We’d like to introduce you to Denise! She’s been a #trustafftraveler for four years now and has worked sixteen assignments in six different states.
Her recruiter nominated her for this week’s spotlight to show their appreciation for her positive attitude and hard work. She has a lot to share and we are fortunate enough to hear all about it.
Tell us about YOU! Where are you from? Family? Friends? Pets?
Hello, 👋 I’m Denise. I’m from the small town of Dierks, Arkansas. I have two sons. My oldest son lives in Texas. My youngest son, his wife, and my granddaughter are living in Charleston, SC. My mother is still living in Dierks, Arkansas.
Why did you decide to go into healthcare?
I feel like the Lord called me into healthcare. I graduated nursing with my bachelor’s at the age of 44.
What prompted you to start traveling?
My youngest son is in the Navy. He and his wife had my granddaughter so I started traveling to be able to be close to my grandbaby and have a relationship with her.
What was your first assignment like?
My first contract was in a nursing home in Virginia. I had no previous experience in a nursing home and didn’t have any orientation, but I was blessed to have worked with some wonderful CNAs who helped me. I ended up loving it!!
What’s your favorite thing about traveling?
I love being able to travel. Not only to new places to work, but to other destinations. I have been able to take cruises, drives in the mountains, and spend time on the beaches.
What is the most challenging part about traveling? How do you overcome it?
The most challenging part about traveling is being alone and sometimes feeling lonely. I overcome it by getting out by myself, exploring the area, and sightseeing.
How many assignments have you taken and where?
I have been traveling for almost 4 years. I had contracts in Parksley, VA (1 contract), Richmond, VA (1 contract), Alexandria, VA (2 contracts), Ft Worth, TX (1 contract), Tarboro, NC (7 contracts total), and Ahoskie, NC (4 contracts).
What advice would you have for someone who is thinking about starting their travel career?
Just take the step. I was someone who has always been afraid of change and of doing things outside the box. But I did it and I absolutely love it!! You will meet some wonderful people and see some new and exciting places.
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