Nervous To Become A Travel Nurse? Get Inspired By This CCTC Nurse!

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Nervous To Become A Travel Nurse? Get Inspired By This CCTC Nurse!

Cross Country TravCorps
May 31, 2017 11:25 AM (EDT)
Traveler Tales , Traveler Tips
Are you nervous to embark on travel nursing? Get some inspiration from one of our travel nurses, Leana Carlberg, who recently gave this incredible speech to the graduating nursing students at her alma mater, Fitchburg State University (FSU) in Fitchburg, MA.
Leana, who specializes in PP/NN nursing, a travel nurse with Cross Country TravCorps, has already completed three travel nursing assignments and is currently on her fourth assignment at UCSC Jacobs Medical Center Hospital.
In her speech at FSU’s nursing program pinning ceremony, Leana explains that she originally started her career as a solid organ transplant nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston – an experience she loved. And, after a couple years, she accepted an offer for what she says was her “dream job” as a mother baby nurse right at the same facility.
However, over time, Leana felt that something in her life was missing. Craving more of a challenge, Leana decided to combine both her passions of traveling and nursing to become a travel nurse – describing this as one of the “scariest decisions” she’s had to make.
Leana explains, “I knew I had to move on to bigger and better things, to expand my knowledge, learn a new culture, put myself in uncomfortable situations so I could grow and change. Change only takes place on the other side of your comfort zone.”
Over the past year, Leana has spent six months in Austin, TX, and the last six months in San Diego, CA, describing the travel nursing experiences and memories she has made as “truly unforgettable."
Leana tells the graduates, “Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back from trying something new. Understand that it is OK to make mistakes. Success is only possible when mistakes are overcome. More can be learned from mistakes than when all goes as planned. Life is all about moving forward. Follow your own path rather than the ones people think you should take. Your journey does not require anyone else’s approval. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
Lastly, Leana reminds the students that “feeling uneasy means that you took the first step into your personal journey of being successful.”
As you can see, travel nursing is not the easiest decision to make, but it is well worth it in the long run. Listen to Leana’s advice - take the plunge to become a travel nurse and follow your dreams!
Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? Let Cross Country TravCorps help you find a travel nursing assignment you’ll never forget!

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