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Ask a Travel Nurse: What are the best locations for travel nursing?


Map PointAsk a Travel Nurse Question:  

I graduated from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in 2009 and have worked in Florida the past 3 years. I just did my first travel assignment in Minnesota and really enjoyed it. I wanted to know: What are the best cities/states to travel to?

Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   

Nice to hear from a fellow Mt Carmel alum (I was in the last diploma or “school of nursing” class of ’93).

I must say that I am unable to totally answer your question because I have no idea where you might enjoy traveling 🙂 But maybe I can help you brainstorm: What do you like to do? What type of weather do you enjoy? (I’m assuming warm since you chose FL.) What types of things do you want to see? Experience? Try?

I started SCUBA diving on my first travel assignment to Maui. I’ve taken rock climbing/repelling classes in Phoenix, as well as venturing up to see Sedona, the Gr and Canyon, and even the wonderful state parks in UT. I took skydiving lessons in San Diego. Dove shipwrecks in the Florida Keys. Took improv classes at the famed Groundlings Theater while in L.A. as well as hours toward my private pilot’s license. These are the things I wanted to accomplish in my lifetime. How about you?

Make a bucket list or even just a “to see” list and start working on travel to those locations. It also depends on what type of environment you like. Are you a big city type of person or do you enjoy a setting somewhere in the ‘burbs? Just about ANY city out there will have tons of things to keep you busy. You just need to decide which you think you would enjoy most.

Hope that gives you some things to ponder 🙂





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About the Author:

Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed close to 40 different contracts in various states with multiple travel companies. I am the author of Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), in addition to my writings here and in the pages of Travel Nursing publications such as Healthcare Traveler Magazine and American Nurse Today. I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.

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