Ask A Travel Nurse: Missing Family: Tips for Travel Nurses

By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

November 10, 2018

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Ask A Travel Nurse: Missing Family

Gypsy,

I’m currently in Oregon. Home is Florida. I’m missing my family and would like to see them but I love being a travel nurse. ANYYY ideas??! Please help!! 🙂

Amber

Feeling lonely is one of the biggest complaints that I hear from Travel Nurses.  For anyone feeling this way, the first question I would ask is ‘Do you want to continue traveling?’ It sounds like you have already decided that you do want to continue Travel Nursing.

There are several things that you can do to elevate the homesickness and missing family. Think about taking a contract next to airport, or contract close to home. You can also take time off between contracts and go home for a visit or better yet…have the family come to you!! Offer them a ‘cheap’ vacation spot! My Mother loves that I travel…her and my Dad have drove out to visit me on nearly every contract…it’s cheap vacation for them (gas and some food) and I get to enjoy their company on my off days.

I recently wrote about Homesickness and would suggest that you read over the treatment and see if you can fit some of these suggestions into your travel life-style.

I love hearing the opinions of my readers.  Your opinion could be the perfect solution for someone.  Please share your thoughts on missing family while on assignment below in the comments.  

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