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Travel Nurse of the Month – Wendy Throckmorton

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    Travel Nurse of the Month – Wendy Throckmorton

    Congratulations to our featured traveler Wendy Throckmorton. Our featured traveler Wendy Throckmorton is a travel nurse with Host Healthcare and is our featured traveler of the month in June 2016. Above, Wendy enjoying her deck at her “home away from home.”

    Some words from her recruiter, Brendan:

    “From the moment that Wendy came on as a Travel Nurse with Host Healthcare, she has taken the experience for all that it’s worth.

    Wendy was looking for an adventure to help re-invigorate herself personally and professionally. She has taken assignments in Texas, Kentucky, and South Dakota.

    Wendy’s growth as an RN is evident in the multiple extensions she’s received at her current hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    I consider Wendy to be a friend, and look forward to our continued relationship and her continued professional and personal growth :).”

    We asked her to answer a few questions for us…

    Q: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

    A: The super power that I wish for is the power to make people sleep. This would come in handy for the population that I work with.

    Q: What has been your favorite experience since you have been traveling?

    A: Having your patients say to you: Thank you, you have made my day/stay better.

    Q: What has been one of your favorite places/spots you have visited while on assignment?

    A: Custer State Park and all that Rapid City has to offer. It is very diverse in culture, history and nature that whatever you want to enjoy you have an option.

    Wendy describing what got her into Travel Nursing and her first assignment

    Q: What made you want to try travel nursing?

    A: This is “midlife crisis”, instead of buying a sports car, I decided to go see the country that I have only seen in pictures. Plus it is at the time in my life to say” Why Not”, it’s time to get out of the rut and do something that I can have fun at, meet new people and see new things.

    Q: What was one thing you were scared of before your first assignment and how did you combat that?

    A: The thing that I was scared of was doing something wrong or not by the facility policy, but then I realized that all you have to do is ask and the staff at the facility where you are working will either answer or help. Do not be afraid of being afraid. Just be yourself and be comfortable with your skill set.

    Q: What is your guilty pleasure after a long day at work?

    A: Sitting on the deck and listening to the creek with a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate.

    How would Wendy describe her recruiter?

    Q: What is one word that sums up your recruiter, Brendan?

    A: Inspiration.

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