Housing Accommodations For Travel Nurses
Travel nurses enjoy the luxury of being able to choose not just where they work, but also whether they find their own housing for each assignment — or have someone else take care of it for them.
Since each of these housing options has its own set of very different benefits, it’s important to review them thoroughly before you make a decision.
If you’re not sure which option to take advantage of for your next assignment, check out the Onward Healthcare Guide to Travel Nursing Housing Options for a full comparison.
Option 1: Free Private Housing
What is it? Onward Healthcare offers free private housing to every one of its travel nurses. The Onward Healthcare Housing Team will set you up in accommodations that meet your needs, whether it’s a private one bedroom apartment, or a quaint two-bedroom cottage. This service is provided free of charge and has no bearing on your salary or take-home pay.
What do you get? The Free Private Housing option ensures that you have a great place to live ready when you need to move in — one that’s close to your assignment and in a safe neighborhood. Your living space can range in size, style and amenities, but Onward Healthcare offers a detailed list of common features and amenities.
Why choose it? The Free Private Housing option is a simple way to get your housing taken care of before your assignment, but unlike the Housing Subsidy option, you don’t get a housing stipend to spend in addition to your salary.
Option 2: Housing Stipend
What is it? Onward Healthcare will provide you with a generous Housing Subsidy if you choose to find and secure your own living accommodations. This stipend is in addition to your regular salary and any bonuses or overtime you may earn.
What do you get? Each travel nurses housing subsidy budget may be a little different, so your recruiter will be the best source of details on it. But no matter how much it is, you’ll automatically be increasing your base pay by accepting the housing subsidy.
Why choose it? What’s better than being paid more to choose your own place to live? Not only that, but with the housing stipend, you still get to take advantage of the Onward Healthcare Housing Team. This brings us to the last, and best option of all…
Option 3: Onward Healthcare Housing Concierge
What is it? This option combines the increase in base pay you get with the housing stipend, with the convenience and ease of relying on the housing team to find and set up your accommodations.
What do you get? When you use the Housing Concierge, you accept the generous housing stipend in addition to your regular pay, then you connect with a housing coordinator who takes down all your housing preferences. The coordinator will handle all the work of finding housing that meets your preferences as well as fits within your subsidy budget. Once they present you with your preferred housing options, all you have to do is pick one, sign for it and pay!
Why choose it? Not only is this the easiest and most care-free way to secure housing for your next assignment, it adds a little extra cash to your salary. What more could you ask for?
Getting Started With A Travel Nursing Job
Onward Healthcare would like to connect you with a travel nursing job that fits your needs and qualifications. Our experts can help you every step of the way — including housing, licensure, benefits, and more. To get started on a new position, call us at 1-800-278-0332, or apply online today!