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

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Congrats to July 2014’s Traveler of the Month, Danielle A., and Rising Star, Ryan N.!

We’d like to send a big shout-out and congratulations to our July Traveler of the Month, Danielle A., and also our Rising Star winner, Ryan N.

Traveler of the Month Danielle has been a nurse for five years and a Travel Nurse for four years. She specializes in PCU/Tele Float. She’s currently enjoying an assignment in the Kansas City area. Danielle travels with her adorable mini Boston terriers, Lola and KC.

She says she loves Travel Nursing because she gets to “see and learn new things every day,” which lets her appreciate her important place in the healthcare industry.

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July Traveler of the Month Danielle kicks back while on assignment.

Her favorite destination so far?

“It’s a toss-up between Naples, Florida and Kansas City,” she says. “In Naples I got to be at the beach in the winter time, work people were great, and there are so many great places to see in the area. But Kansas City has been great over the past couple of years, the hospital is great, there are tons of activities, and I have meet some of my best friends in this city!”

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Danielle’s adorable pups, Lola and KC!

Danielle’s advice for would-be Travel Nurses?

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help — all those stories of hospital staff disliking travelers aren’t true, 99% of the time they like the extra help. Also, be adventurous and enjoy your temporary new home,” she says.

Rising Star Ryan is a Cath Lab Nurse who’s been in nursing for five-plus years. He’s been traveling less than a year and has been in Denver and Wisconsin so far.

“I really enjoyed Denver,” says Ryan. “The city is fresh and offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities and venues. The people are laid back, but very smart and active. It was easy to make friends with lasting relationships. When I am finished traveling Denver would be one of the places I would consider making my permanent home.”

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July Rising Star Ryan takes in a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver.

And besides discovering Denver, what else does Ryan love about Travel Nursing?

“I get to meet new people and see new places,” he says. “I also get to learn different approaches and procedures at the hospitals, which I can use in the future. The pay is a plus too! I consider it to be an extended vacation.”

Ryan has three great tips for future Travel Nurses:

1. Ask as many questions as you can and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
2. Trust your instincts. You know what you are doing or you wouldn’t be doing this.
3. Get to know the people you are working with. They will be your lifeline.

Thanks so much Danielle and Ryan for being awesome examples of Travel Nurses and for providing excellent patient care everywhere you go!

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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!