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By May 7, 2010 2 Comments

Travel Nursing Checklist Item #19: Planning your journey to your travel nursing job


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

Flying to the assignment

Enjoying the drive to the assignment

Getting around during the assignmenttravel nurse's car

After you figure out your transportation it is time to start scheduling your trip and going through your Pre-Travel Nursing Job Checklist.

About the Author:

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Director at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for over five years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.

2 Comments on "Travel Nursing Checklist Item #19: Planning your journey to your travel nursing job"

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  1. I think it is important first and foremost to consider transportation. No use going to a place if you can’t go around.

  2. Mike M.


    Aloha and congrats for choosing a travel assignment! Have you considered travel nursing in Hawaii?

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