Eva is an emergency room nurse from Washington who rates money and recruiter as being most important, with benefits and location lagging not far behind.
She has been travelling for almost five years, and prefers a one-bedroom apartment paid for. Eventhough she has travelled with other companies, she is currently with Cross Country Trav. Corp.
Her favourite city has been Gardena, California, with Fresno, California, and St. Agnes Hospital listed as her least favourite hospital and city.
About her first assignment she writes, “I was fortunate with my first assignment, Holy Cross in Silver Spring, MD. The core staff was VERY traveler friendly and the ER had a lot of travelers. You hit the floor running, the docs respected the nurses, ancillary staff was helpful, it was just a great first experience in travel nursing. I was hooked right then and there. Oh yes, the money was really good, too.”
What she would tell a first timer: “Its scary, but go for it! The experience has made me a better nurse, and I truly think I have become a more compassionate nurse because of being a travel nurse. The reason? I don’t have to deal with the ‘politics’ only my care of the patients.”