Traveler of the Month: Martha P!

Name: Martha P.

City, State: Rochester, NY

Specialty: Med-Surg/Tele

Month: September

1. How did you get into travel nursing?

I got into travel nursing initially because I knew I did not want to live in Buffalo anymore, but I wasn’t exactly sure where I did want to live. Seattle seemed like a good place to start.

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2. What’s the best part about traveling?

The best part about traveling is experiencing a new place the way a local person would. Being in the nursing role you interact with people differently, but patients are often excited to find out you’re a travel nurse and love telling you about things to try in the area. 

3. You meet a first-time traveler in the Rochester area, which restaurant is a must for them to try?

Nick Tahou Hots for the best garbage plate you can find. The original Dinosaur BBQ is also very good!

4. What’s the best part about the Rochester area?

I’m actually working in the finger lakes region in a very rural area about 40 minutes outside Rochester. I love it because it is absolutely beautiful. The area is full of gorgeous scenery, hiking spots, and wineries. What more could you need?

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5. Any advice for other travelers?

The best advice I have is to make friends with your coworkers! Sometimes when you’re alone in a new place work might be the only place you know anyone. I think it’s important to have someone to talk to, especially given the potentially stressful nature of being a nurse during a pandemic

6. What do you like best about working with Axis?

I like working with Axis because they truly care about making sure their nurses are listened to and know they are valued. The process for each new contract is made incredibly simple, and I know I can come to my recruiter, Lynna, with any issue and she will do her best to solve it, even if that just means listening to me complain. She has actually helped me out before when whatever issue I’ve had has little to do with my job itself. I look forward to each new travel nursing contract and the experiences that come along with it. 

Congrats Martha! We’re so glad you joined the Axis team! 🙂

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