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Adventures in Travel Nursing: Oh My Gelli!

Oh My Gelli

Adventures in Travel Nursing: Oh My Gelli!

If the adventure and enrichment of Travel Nursing ever made you think you should start cataloguing your various journeys, then you’ll love Oh My Gelli — a blog authored by Medical Solutions Traveler, Gelli DA.

“I started [the blog] in August of last year as a birthday gift to myself and as another source of income as well,” says Gelli. “Travel Nursing actually played a huge role in my blog because I get to share my experiences with my readers and followers.”

Gelli is an RN specializing in Cardiac Telemetry who’s been in nursing nearly two and a half years. She started Travel Nursing in November 2016 and absolutely fell in love with this intriguing career path. Gelli travels with Career Consultant Kelly S. and is currently on assignment in Virginia.

Oh My Gelli!At Oh My Gelli readers will find a fun hodgepodge of topics discussed in Gelli’s signature insightful style and accompanied with a bright, colorful design and pictures. From haircare and curly hair woes to recipes to Travel Nurse tips and insight about locations and more, there’s a little something for everyone as they follow along on Gelli’s journey.

“I blog about lifestyle, food, and travel,” says Gelli. “As an introvert, it’s totally crazy of me to do Travel Nursing. And my blog is a living proof of that.”

But Gelli’s been buoyed by working with “unbelievably amazing staff” at both of the facilities she’s visited thus far. She also keeps good company, traveling with Luis, her boyfriend who’s also a nurse, and Pumpkin, her Persian kitty.

So, what does Gelli like best about Travel Nursing?

“The best thing about Travel Nursing is the big paycheck,” she says. “LOL! OK, I don’t want to sound like an ad, but really, it’s double my paycheck when I was still a permanent staff. I’ll always be grateful for this opportunity. Besides that, going to different places and meeting new people are also what make Travel Nursing unique and fun.”

Gelli also offers solid advice for aspiring or new Travel Nurses.

“Nursing is patient-centered, above all else,” she says. “No matter how different policies and hospital protocols are you’ll find yourself in a familiar place once you see your patients face-to-face. Try to learn different techniques from your coworkers. You’ll be surprised on how they do things differently and sometimes way more efficient than what you’re used to. And, if ever things get rough, smile because you’re only staying in the hellhole for 13 weeks.”

Thanks for being an inspiration to Travelers everywhere, Gelli!

Check out Gelli’s blog here and find her on Instagram @omgelli.

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a Travel Nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!