Hometown: Chetek, WI
How long have you been nursing for? I’ve been an RN for 7 years, but have worked in Healthcare, starting as a CNA, since I was 16.
Where did you take your first travel assignment? I took my first assignment in 2018 in Marshfield, Wisconsin on the Neuro/Trauma unit and occasionally floated to the Med Surg floors. MSSI is the travel company I started working with and have stayed working with because they take care of me so I can take care of my patients!
Favorite thing about travel nursing? I love the flexibility/life balance my schedule and career have with travel nursing. I also enjoy the opportunities to meet and work with new people, and love the experiences a new facility or a different area has to offer.
Favorite way to spend a day off? Outdoors with my family, camping, grilling out, on the lake, riding horse, and occasionally an in-bed or couch potato relaxing kind of day.
What was the last thing you read? This sentence! I’m not much of a pleasure reader, so likely a medical article.
Can you tell us about a meaningful moment in your career? There have been too many to pick in the 17 years I’ve been in Healthcare! I’d have to say the most meaningful is the foundation I have for nursing. My great grandparents moved into a nursing home, and I loved the compassion the people caring for them had during that time of their lives. I started working at that facility when I was 16, and from there I decided to pursue nursing as my career. Because of that, it’s important to me to always treat my patients the way I would want my family members treated.