Travel Nurse News - New Years Resolutions

New friends, fun places, extraordinary travel nurse benefits!
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A New Year, a New World of Possibilities

New friends, fun places, extraordinary travel nurse benefits

Although only a percentage of America’s nurses and therapists are engaged in a travel career, newcomers every year take up the unique and rewarding travel nurse lifestyle for high pay, career advancement, and great travel nurse benefits.

As the New Year approaches, it's a great opportunity to and ask yourself if your lifestyle is delivering everything you want. Is your career moving forward, are you meeting new people, seeing new places, learning new things? Is your appetite for adventure being satisfied?

“The world is just too large to stay in one place,” said RN, Mindy, on the way to her first travel nurse assignment in Phoenix. The 26-year-old healthcare professional from Connecticut decided to become a travel nurse to instill positive life change and fulfill an inner drive to help others. “I love meeting and caring for people,” she said. “Besides, nurse travel is exhilarating and life-altering. It’s something I just NEED to do.”

Great pay and benefits come with most travel jobs, said Occupational Therapist, Mike, but there’s more to a travel position with American Traveler. Mike was a bit anxious before he started his first travel therapy job with us, but his consultant made sure that all his unknowns became 'knowns'. "To be honest, I felt like I was asking too many questions, but my consultant assured me that answering questions was the most important part of her job."

Sign up for travel nurse jobs now and receive free private housing, group health insurance, travel reimbursements, bonuses and more. We'll do everything we can to make travel nursing with our company lucrative and enjoyable. Whether you’re driving an SUV or travel nurse hybrid, let American Traveler leave you with more disposable income for dining out, gifts, entertainment, travel nurse excursions and your 401(k).

Travel Nursing - A Choice Profession Even in a Recession

Travel nursing is considered one of the top careers with earning potential of $70,000+ per year.

In these tough economic times we're all looking for ways to survive (and maybe even thrive) in the shrinking job market. Yahoo Education recently delivered some good news for those in the travel nursing field. Travel nursing is one of their top picks for careers that pay over $70K per year — not to mention providing a dynamic lifestyle and opportunities for career growth. Along with college professors, interior decorators, and software designers, travel nurses earn high pay and enjoy flexible schedules — and industry experts predict growing demand for skilled travel nurses and travel therapists well into the next decade.

An excerpt from the Yahoo article:

... Nurses can work long hours. But travel nurses work long hours with scheduled time off between assignments if they want. You can arrange for short-time postings to great locations, or long-term positions once you find a niche ... Jobs for registered nurses are expected to continue to boom, rising by 23 percent through 2016. The top 50 percent of working registered nurses earned between $73,170 and $87,310 in 2007. And travel nurses can receive compensation for relocation and housing.

Watch our video interview with a career travel nurse ...

Gain access to top-paying healthcare travel jobs in world-class cities, tourist retreats, rural areas, and suburbs across the U.S. Get free private housing, group health and dental insurance, free unlimited CEUs, bonuses, and more!

Healthcare Travelers of the Year

American Traveler's winners crisscross the country, leaving a stellar impression!

Each year Healthcare Traveler Magazine selects their Travelers of the Year, and American Traveler's 2008 winners are truly outstanding performers.

One of this year's winners, Stephanie C., is a traveling ER Registered Nurse who has been with American Traveler since April 2004, on dozens of assignments. She has crisscrossed the country — working in Arizona, West Virginia, California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and North Carolina.

On every assignment, Stephanie receives rave reviews on her clinical evaluations, and Stephanie's nurse managers routinely ask her to renew assignments. It's easy to see why. She is professional, hardworking, and provides great healthcare to all her patients.

Stephanie is very close to her family and treated them to a Disney cruise this year. Stephanie's Travel Nursing Consultant, Amy R., notes that travel nursing jobs provide the scheduling flexibility and the pay levels that can help make such special times possible. We are proud to have Stephanie working with our team.

Stephanie was nominated by her Travel Nursing Consultant, Amy.

Our next winner this year, Sheila M., is an Occupational Therapist who has been with American Traveler for over two years.

Sheila's Travel Nursing Consultant, Jennie, says "Sheila is a fantastic traveler! She is well-liked and respected on her assignments and always gets great evaluations. And Sheila is also a master at providing any and all documentation requested -- Sheila is the BEST!"

Occupational Therapy jobs are in high demand across the nation, which means that OT's like Sheila often have their pick of high-paying travel therapy jobs in some of the most desirable locations. And when they receive top reviews from their managers, like Sheila does, the options are even more attractive. Congratulations, Sheila, and thanks for working with us!

Sheila was nominated by her Travel Nursing Consultant, Jennie R.

Travel Nursing Consultant of the Year

This Travel Nursing Consultant goes the extra mile to make her travelers feel at home!

American Traveler is proud to announce that Healthcare Traveler Magazine has selected Anita M. as a Travel Nursing Consultant of 2008. Anita's dedication to her travelers and making sure that they enjoy the entire travel nursing experience has earned her this noteworthy honor.

Anita's travelers frequently mention her enthusiasm for putting them at ease in their new surroundings, with updates on local events and assistance with logistics. Anita has made many enduring friendships with her travelers, and prides herself on going that extra mile, especially for first time travelers. Congrats, Anita!

American Traveler supports Feeding America

Did you know that one in eight Americans is fighting hunger? This holiday season American Traveler has joined in the fight to end this national struggle by making a donation to the non-profit organization Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity on behalf of our valued travel nursing clients.

How Feeding America Works:

Feeding America is a network of individuals, local food banks, national offices, as well as corporate and government partners. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. This network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Feeding America network secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually.

Feeding America supports approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies that distribute food directly to Americans in need. Those agencies operate more than 70,000 programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes, Community Kitchens and BackPack Programs.

Facts About Feeding America

For every $1 donated, Feeding America helps provide 20 pounds of food and grocery products to men, women and children facing hunger in our country. If you would like to join this cause, click here to learn more or to donate now.

Thank You Gift to Our Travelers

Because we know that our travelers care about the environment, this holiday season we sent our current working nurses re-usable tote bags. The totes look smart, and they help reduce the use of plastic grocery bags.

Traveling nurse Angie H. wrote us:

Thank you so much for the Green bags! I love those kind of bags but never find the size I like... I think I'm really going to like this one! ... P.S. All is going well with my assignment. No complaints at all. :)

Monday December 01, 2008
American Traveler Goes Green
Stephanie C Travel Nurse
Sheila M Occupational Therapist

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