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Navigate Travel Nursing with Your Significant Other

Feb 15, 2024

Embarking on a travel nursing adventure with your significant other is a unique and exciting experience. It combines the thrill of exploring new places with the satisfaction of making a positive impact on healthcare wherever you go. This article will go through the in's and out's of taking a travel assignment with your travel partner!

"Traveling makes work fun, especially when I get to do it with my partner! I absolutely love that we are able to explore new places together and connect with people all over the country! While switching up our atmosphere is SO exciting, it can also be stressful at times… Remember to perform self-care often, keep loved ones close and give yourself time to get comfy in new environments."

-Isabella ER RN

Can I Travel with My Significant Other?

Of course! Traveling with your significant other can be such a rewarding experience. So much growth can happen when you are traveling, experiencing new adventures, challenges, and cultures. If you are considering traveling with your partner it is important your goals and expectations are aligned.

Goals and Expectations

Be sure to establish what you want to get out of your travel assignments as a couple. Some questions to have answered before starting your travel assignment are...

  • What will our personal, professional and shared finances look like?

Be sure to have an established plan in place for your finances. Travel RNs typically receive weekly pay, which may differ from what you are used to.

  • How will this effect my partners career?

If your partner is also a travel healthcare professional, be sure to consider your "make or breaks" when looking for contracts. For example, do you expect to have the same shift or be at the same facility?

If your partner is not a healthcare traveler, be sure they have the flexibility with their job like working remote or have the ability to create their own schedule.

What type of housing will be the best fit for us?

It is important to note that If you opt for a housing stipend, you will be solely responsible for finding, arranging, and covering all expenses associated with your accommodation, including utilities.

Learn more with these Housing Do's and Don'ts!

  • What will our form of transportation be?

If you are traveling with your significant other do you have reliable transportation for both of you? Considering what makes the most sense for your situation is crucial. Will you be bringing two cars or will your partner assist with your rides to work?

Choosing Your Destination for Your Next Travel Adventures

Before you hit the road, it's essential to select a destination that aligns with both your career goals and your shared interests. Discuss potential locations, taking into account the job market for nurses, cost of living, and, of course, the attractions and activities available in the area.

Housing Considerations

Travel nursing often involves temporary stays, so finding suitable housing is crucial. Explore options like furnished apartments, extended-stay hotels, or even short-term rentals. Many travel nursing agencies offer assistance with housing, but it's wise to research and choose a place that feels like home for both of you.

Balancing Work and Adventure

While the primary reason for your journey may be the nursing contract, don't forget to embrace the adventure. Plan your days off together, explore local attractions, and immerse yourselves in the culture of each destination. This balance between work and leisure will enhance your overall experience.

Communication is Key

Effective communication is vital in any relationship, but it becomes even more critical when navigating a new city or healthcare environment. Discuss your expectations, concerns, and any challenges that may arise during your travel nursing assignment. Regular check-ins will help you both stay on the same page.

Document Your Journey

Capture the moments and memories of your travel nursing adventure. Whether it's through photos, a blog, or a journal, documenting your experiences will not only serve as a cherished keepsake but also help you reflect on the growth and shared experiences with your significant other.

Embracing Flexibility

Travel nursing inherently requires adaptability. Embrace the changes and challenges that come your way, and view them as opportunities for personal and professional growth. Flexibility is key to navigating the uncertainties of an ever changing lifestyle.

Traveling with your significant other while on a travel nurse contract opens doors to new horizons, both professionally and personally. It's a journey that offers the chance to strengthen your relationship, explore diverse cultures, and contribute to healthcare in different communities. By approaching this adventure with an open heart and a sense of curiosity, you're sure to create lasting memories and a unique bond that will endure far beyond your travel nursing days.

If you are still looking for travel rn jobs, be sure to get in contact with one of our nurse recruiters or check out our job board.