Congrats to December 2013’s Traveler of the Month and Rising Star!

And the trophies go to ... Austin H. and Chris A.!

And the trophies go to … Austin H. and Chris A.!

Many thanks and congratulations to Medical Solutions’ December 2013 Traveler of the Month, Austin H., and also our Rising Star winner, Chris A. 

Austin H. is an RN currently working Cardiac Cath Lab in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been in nursing for more than four years and has been traveling about two. His fiancé Crystal travels with him.

“It was a joint decision to begin traveling, and we have not looked back since,” he says.

His favorite location so far is Montana, which he loves for the breathtaking scenery.

Austin H. hanging at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Chicago.

Austin H. hanging at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago.

“We were a 90 minute drive from Yellowstone National Park,” he says. “There were times I was basically face to face with a buffalo.”

What an adventure! But Austin says the best part of traveling is the confidence he has gained in his abilities as a nurse.

“I am able to walk into new surroundings, evaluate the situation, and be up and running within a shift, maybe two,” says Austin. “I enjoy the ability to see how nursing practice varies in different parts of the country, and I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing nurses that have taught me skills that I have adapted into my daily routines.”

Chris A., an RN with 13 years nursing experience, was honored to be chosen as Rising Star for working her first travel assignment in Washington State.

Chris A. exploring Washington's natural beauty.

Chris A. exploring Washington’s natural beauty.

“The hospital, staff and patients were such a pleasure to be with. I truly loved my assignment and learned a lot from my co-workers,” she says.

Chris also loved the west coast and exploring the diversity of the area. She was excited to be able to hit the beach and the slopes in one day.

“I’m an outdoor girl and love to hike up a mountain or two,” she says. “The west side of Washington was perfect! So many mountains, so little time.”

Chris is accompanied on the road by her two “rambunctious” cats, DeVa and Babs, who she says have adjusted just great to their adventures. Chris’ husband stayed home to hold down the fort, with the couple’s other cat, two dogs, and a horse. She says they have “accumulated quite a four legged family in rescues.”

DeVa and Babs love the adventure of the travel nurse lifestyle too.

DeVa and Babs love the adventure of the travel nurse lifestyle too.

Winning Rising Star for her hard work in Washington is an honor, but Chris is already looking ahead to her next big adventure.

“I am equally excited for my next assignment in Virginia, which will give me the opportunity to be close to my son at West Point military academy,” she says. “I love to see the country and the though I am just there to help, I learn a lot from the people I work with.”

Austin and Chris, congrats again and thank you both so much for providing excellent patient care while working on assignment with Medical Solutions. We really appreciate all of your hard work!

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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!