Nurses in the News: Michael Capps, R.N. – ER

How long have you been on assignment with Access Healthcare?

I have been with Access for about 3 years now.

How did you first find out about the company and why did you choose Access Healthcare as your agency?

I learned about Access through a co-worker and previously worked with Diego at St Francis Hospital.

Have you always been a travel nurse?

I became an RN in 2016 and a full-time traveler in 2021. Before being a full-time traveler, I worked two per diem ER positions and traveled weekly. I worked 6 days a week for several years.

As a former staff nurse, why did you choose to travel?

I chose to travel for the flexibility and no hospital politics. Since I moved to Italy permanently in 2021, travel nursing is my only option to manage a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Now I only work 6 months out of the year.

What is the best thing about being a nurse?

I chose to be a nurse because I like to connect to people and help others.

What are some of the locations that you have traveled to as a nurse and do you have any favorite cities to work in?

I traveled mainly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ is a favorite because of the rural area and population.

When you have some down time, how do you utilize it?

In my my free time I enjoy time with my family, play Bocce Ball with family in my small village, and in the process of redoing my house in Castropignano.