Travel Nurse Life Category

09
Dec

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At American Traveler, our RNs live the adventure implied by the name of our healthcare staffing agency: they enjoy the opportunity to travel the United States from coast to coast, loving the free private housing and other amazing benefits that make each assignment seem like one big vacation. Sean, an ER nurse enjoying his second assignment in Florida, is one such traveler. A consummate beach lover, the Pennsylvania native remarks in his interview, ocean waves crashing in the background, that he knew absolutely no one upon arriving in the Sunshine State. It could have been a chilly first impression, but fortunately the Miami weather wasn’t the only warm aspect to his travel nursing job. Kristin Zandee, Sean’s recruiter, is a ray of sunshine for all the American Travelers she works with. Her relationship with Sean is no exception.  The ER nurse has remarked that Kristin is “a wonderful woman”, always there to answer his questions with the kind of turnaround that makes Kristin, Senior Consultant and three time winner of the Healthcare Recruiter of the Year Award, one in a million.  

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24
Sep

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Kayleigh, an ER nurse, has traveled the U.S. extensively, enjoying the site seeing, new experiences and friendships forged along the way. Her travel nursing career includes assignments in New York and Florida, where she grew more than just her clinical skills—Kayleigh also built a network of friends she’ll always keep in touch with. In her experience working in the ED of a prominent New York hospital, Kayleigh found that the emergency room was more than a place of healing; it was also an ideal setting to meet likeminded people with similar goals. “I would have never met those people if I hadn’t traveled through American Traveler,” Kayleigh remarks in a video captioned with two key concepts in healthcare staffing: adventure and friendship. Adds Kaleigh when she talks in glowing terms about her adventures as a travel nurse, "My mother likes to call it vacation with a splash of work thrown in." "Meeting New Friends on Your Travel Nurse Adventure! Watch video about meeting new friends while travel nursing It’s hard not to agree with Kaleigh’s mom that travel nursing is like an extended vacation. Kayleigh has remarked that the people she met while working in New York dropped [+]

10
Sep

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RNs who want to "get on the road" literally with their travel nursing careers and head someplace sunny and warm for the fall and winter need to get in touch with an American Traveler recruiter immediately! Florida nursing jobs are available right now, with start dates beginning in September and into the first weeks of January. Reasons for wintering in Florida, The Sunshine State, are many—when you check in with Sean, RN in this travel nursing video, you’ll see why! Florida travel nursing video with Sean, ER RN When you refer a qualified friend, you’ll receive a $500 referral bonus; this incentive applies to travel nursing jobs anywhere in the U.S. Watch more videos with American Traveler travel nurses talking about their exciting assignments! Feeling motivated? Great! Be sure to update your employment profile and get in touch your American Traveler recruiter immediately. Our VIP customer care will work closely with you to ensure you turn up exactly where you want to be this season and next. Have a look at this Florida bucket list with 10 hot spots for ringing in the New Year this winter. These 10 Sunny Places Are 10 Reasons to Apply for Florida [+]

03
Sep

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Amy L. ORT on assignment in, Maui, Hawaii

Amy L., an OR Tech for the last 10 years, is sharing her clinical expertise with Greater Honolulu, Hawaii and loving every minute of it! Amy is a seasoned American Traveler with 4 assignments under her belt: nursing jobs along the Oregon coast of Seaside and Clakamas, Salt Lake City and now the beautiful island of Oahu, where she lives in travel nurse housing, a stone’s throw from Waikiki Beach. Amy’s Picks for Top Hawaiian Attractions: The following are Polynesian points-of-interest that Hawaiian bound travel nurses won’t want to miss! Best Views: The Diamond Head decorates the Waikiki Coastline so that the area is a living post card—Amy can see the view from her studio high rise, where she also drinks in views of a huge, emerald green golf course. Best Restaurants: Mike Huli Huli Chicken is the most delicious local food truck in town and worth the trek even if you don’t have a car. It’s no big deal to rent a car on your day off and enjoy the menu as part of your beach-bound day! Another favorite restaurant is Kahuku Grill on the North Shore—best [+]

19
Aug

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One of the best pieces of advice an experienced Traveler can give first-timers is to embark on the assignment with a friend. Driving to a new city with company in the passenger seat not only calms first day jitters, but makes things more fun overall—which is why Kayleigh, an ER nurse, worked with her recruiter at American Traveler to place she and two friends exactly where they wanted to be for the Fall season: in New York City travel nurse jobs! These three pals were ecstatic to check off the following items on their New York bucket list: go leaf peeping in Central Park, watch the Macy’s Parade roll by, and stick around long enough to see the holiday lights go up in Times Square. Kayleigh, an ER RN describes her New York City travel nurse experience -watch video here.   Kayleigh’s good luck in landing a high paying ER job with two friends—already members of the American Traveler team—was no small coincidence: it was carefully engineered and made possible by an experienced recruiter; Kayleigh’s friends had enjoyed previous assignments under their recruiter’s guidance and persuaded her to give it a try too. In no time at all, she [+]

12
Aug

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Every year RNs matriculate in fast track nursing programs all over the country—and some of these graduates have this in common: they’re over 40-years-old. According to a **2010 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average age of RNs at graduation is higher—good news as we face a shortage of more than 900,000 registered nurses by 2030. Beyond the statistics, morale among mature nurses is extraordinary, especially among Phyllis O., telemetry RN working as a travel nurse in San Antonio, Texas. American Traveler sat down with Phyllis—or rather, she took time out from her exciting travels out West, to take our call. This is what she had to say.

