Finding Community as a Traveler
The transient nature of being a travel nurse can sometimes make it challenging to establish roots or connect with others. Thankfully, there are various ways for you to join communities and network with fellow healthcare professionals as a traveler during each of your assignments.
In this blog post, we’ll explore different ways to help travel nurses create and maintain Finding Community as a Traveler on the road.
Get to know your Recruiter
Take advantage of getting to know your Axis recruiter. We are here to offer support and resources to help you connect with others in your community. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable and at home during each of your assignments with us. Connecting with your recruiter will allow you to have a constant connection while on the road.
Professional conferences and workshops are a great way for travel nurses to network and stay up-to-date with the latest changes in their field. Many nursing associations and organizations host events throughout the year, providing you with the chance to meet other healthcare professionals who share similar interests and goals.
Online Travel Communities
Regardless of your assignment location, there are online communities where you can network and get to know other travelers whether they are in your area and you can meet up or have similar interests and you can connect over shared goals.
Connect with Colleagues at Work
Your fellow nurses and healthcare colleagues can become some of your closest connections while on the road. Don’t hesitate to strike up conversations, ask for advice and engage in social activities with your new coworkers. Building strong professional relationships can lead to lifelong friendships.
Volunteer in the Community
A meaningful way to connect with the community during your travel assignment is by volunteering or putting time into organizations that you are passionate about. Offer your time and expertise at local healthcare clinics, shelters or community events. Not only will you make a difference in the lives of others, but you’ll also meet locals and fellow volunteers who share your passion for giving back.
Keep in-touch with family
Stay in touch with your friends and family back home. Even if your days are long, having a strong support system in place will not only motivate you but give you an opportunity to share your experiences and always have a listening ear available. Maintaining these connections can provide you with a sense of stability and emotional support during your assignments.
Travel nursing involves frequently changing locations, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice meaningful connections and a sense of community. By utilizing social media, attending conferences, connecting with colleagues and engaging in local activities, travel nurses can join communities and network with individuals while taking in the adventure that is tied to travel healthcare!
Let’s start your journey as a travel nurse with Axis today!