Travel Nurse of the Month – Linda N!
Name: Linda N.
City, State: Atlanta, GA
Month: Jan. 1
1. How’d you get into travel nursing?
About two years ago, a friend of mine from my unit invited me and several other nurses to her wedding. It was there that I ran into a travel nurse who spoke so convincingly about why she had traveled hundreds of miles away from her home leaving behind a husband and two kids. When she was done, I couldn’t help thinking about how strikingly similar my circumstances were to hers – a husband, two kids, and a very tight monthly budget on account of school debt! Prior to this event, I had completely ruled myself out from ever venturing into that type of thing in my career. I had convinced myself that traveling would cause irreparable damage to the most important relationships in my life (my husband and my kids) and as such, would never consider it even under inauspicious circumstances. That position changed that night at that wedding reception because sitting next to me and also attentively listening in to that conversation was my husband. He made sense, just like I did, of everything the traveler said and thus, the process of adventure into travel nursing began.
2. What’s the best part about traveling?
There are several benefits that can be derived from traveling and it all depends on one’s personal goals. From my personal experience, I can attest to the fact that I’m enjoying more financial freedom than before. I’m loving the feel of a vacation-like environment I find myself in during my course of traveling because it’s helping lower my work-related stress levels. Meeting new people and making new friends is one of my favorite things to do. Technology has made it easier for me to remain in touch with the people that matter in my life despite the long distance between us.
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3. You meet a first time travel nurse in the Atlanta area, which restaurants are a must for them to try?
The Atlanta metropolis can be very challenging to navigate around in search of eating places on account of traffic but thankfully, one doesn’t have to drive long or far to find a restaurant that meets one’s needs. Since I consider myself still new to the area, I recommend that a first time traveler identifies the ones closest to his/her place of residence and try them out to see which ones would work best. I happen to be a vegetarian and as such I give everyone license to fill in the blanks as to what my choices might be. Smile!
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4. What’s the best part about the Atlanta area?
Atlanta is that kind of a city that offers more than one can bargain for except, of course, for those wishing for a day at the beach. Variety is what Atlanta seems to be known for. Boredom is not an option on the choice menu when in Atlanta. People, food, entertainment, and beauty are all in abundance; just ask Google!
5. Any advice for other travelers?
Finding accommodation in the Atlanta metropolis can be a daunting task. Do your homework well before you sign your contract. Begin your search from areas closest to your workplace in order to minimize your chances of getting trapped in the traffic craziness of Atlanta. The closest to your workplace you get, the happier and more enjoyable your travel experience will be.
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6. How do you compare Axis to others travel companies?
Axis is only the second company I’ve traveled with since beginning my travel nursing adventure a little over a year ago. I don’t have much to say about other companies out there, but I can at least confirm one truth that is uniquely identifiable with Axis – a small company with a big heart for its employees! I like how I’m treated. Axis is a confidence booster.
Congrats Linda! We’re so glad you joined the Axis Team! 🙂
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