Traveler Stories

Read more about the exciting world of travel nursing with NurseZone's traveler stories.

Traveler Finds Independence on the Road
Pursuing a career as a travel nurse was the perfect way for Buffy Bradford, RN, to gain her independence and satisfy her innate nomadic spirit.

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Traveler Embraces Adventures of the Southwest
Adventure and excitement never seem to elude Jeanne Alford, RN, a critical care nurse on assignment with travel staffing company American Mobile Healthcare. After working at the same facility in South Bend, Indiana for more than 25 years, Alford decided it was time for a change and packed her bags to head out West.

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Travel RN Crosses Paths with Famous Actor
For Brooke Cohen, RN, what seemed like a normal day on assignment at a pediatric oncology unit in Oakland, California, turned out to be much more when she met comedian, Robin Williams, during her rounds.

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Traveler Enjoys Being Part of a Team at Teaching Hospitals
“I heard about travel nursing when I was in nursing school,” said Ivy Villanueva, RN, BSN. “I couldn’t wait to graduate and get the required experience as a staff nurse so I could join a travel nursing agency.”

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Traveling Keeps This Seasoned Peds Nurse Youthful
Dianne Lewandowski, RN, is a pediatric nurse who has a youthful voice and laugh her patients must love. She has been a travel nurse for eight and half years and at 61, she has no plans to settle down anytime soon.

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Traveling Allows Fulfillment of Lifelong Dream
It’s not every day someone can fulfill a lifelong dream to take off for months and bicycle across the country. Limited vacation time typically stands in the way. Interventional radiology and critical care nurse Kevin Miller, RN, found a way to make it happen, taking his nursing skills on the road.

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