Travel Nurse Stories

Meet Our Aya Travelers

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

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

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

Living (and saving!) lives on the edge…

Imagine if coolly dangling from the side of a cliff while providing lifesaving treatment to a climber in need was just another day on the job. Well, that’s the reality for Aya travel nurses Bryan and Deb. These two adventure junkies fell in love at 19,000 feet and have only… Read More

Proud pug mom finds adventure on land and under the sea!

Aya travel nurse Brandi’s eleven-year-old pug has seen more of the world than most people. Together Brandi and King Louie have hit more than 15 U.S. states and Canada! They recently drove across the country to her current assignment in America’s Finest City – San Diego. As a USD alum,… Read More

“Open Road Mountain Chick”

Today is the holiest of days for ER Travel Nurse Morgan… the opening day of ski season. She spent last winter on the “awesome” slopes of Taos, New Mexico but is looking to explore new spots this year. With nearly everything she owns selling like hotcakes on Craigslist and eBay… Read More

“Virtually” Living the California Dream

Since becoming a travel nurse in 2014, Glenn has had an amazing run. While in Seattle he had the opportunity to witness "pretty cool" cutting-edge virtual reality technology that allows neurosurgeons to “essentially walk through the patient’s brain to get a better look at the pathology and sensitive areas such… Read More

South Carolina to Southern California

Stretching out over the vast blue-green of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Pier boasts a festive, nostalgic atmosphere. Aya travel nurse Paris currently lives just a few miles away in posh Marina Del Rey, CA. When her boyfriend came out to visit from their native South Carolina, Paris said it was time to… Read More