You signed up for life as a travel nurse so you already know that staying on top of everything is key to your success. But did you know that there are several ways technology can enhance your overall travel nursing experience? What apps, programs, or tools should you have access to that will make travel nursing easier? Here are just 5 ways technology can help.
You’re in a new city and you don’t know what’s in town, so what do you reach for? Your phone has all the answers. You can search on local websites, and even Facebook, to get recommendations for local restaurants or other small businesses to get everything you need. Relying on internet recommendations while away from home is a perfect way to get to know a new area.
Of course, you also need to navigate your new surroundings. There was a time when people would simply get in their cars and drive, purposefully getting lost. But that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. You probably rely on your phone’s map app without even realizing it. It’s particularly good for getting to know a new area so you don’t feel anxious when trying to find that restaurant you want to check out.
One side effect of travel nursing is having to miss your friends and family back home. But if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that our loved ones are just a video call away. Whether you’re using Facetime on your phone or Zoom on your laptop, you can connect to people all over the country, or even the world, all at the same time. Don’t miss out on the family game night or happy hour with your friends.
Both on the job and off, having a notes app on your phone can help you remember important information. Many nurses are now relying on notes to make sure they take care of everything they need to in any given shift. You can even create a standard checklist so you don’t forget anything, no matter how small, throughout your day. It’s particularly useful when learning a new routine in a new place.
Did you know that you could find your next travel nursing job right from your phone? That’s right, you can connect to your agency’s job boards to plan for your next assignment before you’re even done with this one. It’s also an easy way to connect with your recruiter when you have additional questions about your current placement or as you look toward the future.
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