Our featured traveler of the month Sierra Holst! Sierra has been on assignment with Host since May of 2016! Her recruiter Kaylan praises Sierra for her great attitude and always being so positive. Sierra is very deserving of the title, featured traveler of the month. We are so lucky to have Sierra part of the Host Healthcare family. See her Q&A interview below and some fun pictures on her travel assignments.
Q: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
A: If I could have any super power I would pick reading minds. Knowing what someone is really thinking would be both scary and awesome. Of course would only use my powers for good. ?
Q: What has been your favorite experience since you have been traveling?
A: Being able to explore and experience new places and see and do things I would have probably not sought out if I had not been on assignment in that place. It’s kind of like I get to be a full time tourist in all the places I go and get paid for it. Also getting to travel for vacation a lot more both international and domestic.
Q: What has been your favorite places/spots you have visited while on assignment?
A: I visited Breckenridge a few times while in Denver and experiencing the fall in the Rocky mountains was pretty incredible. Even the winter up there was beautiful.
Q: What made you want to try travel nurse?
A: I’ve always been an adventurer. As a staff nurse we had a couple travelers come through and in talking to them I though why not try it out, that was 3 years ago. Not to mention the opportunity to pay off my student loans at a much faster rate.
Q: What was one thing you were scared of before your first assignment, and how did you combat that?
A: There were so many unknowns going into my first assignment. Then thing I think I was most nervous about was not knowing the team I would be working with. In my specialty (oncology) there is very much a family mentality with the other people you work with since we have such a special patient population. Not knowing that was special to my home unit or not made me the most nervous. I’m proud to know it is universal across that places I’ve been.
Q: What is a guilty pleasure after a long day at work?
A: Guilty pleasure would have to be a glass of red wine and mindless TV on the couch.
Q: What is one word that describes your recruiter, Kaylan?
A: Kaylan in one word?? That’s difficult, she has gone to bat for me more than one time and I feel fully supported by her. When things get a little crazy or it feels like things are not going to work out she’s always there to help me through whatever is going on. Since I’m only allowed one word I’m going to pick extraordinary.