We’d like to introduce you to Alex! She’s been a #trustafftraveler for five years now and has over fifteen assignments under her belt. Both the facilities where she’s worked and our team here at the office think she’s excellent at what she does!
Her recruiter nominated her for this week’s spotlight to show their appreciation for all her hard work. She’s had an exciting travel journey and was kind enough to share a few of her experiences with us.
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
Hello, 👋 I’m Alex. I am from Seymour, TN in the Great Smoky Mountains. I travel with my husband Will, who is also a travel RN with trustaff. I have been traveling with trustaff for 5 years!
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
To care for others and to one day be able to travel nurse.
What prompted you to start traveling?
My love for nursing and traveling. Why not do both at the same time!?
What was your first assignment like?
My first assignment was in Wichita, KS and it was great!
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
I love getting to meet new people and having experiences that only come with traveling like exploring new places.
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
Being away from family and friends for important holidays and celebrations. I Facetime my friends and family a lot.
How many assignments have you taken and where?
I have taken 15 assignments over the past 5 years in Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia.
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
Get experience first in the area you want to travel, be flexible, and take lots of advice from recruiters and other travel nurses. Also to have savings in case of a canceled contract or other emergencies.
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