August Nurse of the Month

August 24, 2022

Fastaff nurses are rewarded and recognized for the experience, skills, and dedication they bring to each travel nursing assignment. This nurse is someone who exemplifies the Fastaff values. Read below to learn more about the August Nurse of the Month, Cindy deCormier.

Name: Cindy deCormier
Specialty: Emergency Room
Number of Fastaff assignments: I have done so many assignments that I have lost count.
Number of years with Fastaff: Since January of 2011

Why do you love working with Fastaff?

I love working with Fastaff because I am constantly learning new skills that help me be a better nurse. My last assignment I was assigned several medical students to teach them IV placement. 

What do you love about nursing?

I love meeting new people and having new experiences. I have met some of my closest friends from traveling. I also have visited some amazing cities and had wonderful day trips.

What has been your most challenging Fastaff assignment and how did you feel that impacted your worth as a nurse afterwards?

COVID was a very difficult time for me as a nurse. It was heartbreaking watching people pass without their families. I would hold the patient’s hand and talk to them and try to make them as comfortable as possible. As hard as COVID-19 was I think it helped bring nurses together in all aspects.What makes travel nursing rewarding to me is being able to work with a diversity of people and know that we are all aiming for the same goal; treating and making patients feel better. I am also able to benefit in learning how different organizations operate. Also, meeting new people and gaining new friends.

How have you accomplished some of your personal and professional goals by traveling with Fastaff (i.e. family life, financial freedom, more personal freedom, etc...)?

I truly feel honored to be associated with Fastaff. I think it's one of the best agencies out there. Being a single mother of three it has allowed me financial freedoms and has allowed me to take my children on vacations that normally I could not have afforded.