Ask a Traveler: Chantal Martel

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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.

Q: This month, we are talking Tech Tips for Travel Nurses. Do you have any go-to apps you use while working as a Travel Nurse?

App I can’t live without: Google maps.  Housing apps: Trulia Rentals, Zillow Rentals,  I need to get some work-related reference apps, so I look forward to reading that post.