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There are a ton of apps in the marketplace for travel nurses including housing, expenses tracking, medical information, documentation and more. But which ones are good for you?

Luckily, we have done the legwork for you. We have compiled a list of nurse-approved apps that you can download before you hit the road.

 

Medical Translation

Language barrier is a problem in any industry, but with nursing, and travel nursing more specifically it is even more challenging. As travel nurses, placed in a new location where different languages and cultures exist, the experience can be tough. You not only have to adjust to new surroundings, new schedules, new assignments but also have to overcome the language barrier to ensure quality care. Fortunately, there are apps that can help bridge that gap by making it easier for medical professionals to communicate with patients effectively. These apps can translate medical terms, organize instructions into categories that follow the typical provider-patient line of questioning into Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Russian and more languages.

Some of the top medical translation apps include MediBabble, Medical Spanish, Canopy Medical Translator.

Clinical Resource

Everyone needs a reference guide, even nurses. But as travel nurses, finding reliable and updated medical information on the go can get challenging. Thankfully, there are apps that can help you keep up with the pace of available medical information.

These reference tools let you quickly look up medications, medical terms, latest studies, formulary information and dosages when you’re on your shift. You can search for adverse drug reactions and other vital patient-care information. Some of these apps also provide latest medical and drug-related news so you can stay up to date with the most recent developments.

Medscape, Black’s medical dictionary, Epocrates, Nursing Central and Merck Manual are some of the apps nurses swear by.

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Housing

Just because you are on a traveling assignment and on a budget, doesn’t mean you compromise on housing. Company provided housing can be a great option for nurses who don’t want to deal with the hassles that come with finding temporary homes. However, many travel nurses are opting to take the housing stipend, so they can have more control over where they can stay and pocket the remaining tax-free stipend dollars. But where do you start looking for homes? Well, begin with your smartphones. There is an army of mobile apps that can help you find the perfect house without inducing “housing fatigue.”

Apps like PadMapper, RentHoop, and Zumper can help you find that ideal home, even if its temporary.

Scanning and documentation

If you are like me who worries about losing essential documents or not being able to access it when needed, then these apps are for you- CamScanner, Genius Scan, DropBox, and Box
These apps provide the ability to store necessary paperwork including resumes, certifications, and license copies digitally on their site, eliminating the need to carry those pesky folders everywhere you go.

Money Management

One of the biggest challenges involved in travel assignments is keeping track of all your expenses. We know how cumbersome it can get to save receipts and tally expenses once the assignments are done. But there is a plethora of apps that you can take advantage of to keep your receipts, organize and stay on top of your expenses. Some of the top expense tracking apps include- Expensify, Trail Wallet, GoodBudget and Mint. 

As travel nurse recruiters, we strive to make your experience as simple, stress-free and as fun as possible. Call our recruiters (212)-719-9600 or email us at jobs@promedsr.com to find out more about open positions and other staffing services.

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