Why I’m Travel Nursing

By Kelsey Van Fleet Hi, my name is Kelsey and I have been a nurse for nearly 3 years. I have worked the last 2.5 years in a tele/ICU unit dealing with a lot of heart and lung ICU patients. In that time, I grew from a new RN to a resourceful staff nurse who…

Our Travel Nursing Story Continued

By Sam & Annette (@travelnursebabes) Our third assignment was at the outpatient infusion clinic at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) [4, 10hr dayshifts/wk]. We packed up our car, and made the cross-country road trip from Chicago to LA, stopping in Memphis, Austin, Tucson, and San Diego. We couldn’t be more excited to get…

Our Travel Nursing Story

By Sam & Annette (@travelnursebabes) One of our most memorable weekend getaways was to Yosemite National Park. From LA, the drive took about 6.5 hours. The scenery looked straight out of a fairytale as we drove up to our resort, Rush Creek Lodge. The whole vibe of the lodge was spot on—a refreshing woody smell,…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Jo Cesante Hi! My name is Jo and this is my story. I started travel nursing last July 2017 and it’s been, by far, my best decision in life yet, although I know I’m still only 22. I love traveling (I mean, who doesn’t?) and the idea of being able to explore new places,…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Hannah Netherton I took a last minute trip to Zion National Park before my assignment in Utah came to an end. One night at the local bar I met an older man who had had all of his toes and both of his heels amputated due to frostbite in Canada, and he was still…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Kamonchanok Gulgalkhai (Poppy) My name is Poppy and Kevin is my husband. We are travel nurses. We started doing travel nursing in October of 2017 and we are currently on our second assignment in Northern California. Before we become travel nurses, we worked as staff nurses in South Florida. Kevin dreamed of becoming a travel nurse…

True or False Travel Nursing Quiz

TITLE:       Quiz: How well do you REALLY know how to bust travel nursing myths? True or False: Travel nurses have to move to a new city every 13 weeks or after their extension ends. False. Travel nurses can move to different hospitals in the same city if there are opportunities for them to do so….

The Fitness Mindset – A Nurse’s Perspective

Nursing is one of the most trusted occupations and since there are approximately 2.9 million working nurses in the United States alone, we can truly have a major influence on our patients. Imagine the impact we could make on the lives of our patients if we were all dedicated to caring for ourselves as well…

Nursing and Nutrition

There are many different responsibilities when it comes to being a nurse. Whether it is an emergency room nurse saving a life or a medical surgical nurse going over discharge instructions with a patient and their family, nurses have a massive job description. One of the lifestyle areas that nurses educate their patients about on…

Things That Annoy Travel Nurses

1.   When a recruiter doesn’t know details about a job they are offering me: USSI Recruiter Arnold’s response: “I don’t even pick up the phone to pitch the nurse if I don’t have all of the info about the hospital or pay. Sadly, a lot of Recruiters work backwards and the Nurse (especially an…

Nurse Kelley’s Response to “Nurses Eat Their Young”

We have all heard the phrase, “nurses eat their young”. This phrase ignites another level of furiousness for me. Let’s decipher all there is surrounding this nursing blemish. The phrase literally means that experienced nurses are bullying, hazing, and/or inappropriately initiating new and/or student nurses. Let’s start with this: experienced nurses deserve extraordinary respect. New…