Say hello to this week’s featured nurse, Stacey! Stacey is currently working as an ER nurse in Denton, TX. Keep reading to learn more about how she started her journey as a CNA to get where she is today!
What is your current specialty and placement?
ER in Denton, Texas
What is your favorite part of travel nursing?
My favorite part of travel nursing is that there is always something new to learn and challenge you each place you go.
What is a place on your bucket list for a travel nursing job?
The number one place on my bucket list for a travel nursing job is Hawaii during the summer months.
Tell us about your career history – how did you become a travel nurse?
During college breaks, I traveled as a CNA and absolutely loved getting to meet new people and traveling to places I’ve never been to before. After traveling as a CNA I knew I wanted to travel as a nurse as well. I started traveling after one year of experience as a nurse in the ER. I certainly struggled through my first assignment, but have now been traveling for nearly two years and wouldn’t change a thing.
Have you found any sort of community while travel nursing?
As a travel nurse, you are always the new person. People are generally pretty welcoming and I have been fortunate to meet other travelers while on assignment. Some of my closest friends are people I have met while on a travel assignment.
What are some of your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work?
You can pretty well always find me with my nose in a book, or out exploring the area around me.
What do you always pack?
I always pack a good book, specifically the mystery/thriller genre.
Any advice for future travelers?
Travel nursing gives you a multitude of opportunities to see the world, meet new people and grow within your career. I recommend taking the leap, even if it’s just short-term, it’s an experience you won’t forget.