It is possible to bring family members along with you on your travel nursing assignment, although it is ultimately up to the facility and the travel nurse agency you are working with. Many hospitals and healthcare facilities are now allowing travel nurses to bring family members, as long as they are seen by the hospital as an extension of the travel nurse’s role. Make sure to discuss this option thoroughly with the respective facility and travel nurse agency. When applying for a travel nurse position, be sure to ask the recruiters about the possibility of bringing family members in the very beginning. That way, the agencies will be aware of this from the start of the process. Research and familiarize yourself with the laws and requirements of each state and region, as it may affect your ability to bring family members on your assignment.
Bringing family members can be very rewarding and also increase your sense of security and well-being. Of course, it is important to consider the costs associated with travel. You may need to factor in the additional costs of housing, food, travel, childcare, and other expenses. Be sure to explore your options before making any decisions.
Ultimately, it is possible to bring family members with you when you take on a travel nursing assignment, but it is always best to discuss this in detail with the facility and travel nurse agency prior to making any decisions.