Ask a PPR Nurse: Nicole Lanier
Q: Why did you become a Nurse?
I actually knew when I was a little girl that I wanted to be a nurse. Since I was I was in grade school, I knew that I wanted to help people.
Q: Where did you go to college?
I obtained my undergrad at Florida State University and my Master’s Degree at UCF.
Q: Why did you choose to work with PPR Travel Nursing?
A good friend of mine, Jamie Miller, introduced me to PPR while I was working at a hospital. I began working with PPR on and off for about 12 years. Dwight Cooper and I also became close friends – but ultimately, I stayed at PPR for the amazing culture here.
Q: Do you have any advice for first-time travelers?
Yes! Be flexible. Be open to new experiences. Learn from what you don’t like during a travel experience and use it to create a better one during your next assignment. Set realistic expectations that your first assignment will not be perfect and you won’t be disappointed.
Q: This year’s theme for Nurse’s Week, is the year of the Healthy Nurse. Mind, Body, and Soul. Do you have any self-care tips for travel nurses while they are on the road?
Maintain a balance among all things. Even just taking an hour to yourself to read or collect your thoughts, can help you stay healthy. Also, let PPR help you where we can. That’s really where my role comes into play – I am available to listen and help whenever possible. I am here to problem solve and really serve as a counselor when I can, I want to help our nurses as much as possible.