travel Nurse Experience. Apply online today!