As a Travel RN, you may spend a lot of time in airports, on trains or in hotel rooms. And now that the weather is getting warmer, hopefully you will be able to spend some of your days off on the beach!
With that in mind, check out the below five great reads for the travel nurse. Enjoy!
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives by Theresa Brown, RN
Teresa Brown, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist, details all that can happen in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In a very short amount of time, decisions are made, hopes are gained and lives can be changed forever. This book gives an insight into daily struggles as well as larger issues regarding medicine in this country.
The Interventionist by Joani Gammill
This book is full of inspiring stories about the battle of addiction by Dr Phils interventionist and recovering addict, Joani Gammill. Joani was a suburban mom who was addicted to opiates for years and almost died because of it. She committed to getting help and overcame her addiction. This book recounts her experiences and intertwines them with the clients she now treats. You will read about the bravery of the people who come to her for help and come out clean and sober, while she inspires them along the way. Joani had previously worked as a registered nurse in medical facilities.
They Called Them Angels: American Military Nurses of World War II by Kathi Jackson
These are the stories of the brave women who saved lives during World War II. This is the firsthand accounts from army and navy nurses who served both stateside and overseas. Their time is detailed from joining the military, through their active service to their lives today. These are women who had experiences in a very difficult time and still today bear emotional scars.
Jessies House of Needles by John Algate
Jessie Williamson is a missionary nurse who devoted 35 years of her life to tribal people in West Papua. She watched them transform in their stone age society through religious and political turmoil, life and death struggles, awful weather conditions and the clash of old and new beliefs. Jessie built a network of medics and midwives who still continue her work today.
Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul: Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession by Jack Canfield
Part of the wildly popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books, this book will celebrate, honor and inspire all nurses. Its about the nurses, their patients, personal ups and downs, funny moments, touching experiences and plenty of tips to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.