Congratulations to Jenee Jones, a Med/Surg Travel Nurse with Republic Health Resources!
Jenee is our Featured Travel Nurse of the Month for June 2018.
She is currently on assignment in Vero Beach, Florida.
We asked Jenee to share her experience and adventures as a Travel Nurse…
How long have you been travel nurse?
I have been a Travel Nurse for less than one year.
What has been your favorite city/town to work in?
What do you love most about being a Travel Nurse?
I originally made the decision to try travel nursing for the money, I earn more as a travel nurse than I did as a staff nurse. But I also love feeling appreciated, by my recruiter, the hospital and the nurses I work with. I continue to learn new techniques from each facility. I have become well versed with different charting systems, policies, management styles, and staffing procedures. Before traveling I had never worked with a CNA or a LPN, they are great! I love having the hands and the help, and so do the patients!
Describe your most memorable Travel Nursing Experience.
Okay…Imagine yourself in the mountains- at an extremely high altitude, and picture that the cliff drops off in every direction. You are a mountain newbie and fear heights. Next, you are driving on a winding gravel road, blind spots around every corner. This road couldn’t fit more than one car at a time and you are going 10 mph- and the entire time secretly hoping another car doesn’t come around the next curve. And finally, imagine this going on for about 10 miles. That is my most memorable moment! But don’t worry, we survived!
What advice do you have for a first-time traveler?
There are so many great reasons to travel! I recommend to any nurse to try it at least once! I’ll never forget the best piece of advice I received during my first year of nursing, “you can do anything for 12 hours.” No matter how overwhelmed you are at the beginning of a shift, remember, you can do anything for 12 hours! And for travel nurses, “You can do anything for 13 weeks!” GO FOR IT!
What advice do you love most about your recruiter?
My recruiter at Republic, as well as other recruiters I have had the pleasure of speaking with, have truly shown their appreciation for the work I do. I’ll receive text messages cheering me on for my first day and positive feedback about the great work I am doing. Sometimes, in the healthcare field, we don’t always feel appreciated or recognized, which makes a huge difference in job satisfaction.