Monday, November 30, 2009

How to Pack for Your Travel Nursing Job

After you’ve accepted your first travel nursing job through a healthcare staffing agency you’re going to have to decide what to bring. Before you try to stuff your favorite ottoman into a suitcase, remember that your healthcare staffing agency is providing you with an apartment that is already furnished and contains the basic necessities including:

Living Room Group:

o Sofa

o Chair or Loveseat

o Coffee Table

o 1 End Table

o 1 Lamp

o TV Stand

Dining Room:

o Dining Table or Dinette Table

o 4 Chairs


o Queen or Full Bed

o Headboard

o Dresser with Mirror

o 1 Nightstand

o 1 Lamp

o Bedding

This is just a short list of the things your healthcare staffing agency provides you with. For a complete list, visit the Clinical One website where you can get more detailed information on what to expect when you arrive. Have a talk with your healthcare staffing agency recruitment specialist to find out what kind of climate you can expect when you arrive. You’ll need to know what kind of clothing to pack. Bring a few “comfort” objects from home (photographs, books, collectibles, etc.) to personalize your apartment. You’ll need personal toiletries, but you can buy them when you arrive. Don’t panic! Just make sure to pack your professional attire, clothing for casual wear/exercise/recreation, and a couple of nice outfits for nights out. The major stuff will already be there and if you do forget to bring something, you can always have a friend send it to you later.

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