The Do's and Don'ts of Travel Nurse Housing GetMed Staffing

The Do’s and Don’ts of Travel Nurse Housing

Oct 16, 2019

Housing is one of the most stressful parts of travel nursing. It can make or break a contract, and a bad housing experience can turn someone away from travel nursing for good. You need to be informed, do your research, and communicate your expectations clear and upfront to your recruiter. Here are some of the top do’s and don’ts when it comes to the industry.  


Top 3 Do’s of Travel Nurse Housing: 

  1. Do decide whether you will accept agency assigned housing, or stipend pay. Know the differences between the two and how they will affect your potential living situation. 

  1. Do your research of the city and have an idea of where you want to live. Your recruiter can be a great resource! 

  1. Do use credible sources when researching and setting up your own housing.    


Top 3 Don’ts of Travel Nurse Housing: 

  1. Don’t assume agency assigned housing will be able to place you exactly where you want to be.   

  1. Don’t feel you have to stay in one place for the full 13-week assignment. Sometimes you can get better deals by splitting your contract time between a couple of locations.  

  1. Don’t assume a stipend is the easiest option and that it covers all your rent and utilities. 


GetMed Staffing Will Help Make Your Experience as Stress-Free as We Can 

We are here to walk you through this process every step of the way at GetMed Staffing. Our team will work tirelessly to present you with all the options and information we can so that you make the best choice for you and your family. We want this experience to be as stress-free as possible, so you can adjust to your new city and have a successful assignment. Trust that we are here for you and visit us at GetMed Staffing where your travel dreams and professional goals come together.