October’s Travel Nurse of the Month

October 25, 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 October’s Nurse of the Month, Tiffiney Merritt: 

Specialty: PEDS ER

Number of years working with Fastaff:

One year.

Number of assignments with Fastaff:

Three assignments.

What do you love about nursing?

I love being able to interact with the children and feeling like I've made a difference to them.

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

While in the PEDS ER, I felt most respected when a fellow RN that was staff complimented me on my critical care skills. She wanted me to cover the trauma room because she felt my skills were strong enough.

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

My most difficult assignment was in New York because of the higher ratios I experienced. Before coming to New York, I was used to a 4-1 ratio. In New York I had more critical patients and also had a higher number of patients. However, I feel I became a more experienced nurse with more critical thinking skills and knowledge to share.

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

The most impressive thing to me was working with New York staff nurses and seeing how well they worked with their higher patient ratios.

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

I accomplished being able to have personal freedom by saving money on assignment and being able to go home or on vacation for multiple weeks, which would not be possible with a full time position.