Thanking Our Travel Nurses
National Nurses Week is a week that is near-and-dear to our hearts. It’s one week where we have the opportunity to show our nurses how much we appreciate just how much nurses do to care for patients. We know that sometimes travel nurses don’t get the recognition they deserve, so let us take this time to brag on why they’re so amazing.
Travel Nurses Are Nurses Too
While this may seem obvious, too often travel nurses can feel like they’re not part of the hospital community since they head off to a new assignment after 13 weeks. The bottom line is they are nurses too, and good ones! Travel nurses have to perform with little orientation, new colleagues, and in an unfamiliar environment. And that can be very stressful. Yet, time and time again, we hear stories about our nurses rising to the challenge. In fact, we have a few DAISY award winners you can read about! Ambassador Laura explains her calling to be a nurse and tells the story of a patient she saved. Similarly, Stanton acted quickly with his patient and was nominated for the outstanding care he gave, read his story here.
Our Travel Nurse Brand Ambassadors
At TNAA, we have a special group of travel nurses who work to create the best travel experience possible for other nurses. They provide us with direct feedback and ideas for us to help improve the experience nurses have when they travel with us. So when you hear about our best-in-class benefits — like 401(k) with match, sick leave that starts accruing from your first day on assignment, or our RN to BSN tuition reimbursement program — you can thank our Ambassadors. When you see streamlined job search features, you can thank our Ambassadors.
Not only do they travel to a new hospital every 13 weeks and provide life-saving care, but they also are making the travel nursing world better for other nurses. The industry wouldn’t be the same without them.
“During 2020, TNAA made sure to not only take care of our financial needs but also our mental and physical needs, with weekly emails, phone calls, zoom meetings, personal messages to keep our spirits up or shoulders to lean on when needed. Every department checked on their travelers to make sure that nothing got missed, that any need, no matter how small, was taken care of and met. Care packages, cards to lift your spirits, a timely message to let us know we were not alone during that trying time. My name is Angela N., I’ve been an RN for 25 years and TNAA is my company.”
– Angie N.
“TNAA has provided me the security to be able to travel. I can start each assignment with the confidence that they have checked each detail. I know that they have a team of professionals who I can reach out to with any issue that arises from housing to clinical problems. I’m They have been amazing and supportive every step of the way. Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better they have made it possible for me to go back to school with their tuition reimbursement program. I am so thankful for all the adventures and memories I’ve created as part of the TNAA team. A job will fill your pockets but and adventure will fill your soul. Choose both, choose TNAA!”
– Melissa J.