What To Expect
There are many benefits to becoming a travel healthcare worker including the following: you may be eligible for tax advantages such as deductions for housing expenses and travel costs.
What is travel nursing?
How do I become a travel nurse?
What benefits can I expect from a travel nursing agency?
Do I need to have a compact nursing license to work as a travel nurse?
Questions to ask your recruiter
- Who am I interviewing with?
- Name of nurse/department manager?
- Are there other travelers at the facility?
- What recreational activities are in the area?
- Assignment start date.
- What to expect in credentialing
Can I travel with my family or pets?
How do I find housing for my assignment?
Housing Options and Resources
Extended Stay Hotels: Many nurses opt for extended stay hotels, which provide amenities like kitchens, laundry facilities, and weekly housekeeping. They are often more comfortable for longer stays than traditional hotels.
Furnished Apartments: Renting a furnished apartment through platforms like Airbnb, Furnished Finder, or local apartment complexes can provide a home-like atmosphere. You’ll have more space and the ability to cook your meals.
Corporate Housing: Corporate housing providers offer fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms. They cater to business travelers and are a comfortable option for travel nurses.
RV or Camper: If you enjoy the nomadic lifestyle, traveling in an RV or camper can be an adventurous choice. It offers flexibility and a sense of home, although you’ll need access to RV parks.
Roommate Arrangements: Sharing a rental property or apartment with fellow travel nurses or healthcare professionals can reduce costs and provide a supportive community.
Subletting: Subletting a room or apartment from someone who’s away for a period can be a cost-effective option, especially in larger cities.
Vacation Rentals: Booking a vacation rental home or condo can offer a comfortable and private space for your assignment.
Short-Term Leases: In some cases, you may find apartments that offer short-term leases, which can be convenient for the duration of your assignment.