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