Ask A Travel Nurse: Missing Family - The Gypsy Nurse

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November 10, 2018

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Ask A Travel Nurse: Missing Family

Missing FamilyGypsy,

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!! ūüôā

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. 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 below in the comments.  Do you have a question for me?  Fill out the Ask A Travel Nurse form and submit your questions.

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