Dawn works in Labor and Delivery and states that her number one factor in choosing a location and company is money and benefits followed by recruiter and location. She has been traveling for one year now and as traveled with Mobile Medical Staffing and Life Science Resources. For living arrangements, she prefers a one bedroom furnished apartment. Her favorite city has been Tallahassee, Florida, with her least favorite being Patterson, New Jersey.
About her first travel nursing experience she writes, “It was great, I worked at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on their Mother/Baby unit. The staff there was wonderful and most appreciative. The people within the city were very friendly and the area in the panhandle of Florida was terrific for exploring (we never left it to visit central Florida in the 13 weeks, too much to do). My company at the time, LifeScience Resources was great with my first assignment. This was definitely a most awesome first assignment.”
Her advice to a first time travel nurse is, “Do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions. Go in with open eyes and be willing to explore your surroundings on your days off. Make the most of this time. But, don’t let people use you and walk over you either, you are there to help them and are human with feelings, speak up, don’t be afraid.”