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August 2023 Nurse of the Month

August 22, 2023

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 Lindsey Sims.

Name: Lindsey Sims

Specialty: Labor & Delivery

Number of assignments: 3

Number of years with Fastaff: 1 year

Why do you love working with Fastaff? 

I’ve been fortunate to have really great recruiters who truly care about me, as a person, and my needs. They have been very transparent, great listeners, responsive, and great at following up and checking in. If there was ever a time that they did not know the correct answer they worked diligently to find the correct answer. Huge shoutouts to Christin Shultz and Susan McConnell.

What do you love about nursing?

Having the ability to help and connect with someone in their most vulnerable, place and/or stage in life by giving empathy, reassurance, education, and support.  

What makes travel nursing rewarding for you? 

I get to see, experience, and immerse myself in different cultures and ways of life which helps me to be a part of new experiences, and learn new ways of thinking which leads to extreme growth.

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

I felt more valuable when I was able to assist with a skill that none of my fellow Nurses nor the Charge Nurses had experience with. I had learned the skill during a Fastaff assignment less than a month before. Going to different places definitely teaches you different nuggets to carry with you in your travels.

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

My most challenging one has been in NY which was the farthest away from my family and where the culture and practice in care was very different from where I came from. The patient population consisted of mothers with multiple comorbidities and higher acuity levels. This overall experience made me a better L&D nurse and has added to my knowledge base of being a part of more complex scenarios. Therefore, I feel like I can go anywhere with more confidence.

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

The entire experience of being a Labor and Delivery Nurse is the most miraculous and impressive thing I truly enjoy being a part of. I’m thankful that Fastaff has provided me with different places and opportunities to continue to do what I love to do in the place of my choice.

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

Professionally, I’ve been able to gain more confidence in my skills and experience. Personally, I have been able to have more freedom and flexibility to arrange a schedule that fits me and my family’s needs, as well as, reach my financial goals faster.

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