How to Preserve your Travel Nurse Memories

What an exciting time to explore new places and experience new locations all while making a positive impact on patients’ lives. By capturing and preserving these memories as a travel nurse, you not only create a personal keepsake but also inspire others to embark on their own adventures. In this blog, we highlight valuable tips on how to document your adventure as a travel nurse and turn those documents into memorable keepsakes. 

How to preserve travel nurse memories:

Keep a Travel Journal

A travel journal is a classic and intimate way to record your experiences. Invest in a high quality notebook and dedicate it solely to your travel nursing journey. Each day, take a few moments to reflect on your experiences, jotting down memorable moments, patient interactions, new friendships and new restaurants or shops you’ve visited. Be descriptive in your writing, as it will transport you back to those special moments later down the road.

Travel Nursing Scrapbook

There are two types of Scrapbooks that we recommend creating during your time as a travel nurse. The first is a classic, hard-copy crafting scrapbook where you can store your printed photographs, event tickets and other travel memorabilia to reflect back on years down the road. It is also a great way to relax and unwind after a long shift and put your mind towards a creative task. The other scrapbook option is a digital version where you can upload your photographs and videos and keep them stored in one place so they don’t take up your phone’s camera roll. 

Taking Photographs

As a travel nurse, take advantage of the moments when you’re planted somewhere new and soaking in gorgeous landscapes or the hustle and bustle of city living by capturing stunning photographs. Whether you use your cell phone or a Polaroid camera, capture the details of the places you visit, including local landmarks, nature, gourmet meals and even candid shots of yourself and your colleagues. Photographs help you relive your travel experiences long after you’ve returned home and they might even make you want to go back to a location.

Social Media Content

Take advantage of social media platforms to share your travel nursing journey in real-time. You can create dedicated travel nurse accounts or even use your personal profiles to showcase your experience as a travel nurse. This is a great way to share your photos and connect with fellow travel nurses and healthcare professionals across the country. Platforms like Instagram and Facebook provide an easy and interactive way to document your adventures while also staying connected with your family and friends. 

Start a Blog or Vlog

Consider sharing your travel nursing adventures by starting a travel blog or vlog! Document your experiences and wins as a travel nurse through engaging stories, helpful tips and captivating content. Your blog or vlog will not only serve as a personal archive, but also inspire and inform other aspiring travel nurses. This is a great opportunity for you to share your personal insights, advice and recommendations for each location you visit, including local attractions and must-try restaurants! 

  • Free sites to start a blog: WordPress or Wix
  • Free sites to start a Vlog: YouTube or Instagram

Documenting your adventure as a travel nurse is a priceless endeavor that allows you to cherish and share your incredible experiences. So, be sure to grab your pen and polaroid and begin documenting the extraordinary chapters of your travel nursing career!

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Mackenzie Bolte