SOURCE: American Traveler

October 17, 2007 00:07 ET

Arizona Travel Nurses Projected to Fill Over 5,000 Positions in 2007

Travel Nursing Experts, American Traveler, Staff 110 Facilities in the State

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - As Arizona's high-tech and tourism industries continue to boom, an overwhelming demand for healthcare professionals has arisen and travel nurses are finding endless lucrative and lifestyle options through travel nursing experts, American Traveler.

"American Traveler has the highest paying travel nurse jobs in the state," said Hospital Marketing Director, Dennis Urbanski. "Our benefits are excellent and private accommodations for travel nurses are luxurious. Between earnings and perks, many of our travel nurses make close to $100,000 a year."

For the first time in twenty years, Arizona has surpassed Nevada as the nation's fastest growing state. With Arizona's unprecedented population growth and yearly influx of visitors, patient counts have skyrocketed in the region, generating immense opportunities for travel nurses.

"Arizona offers perhaps as much variety and opportunity for travel nurses as any state in the union," said Peter Heck, workforce director for the Arizona Healthcare and Hospital Association (AzHHA). "From the excitement of a major city like Phoenix to the beauty and majesty of our mountain ranges and national parks, Arizona is rich with choices for any travel nurse."

"Arizona has become a hotspot for travel nursing in the U.S.," said Deborah Bacurin, RN Clinical Coordinator for Florida-based travel nurse firm American Traveler. "An emphasis on positive patient outcomes and advanced medical technologies nurture a strong environment for learning and advancement."

Even at the clinical level, Arizona hospitals tend to surpass many around the country. According to AzHHA, area hospitals spent $25 million in 2006 to support healthcare education in the state. It's not uncommon to find robotics in the OR and computer networks to streamline the managing of patient records. Intensive care technologies allow doctors and nurses to "virtually" monitor dozens of patients at once, and simulation training programs for medical staff give travel nurses the modern educational tools they need to learn new techniques.

If you're a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, ORT, RT or other allied health professional, American Traveler may have a high paying Arizona travel nurse job for you. For more information call 800-884-8788 or apply online today at

About American Traveler:

JCAHO certified American Traveler staffs the most prestigious hospitals and outpatient facilities in the U.S. From world-renowned university teaching hospitals to rural medical facilities, American Traveler specializes in short-term travel nursing jobs, per diem, and permanent positions for RNs, Physical Therapists, RTs, STs, and other allied health professionals.