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I'm Brennan Belliveau! A Registered Nurse originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For years I wondered what a career as a nurse in the USA could look like. During this time, I had every emotion you could imagine, from excitement and curiosity to fear of the unknown and what I might be leaving behind.
I had worked in a number of settings from pediatric transplant care to forensics psychiatry. I remember asking nurses that I worked with "If you could go back in your career and do one thing different what would you do?" The most common reply to that question was "I wish I would have worked as a nurse in the USA." At that point I knew what I had to do next. And so this journey began...
Shortly after arriving as a travel nurse in the USA, I started this website to share not only my personal experiences, but to also offer a platform for other international nurses and students to share their adventures, advice, and insights to better help our community and support one another in leading successful and fulfilling careers.
Over the last four years I have had an incredible journey in the USA. From working with celebrity nurse, Nurse Blake, in planning and supporting the launch of the NurseCon website and inaugural NurseCon at Sea Cruise, to being a podcast co-host with Simple Nursing founder, Mike Linares, and now helping nurses from all over the world immigrate and work in the USA with Medliant International Healthcare Staffing. The opportunities here are endless, and the American Dream is alive and well!
As a visitor here, you are part of a fantastic community. Nurses have always supported one another, and this is no different. We are not alone and it's important to encourage one another to take steps that will advance our careers. Here you will find information to support you as a student nurse, new graduate, experienced nurse, or a nurse considering working in the USA, but all across the world in countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK. You will find stories and advice from nursing and health care professionals, discover how to work in other countries, navigate steps on how to become a travel nurse or immigrate to the USA permanently, and so much more to support your career as a nurse!
Thank you for being part of this community. There are plenty of ways that you can become more involved. Please feel free to send me a message or email me if you have any questions or have resources or a story to share with our community!
-Nurse Brennan, BScN, CARN, USRN
The Adventurous Nurse Ltd.
Disclosure: The Adventurous Nurse Ltd. is an incorporated company based out of Alberta, Canada. All content produced by The Adventurous Nurse Ltd. is solely written by Brennan Belliveau, an experienced Registered Nurse, and may not reflect the opinions, views, or beliefs of his current or previous employers. This platform is intended to provide information based on Brennan's personal experiences, the experiences of other travel nurses, academic research, and previous education. This blog and platform, under no circumstances, are intended to replace any medical guidance, including the evaluation of a physician or medical doctor.