About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog for travel nurse practitioners! I originally created this blog as a self reflection for myself during my time working as a travel/locums nurse practitioner (NP). However, I quickly realized the lack of information available to nurse practitioners about travel work. There is a lot of information available for RN’s doing travel nursing, but the process and benefits are very different for nurse practitioners.

My name is Sophia, people close to me call me Bophia or Soph. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner from Miami, Florida. I have been involved in nursing since high school, in which I graduated as an LPN. I attended Florida State University (Go Seminoles!) for my BSN, and the University of Miami for my MSN. I was featured in Glamour Magazine in 2010 as one of the Top 10 Ten College Women of the Year, known as “the healer”.

I decided to become a travel nurse practitioner because it allows me to combine my three passions which are: helping others, traveling, and learning. Sometimes we get comfortable being in the same place for so long that we no longer have any challenges. Being a travel nurse practitioner is definitely challenging but most of all, it is rewarding.

My intent with this blog is to share my experiences as a traveling nurse practitioner, network with other providers, and provide a guide for nurse practitioner’s wanting to begin travel work. With all of the recent healthcare changes, we know nurse practitioners are at the forefront of primary care. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need any help. I would appreciate your comments or shared experiences as well!

 

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine

 

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Sophia Khawly, I’m glad to know about you. And I believe it is very fascinating to work while traveling, good luck

  2. Dear Sophia,
    My name is Stephanie Horna. I graduated from University of Miami in 2012. I am currently living in Zurich and finishing my master’s degree. I am writing my thesis on Millennial’s perceptions of Fintech (particularly P2P lending). I came across your featuring story on SoFi’s linked page: https://www.sofi.com/blog/refinance-student-loan-travel-nurse-paid-off-nursing-school-loans/
    I was hoping that you would have 20 min in the next couple of weeks to talk to me about P2p lending. I need to include some interviews with people who have actually used any of these platforms and I think your story is great. It would mean so much for me if we could make this happen. My email is stephaniehorna@gmail.com and you can get back to me via FB or via email. Thank you again for your time.

  3. Hello Sophia,
    Thanks for starting this blog! I am a recent new grad FNP, and had a difficult time finding work in Florida. Currently, I am on my first travel assignment in WI, and love it. Granted, I was very nervous about being on my own for the first time, however, after I saw a few patients and along with the resources I had at my fingertips, the transition has been smooth!! I was wondering if you have a significant other that travels with you, and was wondering if you had any resources that they might have used to find work while you are on location? My boyfriend is planning to join me, but finding work on the go for a non-medical seems to be difficult. Any advise? And how many locum companies would you recommend to be connected with? and any advise for me when looking at assignments, etc.. thanks:) Tonya

    1. Hey that’s great! I don’t have anyone that travels with me, but I do have friends that travel with their spouse or bf. Some of them work from home (IT etc) others work in places they can easily transfer back and forth between such as retail stores etc. If he is able to find something to work from home that would be ideal. I would say have connections with at least 5 agencies. Email me if you have any more questions travelingNp.Com@gmail.com and I wouldn’t mind helping you find your next assignment too.

  4. Hi Sophia. My professional story is very similar to yours. Like you, I started my career as a LPN. I have been a FNP for the past 5 years. My children are grown and I’m really considering traveling NP. What is the best companies you would recommend to begin my journey?
    Thanks!

  5. Hey Sophia, I am so thankful to have come across your blog. I am an Adult NP and have been practicing for the past 7 years. I am now looking into travel NP opportunities. I am eager to talk with you about this process. You are right, there is very limited information from NPs about NP travel. Thank you again and I look forward to browsing through this website and seeing your insights on travel NP. I will have many questions I am sure.

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