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RV Living as a Family and How it Relates to Travel Nursing

There are a lot of housing choices when it comes to travel nursing. Do you take housing from your company? Do you find your housing? Is it an entire house or a room in a shared home? Do you travel in an RV? Do you have pets? Kids? Or are you like us and have both? As a traveling family, we feel like RV living is the best choice. We love having a consistent home, not having to pack/unpack our things every 3 months, and financially it saves us a ton of money. However, it does come with its challenges,…

RV Living as a Travel Nurse

Imagine not having to worry about packing up your entire life and finding a furnished apartment every three months. This is just one of the many reasons why vans and RVs are growing in popularity with the travel nurse community. Having a home on wheels helps to remove much of the stress associated with traveling so you can enjoy your time off. So what do you need to know if you are considering RV Living? RV Living: Housing Tips for Travel Nurse Choosing your rig: Based on your needs, there are several options for nomadic homes, including busses, vans, RVs,…

Ask A Travel Nurse: RV Living RoundTable (TravCon14)

The discussions at the RV Living RoundTable this year at the conference was varied and informative. The round table discussions were attended by gypsies who have never lived in an RV, dreamers planning for their first assignment, gypsies who live in their RV’s now who just want more information, and gypsies who have a lot of experience with RV living and were willing to share it. The Round Table was formatted as a question answer and discussion format so anyone with a question could get help. As winter is approaching, the main questions were related to living in an RV during…

What You Need to Know Before Living in an RV

In recent years, full-time RV living has taken the world by storm. All it takes is a few scrolls on Instagram or TikTok before you see a post of someone living this lifestyle. Most of the time, people rave about living in an RV and seem incredibly content in their choice to downsize and live in a tiny home on wheels. Oscar and I decided early in our travel nursing journey that RV living was the right move for us, but we have learned a lot along the way. Most of these things we wish we knew before we got…

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…

How to Survive Your First Nursing Assignment

One of the benefits of being a nurse is the opportunity to travel and utilize your nursing skills to help others. It can get overwhelming; it is unusual to abandon stability for a flexible and unique system. Stepping out of your comfort zone has its rewards, and the excitement of a new journey and diversifying your resume will yield growth in your personal and professional life. When you are going on your first trip as a nurse, using sim-only deals is one of the best days that you can survive. It helps you to keep in touch with your family,…

How I Survived My Husband’s Suicide

How did I survive Brian’s suicide? The unedited version is…I didn’t. I desperately want to put a beautiful bow on how I successfully made it through to the other side of this immeasurable grief, but I can’t. I deeply wish I could tell you I leaned on my faith in those early times of confusion and pain, but that would be a flat-out lie. The me I was before suicide inflicted a death blow; died with Brian. I just couldn’t accept I had lost him and myself. It felt like defeat at every turn. Admittedly, I walked around like a zombie…

Tips for Small Space Living

So, you’ve decided you want to take the plunge and decrease the square footage of your home; that’s what we did anyway. We renovated a 1971 Airstream trailer to our liking, got rid of a LARGE amount of our items, made space for the dog and the cat, and hit the road. It has been a life-changing, eye-opening event in our lives. For the most part, it has been extremely rewarding, but there were a lot of sacrifices that this lifestyle requires too. Here are our tips on how to make the most of tiny space living, especially with your…

It’s Time for You to See What Death by Suicide Leaves Behind. A Story of a Widow’s Fight to Survive.

I have to be honest with you…I am struggling to write this. I am scared to let you in on this secret. Worried about my kids eventually reading these words. I am sad about the insight you are about to get inside my head. I am fearing how you’ll start to look at me with pity in your eyes. I am scared to not speak up But more than that, I’m scared to not speak up. I am worried that you’ll continue to feel alone. I’m nervous you will think that you’re the only one. I am terrified you will…