Sticking with TaleMed to Travel the Country
Heidi has been a travel nurse for eight and a half years and started working for TaleMed six years ago. “Once you find a good job,” she says, currently working in St. Louis, “you don’t want to bounce around.”
Staying with TaleMed has enabled her to take assignments all over the country, including Georgia, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Maine and elsewhere. “I tell my family all the time that I’m a nomad,” says Heidi.
That’s meant sometimes only staying somewhere for as little as three months, though she likes to extend at least once and usually stays for a year or more. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Across these many states this level-1 trauma OR nurse has seen just about everything. “Anything that comes through the door,” she says, including kidney transplants and severe wounds, such as deglovings.
Heidi has a fun nickname – Luna. How did she pick up that up? She explains, “I was doing a Facebook quiz at the time and it gave me my hippie name.” She joked that when used in combination with her last name created an ironic combination – lunatic, and the name stuck.
Having Some Fun
“As a travel nurse I’m there to work and give staff a break,” she says, “But I also like to have fun.” She’s taken advantage of the sights and adventures where she’s lived.
- In Montana, she and her family were able to check out Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore
- In Maine, they enjoyed the freshest seafood
- In Upstate New York, they had a chance to see the spectacular fall foliage
Working for TaleMed as a travel nurse has given her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the full expanse of the United States and its many different cultures. “Meeting different people and seeing how they live,” she says, “it’s a great lifestyle, definitely.”
Start your next adventure!
If you haven’t traveled with TaleMed, you can take your first step today. Contact a TaleMed recruiter by calling 1-800-494-0087 or complete an application today.