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Battling Loneliness on the Road

Traveling with Freedom gives you the opportunity to have new experiences all over the country. You can interact with people of different backgrounds, try unique foods, tour iconic places you’ve always dreamed of seeing and so much more. This is why being a travel nurse is so desirable! But, anyone that has had an assignment or two will know — despite the perks, traveling is not as glamorous as it looks.

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Free & Affordable Mental Health Resources for Frequent Travelers

We recently covered depression in nursing on our blog to help reveal some of the statistics about the epidemic of nurse anxiety and depression in our country. Nurses experience clinical depression at twice the rate of the general public, more specifically, depression affects 9% of everyday citizens while 18% of nurses experience symptoms of depression. At Freedom Healthcare Staffing, we work tirelessly to be our nurse’s #1 resource, confidants and support system through this chaotic journey. While we know the job of traveling the nation and heroically caring for patients is incredibly rewarding and freeing, we’re not blind to the fact that it can be downright difficult.

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Dealing with Depression on the Road

Your shift is in the morning, but the thoughts are already invading your mind. And you know they will get worse as the night goes on. As these thoughts spin and spin, you’re letting your mind create and review each worst case scenario. You know that the thoughts will continue to worsen while you’re getting ready in the morning, while you’re driving and you’re to the point where you can feel your heartbeat out of your chest as you take the elevator up to your floor. You never get used to it, but it has become part of the job. You’re a nurse with depression, and no one knows…not even you.

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Make Your Housing Assignment Feel Like Home [Checklist]

Whether it’s your first traveling nurse assignment, your 20th or even somewhere in between, you never really get used to being away from home for an extended period of time. If you’re used to being on the road, it may seem second nature to leave family and friends behind you in order to have a satisfying and adventurous career.

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Trying to Find a Good Housing Assignment: GIFs

If you’re a traveling nurse, you know what it’s like trying to get the perfect housing assignment to meet your needs. Sure, most agencies handle the small details, but that doesn’t mean their choices are always that great. Luckily, with Freedom we know what travel nurses want! You need someplace cozy and welcoming that you can make into a great home-base. With the Freedom difference, that’s exactly what you get! No beating around the bush, we work to get the best housing to accommodate your needs.