Congrats to February 2014’s Traveler of the Month and Rising Star!

And the trophies go to ... Lee Ann S. and Barbara P.!

And the trophies go to … Lee Ann S. and Barbara P.!

Many thanks and congrats to our February Traveler of the Month, Lee Ann S., and also the February Rising Star winner, Barbara P.!

February Traveler of the Month, Lee Ann, is a PACU RN who has been in nursing for nearly 30 years and has been traveling almost 7 years.

Her favorite assignment/location was her first time in Fairbanks, Alaska — where she says the scenery was “breathtaking.”

Lee Ann enjoying the breathtaking scenery of her adventure.

Lee Ann enjoying the breathtaking scenery of her adventure.



“The adventures and scenery [there] were awesome,” she says. “I had such cool and exciting experiences up there!”

While Lee Ann is super dedicated to nursing and providing great patient care, she’s also definitely in Travel Nursing for the adventure.

“The best part of traveling is all the new and exciting places I get to see,” says Lee Ann. “It’s like a working vacation for me and I love it.”

“Thanks to Medical Solutions and, of course, my awesome recruiter Sarah K.!”

The February Rising Star, Barbara, is an RN who has been in nursing almost 34 years. She began traveling in December 2013, when her first assignment took her to Connecticut.

“My first assignment was very fun and exciting,” she says. “It was a short train ride from New York City and I spent New Year’s Eve in Times Square.”

Barbara (at left) and her sister, at Rockefeller Center on New Year's Eve.

Barbara (at left) and her sister, at Rockefeller Center on New Year’s Eve.

Barbara is currently on her second assignment, in Arizona, while also taking online classes to earn her Bachelor’s degree. And, she has a new pal along for the ride this time around.

“I didn’t travel with my dog, Gunner, [the first] time because I was unsure how he would acclimate,” she says.

But, Barbara was able to bring Gunner on her current Arizona assignment and he turned out to be quite the Traveler, just like her!

“I am so happy he is with me on this trip. Turns out he is a great travel companion and it’s dog heaven here,” she says.

Barbara loves the variety and adventure of traveling.

“The best thing about Travel Nursing is the freedom to choose what and where you would like to work,” says Barbara. “I have lived and visited places I never would have been able to afford without Medical Solutions. The diverse group of people I have met is incredible.”

And even though she’s off adventuring, Barbara still gets to enjoy time with her loved ones on a regular basis.

“I was blessed with four children and two grandchildren in the Midwest, and I travel back between assignments to spoil them. However, my family has been very supportive and also travel to see me often,” she says.

As a Christmas gift, Barbara’s children even gave her a large wall map to place pins in to document her locations as she travels!

Thanks so much again to Lee Ann and Barbara for providing an excellent example when it comes to being pros at both nursing and adventuring! We truly appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to patient care.

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!

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