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4 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance as a Travel Nurse with Trustaff's ACT Program

Blog/4 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance as a Travel Nurse with Trustaff's ACT Program

November 17, 2023

Are you a travel nurse looking for more than just another assignment? At Trustaff, we understand the importance of work-life balance and how it can impact your overall well-being and career satisfaction. That's why we've developed the ACT Program (Advocacy, Career, Tools) – an innovative initiative designed to empower our healthcare professionals like you to excel in their careers while maintaining a fulfilling personal life.  

We are here to provide you with some valuable tips on achieving work-life balance as a travel nurse and how Trustaff's ACT Program can support you on this rewarding journey.  

1. Prioritize Self-Care: As a healthcare professional, you are dedicated to caring for others, but it's equally essential to care for yourself. Prioritize self-care to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Ensure you get enough rest, eat well-balanced meals, and engage in regular exercise. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is crucial in providing the best possible care to your patients. Trustaff's ACT Program offers resources and guidance on self-care, including wellness workshops, mental health support, and a free online yoga class every week to reinvigorate the mind, body and soul.  

2. Set Boundaries: As a travel nurse, you might find yourself immersed in your work while away from home. Setting clear boundaries between your work and personal life is essential for maintaining balance. Communicate your availability with your healthcare facility and fellow staff to manage your schedule effectively. Trustaff is here to support you, making sure your needs and preferences are heard and respected during the assignment placement process, including considerations for work hours and shifts that suit your lifestyle.  

3. Make Time for Exploration: One of the significant advantages of being a travel nurse is the opportunity to explore new places. Take on the adventure, dive into some of the local culture and attractions and strike a balance between your work responsibilities and leisure activities. At Trustaff, we offer valuable insights into exciting destinations and local experiences, helping you make the most of your travel assignments and create unforgettable memories.  

4. Stay Connected: Being away from your regular support system can sometimes be challenging. However, staying connected with friends, family, and fellow travel nurses can provide a sense of belonging and reduce feelings of isolation. Engage in online communities or attend local social events with co-workers to connect with other clinicians and share experiences. Through our ACT Program, we are partnered with Operation Happy Nurse. With this 3-month experience, 30 nurses work together to develop and achieve goals utilizing the resources that they have to offer. Within this program, you'll receive: 

  • Weekly educational classes involving mental health, what's happening in the nursing profession and resources available to the community. 

  • An accountability group to make and achieve goals together. 

  • Optional monthly meetings with a mental health professional. 

  • A sense of community. 

How the ACT Program Can Help: At Trustaff, we take pride in offering more than just job placements. We go above and beyond to support our clinicians in achieving work-life balance and career success. Here's how the ACT Program can assist you: 

 Advocacy: We prioritize building solid connections with esteemed universities and professional organizations to create an extensive support system for our clinicians. This proactive approach ensures unparalleled support and continuous opportunities for our healthcare professionals to grow and excel.  Career: The ACT program offers a robust menu of professional development opportunities for clinicians, including:  

  • Leadership Training  

  • Clinician Safety Courses  

  • Professional Development & Skills Training   

Tools: These tailored resources empower clinicians to stay updated, navigate travel assignments, strive for excellence, access exclusive benefits, maintain their health and wellness, build professional networks, address financial concerns and receive crucial support for mental health challenges.  Discover the benefits of our ACT Program today! Click here to explore all opportunities and start your travel nursing adventure with us. Your journey to fulfillment begins now.  

Discover the benefits of our ACT Program today! Click here to explore all opportunities and start your travel nursing adventure with us. Your journey to fulfillment begins now.  

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