Since 2016, Vero has staffed hundreds of travel nurses in Guam at an amazing private facility. Now, we are excited to announce our new Nurse Liaison on the island, Lauren Rose Cabrera. Lauren is a great resource for travelers on the island. Keep reading to learn more about her, the Guam experience for travel nurses, and how to connect.
Tell us about yourself and your role at Vero.
I'm a nurse practitioner and have been living in Guam for 3 years before this lived on Saipan for a year. My role at Vero, Pacific Region Nurse Liaison, is to be your guide to Guam and the Mariana Islands! I know it's a big leap to travel so far from home to a tiny island in the Pacific, so I'm here to help with whatever questions and needs you have, from housing to snorkeling spots and everything in between.
Which core value do you relate to the most, and why? (Excellence, Integrity, Urgency, Perseverance, and Care)
Care! I am a nurse, caring is my middle name. I care not only about our nurses but also about my patients here and making sure we find the absolute best nurses to care for them.
What exciting travel nurse jobs are available in Guam?
Guam has exciting Tele/PCU, Medsurg, ER, and ICU positions available frequently. The hospital is VERY traveler-friendly, patients and staff are very kind and respectful. Some of our nurses extend for an entire year, others jeep coming back for more. Guam is a great match for a compassionate nurse with a sense of adventure who enjoys learning about different places and experiencing different cultures.
Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
Other than Guam and Saipan, I most enjoy Bali. I spent several months there off-and-on before the pandemic. Bali is cheap and easy to navigate, very safe, and has lovely people. I spent a lot of time spearfishing, freediving, and doing yoga intensives there.
When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to hike, free dive, watch epic Guam sunsets, and rescue dogs. I have 8 rescue dogs at my house right now! But more than anything, I love spending time with my family - I had a baby in November and that has been quite the adventure. Sometimes we go for a "stroll" - meaning, we just drive around the island aimlessly and take in the sights. Sunday strolls are a family favorite.
How would friends and family describe you?
Full of surprises and adventure. I'm always up to something!
Any other fun facts, things you’d like for others to know?
I've spent many months of my life living out of a backpack in foreign countries - Nicaragua, Peru, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and more. I went to yoga school in India, and during a trip to Bali learned to free dive (without oxygen!) to 100ft deep. Let me know if you are planning a trip as part of your time out here and I can give you some helpful advice!
Have questions about life in Guam? We encourage you to join our upcoming information session on Wednesday, March 24. During this session, you’ll get a chance to meet our Vero team, learn about open positions, housing recommendations, and more. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrf-ypqTkpG9xs6WF-wLVIjAEmr3oWmgHO
You can also connect with Lauren on social media or by email.
email: lcabrera at verorns.com