Candy Treft is a registered nurse who works primarily in med-surg nursing. She is also the founder of The Gypsy Nurse, an online blog and community dedicated to nurses and other medical professionals interested in traveling for a living. Candy grew up in a very small town and when she graduated from nursing school, wanted to see what else was out there. She had heard about travel nursing and one day decided to give it a try. She left for her first contract in Boston MA with full intentions of returning home after the initial contract ended up extending and staying in Boston for 8 months. She has continued to work as a travel nurse for almost 13 years.