Tips For A First Time Travel Nurse – Do Your Due Diligence
Decide On Housing. As a travel nurse you will have options on housing. Find your own or lean on your travel nurse agency. Do you want to live downtown or away from the action? The choice is yours.
Do Your Own Research. You will have plenty of assistance before, during, and after your first travel nurse assignment. But before on signing your contract on as a first time travel nurse do your research. Research which company you want to work with. Think about where you want to work. Ask other travel nurses their opinions. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.
Chat With Other Travel Nurses. One of the best places to chat with other travel nurses is using a community network like Gypsy Nurse. This is a great place to see what other travel nurses are talking about and ask any questions. You can find great advice on things such as the best nursing podcasts for travel nurses, the best scrub brands, the most comfortable nursing shoes, and the best compression socks for nurses.
Understand Your New Work Environment. Find out about the floor you will be working. Learn what it’s like, how things are done, and where supplies are kept.