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Travel Nurse Housing – 4 Frequently asked questions about travel nurse housing


travel nurse juggling boxesTraveling nurses can encounter some unusual housing situations while moving from city to city. Many questions that are standard in a traditional housing arrangement begin to seem unclear. This post addresses their confusion and answers 4 of the most asked questions from travel nurses setting up their travel housing accommodations. So take a breath, read on, and find the answers to those questions you have been wrestling with about housing before planning for your next travel nurse job.

1. How often do I pay my rent – daily, weekly, monthly?

Some companies offer different ways of paying your rent. If you are working with a credible and respected travel nurse provider, your rent will be generally paid monthly and in advance.

2. What if my assignment ends in the middle of a month?

This question is often asked, especially by those that are relatively new to the travel nursing industry. Many travel nurses worry that if rent is paid monthly and their assignment ends in the middle of the month, they will end up paying for time they don’t need. If you are working with the right travel nurse company, you will not encounter a problem. Generally, you will still pay rent as normal but it will be pro-rated to reflect the time you actually use the accommodations. . You should ask this question well in advance to ensure you only pay for the amount of time you occupy the housing.

3. What about a security deposit, is one required?

When renting a furnished apartment on your own, move in costs can be high and will normally include a security deposit. Even in some hotels you could be required to place a large credit card hold. If you are working with a reputable travel nurse housing company, there should be no security deposit to worry about.

4. Do I set up my own utilities or is that included?

One of the last things that you want to worry about is arranging for utilities to be set-up in your temporary housing. Electric and water should be included in your base rent. Cable and Internet can be added a la carte to your choosing. Pay for what you’d like not for what you don’t.

Moving into a new area and an unusual housing situation can be frustrating, but with a good travel nurse housing provider everything should be taken care of for you. There is no need that cannot be accommodated, so if you are unsure about how things work, just ask!

Dan Gorman is a Certified Corporate Housing Professional member and an expert in the field of furnished housing for traveling nurses. Please visit for more information about travel nurse housing solutions and locations or email at

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