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Ask a Travel Nurse: Do many travel nurses travel in RV’s or campers?


Travel nurse next to RVAsk a Travel Nurse Question:

Do many travel nurses travel in RV’s or campers? Do you know if it is difficult to find camp sites new travel locations? Any input you have would be appreciated.

Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:

I’m not sure I would say many travel nurses choose to travel in an RV or camper, but there are definitely some who prefer this over company provided housing.

If you do not already own an RV, you will have to consider many factors in your purchase. How large an RV will it take to meet your needs? Is it an all-in-one unit that would need to be driven to work? Or would you tow another vehicle behind it to use to get to and from work? Or would you purchase a pop-up or a fifth-wheel that could be detached from your tow vehicle?

You would also have to consider where you wanted to work as a traveler. If you are interested in “big city” facilities located in large metropolitan areas like L.A., New York, or San Francisco, that would certainly make finding a campground close to your assignment more of a challenge (although not impossible). However, if you work in places like Flagstaff (to be close to the Grand Canyon), or Northern California locations (to be close to Yosemite), then you might find several places from which to choose. An internet connection is all you need now days to find options for RV living. KOA has locations throughout the US and typing “campgrounds” into any search engine will help you find a spot just about anywhere in the world.

Traveling and living in an RV is not for everyone, but if that is your cup of tea, a little planning shouldn’t hold you back from just about any travel assignment out there.

Hope this helped.


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About the Author:

Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed close to 40 different contracts in various states with multiple travel companies. I am the author of Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), in addition to my writings here and in the pages of Travel Nursing publications such as Healthcare Traveler Magazine and American Nurse Today. I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.

2 Comments on "Ask a Travel Nurse: Do many travel nurses travel in RV’s or campers?"

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  1. pamela brand says:

    I have a RV spot 30 minutes outside of Seattle – it has beautiful mountain views, septic con, water, elect meter, cable – how do i advertise for travelling nurses?

  2. David says:

    There are a few sites that you can try that cater to traveling healthcare professionals. The sites,, and all cater to travelers.

    However, probably the easiest way to advertise this would be under the housing section on Craigslist.

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