Why choose a butterfly for our logo? It’s more than it's good looks.
Butterflies possess a freedom and a level of patience that mirror the qualities of our travelers. In addition, these spectacular
insects go through an amazing process of growth, development and change that is also very similar to the
path that a healthcare professional takes to become a travel healthcare professional.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has to go through to achieve that
beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Here are 10 amazing facts that helped contribute to making this beautiful insect the perfect inspiration for
- Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge (almost) 12 inches. Our travelers come in a wide
range of shapes, sizes and backgrounds – and we love them all!
- When the butterfly first emerges, its wings are wet and crinkled, but after about an hour, they are straight,
dry and strong enough for the butterfly to flutter away. When our future travelers graduate with
their nursing degree they are typically a little green with limited experience. After one-to-two
years of hands-on experience and accolades from their nurse managers, they are strong enough to fly
away to their first travel assignment.
- Butterflies can see red, yellow and green. Our travelers are equipped with superior critical thinking
and interpersonal communication skills. They use these talents daily when identifying and assessing
a patient’s condition (red), prioritizing interventions in response to rational assessments (yellow),
and executing professional action (green).
- Scientists estimate that there are between 15,000 and 20,000 different species of butterflies. Our travelers
are ALL unique with different needs and wants. It is our recruiters’ job to uncover the desires and
talents of each traveler and find an assignment compatible with each one’s skills, competencies and
- Butterflies are helpful in the way they flit from flower to flower and help pollinate plants along the
way. Our travelers are helpful in the way they can work in different facilities yet continue to bring
the best attributes of a nurse to each assignment. Because they can avoid red tape and politics,
they are free to focus on providing exemplary care.
- Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles,
and return to the north again in the spring. All the same, many of our travelers migrate to warm
spots in the winter and cooler temps in the summer. With so many client facilities around the country
to choose from, they are free to do just that!
- Glider pilots have reported seeing migrating Monarchs flying at an altitude of 11,000 feet – higher than
some clouds! Our travelers are always reaching for new heights because they have chosen a career
full of adventure and freedom!
- Most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers. Travelers are able to capitalize on each assignment’s best
resources since they are constantly exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge with peers who come from
a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
- The fastest butterflies are the skippers, which can fly at 37 miles per hour, but most butterflies travel
at five to 12 miles per hour. Some travelers enjoy “fluttering” from facility to facility every 8
to 13 weeks; others like to “cocoon” and continue to work at the same facility for multiple assignments.
- Butterflies are spectacular! Like butterflies, our travelers have to go through a process of growth,
change and development during every assignment they take. Like a butterfly, they are spectacular!