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Volume 36 | June 2008
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Experts' Valuable Tips for a Great Travel Nursing Experience

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American Traveler Consultant, Amy Roll, suggests Arizona travel nursing jobs to first time travelers. Travel nurse jobs in Arizona are known for high pay, friendly hospitals and deluxe free private housing. Also, the hospital staff is very friendly; Arizona’s travel nursing job accommodations are cozy and centrally located. Travel Nurse Consultant Amy Roll
What's Karen Stegeman’s advice for first time travel nurses? "No question is too small of a question," she says. "I tell travel nurse candidates to ask me anything that comes to mind and if I don't have the answer I'll find out for them." And, for those of you who travel with pets, Karen has three great dogs and is an expert in recommending travel nursing positions with pet-friendly housing. After all, more than 33 percent of all American Travelers travel with pet companions. Travel Nursing Consultant Karen Stegman
For more adventurous nurses, Cathy Trumbull, advises travel nurses to stop at a local bike shop in whatever city or town they’re in and discover which roads come highly recommended in the area for site seeing and biking alike. Travel nurses should also take a genuine interest in meeting people while traveling. “There are an endless amount of amazing people to be met in every city and town. And one of the greatest things about being a travel nurse is the endless and ever changing opportunities. Consultant Cathy Trumbull
As always, we advise our travel nurses to be diligent with the documentation requirements and licensure on your 1st travel nursing assignment and it will be a breeze for all future travel plans. We'll have more tips for first time travelers in the next issue of Traveler Times.
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Meet Your Travel Nurse Consultant – Joyce Streem

Joyce StreemAlways on the move, on the phone or sending emails, American Traveler travel nursing Consultant Joyce Streem is bursting with energy and enthusiasm! “I love finding the ultimate travel nursing job for my nurses to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.”

Joyce joined American Traveler in May of 2003 and since has emerged as a top performer in the travel nursing company. Formerly a regional manager of a national staffing firm, Joyce is a qualified, knowledgeable travel nursing consultant with vast experience in healthcare.

Originally from New York, Joyce and husband Dennis recruit friends every year for a Caribbean cruise where, at numerous ports of call, they wine and dine and shop ‘til they drop. “Florida travel nursing job clients often ask my advice about island travel to the Bahamas and islands in the Gulf.”

With four grown children living in different parts of the country, Joyce is in tune with high paying travel nursing jobs at top-ranked facilities. She says to travel nurses and her children alike: “You’re never alone. I’m here for you 24/7 whatever you may need. Excel in life and you’ll find that dreams really do come true!”

It is no wonder Joyce’s travel nursing clients refer their friends and acquaintances to join the American Traveler team and ‘discover new places’ together!

How do the Management Staff and her peers at American Traveler describe Joyce?

“Full of energy, Joyce is on of the most motivating individuals I have ever been around!”

“Upbeat and always working at full speed!”

“A machine that never stops!”

“Kind, sweet, and generous with her time, her client service, and attention to detail is the best!”

Travel Nurse words about Joyce

“I have really enjoyed working with Joyce Streem. She has been excellent in helping my travel experience be a great one! Thanks. ”

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Corporate News: Reaching Out Autism Walk

Autism Speaks Walk

On April 12, 2008, American Traveler corporate employees participated in the Walk Now for Autism to help raise money for the nation’s top private funding organization of autism research. The walk took place in Broward County, at Nova Southeastern University Sherman Library Green, Davie, Florida.

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.

American Traveler supports important healthcare issues that fund research to find cures, promote awareness, and show our support to the families that are affected by the compromising symptoms of serious illnesses.

Autism Speaks Walk
Fran Levine, an American Traveler Compliance Specialist,
was a major contributor for Autism Speaks Walk, along with Audrey Mack, Sales Administrator.
Fran is the one in the center of the photograph, holding Spencer, her white Poodle.

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