The 5 Best Free Apps for the Travel Nurse

If you’re a travel nurse, you’re going to want some tools to help away from home. We found a few really good ones – five to be exact – and they all conveniently work on Android and iOS phones. These are the five best free apps for the travel nurse.

1. The ultimate maps app

Travel nurses are usually making their way by car, so this first app seems like a great place to start.

Waze –  Their promise to “get the best route, every day, with real-time help from other drivers.” Other drivers in the area sharing real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money. Waze claims it’s the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Not only can you save gas money, but you can get to where you need to go as soon as possible. 

2. Finding a place to stay

Next travel nursing offers its nurses a travel and housing team to find great accommodations that are in line with your budget. But if you decide you’d rather handle things on your own, consider Airbnb.

Why? Because Airbnb gives you options. There is no better way to get the most out of your pay package. Airbnb let’s you choose either a house or a room creating an enormous opportunity to save on rent and pocket more income. 

Not to mention Airbnb has a reliable review system in the sense that only features reviews from people who have actually paid to stay can leave reviews. The last thing you want is to be staying at a place where the reviews are skewed and your experience is tainted by bad accommodations. You deserve a good place to rest after those long shifts.

3. Finding things to do

MeetUp has you covered. Not only is it free to join groups based on your interests, but it’s low commitment. Whether you’re into sports or getting super deep in debate, MeetUp likely has a group of people you’d like to meet. 

4. Organization on the go

When you’re on the go, you want to make sure that everything you have can be easily accessed and organized. You may already be using Evernote, one of the most popular note taking apps. In that case, keep scrolling.

Assuming you already use Google Drive or Dropbox to store all your documents via a free cloud service, a more basic and fluid note-taking app is Google Keep. You can write lists, hand-drawn memos, and voice memos all in the first page of your user interface. Pin the top notes (like reminders for what you need to get for groceries on your off day) and swipe them away when you’re done. 

5. References made easy

And finally, the app that you’re going to check when you need a quick reference to something at work: Medscape. Medscape is one of the most popular free reference apps for professionals in the healthcare field for good reasons. You can read up on drug dosage information in seconds, and there’s log of patient cases you can search through for patient care information.

It also has an active medical news section so you can keep up to date in your field.

With these five apps, you’ll find it a lot easier settling into your new location. And if you want to see more Next opportunities, click the button below.


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