Oklahoma nurse finds herself helping out in Wrangell
October 14, 2021
WRANGELL - Melissa Curttright has been a registered nurse for 16 years — the past two weeks in Wrangell.
Like so many other hospital workers, the pandemic changed her plans. The 52-year-old RN from Oklahoma City said she saw 75% of her hospital’s intensive-care unit staff leave, and then she took to the road.
She’s been traveling now for almost a year. Wrangell is her latest assignment through SnapNurse, an Atlanta-based nurse staffing agency, after Los Angeles.
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