Aimee has been selected as June’s Nurse Spotlight of the Month and we couldn’t be any happier to have someone like her be part of the KPG Family!
Aimee proudly calls Louisville, Kentucky home but she’s currently enjoying her new California lifestyle while on assignment in beautiful Northridge! She’s a “jack-of-all-trades” since she specializes in a handful of nursing specialties, such as MedSearch, Step Down, Intensive Care Unit, and more! Although, she didn’t start as a nurse at the beginning of her healthcare career – spanning more than a decade – but began as an aide. Through the years of being an aide in healthcare, she realized there were more opportunities for her in nursing through the abundance of specialties she could learn and grow from. Plus, having to work three days of the week was also a bonus when deciding on shifting her career, can you blame her?
Like all workplaces, there are challenges that Aimee faces, but overcomes. The biggest challenge for her is being able to handle the many different opinions, attitudes and perspectives of fellow coworkers, patients and the patient’s families. “You have to be assertive,” Aimee said, “You have to be able to stand your ground and be nonchalant when going through the motions of being a nurse.” Another challenge she faces is time management because that can have an effect on patient care – to be able to provide the same level of care for each patient.
With all the hard work Aimee does as a nurse, she devotes time to unwind during her days off or after a shift. From drinking a nice glass of red wine to hanging out at the beach, eating a well-balanced breakfast to taking a hot bath, Aimee finds time to take care of herself, always. #SelfCare. One of the reasons she has fallen in love with California has hugely been because of her recruiter here at KPG Healthcare, Tiko! Tiko has been a huge help to her transition here when she arrived back in 2017. In fact, she has enjoyed her time in California so much she has extended the same contract that brought her here! 24 weeks and counting!
Her one and only assignment with KPG Healthcare has been a dream and it’s been her favorite assignment, so far. Although, if given the chance, she would LOVE to take an assignment either in Dubai or Bali (me too girl), but “California is already a dream!” Aimee said.
Aimee, everyone here at KPG Healthcare is both grateful and thankful for being another AWESOME addition to the KPG Family.
Keep up the great work and we look forward to your continued success!
Aimee’s advice for new travel nurses:
- Do your research when picking a good company!
- NO ROOMMATES! Unless you want to save money, but living alone has been a blessing.
- When you first arrive for your assignment, stay at an Airbnb or hotel to apartment search or allow you to interview potential roommates.
- Review your pay package! “Don’t make sense? GET OUT! Or you can. Do. The. Math!” – Aimee.