Travelers of the Month: Amy and Ben!
Name: Amy B. and Ben S.
City, State: Las Vegas, NV
1. How did you get into travel nursing?
Amy: Well, I never really considered it until I switched jobs and didn’t love my new position. I felt a little bored and stuck. I looked into moving to other cities, since I was born and raised in Austin, but thought maybe traveling to and testing them out would be the best option. I looked into traveling, and somehow got an offer across the country before I was even prepared. I left for Vermont, loved it, and never looked back.
Ben: I worked with a few travel nurses and hearing about their stories inspired me to become a travel nurse myself. I had no idea where it would take me, but it’s been awesome.
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2. What’s the best part about traveling?
Amy: It’s nearly impossible to decide: the new friends, the hikes, the camping, the food, the experience. It’s all amazing! Then of course, I met my husband traveling, so that is going to be the winner.
Ben: I really enjoy the side trips that come along with exploring the country as a travel nurse. Each city changes your options for hiking, camping, road trips, and cheap flights, so we are constantly working on my bucket list.
3. You meet a first-time traveler in the Las Vegas area, which restaurant is a must for them to try?
Amy: We haven’t been able to try new food as much as I would have liked, due to a wedding diet, but Lazy Dog has incredible burgers. I suggest taking it to go and heading up to the drive-in movies.
Ben: I’m always on the lookout for good sushi and my favorite place is Pier 215. It is close to our house but I would drive across town for their sushi or seared ahi.
4. What’s the best part about the Las Vegas area?
Amy: All the outdoors! I fell in love with Mount Charleston. It’s just an amazing mountain town in the middle of a desert. Plus, there’s Lake Mead, Zion, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon within day trip distance.
Ben: You can have a staycation on the strip without getting onto a crowded plane and if you forget something, you can run back home and get it.
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5. Any advice for other travelers?
Amy: Stay positive! Not every hospital is going to be a perfect fit, but don’t let it ruin your experience in a new city with new adventures.
Ben: Travel nursing gets better with time, so my advice is to keep at it and find a recruiter that cares about you.
6. What do you like best about working with Axis?
Amy: Our recruiter, Lynna. A recruiter will make or break your experience with a company. She’s always attentive, kind and fights for us. We always appreciate her not only being great to work with, but also being our friend.
Ben: I like not having to worry about any issues that may pop up. Axis has a very friendly and efficient staff that makes the travel nursing process carefree on our end and allows us to focus on other things. We are so grateful to Lynna and her team for always looking out for us. Thank you!