Travel nursing is such a fun and rewarding job. But even those who love the travel, can’t help but get a little homesick. If you are a travel nurse, there are a few ways to ward off the homesickness. Here are some tips to help you avoid the unsettling feeling of being homesick:
Discover ways to get involved with your new community. Join a gym, attend church services, take a class, or find a place, such as a coffee shop, to meet new people. Although you may not be there long enough to fully embed yourself to the area, it will give you more of a sense of belonging.
Nesting and creating a cozy environment at home is so important. Decorating and personalizing your place is the first step to feeling settled while on your travel assignment.
Keep in touch with your friends and family. Social media, Facetime and Skype are great ways to stay connected to your loved ones who are not around you on a daily basis. Make it a point to reach out to them regularly.
Meet and mingle with your fellow travel nurses. Connecting with people who understand your situation will help you cope with any homesick feelings you may have. Also, working with people your friends with makes work way more fun!
What other tips can you offer for making the most of your travel assignment and avoiding the Homesick Blues? Let us know at www.pprtravelnursing.com.