Our Gypsy Nurse Mentor ReyAnn Moya went live for a Travel Nurse discussion on our Facebook Fanpage to discuss her experiences as a travel nurse, how she started as a nurse and what led her to travel nursing. During the live, she discussed the process she took to start her travel nurse journey. She said she didn’t plan it out very much she just jumped headfirst. She is currently in Washington state, working as an Emergency Room nurse.
My name is ReyAnn! I’m 27 years old, born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico (the land of the best food you’ll ever have.) I’ve been a nurse for 5 years with 4 of those years as an Emergency Department nurse at the only level one trauma center in NM.
Nursing is, hands down, one of the best things I ever did for myself. It has allowed me immense freedom and flexibility in my life. Plus I love what I do and it’s true that ER nurses are a special breed of their own! We’re crazy, to say the least. I started traveling for fun a year into my nursing career as I woke up one day and asked myself, “Is this really it? Wake up, go to work, go to sleep, repeat? There’s got to be more.”
So I booked a solo trip to Thailand, and the rest is history. I’m on my 27th country and counting. I legitimately get a high from traveling and meeting new people. When I’m not traveling, I’m at a music festival or house/techno event dancing my heart away. I’ve once been referred to as an “uptight hippie” when asking someone to describe me. I love Mother Earth and all that she holds, so I’m also very outdoorsy and rarely say no to spontaneous adventure and trips in general. Hummus and dark chocolate are my two loves in this world. I started travel nursing to take off more time between contracts to travel internationally and in the US. Plus, the money isn’t too bad either.
We plan to carry on our serious of Travel Nurse discussion live events. Are there any topics you would like to see? Comment them below. If you are interested in going live and sharing your story or advice? Comment that below as well.