Meet Quinton Fauntleroy, a Virginia native who has been traveling with LRS Healthcare for almost 6 years. With that being an accomplishment in and of itself, Quinton has taken advantage of his time outside of being a traveling nurse to also become a published author.
Growing up in rural Virginia, Quinton had a creative imagination allowing him to entertain himself for hours without interruption. With the help of his supportive parents, Quinton decided to pursue a career in culinary to showcase his creativity throughout his chosen profession. After spending time in New Jersey and Maryland as a chef, he decided to change paths and move into the healthcare world.
In 2001, an ad for a local nursing home changed his life. He applied to become a CNA, opening the door for opportunity in a field he knew he was also passionate about. Quinton worked as a CNA for four years and then graduated with his RN degree in 2005. Quinton worked in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first three years of his career as an RN.
Quinton and LRS finally crossed paths through the help up Shannyn Snyders who has been his recruiter since day one.
“Quinton is one of the most genuine human beings you will meet. He has a way that sucks you in from the moment you meet him. His diverse background just makes him even more interesting and lovable. He is my family. We have gone through a lot together and no matter if he is traveling with me forever or takes his next adventure he will be a person that I will forever be grateful I have in my life and that never ends when a contract does.”
With a fear of traveling far from home, the strong bond between Shannyn and Quinton helped him take the leap of faith to start traveling with an assignment in Texas. “Just do it! If I can get over my fear of traveling and do it, anyone can.” This would be the first of many traveling NICU RN positions he would experience during the next 6 years.
Throughout his journey, Quinton revisited his creative roots by starting to write. After some time with pen to paper, A Woman of Society was born! After the tragic passing of his dear friend, Quinton vowed to not take life for granted and pursue his dreams. Not only was A Woman of Society written and published, but it has also now become a series that follows the life of the main character, Nichelle, as she navigates the struggles of being a woman at the peak of her career while balancing her personal life.
Quinton could not give enough credit to his parents who have been supportive of his goals and dreams from the beginning. Quinton is not only a traveling nurse and an author, but he has almost completed his MSN to become a Nurse Practitioner. Is there anything Quinton can’t do? If you are looking to support a fellow nurse or just looking for a good read, A Woman of Society is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.