March’s Travel Nurse of the Month

March 29, 2018

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 March’s Nurse of the Month, Keeli Anderson:

Specialty:

Emergency Department / ICU/ House Supervisor.

Number of years working with Fastaff:

One year and six months with six assignments.

Why do you love working with Fastaff? 

I have been a RN for 19 years in the specialties of ED, ICU, flight RN, House Supervisor, and Trauma Coordinator. I love the support and encouragement from the Fastaff team. My recruiter Jackie Layton is awesome! Jackie genuinely cares and makes every transition into a new assignment easy breezy.

What do you love about nursing?

My husband and two girls, Chloe (nine years old) and Ally (seven years old) and I are sharing this wonderful journey and adventure together. My girls love to travel! When we moved back from overseas where I worked as an RN as well, my kids asked, “Can we travel America this time?”

What makes travel nursing rewarding for you?

Working with Fastaff has given my family the opportunity to travel together and visit areas of the country we probably wouldn’t have the chance to see.

Tell me about a time where you felt more valuable/respected because of the experience and knowledge you gained from your Fastaff assignment.

Last fall, I completed an assignment at a major Level I facility in Boston in the ICU. As travelers, we floated to MICU, Neuro ICU, CCU, and SICU. I absolutely loved it. For the first time in over 16 years, I was manually calculating Swan- Gantz measurements! 

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

The ED and ICU are both taxing for different reasons, so I prefer to alternate between the two as often as I can, and Fastaff allows me to do that.

Describe the most miraculous or impressive thing you’ve witnessed or been a part of during your time as a nurse with Fastaff.

At the end of every week, I felt rewarded and grateful to share tears, smiles, and laughter with my patients and their families. When the family requests you to be the RN for the last day of their loved ones’ life - I don’t think there’s a word to describe that feeling.

How have you accomplished some of your personal and professional goals by traveling with Fastaff?

I’ve had the privilege of being involved in so many people’s lives and have been rewarded a hundred times over knowing I made difference.