Living and working in Tucson, AZ

Hello everyone! It’s that time again. Tim and I are going to go on another road trip adventure, this time to Baja California! Before all that, I would like to tell you about my last assignment in Tucson, Az.

I worked at Tucson Medical Center, but everyone around here calls it TMC for short. I worked night shift in the ICU. They call it the Neuro ICU, however I personally consider it to be more of a medical ICU. There is also a CVICU (Cardiovascular). The night shift staff has a great team work mentality and are very traveler friendly. I can go into more details if anyone has questions please post them in the comment section.

We parked our home at Far Horizons RV resort. As the name implies, it is an age restricted park (55+), but they allow travel nurses to stay. I can’t tell you how friendly and welcoming the people are at this park. Tim and I are obviously not 55 but we never felt out of place. We made friends with many of our neighbors and even learned how to play a new game, Pickleball! The park is spotless, with at least 5 staff constantly pruning or raking. There is a very nice clubhouse with a pool and hottub. As a traveling nurse, this is a prime spot to stay because of it’s location near different hospitals, including TMC.

Tucson is a great place to visit although it can get very hot in the summer, with daily tempatures exceeding 95 degrees F. Tim and I were here from October to December. This was a great time to be here because the park wasn’t very crowded and the tempatures were perfect 70 degrees F during the day 50 degrees F at night. The snowbirds start to flock here in December and fill up the RV parks till March. There are lots of hiking opportunities. Sabino Canyon National Forest is just around the corner but can get really crowded on the weekends. There are a variey of other forests/parks that are less than an hour drive including Saguaro National Park and Mount Lemon. Since the University of Arizona is here in Tucson, the downtown scene has a fun party vibe going on at night especially during the football season home games.

All in all, my experience in Tucson was pretty awesome. I will remember the friends I made here and the friendliness of the general public. I could see myself returning here for another assignment in the future.

https://www.tmcaz.com/ – Tucson Medical Center

http://www.tucsonvillage.com/ – Far Horizons RV park website

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Victoria

Hello, I'm Victoria. I was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. I am a traveling nurse that specializes in critical care. My husband Tim and I purchased a fifth wheel RV and live on it full time. In between jobs, we will adventure within and outside of the U.S. I hope you enjoy reading about our travels and hope our posts help people out with theirs.

4 thoughts on “Living and working in Tucson, AZ”

  1. I am on my way to Tucson to work at University for 2 months when I leave Mesa, AZ. You are right about TMC, I did a contract at TMC and loved it. Great blog. I look forward to reading more.

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