Hi everyone. I wanted to write to tell you all my about the first time I got to work with a travel nurse.
I'm a new grad as of June 2003. I worked in a small ER for 5 months, went prn there, and today was my first day in a level 2 ER.
My mother has been in heathcare for about 6 years now and tells me about travelers, their cool stories, and not so cool things that happen to them in her small community hospital. She has now started doing in state assignments to prepare to "travel" soon.
Well today I met my first ER travel nurse. He rocked!!!!! He was completely smart, very on top of things. He actually told the doctors the things HE wanted done. I can tell he has gained much respect in this ER, and that he does a great job!!!!
Of course today was my first day in this ER, so i was just "observing, and watching the flow" among some basic pt care, but i observed ALOT out of this guy.
His name tag was AMH, so i'm thinking American Mobile. I'm sort of amazed because he seemed like he knew everything, and he had only been there a short time.
In short...... now i definitely look to travel someday, and I hope I can do it with the confidence and suaveness (sp?) that this RN did.