How Do I Advertise a Room Available to Traveling Nurses?
Nurses can choose from many areas of employment, including on staff nursing at a hospital, academic research, teaching and working with students as a school nurse. A nurse may also decide to become a traveling nurse. Traveling nurses take short-term assignments to help fill in gaps in nursing staffing. A travel nurse may or may not have prearranged lodging convenient to her new assignment. If you have a room for rent available in your house or apartment, you can help her find a temporary home while making a little extra money.
- Find out what local nursing staffing agencies are in your area. Most traveling nurses work with agencies to find work. Some traveling nursing agencies provide workers with subsidized accommodations for each assignment. Others expect nurses to make their own arrangements. An agency may be willing to work with you as a provider of temporary lodging for their staffers or they may let you post advertisements in their offices.
- Contact each agency individually. Some agencies have a single local office. Others may be part of a larger chain. Ask to speak with the person in charge of travel nursing housing arrangements.
- Send information about your lodging to the agency. List all the rooms you have to rent, the rates you intend to charge and the type of amenities you offer, such as a bed and private bathroom as well as access to kitchen facilities. Some agencies may have specific requirements for all housing they use. List all hospitals that are near your house as well as all transportation options to and from the hospital. If you can, find out the approximate travel distance to and from your house to each facility.
- Purchase advertisements in nursing publications. Certain publications are geared toward exploring issues and ideas of concern to nurses.