Story: Melissa’s Story


The Switch from Facility to Travel Nursing Just Made Sense…

Before travel nursing I was working in Dallas as a bone marrow transplant nurse for over 4 years. I love oncology and BMT but wanted to see new places. My very first assignment was in Florida and I had such a blast, I knew it made me happier to keep traveling. I figured I’d take a few assignments in some places that I’ve never been and settle back home after a few months of traveling. I didn’t expect it to change the way I think of my career and my life as a nurse. But it did. Now I’ve been in Colorado for 7 months and I wouldn’t change a thing!

I love the opportunity to see new places and meet a ton of new people.

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In Florida I spent almost every weekend at a new beach and got to eat a lot of seafood! After Florida we drove north through Tennessee to try some white- water rafting and spend some time in Nashville. For the past 7 months I have been in Colorado. It has been so fun skiing, hiking and meeting such nice, down-to-earth people. I have really enjoyed it here. Recently my roommate and I made trips to South Dakota and Seattle which I would highly recommend.

Nothing against staying in the same facility for a number of years but one of the benefits of travel nursing is that you get to meet new people—both patients and coworkers. I love seeing how different facilities run and learning different ways of doing things.

Speaking of learning new things, since traveling I have taken up: hiking, running, skiing, white water rafting, cooking among other things.

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In these new environments I’ve been able to learn so much in a very short time!

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