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Nurse Feature: Agency Nursing Opens Doors

Posted August 23, 2021
Mary Swope, LPN

I have been an LPN since 2013; I have been with Nurses PRN since 12/2015. It was the best career choice I have ever made! I grew up on a small farm outside of Medford, WI. My husband and I live in Rib Mountain (Wausau area). My husband and I will be married 30 years in August. We have two boys (ok, men)…Michael and Alex. They are my pride and joy!

My husband and I love to travel. But, that has been halted due to COVID-19. We love cruises and hope to go on one this fall. My favorite vacation was to Italy!

I love warm weather. Summer is my favorite season. I enjoy flower gardening, scrapbooking, and going for long walks.

When you go to a facility through an agency, some staff nurses may have mixed feelings about you. They assume that you are getting paid more than them or that you want their job.

If someone wants to know what you make per hour, give them Nurses PRN’s phone number. I have been approached numerous times by nurses who say “just between you and me.” Well, that’s never true. Keep in mind, if you tell one facility nurse your wage, it will spread like wildfire. As your wage gets passed on from nurse to nurse your “wage” will get exaggerated and staff will resent you. So, keep firm and give them Nurses PRN phone number or hand them your business card. They can reach out to the agency and find out for themselves.

I have been approached by several facility nurses over the 5+ years that I have been with Nurses PRN. The most common misconception is that facility nurses think that we are after their job. The truth is we DON’T want their job! We are there ONLY to help them out until they are adequately staffed again. We are agency nurses because we thrive on the opportunity to help others. We love to learn new techniques and also share new ideas or ways of doing things.

Being a travel nurse enables you to be a well-rounded nurse. You never have the chance to get bored working for Nurses PRN. There is much knowledge to gain and give by becoming an employee of Nurses PRN.

Employee Applicant Statement

I certify that the information provided by me in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I am employed, any false statements or omissions can lead to immediate dismissal, and I agree that Nurses PRN shall not be held liable in any respect if my employment is terminated for that reason. Nurses PRN is hereby authorized to verify the information I have supplied and to conduct any investigation of my personal history records. I authorize the companies, schools, and persons named in this application to give any information requested regarding my employment, character, and qualifications, and release and hold harmless Nurses PRN and the companies, schools, and persons from any liability. I understand and agree that if hired, my employment is at-will, for no definite period and may be terminated at any time without prior notice and without cause. I further understand that any offer of employment may be conditioned upon the results of a physical examination, including tests for the use of controlled substances in accordance with applicable laws.

If hired, I agree to abide by all rules and regulations of Nurses PRN, which I understand are subject to change by Nurses PRN at any time for any reason without prior notice.

Nurses PRN is an equal opportunity employer. Nurses PRN considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally-protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or the interview process should notify Nurses PRN and request such accommodations.

Should an investigation or legal proceeding adversely affect my professional license/certification or ability to perform the functions of the job, I understand that I am obligated to immediately report said occurrence to Nurses PRN’s Chief Nursing Officer at 888-830-8811. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

I represent and warrant that I have read and fully understand the foregoing.

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