January Travel Nurse of the Month: Kathryn G.
Our January Travel Nurse of the Month is…
Name: Kathryn G.
City, State: San Francisco, CA
Specialty: UR/Case Manager
How’d you get into travel nursing?
Travel nursing was always in the back of my mind during my career, and became a reality for me when I was an empty nester and nothing holding me to my current living situation.
Travel nursing is exciting and a wonderful opportunity for learning and growing as a nurse and an individual.
What’s the best part about being a travel nurse?
There are many advantages to being a travel nurse, such as the learning experience of different ways of doing things and broadening your nursing experience. Travel nursing gives you a chance to experience many different settings so that if you are considering a change in your career or living area you can “try different places out” or possibly try a different specialty if you are given the opportunity.
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You meet a first time traveler in San Francisco, which restaurant do they have to try?
San Francisco is a huge melting pot of all of the world’s cultures, which makes for many awesome places to dine. Fisherman’s Warf is a must, to visit. There are many fresh catch seafood restaurants, Alioto’s on the wharf, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at pier 39 with amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the famous Alcatraz prison which offers tours daily. Chocolate lovers will be in heaven at the Ghirardelli Chocolate factory down by the wharf.
What’s the best part about San Francisco?
The best part of San Francisco to me is the diversity of culture, the beauty of the area is captivating and being so close to Silicon Valley, the area is on the cutting edge of everything!
Any advice for other travel nurses?
Being a travel nurse requires you to step out of your comfort zone, learn quickly, and adapt to your environment immediately. A positive attitude is paramount. It is important to approach each assignment with the best that you have to offer, to show your coworkers that you appreciate being there and will do what it takes to make the work place better and run smoother, just as if you were a permanent employee. Make the investment of yourself and it will be a great experience that you can treasure!
You may also like: Check out our previous Traveler of the Month winners!
How do you compare Axis to others travel nurse companies?
It has been such a good experience working for Axis. My recruiter, Alisha was the best. She helped me realize a dream and make it become a reality. I was fortunate to be hired by the hospital where I was working my assignment and I feel that I am where I belong and would like to stay. My check was always on time and the office staff very helpful and always supportive. If not for Axis I never would have had this opportunity!
Congrats Kathryn! We’re so happy to be a part of your travels! 🙂
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