- Treatment Plan: Hypertravelosis
- Step #1: Determine Why You Want To Travel
- Step #2: What Do You Want/Need Out of Travel Nursing
- Step #3: Where and When Are You Willing to Go
- Step #4: Understanding the Myths
- Step #5: Know Your Deal-breakers
- Step #6: Building your Travel Portfolio
- Step #7: Research Travel Nurse agencies
- Step #8: Submission of Your Profile
- Step #9: Working With Your Recruiter (s)
- Step #10 Prepare For the Interview
- Step #11 Preliminary Contract Negotiations
- Step #12: Determine if The Job is A Good Fit
- Step #13: Sealing the Deal
- Step #14 Getting Ready for The Journey
- Step #15: Packing for the Travel Nurse
- Step #16: Prepare Your Vehicle
- Step #17: Keeping Track of the Paperwork
- Step #18: Make It A Great Road-Trip
- Step # 19 Arrival on Location
- Step # 20 Settling In (unpacking and finding the necessities)
- Step # 21 The countdown Begins: Your Travel Nurse Assignment Day One
- Step # 22 How to Make the Most of Your Travel Nurse Contract
- Step #23 Travel Nurse Contract – 8 Weeks to go…
- Step #24 Travel Nurse Contract – 4 Weeks to go…
- Step #25 Travel Nurse Contract – 2 Weeks to go…
- Step #27 Travel Nurse Contract Evaluation – Wash, Rinse, Repeat…
- Step #26 Travel Nurse Contract – The Final Week
It’s your final week on your Travel Nurse contract. It’s time to wrap up everything and get ready to move on. Use these tips for a smooth transition.
Yeah…you made it through! With every contract ending there is always a myriad of feelings. I have found that my feeling can run from relief (from a bad contract) to feelings of sadness for having to leave new friends that I’ve met.
No matter what the feelings, it’s now time to move on and I want to help you make sure that you don’t forget any of the last minute things that need to be addressed.
What you need to address:
For your current housing
- Arrange your move-out Walk-through inspection.
- Return any leased items or equipment (cable box, etc)
- Arrange for hold or forwarding of mail (if applicable).
- Pack and clean.
- Donate any unwanted items to Goodwill.
- Cancel any utilities in your name.
- Return Badge and any other equipment.
- Get final time-sheet signed and faxed.
- Obtain a written evaluation (if not already done) and forward a copy to your company.
- Collect any contact information for those you would like to keep in contact with.
For your next location
- Print out a copy of your signed contract.
- Call your new housing and confirm move-in date and arrangements.
- Check with your company for any last minute paperwork or other requirements.
There may still be loose ends with your company that need to be completed. These items (online testing, physicals, etc) will be much easier to complete in a stable location rather than once you’re on the road.
Don’t forget to double check the ‘odd’ areas of your apartment for additional items to pack. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left something behind in the dryer because I didn’t think to double-check. Places to check would include: under the bed, all the cabinets, dishwasher, under sinks, the inside of the oven, behind the couch/other furniture, all drawers and the washer and dryer.
Owner at The Gypsy Nurse
As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past eight years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 14 states throughout the U.S. She regularly shares advice for those interested in travel nurse jobs on her website at: www.thegypsynurse.com.
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