Many thanks and congrats to the October 2016 Traveler of the Month, Tamara B., and also our Rising Star winner, Mary O.!
Traveler of the Month Tamara is a CVT working in Cardiac Cath Lab. She works with Career Consultant Annie E. and is currently on assignment in Indiana. Tamara has been in nursing for 13 years and Travel Nursing for a year and a half.
Tamara’s current location is her favorite so far because, she says, “It’s the first time in my career that I haven’t had to take call and work weekends.”
On top of that, her husband and son come to visit her every weekend!
Tamara appreciates the professional growth and perspective she gets from Travel Nursing.
“You get to see how different every Cath Lab functions,” she says.
Tamara is a self-described “very calm person” and a pro at avoiding anxiety, so you’ll want to pay extra close attention to her tips for new Travel Nurses:
- “Always go to an assignment with a positive attitude.”
- “Be a go-getter and show the staff that you’re a hard worker.”
- “Remember you’re there to help the staff during a rough time, so do as much as possible to help the staff to get some relief.”
Rising Star Mary is an RN, BSN, PCCN, RN-BC specializing in Cardiac and she works with Medical Solutions Career Consultant Jon L. She’s been a nurse since November 2011, has been traveling since August 2016, and is currently on assignment in Boise, Idaho.
“So far I’ve only worked in Boise and I absolutely love it here,” she says. “The weather was absolutely beautiful when I got here in August! I was joking with my family that I never saw a cloud in the sky in Boise for over a month — clear blue skies every day! There is always something going on here — great places to eat and drink, festivals and markets galore! This town has such a great vibe.”
Mary makes a point to explore new places while also nurturing her favorite pastimes. She played Division II soccer in college at Missouri Western State University, and says she still loves playing soccer so she finds leagues to play in wherever she travels!
“The best thing about Travel Nursing is being able to do what I love — making a difference in patients’ lives through nursing and getting to travel around the country, meeting new people and having new experiences,” Mary says.
Mary tips for Travel Nurse success?
“In order to be successful as a Travel Nurse you must first be confident in your skills and abilities,” advises Mary. “You graduated nursing school, you are an educated nurse and you know what you’re doing. Don’t let a new place with different looking equipment and policies that you maybe aren’t familiar with shake your confidence. Never be afraid to ask questions — you can’t know everything as a Traveling Nurse. Be open to learning something new every day!”
Congratulations again to the Medical Solutions October 2016 Traveler of the Month and Rising Star! Tamara and Mary, we are so grateful for your amazing skills, dedication, and dedication to providing excellent patient care!
Want to know if you could you be the next Medical Solutions Traveler of the Month or Rising Star? Travelers who receive a perfect hospital evaluation are eligible to win these monthly awards — with Rising Star going to newer Medical Solutions Travelers. Click here to learn more and find out if you could be the next winner of a $100 Visa or Amazon gift card as recognition for a job well done!