Travel Nurse Stories

Meet Our Aya Travelers

Thrill Seeker, Texan, Traveler

By hitting the open road in their RV Joe and his wife Teri are making the most of their travel nursing experience. Having spent fourteen years in the OR, both as a nurse and a manager and with their two children grown, Joe was ready to see the country when… Read More

“Adopted Southerner” and Route 66 Expert

What you do you learn after you’ve road-tripped across the country seven times? A lot as it turns out. Eating a 64 ounce steak in Amarillo, Texas is an impossible feat, Vicksburg, Mississippi is home to “a really fun casino” and most importantly, as Aya Healthcare travel nurse Tracy’s husband Jake explains, if you… Read More

Wandering Outdoorsman, Skilled Nurse

Two simultaneous surgeries in a cramped operating room, twenty people scrambling frantically for supplies and the exhilaration of knowing the procedures taking place would save lives were Paul’s lasting impressions of his medical mission trip to a Romanian orphanage. At the time Paul was in his early teens, old enough… Read More

Avid Learner, Wandering Nurse, So Cal Resident At Last

On his days off you will likely find Jake either soaking in the rays on the sunny beaches that line the coast of the Golden State or checking out a new restaurant, glass of wine in hand, searching the menu for an interesting pairing. For Jake, pleasant days spent in… Read More

Survivor, Explorer, Nurse

Everyone knows nurses are tough. Not many people are asked to deal with life and death on a daily basis while remaining cool under pressure. It is not a job for the faint of heart, and Hannah is a nurse of even greater than usual tenacity. Last year her determined… Read More

Dynamic Husband And Wife Travel Nursing Duo

While watching a chipmunk scamper across the wide expanse of her lawn, Anne describes how she came to be in Bangor, Maine in a quaint apartment on a grand estate built in 1908, a place vastly different from her home in Texas. She and her husband (and fellow travel nurse!)… Read More

Best friends, Travel Nurses, Partners in Adventure

Cat and Melanie became fast friends while working together in a Cleveland Medical ICU. Both Ohio born and raised they bonded over their mutual desire to see the country, but agreed that travel nursing sounded “too good to be true.” They have since found that the people they have met, the… Read More

Intrepid Travel Nurse Currently Exploring The Northwestern U.S.

During February the trails in the City of Rocks, Idaho, are covered in snow and ice and can be tricky to navigate but to adventurous Shanna, who explored them this past weekend, everything was beautiful. Several years into her nursing career Shanna decided to pack her bags and leave home. After… Read More

Meet Steve

Currently on his second assignment, 61 year old Steve T. is happy about his traveling lifestyle. After his first assignment in Salem, Oregon last year, Steve decided to take a job in Spokane, Washington. “I worked at the same hospital in Louisville in the Operating Room for 24 years and… Read More