Nurse of the Month

Katrina

Why did you become a travel RN?

I realized the US has lots of beautiful places to see and I want to experience it with my family while doing the job I love and getting paid for it.

Describe what your day is like/what you do?

As an ER nurse, I take care of people needing immediate medical attention, making sure once they leave the ER (whether admission or discharge) they know that someone acknowledged their suffering and made them feel better.

What inspired you to get into health care?

Some of my relatives are Doctors and Nurses. I also feel the fulfillment i felt of helping others, like a sick family member when I was young.

What was your favorite travel location/facility?

To be honest, I don’t have any final words yet when it comes to having a favorite location and facility. Right now, I am so much grateful and blessed to have the chance to work with great people from my past travel assignment up to the present.

Do you do anything special while on assignment? 

I take advantage of the nearby wonderful places to visit, hiking and biking trails, good food made by the locals, and learning about different cultures/languages/traditions.

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

There’s a lot especially working in an ER setting, but I think the most memorable one will be during this Covid-19 pandemic where I realized how life is precious, that health is really wealth, that prevention is better than cure, and that we have to seized every moment and live our life with passion and purpose.

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

I choose based on compensation, company benefits, and easy communication with the company, and I prefer to live in the suburbs than in cities.