This year for Nurses Week, we’re highlighting the nurses that make Stability Healthcare so special. Meet Donnabelle. She has traveled all over the world working as a nurse to help in different countries with needs for nurses. Read more below:
What has it been like working during the pandemic?
Covid-19 era made me realize how crucial it is to spend quality time with our loved ones, there’s nothing certain about life, I’ve been taking care of Covid patients since it started, it was very challenging and overwhelming, it breaks my heart witnessing patient deteriorate without their family at bedside, requesting to speak to their loved ones over the phone during the last moments of their lives was heart-wrenching but you still need to keep going. RN life is challenging but fulfilling being able to help and support the patients at their lowest point of life.
What placements have you had in the past?
I have worked in different areas of nursing from newborns, critical care, to a skilled nursing facility.
All-time favorite placement?
NICU and ICU
What is your career history, how did you become a travel nurse?
I’ve been traveling since 2006 to different parts of the world to help other countries in need of nurses (Asia, Middle East and Western country).
What inspired you to become a travel nurse?
It helped me mold my profession. I have learned a lot from my clinical experiences, met a lot of people, and learned about their cultures – all very rewarding. And of course, being able to travel and work at the same time.
What is your nursing specialty?
Medical/Surgical (most recent)
Favorite hobbies outside of work?
Travel and explore with my family
Best travel nursing story?
What’s your favorite part of working with Stability?
Being paid on time! 😉 and certainly, their prompt replies to my queries and being proactive most of the time.
What is something you bring with you (non-nursing related) to every move/placement?
Essential things such as credit cards, cellphone and charger, vitamins, and moisturizers!
Any advice for future travelers?
Be flexible, lower your expectations, be more patient, ask if in doubt! And always have the initiative to help your fellow healthcare providers.
Ready for your dream travel nursing job? Find your next placement at Stability Healthcare.