Bryan has been an outstanding traveling LPN for trustaff for some time now and we’re excited that we get to feature him this week! His recruiter, Roxanne, nominated him because of his hard work and dedication to his patients.
She shared, “Bryan is a dream traveler! We never hear anything negative from him or the facilities. Any facility he has ever worked with has always tried to get him to go perm. He is a true traveler and embraces the adventure that comes along with it! We love to get the photos and he and his wife always seem to find cool places to explore and always get to know the locals.”
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
Home in AZ, born in southern IL, 6 children (blended), making friends everywhere we go. Traveling back to AZ from Maine, we met up with friends in Ohio and then stopped in St. Louis area to see more family and friends before making it back to AZ where grandchildren are.
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
Because my mom said I would be good at it. At 40 years of age and having sold Hondas for many years, I was looking for a change. A mother’s intuition is always right!
What prompted you to start traveling?
It was one of the things that excited me about nursing. After 7 years as a hospice nurse in AZ, it gives me the opportunity to go to some of the places my clients grew up and had shared their life stories with me.
What was your first assignment like?
Ely, Nevada, a small town a long way from anywhere, but rich with history. This area sent the largest number of men to join the service in WW2.
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
Going to places I’ve never been, meeting people and becoming involved in that community.
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
We live in our 225 sq ft camper, so we don’t have all the luxuries of home, but we always find a way with PMA! (Positive mental attitude)
How many assignments have you taken and where?
Ely, NV 13 weeks
Camden ME 26 weeks
Wray, CO 13 weeks (in week 2)
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
Just do !!
Set yourself up for success!
Don’t sweat the small stuff!
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