Packing for a 13-week travel nursing assignment can be quite a challenge! After all, you want to ensure that you have everything you need while still packing light enough, so you don’t exceed the weight limit of your luggage. To make this task easier, here are five tips on how to pack the right items for your next travel nursing assignment:
- Make a List. Before packing anything, create an itemized list of what you will need for your assignment and add it to your daily planner or electronic device such as a smartphone or laptop. This will help keep you organized and on track when deciding which items to pack and which ones to leave at home.
- Pack Versatile Pieces. Invest in clothing items that can be worn in different ways and paired with other pieces to maximize space in your suitcase – think tank tops and leggings that can be dressed up or down, as well as accessories like scarves and jewelry that can change up an outfit without taking up too much room.
- Bring Essentials & Comfort Items from Home. Remember to bring some comfort items from home such as blankets, pillows, books, and music – but also make sure to include any important documents (like insurance information) and medications as well just in case they get lost/delayed during transit.
- Check Your Destination Climate & Culture. Depending on where you’re headed, it is wise to double check what kind of climate the area has so that you’re appropriately prepared- especially if the season has changed since the last time visited! Also, research into local cultural norms so that knowing what acceptable attire is clear beforehand! 5 Don’t Overpack! To avoid extra costs due to excess weight charges or lost/damaged baggage fees- try not overload your suitcase with unnecessary items when possible – stick with necessities that will come in handy throughout the duration of your assignment!
With these tips in mind, we hope your packing endeavors are successful no matter where life takes you next! Bon voyage, fellow nurse travelers – may all your journeys (big and small) be safe and memorable ones!