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Working Tourist: A Humanitarian Nurse's Story
Linda Gaye has been a travel RN for two years off and on; currently working as a float nurse in North Dakota. Unlike other travelers we spotlight on Working Tourist, Linda’s nursing work doesn’t stop when she’s off the clock. Volunteering as a nurse on medical missions is Linda’s true passion. Her travel nursing work allows her to fund her international trips and gives her the flexible schedule to make the time to go between assignments.
By Katie Dashiell Jun 20, 2019
Working Tourist: Exploring Your Options Through Travel
Lauren Brennan, MOT OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for three years this July and has been traveling as an OT for about half as long. She is currently in Denver on her fifth travel assignment. She started in outpatient pediatrics in St. Louis, MO, and has since worked in multiple settings and traveled to four different states with no intention of stopping anytime soon.
By Carrie Hannah Apr 9, 2019
Working Tourist: Hiking into a New Home
Lizzie Murphy has been a travel Med Surg RN for three and half years now. She always knew she wanted to go into healthcare since both of her parents are physicians. Initially, nursing was something she could see as a career for herself because of the quality of life and schedule. Traveling for work was an added bonus.
By Katie Dashiell Mar 21, 2019
Working Tourist: Discover Yourself Through Traveling
Rachel Jones has always been the caregiver type, so her decision to go into nursing felt like a natural progression to her. Rachel initially started out as a RN in rehab and psychiatric nursing, as she found acute settings more daunting. Taking it at her own pace, she now works as a traveler on medical surgical and telemetry assignments. She shared some of her experiences with us and what she’s learned about travel nursing and herself along the way.
By Katie Dashiell Feb 28, 2019
Working Tourist: From School Bus to Home
With a career traveling around as a home care physical therapist and actor, Ryan King wanted his home base to fit his adventurous lifestyle. Ryan had imagined building a tiny home for himself one day and he finally made his dream a reality last year. Although it wasn’t an easy journey, Ryan was able to convert a school bus into a portable home he can now travel with across the country.
By Katie Dashiell Jan 31, 2019
Working Tourist: Have Camera, Will Travel
Toni Boykin has been an LPN for eighteen years. As one can imagine, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including Home Health, Hospice, Pediatrics, Addiction Rehabilitation, and Case Management. She had always wanted to travel, but at the time, there were not any opportunities for LPNs to travel, so she went on with her career and kept her desires for travel on the back burner.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 27, 2018
Working Tourist: Chasing the Northern Lights
   Haley Whisenhunt has always had a little bit of wanderlust. She enjoyed traveling and trying new things, but her career as an ER nurse kept her too busy to get out on the open road. Then she discovered travel nursing! “I found that travel nursing was a great fit for me,” she explains. “How else could I work a job that I love AND travel and explore new places?”
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 8, 2018
Working Tourist: Deciding to Try Home Health Care
Since 1983, November is recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a type of dementia that is the sixth leading cause of death in America and is afflicting over five million individuals. Because Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder, in the early stages, family members and other care providers are able to provide enough support to allow the individual to maintain their independence until the challenges become too great. This working tourist profile highlights the career choices of someone who..
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 1, 2018
Working Tourist: Breathing New Life into a Career
As is so often the case with healthcare professionals, life experiences play a role in the decision to pursue a career in medicine. For Alisha Ross, that was the case as both of her grandfathers lost their lives to lung-related diseases. While trying to decide which area of healthcare she wanted to focus on, Alisha had a conversation with the instructor for Respiratory Care, and it reminded her of the treatments her grandfathers received from Respiratory Therapists. Whether it was setting up..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 27, 2018
Working Tourist: When One Door Closes…
Successful people take advantage of opportunities in life. When faced with a challenge they dig deep and strive to overcome. In March 2014, Radiology Technician Barb Houston did exactly that! As is happening throughout the healthcare industry, her long-time employer went through a series of managerial changes and Barb found herself out of a job. Living in a small town, her options were limited, but the fact that her son was grown and on his own, Barb knew she could take her time to figure out..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 16, 2018