He wanted to work where the need was greatest, and he reached out to travel nurse agency Aya Healthcare.
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Henneke arrived in New Orleans the morning of April 5, after driving overnight to get there. The trip took 13 hours. He will be living there until May 30, working 48 hours a week on the night shift.
On his off days, he attends Wednesday session online classes, completes online non-clinical electives and virtual tutoring.
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“I’m nervous, fearful, and anxious as I know that the personal protective equipment shortage across the nation has endangered health care providers everywhere,” Henneke said in the release. “But I know that I've been trained and educated well, and I am here to serve the people of New Orleans to the best of my ability and hope to make a difference — even if it is small.”