This year for Nurses Week, we’re highlighting the nurses that make Stability Healthcare so special. Meet Shekita. She just got started as a travel nurse, and is loving it so far. You can find her reading, shopping, and spending time with her family in her free time. Learn more about Shekita below:
What has it been like working during the pandemic?
Working in a pandemic has challenged me mentally, emotionally, and physically.
What placements have you had in the past?
I am currently working at Dodge County Hospital in Eastman, Ga. This is my very first assignment, which I extended.
What is your career history, how did you become a travel nurse?
I have been an ER nurse for 3 years. I became a travel nurse because I wanted to travel, meet new people, and make money while doing it.
What inspired you to become a travel nurse?
I love being a nurse. I also, love to travel and experience different places. So I decided the best way to incorporate all of the things I love to do was to become a travel nurse.
What is your nursing specialty?
I am an Emergency Room nurse.
Favorite hobbies outside of work?
I love to read, shop, and spend time with my family.
Best travel nursing story?
Being that I have only been on one assignment have nothing to compare. But, I can say that the staff at Dodge County Hospital is the best of all the places that I have been a staff nurse. From my first day at work up until now, I am treated like family. A few days ago we were really busy. I’m talking about can’t go to the bathroom or drink water busy. I knew I wasn’t gonna get a chance to order anything to eat, so, I was prepared to raid the vending machine once I got a chance. But, out of the blue, one of the registration clerks called me and said she was gonna go get me something to eat because she didn’t want me to go without supper (as they call it). That made me feels so special and a part of their family.
What’s your favorite part of working with Stability?
My favorite part about working with Stability is the communication. I love how everyone on my team checks in on me frequently. I love how whenever I have a question it is answered promptly.
What is something you bring with you (non-nursing related) to every move/placement?
I bring books with me everywhere I go. I love to read s I-go novels. So, where ever I go I have a book.
Any advice for future travelers?
The advice I have for future travelers is just be yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to make new friends.