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Travel Nursing Tips

Whether you’re an experienced travel nurse or you’re planning for your very first assignment, making any  move to a new city or town can be a overwhelming. What should you bring? Who do you need to call?

So, our experts have put together some suggestions to help make your next travel assignment a little bit easier. Feel free to print this page so you can refer to it any time before and during your assignment.

Great Tips For Any Travel Assignment:

  • Have your mail forwarded to where you’ll be staying. Suspend your newspaper delivery if necessary.
  • Put together a list of what you are going to bring; it’ll keep you from forgetting things at the last minute.
  • Don’t forget any  medicines or prescriptions.
  • Pack  lightly. You can have other belongings sent once you get settled.
  • Ask the agency what your apartment will and wont have. Will it have  a washing machine? dryer? Microwave? how about a TV? Computer?
  • Here are some things you may not have thought of:  bottle opener, flashlight, hair dryer, toaster, DVR, vacuum cleaner, lap top, computer, iPad phone chargers, umbrella.
  • Bring some things to make your apartment feel more like home.  Think pictures of family,flowers, and books.
  • Arrange to get  the keys to your new place when you first get to the location of your assignment. Plus you will want to inquire about setting up internet , electric, and tv/cable etc.
  • If you are going to be making the commute by driving to your new assignment make sure your car is up for the trip. Make sure you have a good spare tire ( AAA  or a good roadside assistance plan is also good to have).
  • Remember to have fun! Spend some time taking in the sights and soaking up the local culture. Looking for things to do? Consult the local newspaper, our online Travel Guide directory or ask other staff members what people do for fun in your new hometown.