Explore the World with Emily, ER Travel Nurse

untitled-designA special thank you to Nurse Emily, for going above and beyond the call of duty and for simply being a unique soul who passes thru people’s lives for a minute and impacts them for eternity.

What type of nurse are you?

Emergency room RN

What are your credentials?


Where do you work?

Travel nursing across america

Why did you decide to become a nurse? And why did you choose your particular field of nursing?

I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to find a career that allowed me to give back to others and make a difference in their lives. As a nurse in the emergency room I have the ability to work with people of all ages and with all different health concerns. It gives me the opportunity to learn new things every day and keeps me on the move, which I love.

Tell us about your field of nursing.

As an emergency room nurse it can be very fast paced at times. You always have to be prepared for what is coming next. You also have to be well trained in all age groups as you may see an elder person or a newborn in the same day. I have worked nights and days as an ER nurse and both are very different. As a day nurse most mornings start out slower and picks up as the day goes on. And as a night shifter it’s crazy busy when you come in and usually will slow down by Morning. But as an emergency room nurse you have to expect it to busy at all times because some days it is. But I love that every day there is something new. You never see the same people, well sometimes, and always on the move.

What do you love about your job?

I love the fast paced atmosphere. I also love the ability to see new things every shift. I feel like I learn something new every day.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Honestly we see a lot of sad things. As an emergency room of course we see people pass away. But the hardest thing is seeing the family after seeing their loved one pass away. It reminds me every day that you never know when you are going to lose someone you love. And I just try to be there for them as much as I can but we continue to stay busy in the ER and I can’t always be there all the time for them as much as I wish I could.

Are you a travel nurse yourself? Tell us in the comments below your most unforgettable experience in being one!