Our featured traveler for November is originally from Indianapolis and graduated from Purdue University. (BOILER UP!) Meet Kayla B.!
Initially Kayla wanted to be an M.D., but after shadowing doctors she found she identified more with nurses: “Doctors spent minutes with patients; nurses actually got to know their patients and made a real impact on the care their patients received.” It was a game changer for her.
With seven years of nursing experience, Kayla has spent the last four years traveling. She has had assignments in California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, and the Virgin Islands and leaves no stone unturned in each new environment. She loves hiking and venturing into unknown territories everywhere she goes. In fact while working in Hawaii, Kayla went on 72 different hikes, often being asked by locals to suggest the best trails in the area!
Her adventurous attitude is also evident in her advise to other travelers. Kayla says: “I suggest taking an assignment for the experience, not just for the pay. Most RNs work 36 hours weekly, so on your days off, GO! Go learn about the culture, explore the city, meet new folks and find out what makes that particular city and state so amazing!”
We at Convergence are flattered to have such a capable, confident nurse working with us. Kayla states, “I love my experience with Convergence…they take the time to listen to what YOU want and don’t try to force you into an assignment. They never get irritated with questions and requests and work hard to make sure you’re happy.”
Kayla has worked with two recruiters at Convergence: “My initial recruiter was amazing. She checked on me regularly to ensure all was running smoothly. Because she left the company for another opportunity, I now work with Emily. She’s a previous travel nurse and we get along extremely well…she has already proven that she has my best interests at heart, consistent with the rest of the Convergence staff.”
While chatting with Kayla to prepare for this feature, we learned that her nickname at her last assignment was Supergirl. Not a surprise with Kayla’s amazing smarts, skills, and attitude! Her closing advise? “Just remember why you’re there (on assignment) to begin with – the facility needs your help. Do your best and remain flexible.”
Well done, Kayla!