Travel Nurse Stories

Meet Our Aya Travelers

Meet Peter: For him, being a CNA is all about the love

“As a CNA, you’re there to care for your patients. CNAs have love for people — people who are helpless, people who cannot care for themselves. I believe I’m doing my own little part to make people happy,” says Aya traveler, Peter. Peter is so passionate about his work, he’s… Read More

Meet Tiffani: She’s an RRT working in the trenches of a COVID unit

It takes an army to fight this pandemic and respiratory therapists like Tiffani are an important part of that army – monitoring and managing the ventilators of COVID-19 patients in the ICU. Tiffani’s first travel assignment looks a little different than she imagined — but she’s thriving in the chaos… Read More

Meet Glen and Riesa: They’re Non-Traditional, Never Nonplussed

What do fires in Northern California, Hurricane Irma in Houston and flooding in Sacramento all have in common? Aya travel nurses Glen and Riesa were there to care for their ICU patients through them all. And that’s really no surprise if you get to know this incredible couple. Glen and… Read More

Meet Christine: Headed Where She’s Needed Most…4 Kids in Tow

When you think of the typical travel nurse, a mother of four school-aged children isn’t the first person that comes to mind. But between shuffling kids to fishing, gymnastics, cheer and softball practice, Aya travel nurse Christina has also somehow managed to help deliver thousands of babies over the last… Read More

Alaska = Moose and Salmon and Bears, Oh My!

For a girl from upstate New York, taking a bite out of a dessert made of whipped Crisco, blueberries and fish may not be the norm, but like many things that Aya travel nurse Caitlin has experienced in Alaska, she described the taste of Agutuk as “A weird… Read More

She’s cruising down the river…any river

When Claire first heard of travel nursing as a wide-eyed undergrad her first thoughts were, “You can really do that? This is real?” Seven years and many assignments later, Claire now knows that possibilities travel nursing offers are, in fact, very real and very wonderful. She’s wandered all over the… Read More

Mother, Survivor, Travel Nurse

The sparkling waterfalls and turquoise seas of Hawaii Shirrelle admired while visiting her son the past week evoke a tranquility that Shirrelle has not always experienced. From this paradise, she tells the complicated and ultimately triumphant story of her life. Shirrelle is a travel nurse and determined mother of three children… Read More

“Keep it up and keep on going!”

“Everything is awesome” pretty much sums up the world view of this happy-go-lucky travel nursing duo. Annette and Sam met in Chicago and began traveling together at the beginning of the year. They have already traversed the country once, from New York City to San Francisco, faithfully documenting… Read More