Last week Aya Healthcare announced that they are the Staffing Agency behind the cast members of the new MTV Reality Series “Scrubbing In”. Aya healthcare had the distinction of providing the nurses on contract for the show and The Gypsy Nurse recently had the opportunity to interview CEO Alan Braynin of Aya Healthcare regarding their participation in the MTV reality TV show “Scrubbing In”.
One of the first questions was that of credentialing and interviewing.
Aya explained the interview process for the cast of the show was very similar to a standard interview process. The nurses were looking for travel assignments and went through standard Aya Healthcare screening. MTV was looking to profile some of Aya’s travel nurses and they let MTV know about the travel nurses who were interested.
Aya Healthcare states that they did for the cast of “Scrubbing In” what they do for all their nurses who contract with them.
For example, they met the travel nurses at the airport and drove them to the Nursing Board to help get their California license. Alan stated that “We offer this service to every Aya Healthcare travel nurse interested in coming to California and we at Aya also sent pizza to nurses working on their birthday. As we do any Aya contracted nurse on their birthday”.
I asked Alan “Where are the cast working now that the series has finished filming?” According to Alan, “The majority of the featured travel nurses are about to start another Aya Healthcare travel assignment!”
So who is Aya? When did they come on the market and where can you travel with Aya?
The Gypsy Nurse asked to know a little more about Aya “Since 2001, Aya Healthcare (Access Nursing) has been facilitating great travel nursing experiences. We are committed to the highest clinical standards and have been Joint Commission certified since 2006. We are dedicated to providing excellent service and care for our nurses on every assignment. In June 2009, Aya settled a trademark dispute and as part of that settlement rebranded as Aya Healthcare in 2010. Today Aya Healthcare is one of the largest travel nursing companies in the country. We are under contract with over 2000 hospitals and this year Aya Healthcare travel nurses delivered services in 47 states. We offer travel nursing and local contract services nationally and per diem staffing services in select markets throughout the United States”.
This isn’t the first time Aya has had nurses on the set.
Aya (previously Access Nurses) received national media attention for “13 weeks”, a travel nursing reality show Aya released in 2006. The show won the 2006 media award from the American Academy of Nursing. Also Aya Healthcare (Access Nursing) was involved with “NurseTV” ,which is a show about nursing which was meant for TV, which is to re-release some of the episodes. A little bit of trivia… MTV’s “Scrubbing In” was filmed at the same two hospitals were “13 weeks” was filmed.
Next week The Gypsy Nurse will be sharing a closer look at a few of the cast members of Scrubbing In as well as discussion on the first episode of the series.
“Scrubbing In” is Executive Produced by Mark Cronin and Joel Rodgers from Never Nominated. The series is Executive Produced by Shannon Fitzgerald and David Osper for MTV. Janay Dutton and Nick Predescu are the Executives in Charge of Production for the series.
Since 2001, Aya Healthcare has been facilitating great travel nursing experiences. Aya Healthcare is committed to the highest clinical standards and has been Joint Commission certified since 2006. Aya Healthcare travel nurses are featured on MTV’s Scrubbing In. The company previously received national media attention for 13 weeks, a travel nursing reality show it released in 2006. 13 weeks won the media award from the American Academy of Nursing. Aya Healthcare is dedicated to providing exceptional service to every travel nurse, on every assignment and offers unique perks like airport pick up in Sacramento for nurses going to the California Nursing Board. Aya Healthcare is one of the largest travel nursing companies in the country and currently has travelers on assignment in 47 states.