Nurse of the Month


Why did you become a travel RN?

I was a medic in the navy during Desert Storm and I used the Gi bill to become a nurse. 

Describe what your day is like/what you do?

The key to survival as a travel nurse is humility staying humble.  The experience we gain is immeasurable as we get to see a wide range of different people, facilities, and charting systems.

What inspired you to get into health care?

All I ever wanted to do is travel and nurse.  At the time I had no idea Travel nursing existed.  Fast forward and God has blessed me with to opportunity to do both with travel nursing.

What was your favorite travel location/facility?

My favorite assignment is the one I’m currently on at the Navajo Indian reservation.

Do you do anything special while on assignment? Sightsee? 

The culture and people are amazing of the Navajo Nation. The landscape is breathtaking; hiking up some of these mountains takes your breath away.

What’s a memorable experience you’ve had in health care?

Working with the Native Americans and their medical needs.  They are truly an amazing people.

How do you choose between the many travel assignments?  Compensation?  Location?

When I first started to travel, I was chasing the dollar and I made great money, often working 6 days a week.  But now I travel for location .

Anything else you would like to share?

Lastly I’d like to talk about my relationships with my various travel companies and how having a positive attitude with my companies has benefited me. Pulse Healthcare can be your ally and having a good rapport with your company can also get you more money. Also when things go wrong, which they sometimes do, having your company know you and your integrity can greatly assist you. I have traveled my entire career having only been a staff nurse only for 1 year. It has been an amazing journey one of which is not over yet….. The best is yet to come!