Healthcare Professionals

How to Navigate Housing as a Traveling Healthcare Professional


September 14, 2022
Furnished Finder makes the housing search simple for travel healthcare professionals.

Finding secure, safe, and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges you’re confronted with as a traveling healthcare professional. Luckily, Furnished Finder makes navigating the complex world of temporary housing simple. We’re so excited to have partnered with Furnished Finder to bring travel healthcare professionals the ability to quickly secure a safe place to stay at the best rate, so you can focus on enjoying your assignment.

Housing can make or break your travel nurse experience.

As a travel nurse, I’ve worked contracts from Florida to Alaska. During this time I’ve stayed in housing that truly made the experience unforgettable. I’ve also been stuck with housing that would even make this ER nurse’s skin crawl. I’ve had assignments where I brought home hundreds of dollars more per week because I found a great deal. I’ve also had gigs where I made less than my first nursing job because I spent most of my paycheck on rent for 13 weeks. So when I tell new travelers that housing is important, I mean it. It’s as important as the staffing agency, the location, the facility, the pay package, everything. It’s a decision that is not to be taken lightly because it will greatly affect your travel experience and final payment take-home.

Searching for housing when you take a travel contract can be daunting (I’ve been there many times). But lucky for us, it doesn’t have to be thanks to the folks at Furnished Finder.

Does housing really matter? it’s only 13 weeks…

A large portion of your payment as a traveling nurse goes to housing (learn more on how your paycheck is broken up as travel nurse) and you want to find the best deal you can to ensure you’re holding on to as much of your hard-earned-paycheck as possible. You also want to locate yourself in a great area of town that is safe and comfortable for your 13–week stent. Finding an option that is secure, furnished, with internet, utilities covered, etc. allows you to roll into town, check-in, and start enjoying the new experiences. With Furnished Finder, you can find housing from a source that truly understands your needs as a traveling healthcare professional.

Why use Furnished Finder over other housing sites?

I can think of more than a few reasons…

  • Furnished Finder is the industry preferred housing site for travel nurses and other travel healthcare workers looking for affordable monthly furnished rentals.
  • You can skip booking fees or vacation markups by connecting directly with pre-screened landlords who understand the travel nurse lifestyle.
  • Furnished Finder has over 50,000 properties to choose from nationwide. Whether you are traveling to a small town or a large city, chances are that you’ll be able to find the perfect home in any location.

You can check out Furnished Finder’s current listings here, where you’ll find furnished rooms, basement units, apartments, private homes, and other furnished rental options at rates much lower than corporate housing or vacation rentals.

Because at the end of the 13 weeks you want to leave town knowing you made the most out of your assignment by staying in a comfortable, enjoyable space, and you brought home the most of your paycheck by finding a great deal. Furnished Finder is your key to unlocking more success as a traveling healthcare professional.

John Modica, RN

John is a career travel nurse and co-founder of Kamana. He has spent over a decade working in healthcare, specializing in ER and PEDs.

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