Dawn has been an amazing addition to our trustaff traveler team! She’s been working with Jordan Mauri for a few assignments and he thought she was doing an amazing job, so he nominated her for a spotlight! Jordan said, “Working with Dawn is great, she is open to new ideas and so easygoing. It really is a partnership, she trusts me and my advice and in turn, I trust that she will do a great job for us no matter where she goes. Her work ethic and personality shine bright and I know she has a great future in travel nursing.” They make a great team! Dawn was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer a few questions for us.
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
I’m from Des Moines, Iowa. My family lives in northern Iowa. I have one basset hound that travels with me.
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
I decided to go into healthcare when my grandmother was ill. I wanted to be able to give great care to someone and make their lives better.
What prompted you to start traveling?
I needed a change in my life and have always loved seeing new places. What better way than to get paid to see new places!
What was your first assignment like?
My first assignment was in Maine and it was amazing! It was a tremendous adventure!
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
Seeing new places is great!
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
The most challenging part of traveling for me is finding good housing for me & my pup. I just start looking way in advance and always realize I can stay in a hotel temporarily.
How many assignments have you taken and where?
I’m getting ready to start my second assignment. My first was in Maine. My upcoming assignment is in Portland, Oregon!
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
Be confident! Relax… enjoy.
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