I am approaching my first traveling assignment in Bakersfield,Ca,@San Joaquin Hospital. Anything fully furnished, near the hospital, studio or one bedroom you can recommend to me?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
Hello and welcome to the world of being an independent traveler!
I assume you have chosen to take the housing stipend instead of your travel company’s housing. When you do so, the leg work is pretty much yours to navigate. There are a few sites that do cater to travel nurses when it comes to housing (such as Housing for Travel Nurses.com). But, you can also start simple by looking for a room, apartment, or house to rent on Craigslist. However, when you rent these places independent of a travel nursing company, you will have to pony up any deposits and also take care of any problems on your own. That is why I still allow my travel company to arrange my housing after 15 yrs as a traveler.
If you are with a company that does not offer housing, you might consider looking at a travel company that does offer this service. It’s one less headache you will have to deal with when starting an assignment.