Technology to the Rescue: Ways To Stay In Touch With Loved Ones DuringTravel Nursing Assignments

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Technology to the Rescue: Ways To Stay In Touch With Loved Ones DuringTravel Nursing Assignments

Cross Country TravCorps
April 27, 2017 10:25 AM (EDT)
Traveler Tips
Have you considered travel nursing but are afraid you’d miss your family and friends too much during assignments? Now with so much advanced technology, there are countless ways to stay in touch with loved ones and avoid feelings of homesickness. Here are some of the most popular ways travel nurses can communicate with family and friends while on the road.

Social Media

Now one of the most widely used forms of communication, social media sites of all kinds offer instant access to others helping travel nurses connect and stay updated about the lives of friends and families through posts, photos and instant messaging. Facebook and Instagram are great tools to share memories and capture experiences online, allowing you to feel more connected with loved ones even miles away from home.

Video Chat

Video chat tools like Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts offer great outlets for talking with others directly on screen in real time. It’s common for many nurses to schedule a daily or weekly video chat call with their parents or significant others as a way of staying in touch and interacting with them as if they’re there with them. The best part about these video chat tools is they are free to use and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Mobile Apps

It’s easy for travel nurses to stay connected and entertained with so many mobile gaming and communication apps. “Words with Friends” is one of the most popular apps available, a game similar to Scrabble which allows you to engage in live chat while playing against your friends. Gaming apps will allow you to always feel connected with others and are easy to use any time, such as during breaks at work or commutes on the bus.
Is fear of homesickness holding you back from travel nursing?
Take advantage of the communication tools above and stay connected with your loved ones no matter where you work!
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Let the talent acquisition specialists at Cross Country TravCorps prepare you for a travel nursing adventure of a lifetime! 

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