Travel nursing is an exciting and rewarding career path that allows you to see the country while utilizing your medical skills and experience to help others.
One common question that comes up when nurses are considering taking on a travel assignment is this: Can I bring my significant other along?
The short answer is yes, you can. It depends on your circumstances and what both of you are looking for, but there’s nothing wrong with bringing along your partner or spouse when you go on a travel nursing assignment.
How does travel nursing work, exactly?
If you’re not completely familiar with travel nursing, let’s take a moment to break it down. Travel nurses work contracts that range anywhere from a few weeks to six months or more. (The typical travel contract lasts about 12 or 13 weeks.) Travel nurses work closely with their recruiter and their agency to be put on assignments where they’re needed, whether it’s a hospital or some other type of medical facility. Then, they can choose when and where they take their next assignment.
Travel nurses enjoy the approach of travel nursing because of the flexibility it offers, as well as the chance to work with a variety of teams and live in new cities all over the country.
Why bring your spouse along?
To put it simply, it’s exciting to bring your spouse along as you’re traveling for work. You’ll get to experience new places and people together, and plan out your next assignments to go where you’d like. Plus, because travel nurses typically work in shifts, you can plan vacation time or day trips to go on with your spouse when you aren’t working.
What spouses are best suited for travel assignments?
Of course, a partner who has a work-from-home or remote arrangement, or runs their own business that can be performed remotely, is probably best suited to come along with you on your travel assignments. Of course, the person you bring along should be ready for adventure and a whole lot of fun, too.
Ready to Explore Travel Nursing Career?
We can help get you set up with your next assignment. If you’re interested in the exciting world of travel nursing and are considering bringing your spouse along, get in touch. Medical Corps is here to help.