Smartphone Apps That Every Travel Nurse Needs on Their Phone
Well, here we are in mid-2022, post-pandemic, and travel nursing is still the hottest option around.
While it is a preferred way to work, travel nursing is still hectic and unpredictable. That’s why apps on your smartphone can be so darn helpful. Not only for keeping in touch with your travel company but also to stay organized, find cool things to do, and, frankly, live a better life.
Mobile applications are essential for any travel nurse to assist with moving from one location to the next and getting acquainted with a new city.
I know because I’ve been one.
So without further ado, I’ve compiled a few of the top, most useful smartphone apps for travel nurses.
Must have smartphone apps for travel nurse pros.
As a travel RN, you’ll likely be making more dinero. And as a busy travel nurse, it may be challenging to budget.
Budgeting can be tricky under normal circumstances, let alone when you’re on assignment and away from home.
Mint is a service that tracks your financial data and can remind you when bills are due, so you don’t miss any payments. Exploring a new city or state and meeting new friends might lead to several outdoor activities and late-night dinners. This could add up, literally, as your assignment passes by.
Mint might be just the app to help keep you financially fit.
Nobody wants to leave their pup behind when they travel, am I right?
BringFido helps you locate over 250,000 pet-friendly hotels, dog parks, restaurants, pet stores, animal trainers, veterinarians, and more. Because traveling with your best friend can be unique and an adventure on its own.
Built specifically for travel nurses, Furnished Finder is a travel nurse housing site that makes your life easier.
Every Furnished Finder host must pass a background check before publishing their listing on the platform. That’s great because, as a nomadic nurse, safety is always a top priority.
This is an excellent place to look for housing if location and convenience are important to you on your next travel nursing assignment. They are unique because all their properties rent by the month, which is perfect for a travel nurse.
Kind of like having a friend with a truck when it’s moving time; Hire A Helper fits the bill when it’s time to go.
HireAHelper can help with moving across the country or just getting unpacked into your new home. Many movers try to include hidden costs, but this site makes things easier by giving transparent, upfront pricing.
The transparency in pricing is a refreshing thing these days.
Let’s face it, being a travel nurse often means starting new assignments and not knowing a soul.
In short, it can be lonely. But Meetup helps to eliminate all that.
With literally thousands of groups in the app, whatever your passion is, you’ll find the crew right here. Whether skiing, knitting baby socks, or chasing a cool side-hustle, Meetup is the place to make new friends and find your tribe.
On my last gig, several fellow travel nurses rented their places from Air BnB. It felt more like “home” and less like temporary living quarters.
Travel nurses have the freedom to select their own lodgings for a trip. Airbnb has a variety of possibilities, including guesthouses, rooms to let in a home, and entire apartments/houses for rent. These are typically less expensive than a hotel; however, some investigation is required to ensure that the location, description, and pictures are correct.
Long story short, Air BnB is an excellent alternative to temp housing or hotels.
To learn more about the travel nursing opportunity and cities across the country, visit Bestica Healthcare and start planning your next assignment today.