We’d like to introduce you to Cassandra!
She has been a #trustafftraveler for a year now and has a great outlook on travel nursing with a lot of advice to share. She is incredibly passionate about helping people and we are lucky enough to hear all about it first hand!
Her recruiter nominated her for this week’s spotlight so everyone can see Cassandra’s loving attitude and her open mind about traveling!
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
Hello, ? I’m Cassandra. I live in Pontotoc, MS. I am married and have 4 amazing children. In my spare time, I enjoy doing arts and crafts.
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
I chose to go into healthcare because I have a strong need to help people and I feel great pleasure knowing I made a difference in someone’s life.
What prompted you to start traveling?
I heard it was a wonderful opportunity to visit different areas I probably would never visit otherwise and the money is great! I don’t want any regrets in life, so I decided to try it. I love it!
What was your first assignment like?
My first assignment wasn’t the greatest, the area rained every day to every other day, but the money was awesome. It wasn’t with trustaff.
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
My favorite thing about traveling is learning how different places practice healthcare. It fascinates me how practices are different from the East Coast to the West Coast. It allows me to keep an open mind. I love it!
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
The most challenging part of traveling is learning different facilities policies and charting systems. Nursing is easy and comes naturally. I overcome this is by trying to receive as much information about the facility before I step foot inside of it. It’s not always possible, but when you have an awesome recruiter, they have ways of preparing you for your comfort.
How many assignments have you taken and where?
I have taken about 5 assignments. My favorite one was in Hershey, Pennsylvania through trustaff. Penn State Hospital in the ER was great. I enjoyed that assignment.
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
The advice I would give to someone thinking about starting their traveling career is to read your contract thoroughly and understand all of it. Make sure you know your expectations and rate of pay. Make sure it is a fit for you and your family because you need to perform at your best. Therefore, you need your home life to be happy, in return you can be happy.
You are not just representing yourself you are representing your company, your recruiter and other staff who works for the same company. If you do decide to go for it go into it with an open mind and enjoy yourself!
Watch Cassandra’s full Traveler Testimonial!
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