Travel Nurse Stories

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Type A Travel Nurse Finds Freedom in Letting Go

"Just go with the flow” is a phrase we often hear when someone is trying to get us to do something we don’t entirely want to do — like sampling a strange new cuisine or attempting an extreme sport. Calmly letting things happen comes naturally to some people, but Aya… Read More

Lifetime Wisconsinite seeks new (warmer and sunnier) horizons

Can you imagine meeting the love of your life before you could walk, finally dating in college, eventually getting married and ultimately traveling the country together? It sounds like the plot of a romcom, but it’s real life for Aya travel nurse Jacob. He and his wife MiKall grew up… 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

Second generation travel nurse and soon-to-be NP!

When a story begins at Disney World, you know it’s going to be magical. Aya travel nurse, Bealie, moved to Orlando from Canada with her family at the age of ten, when her mother, a travel nurse herself, accepted an assignment in the Sunshine State. The warm weather and beaches… Read More

The road between hikes is paved with adventure…

Driving to work is not high on most people’s list of exciting adventures. But when the route includes a hike through the Grand Canyon, the neon lights of the Vegas strip and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, it’s not your average commute. There is nothing Aya travel nurse Rachel loves… Read More

Easygoing Southern Girl, Bold Traveler

With the unflappable calm of someone used to handling crisis situations, Aya travel ICU nurse Jessica downplays a recent harrowing experience in Rowlette, Texas. When she’d been in town for only a few weeks a tornado touched down around the corner from her hospital, but rather than panic Jessica plugged… Read More