Nurse of the Month - The Gypsy Nurse

Nurse of the Month

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Now more than ever, nurses need to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.

With that being said, we will be extending our Nurses Week recognition by doing it all year long! Once a month, a nurse will be picked from the nominations submitted by their peers, recruiters, friends, family, or whoever wants to nominate them. These nominations will be giving recognition to a deserving nurse who has overcome adversity or who has gone above and beyond to take care of patients in need. Each nurse recognized by The Gypsy Nurse will receive a token of our appreciation and gratitude.

If you have a nurse you would like to nominate please click here for the nomination form.

November- Melody Blyth

Mel was nominated by one of her daughters.  Her daughter said “Mel goes over and beyond what is asked of her. She has such a big heart for her patients and for those she works among. Even in this time of Covid, she looks into her patient’s eyes with sorrow knowing how much fear they have in getting too close or catching the virus. She’s working hard to protect her patients. She’s held positions in administration fixing and cleaning up messes from those before her who didn’t follow guidelines. She works overtime if needed or if someone doesn’t show up. She’s slept at hospitals she’s worked at if they are short-staffed. She isn’t always recognized because she is often found leading the way & placing the recognition with those around her. She’s an amazing woman and gives to so many. Thank you for considering her for this recognition!”

 

What Mel had to say:

There is a picture with myself and one of my twins, which is the one that responded to your Gypsy nurse nomination her name is Samantha and she is always telling ppl about her momma being a nurse lol, and knows I’m not going to share the good and heartache of my job. This year has taken a toll on a lot of healthcare workers as I know personally death is just something you know you deal with and this year has been especially overwhelming and has shed more tears with my colleagues and traveling all over trying to follow Gods plan to put me where he needs me, I always promised to follow his direction of need, for example, I had isolated myself for the 14-day requirement to work non-Covid to make sure I was safe for my son that got married recently on Halloween. Then I was offered a non-Covid contract took the opportunity and within about 3 weeks had 2 staff and 2 patients test positive, my family concern about everything and the wedding I told them there was a reason God directed this contract and I firmly believe that and within no time I was educating the healthcare staff signs and symptoms of Covid as they had no clue what they were dealing with nor the horrible effects it will cause to patients already ill trying to recover from other illnesses or have multiple diagnoses. This contract has taught me a lot about the Rural communities that struggle for support from there own local agencies unsure if its lack of knowledge or high levels of fear of Covid itself, but it humbles me to see the passion the healthcare staff has for each patient of there’s as we have shared multiple tears and now tests twice a week for Covid waiting on results each week on pins and needles wondering who’s next everyone has come together to protect the patients and advocate for them.

 

Thank you again for choosing me for your nomination, I’m truly blessed with an amazing daughter to have reached out to your advertisement, also my other 5 kids that I’m sure would have done the same had they seen the nomination promotion.

November nurse of the month

October- Brandy McGuire

A co-worker nominated brandy.  Her co-worker says Brandy is likely the most dedicated, compassionate nurse I’ve ever worked with over my 10-year career as a recruiter. She has been working with me consistently since 2015 and ALWAYS receives an extension offer and/or gets asked to remain on staff.

Brandy is a true traveler because she seeks out adventure and looks to areas that need her help. She has worked in Rolla, ND, in the dead of winter and spend stifling summers in Plano, TX. She’s worked for me on both coasts and never has a negative attitude. Brandy is the embodiment of the elusive “perfect traveler” moniker. Not only is she receptive, flexible, and remains in constant communication with me, but she also takes ownership of her plans and lets me know what I can do to help her achieve her goals.

Since she works in Oncology, Brandy should have an excuse to mope around and spout negativity due to all of the sadness and death to which she’s constantly exposed, but I have never heard a single negative word come out of Brandy’s mouth. If I could clone Brandy, I would never have to worry another day in my career as a recruiter. She stands out head and shoulders above the rest of the field. I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of travelers over the last decade, and it’s not even close. Brandy, by a mile, is the best traveler (and person) that I’ve ever had the pleasure of recruiting. She deserves some recognition!

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