Hometown: Manawa, WI (small farming community of 1200 people in Central Wisconsin). I’m currently living in Eau Claire, WI.
What is your best piece of advice for travelers? There are so many I don’t know where to start, haha. Never be afraid or feel weird to work with multiple agencies. We each may have specific contracts with certain health systems, so by working with multiple agencies you can broaden the locations you are able to potentially travel to. Always ask questions and keep lines of communication open between yourself and your recruiter (whether text, email, or phone call). Make sure to always provide an updated resume with all assignments, facilities, locations, and specialty listed in chronological order; this immensely helps both your recruiter and facility when reviewing experience and qualifications.
If you were a traveler, where would you want to take your next assignment? I love to personally travel and think anywhere on either the East or West Coast would be a lot of fun to experience. The idea of international travel assignments also really appeals to me.
If you were a healthcare provider, what would your specialty be? I think I would want to get a solid footing in Med Surg and then work my way into being a PCU nurse.