Travel Nurse Stories

Meet Our Aya Travelers

Meet Kevin: He’s taking the plunge…literally!

“I decided to take the plunge” is a phrase you often hear when people describe embarking on a travel nursing journey. While that is figuratively true for many, Aya travel nurse Kevin can say that literally. In just over a year and a half, not only has he booked assignments… Read More

Meet Marshallene: She’s not your grandma’s grandma.

Marshallene’s attitude toward travel nursing, and life, is simple. “I call the shots,” she says. A fierce and funny grandmother of four, Marshallene provided her travel nursing philosophy, among other pearls of wisdom, during a long drive to surprise her granddaughter at a ballet recital. She was happy to make… Read More

Lifelong explorer and perennial patient favorite

Aya travel nurse Joan has a practical, yet poetic way of looking at life that can’t help but inspire. Her motto? “You have to travel as much as you can while you can still carry your suitcase.” With a chuckle, Joan says she would rather not admit how long she’s… Read More

The Coolest “Country Folk” You’ll Ever Come Across

“I feel like traveling is one of those things that you can always talk yourself out of,” Aya travel nurse Dakota reflects. “My advice would be… don’t. You can always come up with reasons why you shouldn’t, especially when you have kids, but it’s been good for us as nurses,… Read More

L&D Nurse, Grandmother, Plucky Midwesterner

Softly falling snow, warm light and bright chatter are likely the images conjured when you think of a happy Midwestern Christmas Eve. Aya Healthcare travelers far and wide are experiencing every climate and tradition this country has to offer this holiday season, but in the case of… Read More

Meet Chris

For a nurse on his first traveling assignment, 28 year old Chris G. is no stranger when it comes to moving around. Originally from the small town of Colby, Kansas, Chris considers himself a bit of a “nomad” and over the years has lived in Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Nevada,… Read More