November’s Nurse of the Month

November 27, 2017

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 November’s Nurse of the Month, Mary Pennington:

Specialty:

ER and ICU.

Number of years working with Fastaff:

Seven years and six strike assignments.

Why do you love working with Fastaff?

They are the best paying and I’m treated well by the Fastaff staff.

What do you love about nursing?

I love making a difference in other people’s lives and seeing people get well. With travel nursing, I still have the desire to help people. I am going on 27 years of hands-on nursing and am not burnt out (a miracle).

What makes travel nursing rewarding for you?

The great pay, exciting locations and meeting new friends.

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

Whenever I am working a tough assignment with another Fastaff traveler, I get incredible support and comradery.

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

Working in the ER with local nurses that don't know how to speak up for themselves in poor working conditions. I enjoyed being an example for them.

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

Having a patient say that I was the best nurse he is ever had in his life when he is 75 years old.

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

Working as a traveler has helped me pay my tuition in medical school (to be a doctor). I had to attend medical school out of the country and Fastaff was always there waiting to give me work when I was back in the states and quickly placed me on an assignment. I have financial freedom with Fastaff and it gives me the mobility to work in different states without having to worry about housing. Also, pet housing is always provided without a worry.