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by JDRNz JDRNz, RN (New) New

JDRNz has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Oncology.

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Hi All,

I am looking for any insight on how to choose housing as a travel nurse in GA/ in general. I want to begin travel nursing towards the fall, but I'm hesitant to use agency housing. I also don't want to use my entire stipend, so I will likely end up sharing.

  1. What are your biggest concerns when traveling? As in, what are your must haves and hard no's??
  2. Do you prefer to share a home/apt? What are the warning signs of a scam or bad roomie?
  3. What's the furthest you'd live from your hospital?
  4. What would be considered a good rental rate in Georgia/Cali/Florida/NC?

These are broad, but I kind of don't know what to ask specifically. If you can share your experiences, positive and not so positive, I'd appreciate it. Thanks so much, in advance!!

 

JD,RN

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3. Usually 6/7 miles, close enough to comfortably bicycle without it being an endurance test. I never (almost never) drive, but if I did, it would be inside of 30 minutes (as my bicycle rides are). The exception might be something spectacular, like a beach home. Bicycling isn't for everyone, but I've done a number of assignments where the bus ride from remote hospital parking to the hospital took longer than my entire ride to prime parking next to the closest entrance to my unit. I just find it always more convenient and less stressful than driving. Some urban hospitals do not have free parking.

4. Seriously? What kind of housing and in what area (choose from literally thousands)? Once you start looking in a specific area and it looks like a serious possibility, check out the local Craigslist for a quick snapshot of going rates.

Your other two questions are impossibly broad.

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JDRNz has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Oncology.

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Thanks for your comment, Ned. You’re right. I was being super broad to try and not limit the responses.  I guess I imagined folks would know what they want and don’t want in a rental. But, essentially can you tell me what does tht look like, for YOU? Naming states was definitely super broad, but I wanted nurses in those areas to chime in. Like hey I’m in Sacramento/ San Diego/ LA etc...I’ll do more research and see if I can’t get my questions answered. Thanks again. Take care. 

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