Traveling nurse on treating COVID patients at hotspots

After working eight weeks in the coronavirus ICU at NYU, registered nurse Sharlene Jenkins is traveling to Arizona. She says she’s nervous but prepared. Photo by Holly Fain.

Traveling nurse Sharlene Jenkins worked eight weeks in the COVID Intensive Care Unit at NYU. “Every shift you would see the carts that carry the dead bodies down to the morgue rolling by. It’d be like, ‘Oh, somebody else died.’ And I would see that a few times per shift,” she says. 

Her next assignment is in Arizona, which has become another hotspot of the pandemic.