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Ask a Travel Nurse: Experienced nurse ready for a change, any advice?


experienced nurse ready to travelAsk a Travel Nurse Question:

I’m 52 and thinking of doing travel nursing, especially in Colorado. What advice do you have? I’m nervous but interested because I am ready for change. I’ve been an ED nurse for 12 years.

Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:

I actually have tons of advice. So much so, that it is impossible to put it all into one email.

In 2009 I published a “how to” book on becoming a travel nurse. However, I’m currently doing a rewrite to keep that information as current as possible. I will have to let you know when that will become available.

In the mean time, you can read some of my articles that I’ve written for Healthcare Traveler Magazine, as well as subscribing to that publication for free, online at:

Scroll down and look on the right h and side of the website where you can read the current issue and past issues. My column is entitled, “Tips From A Traveler” and appears on a monthly basis.

You can also read up on under the “Ask A Travel Nurse” section to see some of the issues that travelers will see while on the road.

I do apologize that I don’t currently have copies of the book available. It is by far the best resource to walk you through the entire process of becoming a traveler. However, after you read up some online, let me know and I can get you started with a few companies and recruiters that I recommend.

I can also help fill in any information on which you may be uncertain as far as travel. Feel free to email me at and I’ll help you with the info and contacts that will help get you started.



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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