Hooray! You have the travel nursing job, now what do you do?
Well, first things first, you are going to need to know your start date, which you should get with the first day instructions your travel nursing company provides you. Once you know that you can start your planning.
After that, you need to ask yourself a couple of questions about transportation:
- How am I going to get to the assignment? My own car? Rental car? Plane?
- Based on my timeline and mode of transportation do I have time to take my time and enjoy the trip? Or do I need to double time it and get there quick?
- How are you going to get around once you are there?
Here are some resources we have put together in the past and found on other sites that you can use during this process:
Driving to the assignment
- Safe Driving Tips for the Traveling Nurse
- Tips for winter driving to your next travel nursing job
- Getting to your travel nursing…
- Travel deals for travel nurses – – Travel Nursing
- Street smart: Traveling healthcare providers practice personal safety on the road
- On the road to savings
- All aboard!
Flying to the assignment
- Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I get my car to Hawaii?
- Air travel and “a la carte” pricing: What traveling healthcare professionals can expect
- Terminal lateness: Coping with flight delays
Enjoying the drive to the assignment
- Getting there is half the fun
- Road trip fun
- Caristhenics: Exercises to do while traveling by car
- Nice online tool to plan your drive to your next travel nursing assignment
- Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I “Zip” around during my travel nursing assignment?
- Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I use public transportation during my travel nurse job?
- Ask a Travel Nurse: How should I plan to get around during my travel nursing job?
- Find your way around on your next travel nursing assignment
- Get around in a big city. Zippity du da!
After you figure out your transportation it is time to start scheduling your trip and going through your Pre-Travel Nursing Job Checklist.