Meet our Traveler of the Quarter, ICU Nurse Sasha!

Sasha is an ICU Travel Nurse who has just completed her 10th assignment with MSSI. Not only was she nominated by both her Account Manager and her Recruiter for this award, but her facilities have also continuously let us know what a pleasure it is to have Sasha on their units.

I am told she is quite the advocate for her patients, very patient and kind to her patients and their families and a great team player. She is a dedicated MSSI’er and represents us all beautiful,” says Kathy, Sasha’s Account Manager.

Her recruiter Polly also had something to say. “I have had the pleasure of working with her since 2019, when she worked as RN at a long-term care facility. Sasha always went above and beyond for this facility. She would work extra hours while maintaining a perm position elsewhere.

Congratulations Sasha and thank you for all you do!

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.