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Travel Nurse Packing Hacks for the Next Assignment

One of the more common topics of interest for people outside of the travel nursing world is “how do you travel around with all of your belongings?” My answer? Easy. I shove it all in my car until the seams are busting and rust starts flying off from the pressure. Between all of the different assignments and housing arrangements in the past three years, I have loaded my car up with all of my earthly treasures 13 times now. That’s more experience than a hermit crab has changing shells throughout its entire lifetime! Since I have done this so often,…

The Ultimate Packing List for Your Next (Or First!) Travel Nursing Job

This article provided by: Nomad Health Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash Traveling and exploring new locations is one of the biggest perks of travel nursing. You’re probably eager to start your trip and check off your bucket list of places to explore, but before you can do that you have one important task you need to finish: your packing. In the spirit of checking things off, we’ve put together a checklist to help you make sure you’re fully prepared for taking full advantage of your next travel assignment. Pre-Checklist: Get Prepared And Do Your Research Before you can know…

Step #15: Packing for the Travel Nurse

Now that you have completed all the required paperwork and jumped through any hoops that the agency has requested, it’s time to start thinking about leaving. One of the most frequently asked questions is What should I pack. The Gypsy Nurse put together this travel nurse packing guide so you don’t forget the important stuff! Before we get to the Travel Nurse Packing Guide, lets talk about what your Travel Company is Providing Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash Each travel nursing agency is unique in what they will or will not provide in your housing.  The ‘furnished’ housing that…

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Healthcare Professionals

The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you might want to get the nurse in your life! I have put together a holiday gift guide for travel healthcare professionals. I’m breaking down these gift ideas into three categories: Nurses/Student Nurses, Travel Nurses, and RV Travel Nurses. A lot of these are functional, but some are also just plain cute and would make for some great work accessories. Nurses/Student Nurses Badge reels. These are always great, inexpensive gifts to get the nurse in your life. You can find them on Amazon or Etsy, and…

24+ Interview Questions to Help You Find a Great Travel Nurse Assignment

Medely provided this article. A new travel assignment means big changes for any travel nurse or allied professional—new responsibilities, a new work environment, a new community, new place to call home. Before you commit, get the information you need to feel confident you’ll enjoy the travel nursing assignment and finish it with satisfaction and enthusiasm to keep going. Lots of travel nurses and allied pros are attracted by the financial incentives since the rates they earn at a medical facility are typically higher than staff nurses. But high pay isn’t the only thing that matters. Many professionals choose travel nursing jobs…

5 Things to Pack for a Fully Furnished Rental

Most experienced travel nurses would agree that when you are looking for housing it is easiest to find something that comes fully furnished. Whether you are renting a room in someone’s home or a more private space, ideally you won’t have to worry about bringing any linens, basic kitchen tools, or larger electronics like a TV. Most travelers typically prefer these fully furnished rentals because they don’t have to worry about overpacking their car or moving home items from place to place.   While some travel nurses will rent these types of spaces and can manage to pack everything into a suitcase or two, it…

Budget-Friendly Travel Tips for Travel Nurses on Assignment

Budgeting is essential for all of us; however, it is even more important for travel nurses.  As travel nurses, you spend 13 weeks on an assignment and typically move on.  With each of these moves, you need to have the funds to get to your next location and have the funds to pay for a place to stay during your next assignment. Below you will find some budgeting tips from fellow travel nurses: Negotiate monthly AirBnB or VRBO before you book It never hurts to ask for a discount on housing.  Because you will be staying there for 13 or…

Building a Routine While Working as a Travel Nurse

Most people thrive when their lives have some routine. It doesn’t mean you eat the same meals each day, go through an exact workout routine, or watch the same TV show every evening. While some may thrive on a precise structure, others find it suffocating. However, a basic routine can help you create a type of structure when you are a travel nurse. Your career comes with stressful work, unpredictable days, and times of upheaval. Having the safe zone of a routine can help you balance your life a little. Before a Trip You can prepare for your next assignment…

9 Products Travel Nurses Swear By

Gifted Healthcare provided this article. Some products are a must-pack for every assignment if you’re a travel nurse. Whether heading out on your first travel assignment or your hundredth, check out these products to add to your “must-pack” list. Self-Cleaning Water bottle The title really sells it all. Being on the go, traveling to assignments, and working long shifts doesn’t always give you access to consistent hydration, let alone cleaning your water bottle. Order this self-cleaning water bottle that nurses are raving about so you are always hydrated and can keep it sanitary wherever you go. You even have six color…

How To Avoid Weight Gain While Traveling On Night Shift

Medical Edge Recruitment provided this article. Written by: Christine Purviance, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services at Medical Edge Recruitment It is no secret that working night shift can cause weight gain. We have all been there—it is 02:00 in the morning, and you have hit the wall where you struggle to keep your eyes open. You find yourself ordering delivery from the nearest fast-food restaurant, or you are at the vending machine getting a candy bar. You might grab a soda for a sugar rush or sneak an ice cream from the nutrition room. Next thing you know, it…