Introducing Myself! Peds Ward nurse starting August 25

carastaffordcarastafford Member Posts: 3

Hi Y'all!

I'm Cara. I will be serving as a nurse on the Peds Ward for 6 months, Aug 25, 2019 thru Feb 29, 2020. I am originally from Mississippi, but have been a travel nurse for the past 7 years. I've worked all over the U.S.! I am truly excited about this opportunity to serve onboard. I enjoy exploring new places, meeting new people, hiking/camping, and college football (does anyone know if watching the occasional game is a possibility?) I have been looking at everyone's helpful tips, and appreciate all the insight!

Can't wait to meet everyone and start serving along side you!


  • AndreaSchmidAndreaSchmid Programs Senior Staffing Manager Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 213 admin


    Hi Cara! I want to begin by thanking you for being one of our amazing volunteer Paediatric Ward Nurses! We are excited for your upcoming service onboard the Africa Mercy.

    I know it's possible to watch some of the "bigger" games (NFL). I don't know about college games, but they do get ESPN, so it should be possible. Hope that helps.

  • CynthiaHarrisCynthiaHarris Moderator Posts: 41 - Current Staff



    Your excitement at serving is contagious! I hope your time on board will be fulfilling and fruitful. And I hope you find some football fans with which to watch a game or two. :)

    Cynthia Harris, HR Administrative Assistant

  • CarolineKirchnerCarolineKirchner Member Posts: 35 ✭✭

    You will find American football fans! Look for the kindergarten teacher, Miss Beth. She’s a fan (and my daughter). She says if someone has a CBS All Access subscription, or something of the sort, that games are shown in midships or in smaller conference rooms. Thanks for your service! You will be on a great adventure!

    -Caroline (mom to two Mercy Shippers and one herself)

  • jharrah1jharrah1 Member Posts: 1
    edited July 2019

    Hi Cara! I will also be serving on the Peds Ward from Sept 22-Dec 14th! Looks like we have a lot of the same interest! Although I prefer baseball 😊 Cant wait to meet you!!


  • JulieMcKayJulieMcKay Member Posts: 8

    Hi, Cara!

    I will be on Africa Mercy August 24- Nov 2 as a physician. I look forward to working with you, and also hiking/camping!

  • SummerRosenbalmSummerRosenbalm Medical Staffing Manager Moderator Posts: 38 - Current Staff

    Hi Cara,

    We are so excited to have you join as a Paediatric Ward Nurse! I hope you have an amazing time on board the Africa Mercy!

    -Summer Rosenbalm

    Medical Staffing Manager

  • ShelleyModisetteShelleyModisette Operations Senior Staffing Manager Member, Moderator Posts: 61 - Current Staff

    Hi Cara,

    Thank you for volunteering as a Pediatric Ward Nurse! I hope you are able to enjoy some college football while on board!

  • AlysonSandersAlysonSanders Moderator Posts: 18 - Current Staff

    Hi Cara,

    Congrats and welcome! Thank you in advance for your service on board.

    Alyson Sanders

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