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Podcast Episode


EP10

Natasha Stevens, RN, joins the Cardium podcast to talk about making travel nursing a family affair with her husband, two kids, and an RV.

Travel Nursing: A Family Affair

December 23, 2019



GUEST: Natasha Stevens, RN

GUEST BIO:
Natasha Stevens is a Registered Nurse who has been practicing since 2012 and has traveled since 2016. Prior to her RN career she spent seven years as a CNA. Her specialties include Step-down, Telemetry, and Med-Surg and she's currently on assignment in Waco, TX. Natasha’s adventures as a travel nurse include her husband and two children, who travel year-long as a family in their RV.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

There is no one size fits all in travel healthcare. Some go it alone, some travel with a friend, and others bring the whole family along for the adventure. Cardium welcomes Natasha Stevens, RN, who shares what it’s like to live the travel nursing lifestyle with her husband, two children, their dog, and an RV. She talks about the rewards of seeing the country as a family, discoveries they’ve made, and the experience of parenting and educating while on the road. In this episode we cover:

  • Making the decision to travel as a nurse and do so with her family
  • Living unconventionally – the joys and the challenges
  • The RV lifestyle, RV rallies, and finding community
  • The Road Life Project, Digital Pen Pals, and other ways to connect
  • Homeschooling, technology, online tools, and resources
  • Experiences that go beyond the classroom
  • Making and maintaining friendships – kids and adults, too
  • Finding alone time as a couple
  • Benefits of traveling as a family
  • Tricks of the trade for those considering the lifestyle
  • Making the experience a true working vacation for the entire family
  • Bumps in the road
  • Assignment planning and pace
  • The kindness of strangers
  • Most memorable destinations thus far

EPISODE RESOURCES:
Follow the adventures of Natasha and her family on social media.

YouTube channel:
https://youtube.com/nursingourtravelbug

Facebook page:
https://facebook.com/nursingourtravelbug

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/nursingourtravelbug/

Blog
http://nursingourtravelbug.wordpress.com/

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