Why a Butterfly?
Like butterflies, our travelers go through a process of growth, change, and development during each assignment.
Freedom, travel and patience are some of the connotations associated with the butterfly. Here are TEN butterfly facts which ALL contributed to making this beautiful insect the perfect inspiration logo for our traveling healthcare professionals:
- 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).
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has to go through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
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 needs.
- 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. So 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 flying high (well, most of the time!) 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 5 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!