Brandy Pinkerton, Author at The Gypsy Nurse


Are you considering taking your nursing career to the next level but don’t know how to take that first step? Life is too short to be burnt out, underpaid, and stagnant. Travel nursing allows you the flexibility and freedom to pursue your passion for nursing while traveling, gaining knowledge, and having epic adventures. You get to explore with a purpose! I’m Brandy, your fellow travel nurse friend and mentor. I have over 18 years of varied nursing experience, including neonatal and pediatric ICU, critical care float pool, flight nursing, and travel nursing. Since pursuing a career as a travel nurse, I've had adventures in Florida, Colorado, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, and Montana. I'm an avid traveler, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast. Why did I decide to become a travel nurse? Well, I was burned out in my staff job and needed to renew my passion for nursing. After finding a great company and a trustworthy recruiter, I embarked on my first assignment solo with my two doggies in tow and never looked back! Becoming a travel nurse was the best decision I could have made for myself! While I'm grateful I made the decision to become a travel nurse, I also know that there are a lot of logistics involved in getting started. That's why I'm here! When you feel overwhelmed, I'm here to be your travel nurse mentor - to team up with you, hold your hand, and give you the confidence you need for a successful journey. Instead of letting you learn the hard way, I'll tell you all there is to know about travel nursing, so that you can feel prepared to take the leap into this exciting, rewarding profession! I'm all about working smarter, not harder, and I'm happy to mentor my future travel nurse community.
I Hate My Assignment, Now What?
If you have been a travel nurse for a while, you have undoubtedly experienced an assignment you didn’t love. Hate is a strong word, but if I’m being 100% honest, ...
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Basics to Choosing the Right Travel Nurse Company
Your travel nurse company and recruiter can make or break your experience, so this question should not be taken lightly. When you’re starting your travel nurse journey, one of the ...
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Housing Tips: Understanding Travel Nurse Housing Options
Congrats! You’ve signed the dotted line on your travel nurse contract, and you’re ready to secure housing for your gig. Travel nurse housing may seem daunting, but I’m here to ...
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How to Combat Feelings of Loneliness on your Travel Nursing Assignment
Each new travel assignment opens up a world of possibilities. New people to meet, new hospital to work in, new adventures to be had, and new cultures to experience. Despite ...
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Two Travel Nursing Destinations for the Mountain Lover
The Mountains are calling, and I must go! -John Muir If you’re a mountain lover, adventure seeker, and love to travel to destinations that feed your passion, here are a ...
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Scared to Take the Leap into Travel Nursing? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be!
There is no doubt that travel nursing has been a trendy topic and more popular than ever due to the pandemic and nursing shortages. You may have met some travel ...
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TGN and Travel Nurse 101: Let’s Talk the Travel Nurse Industry
The Gypsy Nurse’s own Online Community Manager, Rachel, and Travel Nurse 101’s Brandy went live recently to discuss the travel nurse industry. Brandy also answered travel nurse questions during the ...
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Travel Nurse 101: An Introduction
Intro To Travel Nurse 101 Are you considering taking your nursing career to the next level but don’t know how to take that first step? Life is too short to ...
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