Travel Nurse Stories

Meet Our Aya Travelers

“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

Survivor Paying it Forward

Depicting scenes from St. Louis to Lake Havasu and everywhere in between, the colorful magnets that brighten up Jill’s refrigerator tell the story of her life as a travel nurse.  And these aren’t the only souvenirs she has gathered on her travels.  Some are tangible, like the art pieces she collects on each assignment,… Read More

OR Nurse, New Yorker

From her apartment on the Upper East Side Aya travel nurse Melissa declares “There was always a part of me that thought I was going to fall in love with New York City.” From walks in Central Park with Walter Disney, her energetic Jack Russell terrier, to Broadway shows and celebrity sightings, to rooftop… 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… 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

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

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

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

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