Thoughts from Trusted Travel Nurses

Celebrating Father's Day with Our Travel Nurses and Allied Health Pros!

Audrey McCollough, RN, BSN
June 7, 2023
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It's that time of year again, when we pause to honor the fathers in our lives. A time to celebrate the grill masters, the bad-joke tellers, the stealthy spider killers and, of course, the bear-hug givers. But this year, we want to tip our hats to a specific group of super-dads – the awesome travel nurses and allied health professionals out there!

The realm of healthcare is a challenging one, often requiring long hours, emotional stamina, and a ceaseless dedication to the well-being of others. This is especially true for travel nurses and allied health professionals, who not only provide critical care to patients, but also do so while sometimes being far from their own families. As we approach Father's Day, we acknowledge these fathers for their strength, love, and passion. 

Balancing Fatherhood and Healthcare: The Life of a Traveling Dad

Let's face it. Being a travel nurse or an allied health professional is not your average 9-5 gig. It's not about water cooler chats and casual Fridays. It's more about 12-hour shifts, high pressure moments, and a fresh city every few months. These dads are out there, filling in the gaps in healthcare and making a difference where it's needed most.

And yes, in some cases, this may mean missing out on some little league games, school recitals, and even the infamous "why is the sky blue?" debates. But they're doing it for a great reason - to provide top-notch care for their patients.

These dads are experts at the art of balance. With a stethoscope in one hand and a toy lightsaber in the other, they tackle their dual roles with grace, humor, and a whole lot of coffee.

Taking Fatherhood on the Road: Family-friendly Travel Assignments

We've all heard the saying, "Home is where the heart is." But for some dads, home is also where the wheels and the open road are! A growing number of travel nurses and allied health professionals are choosing to bring their families along for the ride, turning their travel assignments into epic family adventures.

For these trailblazing dads, an RV isn't just a vehicle – it's a home filled with laughter, love, and endless family fun.  Living out of an RV provides a unique opportunity for these dads and their families to experience new places, cultures, and adventures together. Whether it's exploring national parks, trying out local cuisines, or simply enjoying a different view out of the window each week, these travel-nursing dads are making memories that their families will cherish forever.

This lifestyle isn't just about sightseeing and adventure, though. It's also a real-life education for the kids. They get to see first-hand the commitment their dad has made to impact the lives of his patients.  From him, they learn about compassion, resilience, and adaptability – lessons that can't be taught in a classroom.

Take it from Trusted’s very own nomad dad- Russ Mortland

A Big Shout Out to Our Dads 

So here's to the dads who are holding it up on the home front and at the bedside. We see you, we appreciate you, and we're in awe of the awesome work you do. This Father's Day, we're sending a big shout out to you - our globe-trotting, life-saving, dad-joke-telling nurses and allied health pros.

Keep being the wonderful, hardworking, and loving dads you are. We can't thank you enough for your sacrifices, your dedication, and the extraordinary care you give to your patients and your families.

This Father's Day, whether you're at home or on the road, remember this - you are loved, you are valued, and you are appreciated. Keep on rocking, keep on rolling, and most importantly, keep those dad jokes coming!  Happy Father's Day! 

Join Our Community of Super-Dads!

At Trusted Health, we're more than just a staffing agency – we're a community. We're proud to support our travel nurses and allied health professionals as they balance their demanding careers with the joys and challenges of parenthood.

Signing up for a profile with Trusted is the first step to joining our community and embarking on your own journey as a travel nurse or allied health professional. From your profile, you'll have access to personalized job matches, transparent pay info, and a support team that's always there for you – so you can focus on what's important: providing exceptional care to your patients and being a super-dad to your kids.

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