Being a travel nurse comes with many perks to benefit your life. From making good money, to meeting a lot of new people, to growing your career. However, life on the road can be tough when you have friends and family back home. This article provides you 7 tips to balance travel nursing life and family life. These tips can help you ensure that even while you are on the road, you are still connecting with family.
7 Tips To Balance Travel Nursing Life and Family Life
- Setup Weekly Calls With Your Friends & Family. This was one of our 10 homesick tips for travel nurses and this tip applies here as well. While no doubt you will be communicating with your family more frequently, but these weekly calls can be great ways to really connect with your family. One fun way to think about this is to setup 13 calls, one for every week you are on assignment, and start crossing them off.
- Bring Your Family With You. Many travel nurses travel with a friend or family member. This can be a great tip for them to see a new part of the country while you are on assignment.
- Take A Vacation To See Your Family. Depending on your assignment, you might have more flexibility during your assignment. If you have time off during assignment, use it to take a trip home to see your family.
- Plan For A Break. Don’t be afraid to take a break once your assignment has ended. One of the common fears we hear from travel nurses about taking a break is losing medical benefits. But if you take an assignment with Host Healthcare you don’t have to worry about that. travel nurses, travel therapists, or travel allied professionals who travel with Host Healthcare may take up to 30 days off between assignments and still maintain health benefits. We are proud to be one of the few healthcare staffing agencies to offer this benefit to our travelers.
- Schedule Assignments Around Family Life. Sometimes you aren’t always to plan far enough in advance for some of life’s biggest events. However, for the ones you know about, plan for them. If you need to be somewhere for your sister’s wedding plan around that. Maybe you start your next assignment after.
- Take Assignments Closer To Home. Just because it’s a travel nurse job doesn’t mean you have to travel across the country to take your next assignment. Speak with your recruiter about finding something a little bit closer to home.
- Set Expectations. Communicating is one of the most overlooked way to balance work life and family life. Speak with your family about what being a travel nurse is all about. Explain that while you are gone for a few weeks; that you will be back soon. This is extremely helpful for travel nurses that have young kids that might not understand why their parent is going away.
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Hopefully you enjoyed reading these 7 tips to balance travel nursing life and family life. Host Healthcare offers an extensive list of travel nurse jobs. In addition, call specific recruiter directly or if you don’t have a recruiter, call (844) 812-8094 and one of our friendly recruiters will be happy to help.