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February’s Travel Nurse of the Month

February 21, 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 February’s Nurse of the Month, Rose Evans:

*Special note from her recruiter, Thampi Matthews:“Ms. Rose Evans has been such a pleasure to work with. As a recruiter, it makes my job quite easy when facilities request for her specifically. That is no surprise at all, as her skillset and experience (a unicorn in that regard), her amazing personality, and genuinely caring nature for her patients and willingness to help those in need are truly commendable. She has been an excellent representation for Fastaff. It has been a pleasure and privilege to be her recruiter and I hope to continue for years to come.”  

Specialty: CVOR, surgical first assistant.

Number of years working with Fastaff:

14 years on and off.

Number of assignments with Fastaff:

15 assignments.

Why do you love working with Fastaff? 

I love working with Fastaff because I have been with them the longest. My recruiters have been outstanding and they do a really awesome job taking care of me and my needs regarding any assistance during my assignment.

What do you love about nursing?

I love nursing because it takes me to a higher position of humanity. I love providing care to those in need and it’s heartwarming and gratifying to see the results of excellence in nursing. I love giving myself away to help others have a chance at good health.

What makes travel nursing rewarding for you?

Travel nursing is so rewarding in that you have the opportunity to learn something new, meet new people, and experience new life adventures while you grow.

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

I have been on several assignments to Long Beach, California and because of the awesome staff and surgeons, I have not only felt respected and valued but loved as well. I have gained the respect from the surgeon, love from staff, and valued as one of their own. It’s all because of my assignment and recruitment from the Fastaff team that I continue to gain the opportunities.

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

One of the most challenging experiences on assignment has been in pediatric heart surgery cases that I had the privilege of scrubbing in on. I felt challenged because I had never had that opportunity in the past; however, it was an awesome experience and it made me feel like God had put me in the right place at the right time to not only see but to participate in an awesome surgery. I feel worthy as a nurse first assistant, not only cardiac surgery but surgery in general.

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

Being a Fastaff travel nurse has allowed me to meet some awesome people in the medical field and has allowed me to also find my life’s purpose. I met and became a part of a mission team during my travels and to me, the miracle is to not only be able to see patients thrive and appreciate what you do, but helps to see humanity in a different mindset.

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

I have accomplished personal and professional goals while being a Fastaff nurse in that it helps provide financial assistance to me and my disabled family. I have been able to discover my life’s purpose, perfect my skills as surgical first assistant, teach others, and as always, to give to humanity what I expect in return... love!

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