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Working Tourist: Starting Out Close to Home

Loren Stitt is on her first travel assignment and chose a location that is close to her hometown of Buffalo, New York.  She took an assignment near Rochester New York.
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Loren Stitt is on her first travel assignment and chose a location that is close to her hometown of Buffalo, New York.  She took an assignment near Rochester New York.  Loren’s specialty is Emergency Nursing and she originally became interested in travel nursing so she could gain experience by learning how different facilities operate.

Having only been a traveler for 3 months and being close to home hasn’t provided Loren with the exciting experiences of exploring someplace new, but in the future, she is looking forward to branching out and taking assignments outside of New York State.

“In a short time, I have met some wonderful, experienced nurses,” Loren explains.  “I truly enjoy meeting new people and learning from them.”

Loren has already made an impression on her co-workers.  She was pulled aside by the day shift charge nurse and told that several staff members commented on the great job she is doing.  In addition to that, Loren received a recognition award for going above and beyond while caring for a patient.  It is called a “Shining Star Notice” and is based on direct feedback from the patient.  Now that is wonderful praise!

Because she has made the transition to travel nurse so seamlessly, we asked Loren what advice she would have for others who are exploring travel nursing for the first time.

“My advice for traveling nurses would be to embrace your new site and ask a lot of questions when you are unsure about something,” she explains.  “It is important to give yourself some time to adjust to the different policies and your new surroundings.”

Based on her early successes, it is pretty clear that Loren has a bright future as a working tourist.  We’re sure that her recruiter knows of many places that will welcome someone with her drive, compassion, and talents in a heartbeat.  Good luck to Loren on your new career with Supplemental Health Care.  For more information about how you can become a working tourist with Supplemental Health Care, contact us today.