Communication While Traveling: How Can I Stay in Touch with Family, Friends and Professional Contacts?

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During your Fall River travel nurse placement, you’ll want to keep in touch with friends and family back home. Regular communication with your “social support system” is important for your happiness and well-being. You’ll also want to keep up with your professional contacts, as well, to aid in your career development. Luckily, technology gives you ample ways to stay in touch with the nursing world and those you love. It’s all right at your fingertips through your computer, smartphone or mobile device. Here’s what you need to know.

As you settle into Fall River, MA, you may be busy looking for things to do in your free time. And while busy touring and taking in all the sights and sounds of this beautiful bayside town, you may find yourself a little homesick. It’s perfectly normal to miss your friends and family when they aren’t near. But you have plenty of options for ways to catch up during your travel nurse placement.

  1. Skype and FaceTime. Using these two programs, you can make video calls from your computer or other device. Simply download (at no charge) and make a phone call as you normally would. The only difference is you’ll be able to see your friend’s or relative’s smiling face as you chat!
  2. Social media. You can keep track of what’s happening back home—and interact with those you care about—through posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to stay in touch. Plus, you have the ability to share what you’ve been up to, as well, through picture and video posts.
  3. Code Happy. Want to communicate with other nurses? It can help keep your spirits up sending and receiving messages with those who understand firsthand what it’s like to be away from home on assignment. You can download this app for free through the App Store or Google Play.
  4. One of the best online sites for career networking, LinkedIn allows you to keep up with your professional contacts wherever you may be. You can check in with your computer anywhere you have an internet connection or download the LinkedIn app and visit the site from your smartphone.
  5. Make new connections. One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is the chance to branch out and meet new nurses. So why not take advantage of your temporary home by gathering a group of your new co-workers and heading out for dinner or drinks? It never hurts to meet new people, and you can add to your professional network—making it even stronger.

Is your next travel nurse assignment lined up?

When you’ve wrapped up your placement in Fall River, you’ll be ready for a brand new travel nurse placement—and TaleMed can help! You can work with our experienced nursing recruiters to find travel nurse assignments that meet your career goals. To learn more, visit our job search page or contact us today.

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