A guide to smartly preparing for your new adventure
If you’re a travel nurse heading out on assignment, the prospect of packing up all your things can be a bit daunting.
The good news is that you don’t need to bring everything with you—many items will be provided by the nursing company and-or the place you’ll lay your head. But there are still some essentials that every travel nurse should make sure to bring along.
Here are some must-pack items for your travel nursing assignment.
1. Comfortable Shoes
Depending on your assignment, you may find yourself on your feet for long periods of time.
Make sure you have plenty of comfortable shoes and socks to keep your feet happy! It’s also nice to have a couple pairs of dressier shoes if you’re planning on going out in the evenings or attending any special events while on assignment.
2. Personal Items
Remember to pack those personal items like toiletries and medications that make day-to-day life more comfortable and convenient.
Don’t forget an extra set of contact lenses (or glasses), a first-aid kit, and any supplements or vitamins you take regularly. And a word of advice, in case you fprget remmeber that Amazon can get it to you fast!
3. Clothing & Accessories
When it comes to clothing, think layers.
Check the weather forecast before leaving so that you can plan accordingly—you don’t want to show up in shorts only to find yourself in the middle of a cold snap. You may also want to consider bringing something nice for work—a sweater to wear on the unit or even just a nicer pair of scrubs can go a long way when it comes to making an impression at work.
And don’t forget accessories like hats and scarves—these can help keep you warm and add personality too.
4. Technology Essentials
Whether it’s an old laptop or new smartphone, make sure you have the technology essentials that will help keep you connected during your travels.
Consider investing in gadgets like noise-cancelling headphones or portable chargers if they would help make life easier while on the road. Remember that these simple and small things may be justy what you need to keep in touch with friends and family.
5. Entertainment Necessities
Don’t forget about entertainment necessities either – books, movies, music, games – whatever helps pass time during down moments between shifts or off days away from home base should be included in your bag too.
Of course you’ll always have Netflix or Hulu, but it’s often the comfort of a favorite book that makes all the difference in the world.
The final word
As excited as travel nurses are about their assignments, packing can be one of the most stressful parts of prepping for their next adventure.
But with these essential items packed up and ready to go, nurses will be prepared for anything their next destination throws at them – whether it’s bad weather or unexpected downtime between shifts.
Get ready – it’s time for another great adventure!
To learn more about the travel nursing opportunity and cities across the country, visit Bestica Healthcare and start planning your next assignment today.
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