Ask a Traveler: Chantal Martel
Q: What has been your top Travel Nursing assignment location?
I’m on my third contract at my first assignment location, so I don’t have a top location…yet. I’ve had a great experience working at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX though. Very traveler friendly.
Q: What is your favorite memory on assignment?
One of my favorite memories from this assignment is a funny one. I had a patient who was in his mid-nineties who told me he liked my name because it was “spicy.”
Q: Do you have any advice for first-time travelers?
When I first thought of traveling, I downloaded the Travel Nurse’s Bible. I highly recommend it. Travel is a whole new world of nursing, and this book offers valuable insight and advice. The one thing I will absolutely do to prepare for my next contract is to keep my list of interview questions with me at all times. You never know when a Unit Manager will call to interview you. I was in the clearance aisle at TJ Maxx for my first interview, and couldn’t remember most of my questions. Thankfully, it all worked out, and I ended up at a great hospital, but it would’ve been nice to know what color uniform I needed!
Q: Why did you choose to work with PPR Travel Nursing?
The number of travel companies out there can be quite overwhelming. For me, choosing PPR was an easy decision. Once I spoke with my amazing recruiter, Beth Ann Carlson, I knew this was the company for me. Everyone I’ve worked with at PPR has been very professional and responsive. The whole onboarding process went smoothly and was well-organized. And I know PPR has my best interest at heart.