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Featured Travel Nursing Jobs: May 23, 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Kansas City, MO – ICU. Also called the “Heart of America”, Kansas City is famous for its musical style and one-of-a-kind barbecue. With over 200 fountains, the city is also officially nicknamed the City of Fountains. The city contains more boulevards than any city besides Paris. For the soccer fans out there, Kansas City is home to Sporting Par, a popular home stadium for the US Men’s National Team. The city is even known to many as “The Soccer Capital of America”. Interested in U.S. history? Kansas City is infamous for the Border War that took place during the Civil War. The famous Liberty Memorial in Kansas City serves as a World War I memorial and contains The National World War I Museum.  

Cleveland, OH – Med Surg. In northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie lies the city of Cleveland. Famous for its performing  arts, Cleveland is home to one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Cleveland Orchestra. Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center is the second largest performing arts center in the country and hosts various concerts, Broadway musicals, and other events year round. Annual festivals like the Feast of the Assumption, the Harvest Festival, and the Cleveland Asian Festival are some of the city’s most popular events, offering a variety of food and entertainment.

Lafayette, LA – ICU. Located along the Vermilion River in southwest Louisiana is the European-American city of Lafayette. The city is home to a large Roman-Catholic population and houses the St. John’s Cathedral of Roman Catholic Diocese which was created in 1918. Lafayette is also known for its art culture and is home to the Acadiana Center for Arts and the Heymann Center of performing arts. For museum-goers, Lafayette offers several historical museums, including the Alexandre Mouton House Museum which was home to Louisiana’s first Democratic governor and contains a collection of antiques, historical documents, and old Mardi Gras costumes.

Featured Travel Nursing Jobs: May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Oakdale, CA - ER. In the Central Valley of California lies the “Cowboy Capital of the World” known as Oakdale. Adjacent to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the city of Oakdale is made up of agricultural land, with most business centering on food manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. Cattle-ranching is quite common in the surrounding areas as well. The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is a popular attraction with tourists, exhibiting historic photographs, saddles, rodeo artifacts, and cowboy gear of local ranchers, cowboys, and cowgirls. And if you especially love outdoor activities, the nearby Stanislaus River offers areas for swimming, fishing, kayaking, rafting, camping, and hiking.

Houston, TX – Telemetry. The largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States, Houston is a popular destination for many travelers across the country. You may be surprised to learn the Houston also houses the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions. If art and theatre peaks your interest, the Houston Theatre District is home to nine major performing arts organizations and six performance halls. Houston also offers a large variety of parks, entertainment venues, and restaurants. And you’re looking to shop your heart out, The Galleria, Texas’s largest shopping mall, is a popular destination for many tourists.

Winston-Salem, NC – L&D. Often referred to as the “City of the Arts”, Winston-Salem in North Carolina is known for its diverse art and music community. Many local art schools and attractions including the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Twin City Stage,  make this a popular destination for those interested in the performing and visual arts. Also important to the city of Winston-Salem are its museums. The living history museum, Old Salem, is most popular, revolving around the Moravian settlement founded in 1766. And for the science lovers out there, Winston-Salem offers the popular exhibit, SciWorks, featuring a 119 seat Planetarium and a 15 acre outdoor Environmental Park.

Featured Travel Nursing Jobs: April 23rd, 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Honolulu, HI - OR. Crystal blue waters, soft white sand, warm tropical weather year round…Sound almost too good to be true? The Hawaiian capital, Honolulu, serves as the largest city amongst the islands. Also one of the most popular tourist destinations in America, Honolulu offers a variety of things to see and do. From hiking the famous Diamond Head to shopping the streets of Waikiki, there is something for everyone. Or if relaxing on a picturesque beach is more up your alley, then this is the right place!


Berkeley, CA – NICU. Located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay and home to the prestigious University of California Berkeley, the city of Berkeley is known for its environmentally savvy community and liberal lifestyle. Home to many parks, the city is an active leader in the nationwide effort to promote tree growth in urban areas. Berkeley borders the famous San Francisco bay, offering beautiful sites to see just a short distance away.


Waterbury, CT – L&D. Just less than two hours north of New York City lies the historic city of Waterbury, Connecticut. For baseball fans, the Municipal stadium is a popular landmark for many, home to several historic baseball events. Those especially interested in American history can check out the Soldiers’ Monument, a tribute to the Civil War dedicated in 1884. Or if a day of shopping sounds more appealing, Waterbury offers several shopping centers, including the popular Brass Mill Center.

Travel Nursing Questions: Minmum Experience Required

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Many of those considering travel nursing have the same question, “How much experience do I need for a travel nursing position?”  At Aya Healthcare, we generally ask that you have at least one year of experience before applying to travel jobs—a travel assignment simply class for a nurse who is qualified and has proven experience. 

However, to be more specific, the minimum experience requirements for travel nursing depend on your area of specialty, the facility and unit, and sometimes even the state. The facilities we work with have different requirements and preferences, but some even might require two years of experience instead of just one. For some specialties such as Med-Surg, Psych and Rehab, the minimum can be slightly higher. We at Aya healthcare have experience throughout the United states, and despite the seemingly endless variations in policy, we can let you know where you will be able to have success getting a job!

“Why do I need so much experience?” Might be the next question o your mind; As a travel nurse, you are required to hit the ground running the minute orientation ends.  Aside from slight procedural differences that occur between every hospital, it is assumed that you know how to do your job without instruction

 This includes a hidden benefit and cost: it is very unlikely that you will engage in any cross-training during your time as a travel nurse.  This can be frustrating if you become bored of your current specialty, but it also allows a nurse to minimize the stress at work through routine.  Less stress at work means that you will have more energy to go out and explore the location that you travelled to!

If you are an RN looking for travel nursing jobs, please give us a call at 1-866-687-7390.  We at Aya Healthcare have relationships with over 1,400 healthcare facilities in the United States, allowing us to get you where you want to go! 

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