Taking a holiday travel nursing assignment might be outside of your usual seasonal traditions. However, if you are comfortable making a few adjustment, you can still have a pretty enjoyable time. Here are a few tips for nurses traveling over the holidays:
Choosing to work on a holiday often comes with a cash bonus. Earning extra money over the holidays can help out with those extra expenses that are typically incurred during the season to give.
Celebrate on a Different Day
While everyone else is feeling the December 26th blues, you might still be anticipating your postponed holiday celebration. Remember, it is not the actual date that is important, but rather the feeling of celebrating with the ones you love.
Travel with a Friend
Do you have a friend who’s a travel nurse? What about a spouse or significant other? Traveling with someone you know can ease the feeling being away from home on the holidays.
Celebrate with Coworkers
Many facilities, as well as other nurses, are welcoming to travelers (especially around the holidays). If you are invited to take part in holiday festivities, be sure to participate and have fun! This is an excellent way to strengthen existing relationships or to even establish new ones.
Schedule Some Time to Call Home
If you have a chance, call/FaceTime your loved ones. Even if you can’t be with your family and friends, it is still comforting to check in and hear their voices.
Giving Back to Those in Need
No one chooses to become ill or injured over the holidays. Working during this time provides you with the opportunity to not only provide quality care but to spread a little joy to those who truly need it.
At Next, we greatly appreciate our working nurses, especially those who choose to take assignments over the holidays. If you decide to travel with us, we will do our best to make it a great experience because we will be with you every step of the way. In the meantime, please accept our best wishes for a joyous holiday season!