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We Travel Nurses.

Travel nurses pay a vital role in healthcare today by filling staffing needs so facilities can continue providing excellent patient care. Travelnursing.org connects the top staffing agencies in the country with highly skilled nurses to help fill those needs. Our philosophy is simple: Everyone wins — nurses, hospitals, and patients — with travel nursing.

Contributing Writers

Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a Registered Nurse, journalist, and busy mother of four. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Real Simple, and more. She’s also a published author and the founder of the Stay Strong Mom Project, which donates money to mothers struggling to pay their medical bills following a loss or miscarriage. Find her at chauniebrusie.com.

Kathleen Gaines

Kathleen is currently a Pediatric ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia. As a nurse for 10 years specializing in ICU care, she has an extensive ICU background having worked in the CICU and NICU at several major children’s hospitals in the Philadelphia region. Nursing is a second career after working as a journalist for many years and becoming nationally published. She is Trauma certified and a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. Kathleen lives with her husband and two German Shepherds, and is enrolled in the MSN-Education program at Loyola University of New Orleans.

Sarah Gaines

Sarah Gaines, MSN, RNC-OB  is a labor and delivery nurse, nurse mentor, and educator that has been a travel nurse for the last three years. Passionate about travel nursing (14 contracts and counting!), she’s created the 6 Figure Travel Nurse Course to educate and empower nurses to maximize their income so they can work less and travel more.  For insider tips, expert advice, group support, and even 1:1 mentoring follow Sarah on her Instagram and learn more about the course at www.sarahgaines.com.

Crystal Gustafson

Crystal Gustafson is a Critical Care Registered Nurse who spent time as a travel nurse in various states including Arizona, Texas, Florida and California. She has recently accepted a system wide float pool position with Exempla Healthcare System in her hometown of Denver, Colorado.

Brittany Hamstra

Brittany Hamstra is a Pediatric Oncology Nurse who has let her profession take her on a journey across the country. Aside from her experiences as a travel nurse, she keeps busy as a freelance writer and her work has been published on many nursing websites. Brittany is currently enjoying the west coast lifestyle and beautiful California nature while living in San Francisco with her husband.

Leah Helmbrecht

Leah has been a traveling operating room nurse for 5 years.  She enjoys exploring her assignment destination and even takes trips internationally in between contracts.  Her dog, Dakota, joins her on the road and is happy to hike a mountain, swim in the ocean, or just stick her head out the window for the ride. You can keep up with her adventures on her blog, offtheclocknurse.com, or follow her on facebook and instagram.

Sophia Khawly

Sophia Khawly is a traveling nurse practitioner from Miami, FL. After attending Florida State University for her BSN, she went on to complete her MSN at the University of Miami. She was featured in Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of the Year in 2010 and enjoys sharing her experiences and advice on her blog, TravelingNP.com.

Kelli Leach

Kelli Leach and her husband Skyler have been traveling since July 2010. Skyler is a CVICU RN and Kelli is a writer. They are from Missouri and had a baby boy in November 2013 so they are now a traveling family of 3! Connect with Kelli on Facebook.

Lee Nelson

Lee Nelson is a Chicago-area writer for national and regional magazines, websites, and business journals. Her work has recently appeared in Realtor.org, Nurse.org, Yahoo! Homes, ChicagoStyle Weddings, and a bi-weekly blog in Unigo.com.

Dawn Papandrea

Dawn Papandrea is a Staten Island, NY-based freelance writer who specializes in personal finance, parenting, and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in Family Circle, WomansDay.com, Parents, CreditCards.com, and more.

Courtni Sladek

Courtni Sladek is a Pediatric ICU travel nurse. She has been traveling for three years with her husband Ryan and two furbabies Pearl and June-with no plans of slowing down!