DAISY Award Winner: Amy Suzanne Barton, RN

“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”

While the origin of this quote is unknown, it rings incredibly true in the nursing world. As CNO at Next Travel Nursing, I sometimes get the opportunity to meet nurses whose dedication to their patients and co-workers goes well beyond what’s necessary to just “get the job done.” For these nurses, their passion coincides with their career in a truly remarkable way.

It’s with great pride that recruiter Josey Crues and the rest of our team at Next Travel Nursing celebrate one such travel nurse, Amy Suzanne Barton, a recent recipient of The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. Please join us in thanking Suzanne for her dedication to her patients, their families, and her assigned facility!

Suzanne is currently on a labor and delivery travel nursing assignment in Florida.

Here’s what Josey had to say about this amazing RN:

“She encompasses all of the qualities that make an excellent nurse. First she exhibits the clinical skills and attention for details that are needed to focus on the safety of patients. She does this so well that doctors trust her opinions. On her first assignment, she had a patient in labor who was not progressing. She called the doctor and told him her concerns. He listened and decided to do an emergency C-Section to keep mom and baby safe. After the delivery, the doctor told Suzanne that she made a great decision and he was happy to have her on board.  

On this last assignment the facility didn’t have a budget to extend Suzanne. The L&D doctors heard the news and decided to have an emergency OB meeting. They fought hard to have Suzanne on board because of her great clinical skills. The HR team decided they could not lose a great L&D traveler. Despite the budget concern, they decided to extend Suzanne.  

Suzanne shows compassion for everyone around her. She has gone above and beyond to help not only the patients but also the staff. Her compassion, caring positive attitude is shown even on the busiest and most stressful days.  

I am very fortunate to have Suzanne.”

Please join the Next Travel Nursing team once more in celebrating Suzanne for and all she does for her patients and their families. You can view Suzanne’s DAISY Award announcement on the organization’s official website here.

Earl Dalton, MHA, MSL, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Next Travel Nursing
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About The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. The award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, a patient who passed away in late 1993 after being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease ITP. Patrick’s family brainstormed about what they could do in his memory, and vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care he received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. To say thank you to nurses everywhere, they established a recognition program known today as The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

To learn more about The DAISY Award, visit the The DAISY Foundation™ website.

Find Your Perfect Assignment with Next Travel Nursing

If you are a travel nurse that takes pride in going the extra mile for patients, reach out to the experienced team of state-focused recruiters at Next Travel Nursing. We can help you find the travel assignment that best fits your needs and skillset in your ideal location. Get started by viewing our available travel RN positions.

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L&D Travel Nursing Jobs Await

L&D travel nursing jobs are waiting for you, right now. Work as a labor and delivery travel nurse fills a vital role in helping new mothers welcome their children into the world. Our team of L&D specialty-focused recruiters understand the challenges and stakes you face on a daily basis. They also understand the incredible sense of accomplishment you feel when helping to deliver a child or aid a mother through one of the most physically and emotionally taxing times of her life. 👩‍👶 A healthy and lasting relationship with your recruiter can get the most out of your L&D travel nursing jobs.

Ready to go?

Grab your map and find out your next adventure. If you’re a new travel nurse, there are L&D travel nurse jobs needing your expertise. To see what labor and delivery travel nursing jobs are available now, be sure to check out the assignments below from Next, or reach out directly to one of our L&D recruiters.

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What to Expect on Your L&D Travel Nurse Assignment 👶🍼

First Time Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse?

Embarking on your first Labor and Delivery travel nursing assignment can be nerve-wracking experience. That’s just the reality of starting any new job in an unfamiliar environment.  To help you have a better idea of what to expect as a L&D nurse, we turned to a veteran Next L&D travel nurse: Lauren!

Here’s what Lauren had to say 💬 about Labor and Delivery travel nursing:

Next: What should every L&D nurse try to learn when heading out on their first travel assignment?

Lauren: The first thing to know is what roles the L&D nurse and nursery nurse fill on that specific unit. For example, are you the nurse for the delivery or the recovery? And does that include the baby, as well?

The second thing you should know is the acuity of the unit and how many deliveries, on average, are done. 

Finally, ask questions about the communication between the staff and doctors. Ask if the unit is LDRP or not, C-section circulating/scrubbing, and what type of charting is done.

Next: One thing you wish someone would have told you when you were starting out as a Labor and Delivery travel nurse?

Lauren: Get as many details as possible about what your expected role will be as far as being the nursery nurse and postpartum nurse, along with your L&D role.

Next: What is your favorite thing about labor and delivery travel nursing?

Lauren: I love getting to see how other facilities run their labor units and learning new ways of assisting families with the delivery of their newborns.

Next: Any final tips or advice for fellow L&D travel nurses?

Lauren: Be flexible and assertive. Make sure to ask questions prior to taking the assignment and once you start. Each unit does things differently; go with the flow and take opportunities to learn new things. Ask about scheduling with the managers there and what they expect as far as making your schedule, not calling you off with low census, and shifts you’ll be expected to work. 


Special thanks to Lauren from the entire Next Travel Nursing team for her willingness to share her experience and advice. 👏

Think travel nursing might be the ideal next step for your career? Simply want to learn more about L&D travel assignments available? Reach out to a Next recruiter today to learn more or to get started as a travel nurse.

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Matthew Sense

Josey Crues