Cheers and congrats to the November 2015 Traveler of the Month, Barbara H., and also our Rising Star winner, Gina C.!
Traveler of the Month Barbara H. has been an RN for 33 years and this is not her first Traveler of the Month rodeo! Barb was also awarded Traveler of the Month in May 2014, when we even got to surprise her in person with news of her win! (Click here for video of the surprise and to learn more about Barb’s first win.)
Barb travels with the help of her trusty Career Consultant, Ronnie E., whom she thanks for “being my guide through this adventure for the past three years.”
“I am so honored to have received this award for the second time,” says Barb. “I love traveling. The places I have been and the people I have met have enriched my life.”
Barb is currently on assignment in Omaha and says she has yet again met an amazing group of people, though her favorite assignment so far was in South Dakota.
“I spent a year there. The area is beautiful and so much to explore and see. The PACU/Preop team were the best,” says Barb.
Barb continues to travel with her “two fur babies” Kona, a 12-and-a-half-year-old lab, and Lucy, a lab mix who provide great company on the road.
“I am always amazed how well they adjust,” says Barb.
(For another very special announcement about Barb, click here.)
Rising Star Gina is a Certified Surgical Technologist of 21 years who is currently in Louisiana on her second travel assignment. She works with Career Consultant Todd L. Gina’s current assignment is her favorite yet and she’s enjoyed being exposed to a culture there that’s entirely different from what she’s accustomed to.
Being a Traveler takes flexibility and inner strength, and Gina’s got those qualities in spades. About five years ago, she suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to speak.
“In time I recovered with little residual effects,” says Gina. “I’m grateful for what it taught me about my own strength.”
She says she’s also learned a great deal from Travel Nursing.
“Traveling has opened my eyes to different ways of doing things on many levels,” says Gina. “It has also provided the opportunity to see things I never would have being in a permanent position.”
Gina’s advice for new Travelers is to stay focused and maintain a good attitude.
“As a new Traveler it’s important to stay positive, work hard, and not concern yourself with what others are doing,” says Gina.
She also shares some wise words from Harry Potter author JK Rowling: “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
Again, congrats to the November 2015 Traveler of the Month and Rising Star — and thank you so much, Barbara and Gina, for your tremendous talents and hard work, as well as your dedication to delivering the best patient care!
Do you have what it takes to be the next Medical Solutions Traveler of the Month or Rising Star? Travelers who receive a perfect evaluation from their hospital are in the running for the two monthly awards — with Rising Star going to new Travelers. Click here to find out what’s it’s all about and to see how you could be the next winner of a $100 Visa gift card and, of course, major bragging rights!