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Princess and Jason ContyTaking travel nursing jobs can be a rewarding way to travel the country, meet new people and improve your nursing skills, no matter how long you’ve worked as a nurse. We recently asked three travel nurses who work with RNnetwork — Jason Conty, Jake Shearer and Princess Conty — to share what they love about being a nurse with us.

Being there for someone in need

“I love being a nurse because you are there when a person is needing you most,” Jason Conty, an ICU nurse from Virginia, says. “Sometimes they don’t have any family members, and being there for them makes you feel like you’re making a difference — if not in the world, at least in their lives.”

Advocating for patients

“It’s really great to be a nurse because I get to help people and make a difference in people’s lives every day,” Jake Shearer, a med-surg nurse from Florida, says. “One of my favorite things is just getting to advocate for people that normally wouldn’t have somebody advocate for them.”

Saving lives every day

“A couple of years ago my grandma had a stroke and had a 50/50 chance of making it. I was with her for most of the time in the hospital, so I saw the nurses work their magic on her,” Princess Conty, a telemetry nurse from Virginia, recalls. “[My grandma] came back on the right side of it. Nothing was wrong with her. I thought to myself, ‘You know what? That’s something that I need to do. That’s something I was born to do.’”

Hear more about Jake, Princess and Jason’s experiences in the video below!

Jason, Jake and Princess were among the eight nurses who attended our recent nurse panel. Check out Jake’s spotlight and watch Jason and Princess’ video about traveling together as well.

About the author

Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a communication professional with experience writing for the healthcare and entertainment industries as well as local government. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.


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