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AT: Our recruiters have noticed that lots of our RNs come into travel nursing as way to build more financial stability—as well as gain the ability to travel freely throughout the United States. Would you say that’s why you’re trying out the travel nurse lifestyle? Phyllis:  Well, I’m past “trying it out”! I love how diverse this field is, and am already on my second travel nursing assignment. I do love to get around! I had a fairly [+]

05
Aug

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Healthcare jobs are one of the fastest growing of any industry group in the United States. In every area, whether nursing, physical therapy, or allied health jobs; expert analysis predicts significant growth and stability far into the future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 19.4% growth in registered nursing (RN) jobs until 2022. That translates into 526,800 newly created nursing positions in addition to the 525,800 vacancies that result from RNs leaving the profession. At present, there are not enough nurses to fill healthcare job vacancies nor do forecasters see this problem being resolved in the near future. This situation opens the door for qualified RNs to earn much higher wages by embarking on a travel nursing career. Some RNs may be hesitant, however, due to several myths that have been circulating about the travel healthcare industry.

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Debunking Travel Nurse Myths Travel nurse jobs don’t provide the employee benefits of a permanent nursing position. While most nurses and therapists are aware that they would receive free housing benefits as part of their travel nurse assignments, not all are aware that leading healthcare staffing agencies [+]

13
May

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Ashly P., an OR Nurse, Sits Down with American Traveler to Talk About Where She Might Be Headed Next… Ashly P., RN (CNOR) knew one thing growing up: she wanted to travel! At first, the goal seemed far away. Ashly wasn’t earning much in her first nursing job, but all that changed when she aligned talents with American Traveler. Since then, the Arkansas native has covered a lot of ground, managing to pay off her student loan debt along the way. travel nursing in Califonia - Ashly RN Travel Nurse“I've worked with one other travel agency and get calls from some others,” Ashly admitted when she sat down with AT to talk, “but I like American Traveler because they've always offered the most money and I trust my recruiter, Karen Stegeman implicitly.” It’s obvious that Ashly, a talented OR nurse, feels like she’s in capable hands—otherwise she wouldn’t go as seamlessly as she does, from one high paying travel nursing job to the next. Her experience in a Northern California hospital, well-known for its robotics program, was as memorable as her private housing in Mountain View, CA. “I loved it. Every Sunday, I’d walk from my apartment to [+]

21
Feb

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In the Northeastern part of the United States and as far south as Atlanta, record breaking cold and snow does more than create traffic jams and close federal buildings—it’s also impacting hospitals, as the hardest hit areas’ healthcare facilities endure slow moving ambulances, supply shortages and understaffed cafeterias that make lock-down situations especially hard. Registered nurses in these situations consistently show a willingness to miss lunch breaks, work late, and leave family members for extended periods, caring for patients and supporting fellow staff; for this they deserve not just recognition, but the highest praise.

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Deborah Bacurin, RN, Clinical Account Manager shared: “Nursing is that rare profession where it’s still commonplace to put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own. So when hospital clients on the Eastern Seaboard called in to me after the snow storms, I wasn’t surprised to find these healthcare employers had nothing but great things to say about our travel staff. Many of our nurses on assignment worked double shifts to cover for permanent staff that could not make it in due to the road conditions. And other Travelers did what they had to in this [+]

06
Nov

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Come find the hottest healthcare jobs in America! The autumn season is the perfect time to plan the winter that lies ahead—and for travel nurses and therapists who prefer a warm beach over a snow-scape, there is still plenty of time to find healthcare jobs in the top destinations of California, Florida, Arizona and the Virgin Islands. For those that need further convincing, check out these sunny descriptions of the world’s best snow escapes—each one featuring marathon days of warm weather and sunshine during peak winter months. Florida travel nursing jobs dot the eastern shoreline with endless opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals. A big event on the social calendar during the winterfunny cartoon for travel nurses season is Art Basel in Miami—the perfect excuse to tour South Beach in all its Art Deco splendor. Further north, The Sunshine State offers plenty more beach escapes, in West Palm, Daytona, Sarasota and more. Wherever you are in Florida during the winter months, you’ll be nice and warm! Virgin Islands travel nursing jobs are an exotic experience out in the Caribbean where, in the winter months, the average temperature is a perfect 77 degrees—from mid-December to mid-April. Beach lovers won’t [+]