Everyone meet Michelle! She has been traveling as a nurse for 15 years now — wow! She has a kind heart and absolutely loves to travel, making her the perfect fit for what she does!
Her recruiter nominated her for this week’s spotlight because of her love for traveling and helping others. With her experience, she has lots to talk about and plenty of tips to share with those just getting started.
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
Hey everyone, I’m Michelle 👋. I’m a single dog mom from Indiana. My 2 grown children currently live in Indiana along with the rest of my family. I travel with my 3 chihuahuas and have been a nurse for 21 years, 15 of those years I have traveled off & on. My friends & family call me a gypsy because I love to travel and see new places!!
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
I have always had a passion for health care and I absolutely love being a nurse. It is so rewarding.
What prompted you to start traveling?
What was your first assignment like?
I went to Maui for my first assignment and loved it!!
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
Meeting new people and visiting new places. This allows me to never get burnt out from being in one place for my whole career.
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
Meeting new patients and learning about them. As well as learning all new paperwork. You cannot be afraid to ask questions and be able to learn.
Also, for those just getting started into traveling, there are lots of times you will be thrown into different situations. I found that having experience as a bedside nurse really helped prepare me for all types of procedures with different patients.
How many assignments have you taken and where?
I have taken multiple assignments in Colorado, Maui, Florida and Indiana!
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
Make sure you have at least a year of experience in bedside nursing.
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