Real Travel Nurse Stories

What better way to get a sense of travel nursing than through the experiences of RNs who have embarked on the adventure of travel nursing themselves? The following travel nurse testimonials provide first-hand insights into how this option can catapult your career to exciting new heights, and change your life in the process.

  • Nurse Recruiting Spotlight: Kelley King

    Taking a job in nurse recruiting was a bit of a switch for Kelley King, who previously worked with Nordstrom’s, a high-end retailer. But both jobs require understanding your customer and providing excellent service, according to King, who now relishes her job with NursesRx, one of the nation’s top travel nurse agencies.Read more

    By Megan Murdock Krischke, contributor

    Taking a job in nurse recruiting was a bit of a switch for Kelley King, who previously worked with Nordstrom’s, a high-end retailer. But both jobs require understanding your customer and providing excellent service, according to King, who now relishes her job with NursesRx, one of the nation’s top travel nurse agencies.

    After hearing how much an ex-Nordstrom’s co-worker enjoyed her job at

    NursesRx and how it utilized the customer service training that they had both received, she decided to try nurse recruiting, too. “I love that every day I get to use the skills I’d already honed to serve my nurses.” Kelley King- Travel Nurse Recruiter

    One of the things that King enjoys most about nurse recruiting is the chance to build long-term relationships with her clients. Every nurse has a different personality and a different story; some have worked with multiple travel nurse agencies before and others are completely new to the realm of travel nursing. 

    In each case, she takes the time to get know the nurse’s goals and figure out what job assignments will best meet his or her needs. While there are a lot of moving parts to the job, King sees her nurse recruiting role as part matchmaker and part career counselor.

    “I talk to a lot of nurses who have been doing the same job in the same facility for a lot of years. They hear about travel nursing and want to check it out, but are tentative about heading out on an adventure,” said King, who provides support and encourages potential travelers to take the first step out of their comfort zone and experience a new adventure.

    Before starting any assignment, King has to ensure that each nurse candidate has the clinical skills and strong references required for a travel nurse position. Her goal is to find the right nurse for each position and the right position for each nurse—that is the “win–win.”

    “While my main role is to find my nurses a position, I am also a listening ear as they experience new joys and challenges,” she explained. She also has to make sure that her nurses follow through on employment details, such as getting in necessary paperwork and showing up to their assignment on time, wearing the right thing.

    Among all the travel nurse agencies out there, King feels fortunate to have found her current employer. She reports that NursesRx operates like smaller travel nurse agencies with a friendly, personal approach, yet with the resources and power of the nation’s largest health care staffing company behind it. NursesRx is a company of AMN Healthcare, and is certified by The Joint Commission.

    Her advice to potential travel nurses? “Life is short, so get out there and travel!”

    “As a traveler you get to live rent-free in great places with killer amenities,” she added. “Plus, there is the opportunity to work in top-rated facilities and to learn with state-of-the-art equipment. NursesRx has exclusive contracts with some of the most prestigious facilities in the nation.”

    King loves working with nurses, who she describes as “very knowledgeable and very compassionate people.”

    “It is an honor for me to work with and serve nurses because they help so many people,” she concluded.

    Send Kelley an e-mail or give her a call at (858) 509-3511 to discover the current travel nurse assignments she has available. You can also connect with Kelley online on NursingJobs.com Facebook page. Log on today to see exclusive job opportunities.

  • Developing Special Skills with Travel Nursing

    Find out how NursingJobs.com nurses have enhanced their resumes while building quality experience and developing special skills. Read more

    Check out these first-hand testimonials and hear how nurses in varying disciplines have enhanced their resumes with special skills thanks to travel nursing. Among the many experience-building advantages of traveling are access to the latest technology and a chance to work in a variety of leading facilities.

     

  • When Should You Start Travel Nursing?

    Hear what some of our NursingJobs.com RNs have to say about the best time to begin your travel nursing career.Read more

    Most travel nurses prefer a few years of entry-level nursing experience before traveling; others find it an ideal way to spend their retirement years. Hear what some of our NursingJobs.com RNs have to say about the best time to tackle a travel nursing career.

     

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