Travel nursing tips: 7 things to know before you begin
Tips to Newbie Travel Nurses to Kickstart Your Journey! 🌟
Starting your journey as a Travel Nurse can feel overwhelming, with the prospect of moving across the country, working in different healthcare facilities, and adjusting to a new city.
But don't be afraid!
Seasoned travel nurses offer valuable advice to make your transition smooth and enjoyable.
Here are some friendly tips:
1️. Research Your Destination: Thoroughly research the location, hospital, and housing options. Seek advice from other travel nurses on finding suitable accommodations.
2️. Pack Smartly: Create a packing list that includes essential work gear, personal items, and any specific items needed for your destination. If you're traveling with pets, don't forget their essentials too! 😉🧳
3️. Get Organized: Keep essential work documents like resumes, letters of recommendation, medical records, certificates, and licenses organized. Use the Viki Care app, designed for traveling nurses, to keep everything in one place. 📂📑
Find out more at www.glcgroup.com/viki-care 📲
4️. Plan Your Finances: Budget wisely to ensure your finances remain stable during assignments. Consider travel and housing stipends, tax implications, and potential unexpected expenses for both you and your companions if you're not traveling alone. Keep records for tax season, including mileage, lodging expenses, and hotel receipts. 💵
5️. Traveling with Pets: If you're bringing pets along, research pet-friendly housing options and ensure they're up-to-date on vaccinations. Also, check local regulations for pets. 🐶🐱
6️. Housing Tips: Check out housing resources such as Furnished Finder, ShortTermHousing.com, Extended Stay America, and Airbnb for furnished housing during your contracts. Don't hesitate to negotiate better rates. Consider your budget and pet-friendly options if you're traveling with furry friends. 🏠
7️. Document Your Experiences: Keep a journal or start a blog to record your experiences, challenges, and triumphs. It's a great way to reflect on your growth and share insights with other travel nurses. ✍️
Remember, GLC Group is always here to support you, should you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance. 📞