A career as a traveling nurse can be very rewarding. You get to travel all over the country, help people in need, and earn a great living. As a traveling nurse, you are filling short-term staffing needs in hospitals all over the country. Once the assignment is over, you can move on to the next assignment and the next city. So, where do you live when you are completing these assignments? If the hospital does not provide housing, it will often provide a stipend for living expenses. In this case, you are responsible for finding your own living arrangements. Here are three great options for short-term housing for traveling nurses.

Extended Stay Hotel

Extended stay hotels often include a kitchenette area, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. You also will have housekeeping services and clean linen each day, so you will not need to worry about cleaning. Other benefits include affordable prices. These hotels offer lower weekly or monthly rates instead of the expensive daily rates of a traditional hotel. 

Online Marketplace

There are many options in the online marketplace such Airbnb and VRBO. With these services, consumers rent out their extra rooms or even an entire house or condo. The good thing about choosing these accommodations is they are furnished and are often more cozy than staying in a hotel. They are also readily available. All you need to do is search the app and pick a place to stay. There is usually no lengthy application process such as when you rent an apartment. They also usually include cable TV, linens, and dishes, but you are usually responsible for your own cleaning.

Rent a Furnished Apartment

A local real estate agent can help you find a furnished apartment for your stay. There are many landlords who will allow you to sign a short-term, month-to-month lease. There are also companies that specialize in finding short-term rentals or corporate housing. The benefits to this option are that you get an entire apartment, which can feel more like home and can provide you more space. Renting an apartment can be even more affordable than a hotel or Airbnb, letting you keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.

You will need to do your research before choosing any of these options. Make sure the accommodations are located in a safe area and are convenient for your commute to the hospital. Your fellow employees can often help point you in the right direction. Reach out to a professional who assists with finding housing for traveling nurses to see what else is available.