Holidays are a fun time of the year. Families gather, share fun stories, and eat plenty of good food around the table. However, if you are a travel nurse on assignment it can be a sad time not being with your family around the holidays. But don’t worry. Here are our top 5 ways travel nurses can celebrate the holidays on assignment.

Top 5 Ways Travel Nurses Can Celebrate Holidays On Assignment

Even if you are on assignment during the holidays, there are plenty ways you can celebrate. Check out these top 5 ways travel nurses can celebrate holidays on assignment.

  1. Take A Quick Trip To See Family. Even though you aren’t at home during the holidays, it doesn’t mean you can’t take a trip to see your family while on assignment. Find a time during the week you can make a quick visit home. Or if you are reading this before you start your assignment, reach out to your recruiter to try and get time off during assignment. It might be tough as the holiday time is busy for nurses and facilities but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
  2. Celebrate With Other Travelers, Local Friends, and Neighbors. If you cannot be home for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to be alone. A great way to celebrate the holidays while you’re on assignment is with other travelers. You can all come together for a nice dinner and even do a gift exchange. If there aren’t any travelers in your facility, celebrate the holidays with your local friends and/or neighbors.
  3. Volunteer To Help Less Fortunate. As a nurse, you are certainly a care taker. You help people. One way you can help people is by giving back. Donate your time be helping the less fortunate. You can volunteer packaging food for the less fortunate or coordinate a gift drive.
  4. Take A Trip To The Snow.As the calendar turns to winter the temperature changes. That means snow. Most places in the country have snow during the holidays. So, if you can, take a trip to the snow. Make snow angels, a snow man, and drink some hot coco as you enjoy the winter season.
  5. Explore The City You’re On Assignment. You don’t always have to take a trip to celebrate the holidays on assignment. In fact, one of our favorite top 5 ways travel nurses can celebrate the holidays on assignment is exploring your new city. This time of the year many cities do fun holiday type activities. Do some research on what your city does and go have fun.

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