September 2019 Nurse of the Month

September 27, 2019

 

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 September Nurse of the Month, Angela Sanders: 

Name: Angela Sanders

Specialty: ER/PACU

Number of assignments: 13 assignments

Number of years with Fastaff: 19

Why do you love working with Fastaff?

Fastaff is unlike most agencies. Since they don’t have blended rates, you get the bottom line upfront. Their rates are fabulous!

What do you love about nursing?

Being a nurse allows me freedom and flexibility. 

What makes travel nursing rewarding for you?

Being a travel nurse fits my gypsy personality.

What has been your most challenging Fastaff assignment (a difficult case, surgery, patient illness, etc.) and how did you feel that impacted your worth as a nurse afterwards? 

In my most recent assignment, I had my first opportunity working at a Critical Access hospital. It was such a rewarding experience as the patients coming into the ER were all local small town folks. They genuinely appreciated the care they received, and they verbalized their gratitude.

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

Recently a patient came to the ER and received news of a terminal diagnosis. At the bedside, his wife had to discuss DNR issues with him. It was a very tearful room; the wife, the patient, and the nurses. It reminded me that at any moment, people’s lives can unexpectedly change, and we as nurses have an opportunity to advocate for the patients and family through some of their darkest moments. Unfortunately, with my specialty, death is often a part of my shift. However, I have repeatedly watched patients hang on long enough for their loved ones to arrive for a final goodbye. Then, they peacefully pass.

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.)?

Traveling is one of my passions.Working with Fastaff has allowed me to see this beautiful country and live with freedom from debt.