For many travel nurses, housing is the most important piece of the pay package. For me and my husband, it is the first thing we want details on once we decide to apply for a position. (My husband is a travel nurse, and I’m along for the ride!).
Housing can certainly become a deal breaker for us. We will not sign a contract until the housing aspect is wrapped up and we know 100% what we are getting into. On the flip side, I know some travelers are a bit less concerned as long as they are making good money and have a place to sleep at night. But from our experience, housing can make or break the overall experience of an assignment. Even with as much time as we and most traveling nurses spend out and about sight-seeing our new city, a lot of time is spent in our temporary housing. Making it feel like a home away from home is important especially for travelers who have been doing this for several years. You still have the instinct to want to feel somewhat settled for the time being and comfortable in your new digs. We have seen many travelers decide they dislike travel nursing primarily because they hated where they lived. Discover exciting housing options where you want to go!