Being a travel nurse is an exciting career. There are so many amazing benefits and plenty of new experiences and opportunities when you become a travel nurse with travel nursing jobs. And while it does require being away from home during a travel nursing assignment (typically 13-weeks), it doesn’t have to be a lonely career. Many nurses bring their pets with them during assignments. Some are even lucky to travel with friends or a significant other. For those nurses that are lucky to have the opportunity to travel with someone, discover how to have a successful assignment when travel nursing as a couple.
Travel Nursing As a Couple: Everything You Need to Know
Finding the ideal traveling nurse assignment for one person can already be difficult. Now imagine needing to find an opportunity that fits two people. It’s certainly possible but there are some tips you want to follow.
The first is to make sure you communicate your desire to travel with a significant other to your recruiter recruiting agency. The sooner upfront you sooner you are upfront can be with your recruiter, the easier it will be to land that ideal assignment for the two of you.
The second tip is to make your pros and cons list together. You both might not get everything you want for the assignment and you might not be able to be staffed at the exact same facility. It’s best to remember to compromise. And if you take multiple assignments as a couple, perhaps one time you get more of your wants and the next assignment your partner gets more of what they want.
With the help of your recruiter and your willingness to be flexible, it can be a great experience and trip for everyone involved.
Benefits of Travel Nursing As A Couple
There are several advantages of going on a travel assignment with a friend or a spouse. The biggest one is having someone with you to experience these the adventure new destinations and keep you company with you while you’re away from home for months on end. Being a travel nurse can be a lonely career so having a traveling partner with you can make the experience stay more enjoyable as you explore your new town.
Another benefit relates to your housing. Traveling with someone else means you could find a more enjoyable house for you and your partner. You could both accept the tax-free housing stipend for travel nurses that the GSA (Government Services Administration) offers, and split the cost of rent. This is a popular option for travel nursing in pairs.
Housing can be tricky depending on the town city you are located in so despite the benefits, make sure you look at all options as soon as possible once your assignment is determined.
About Host Healthcare
Host Healthcare is an award-winning healthcare staffing company focusing on travel nursing jobs and travel allied. Our purpose is to make Host Healthcare a place with the highest employee engagement score in San Diego. A place where people are passionate about what they do and who they do it with. Our mission is to help our employees and travelers To Live Better.
Host Healthcare Travel Nurse
Host Healthcare offers an extensive list of travel nurse nursing jobs in a city of your choosing. Call one of our friendly recruiters at (800) 585-1299. We are here to help you to get started and learn more about the benefits and history of travel nursing.
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