Everything travel nurses need to know about travel nursing company provided housing and obtaining their own travel nurse housing.
In every travel nursing survey that I’ve seen, housing is cited by the largest percentage of respondents as being the single most important component of the travel nursing pay package. For travel nurses who take company provided housing it’s understandable why this is the case. I have heard some travel nurse housing horror stories. From housing located in unsafe neighborhoods, to housing with bed bugs and mold, I’ve heard it all. There’s nothing worse than traveling 1500 miles to find lodging accommodations akin to those in the slums of Kabul, Afghanistan. At the same time, travel nurses are often set up in some of the finest digs in town. However, before you even get to that point, you have to make a decision as to whether you’re going to take company provided housing or take the lodging stipend and secure your own housing.