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 June Nurse of the Month, Corinna Ramirez.
Name: Corinna Ramirez
Specialty: Emergency Room
Number of Fastaff assignments: 12+
Number of years with Fastaff: Since January of 2016. Completed six assignments with many extensions.
Why do you love working with Fastaff?
As a travelling nurse I have worked at six different hospitals all in the emergency room. Although over the past 13 years of traveling, I continued to renew my contracts at each of those different hospitals.
I love working with Fastaff because I have not had any issues with getting assignments. I also have an awesome recruiter who I am able to communicate with pretty much anytime and she is always able to answer my questions I may have. Fastaff provides me the benefits I need.
What do you love about nursing?
I love nursing because I have always had the passion in caring for those who are in need. Throughout my working career I have been involved in the medical field, I started out as a nurse aide and then progressed to patient care tech and eventually a registered nurse.
What makes travel nursing rewarding for you?
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.
Describe a time where you felt more valuable/respected because of the experience and knowledge you gained from your Fastaff assignment.
Working in New York during COVID was probably the most valuable and most challenging experience I have had while working with Fastaff. I felt the most valuable/respected during COVID because these patients were looking to us nurses to help them survive and give them reassurance.
It was also the most challenging because of the volume of patients that were being seen and knowing that some of the patients would not be going home. Watching patients struggling to breathe and knowing that I was doing everything possible in order to keep them alive. After COVID, nurses were considered superheroes. I did not feel that I was a superhero, I feel being a nurse was my calling in life and I was just doing my job taking care of people to the best of my ability.
Describe the most miraculous or impressive thing you’ve witnessed or been a part of during your time as a nurse with Fastaff.
I think the most impressive thing I witnessed was the teamwork and unity the nurses had during covid. We all helped each other out, making sure that fellow coworkers were ok throughout the day, having each other's backs and surviving the shift.
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 have been able to complete my BSN while travelling with Fastaff.