Would accepting a travel nursing assignment be different for someone with two small children? Are accommodations provided for people traveling with a family?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
While travel nursing is certainly easier when you are single or unencumbered, there are many nurses who travel with a loved one or their families.
Travel companies can make certain accommodations, but this is mostly in regard to housing (like if you require a two or three bedroom apartment rather than a single).
You will likely have to pay extra for this, but there are some travelers who do require more space than a one-bedroom apartment can provide.
If you are speaking of child care, then it becomes trickier. I do not know of any company that assists with finding child care (however, I’ve also never been in this position, so I’ve never asked).
It would be a great benefit to tout, but I have never heard of a company assisting with this aspect of travel (if there are any recruiters reading this and are with a company that provides this, please let us know in the comment section and please email me personally so that I may be aware of your company).
What you seek to do would certainly not be impossible, but would require much more work than the average travel nurse encounters when seeking an assignment.
However, I’ve known quite a few moms that seem to be able to pull off anything when it comes to providing wonderful experiences for their kids.
Here is a post from Travel Nursing Blogs on traveling with young children that gets into some more detail. You may also want to ask around on some Traveler forums to get some insight through others’ experiences.