Get the Best Out of Your Travel Nurse Housing
As a travel nurse you have the privilege to take nursing jobs anywhere in the U.S. In fact, the location where you are going the live for the next few months can be as important as the travel nurse job itself. So, to get the best of your new travel nurse job housing, and your new travel nursing job, first you need to decide if you are taking a pet or family member along for the ride. If the answer is yes, then you need to do your research and ask your consultant about the location and surrounding areas. Below, we have listed some key questions you should ask before accepting the job offer:
In case you are bringing your pet, here are a few items you need to tell your agency recruiter:
- What kind of pet you are bringing; very important; some pets (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets) might not be allowed in certain locations
- Weight, breed, age, and if the pet is neutered or spayed.
- The number of pets you are bringing; we don't suggest more than two pets.
- What floor you would like to be housed on to make it easier to take your pet on a walk.
Additional important travel nurse housing tips are:
- Make sure your travel nurse agency offers free and private housing or a subsidy stipend ; otherwise, look for another agency.
- Be sure to express your feelings about your daily commute to the hospital; do you mind driving more than 10-15 miles to work or not?
- If you don't want cable TV installed, inform your recruiter; otherwise you might be charged an extra fee for cable.
- Learn about the area before you leave for a travel nurse job.
- Ask as many questions as you need, about the housing and anything else you would like to know.
Once you are sure about your assignment, just take the plunge! And, hope to have as much fun as this travel nurse did in her travel nursing career. Read Lydia's testimonial below:
"Soon after experts at 50 States Staffing told me they would provide my husband and I with free private housing and free health insurance benefits while we traveled, I completed an online application and got my first travel nurse job stress-free and easy as a Mother-Baby Nurse in sunny Florida."
Read the rest of Lydia's travel nursing experience testimonials and others.
Lydia Landis - Travel Nurse