Clothing Checklist

  • Belt
  • Bra (sports & regular)
  • Dress(es)
  • Glasses
  • Gloves / mittens
  • Hangers
  • Hat(s)
  • Jacket / fleece(s)
  • Jewelry
  • Long underwear
  • Pajamas / sleepwear
  • Pants / trousers
  • Rain gear
  • Sandals
  • Scarf(s)
  • Scrubs
  • Shirt(s)
  • Shoes / sneakers
  • Shorts
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Stockings
  • Suit(s)
  • Sweater(s)
  • Sweatshirt(s)
  • Swimsuit(s)
  • T-shirt(s)
  • Underwear
  • Watch
  • Water shoes

Toiletries Checklist

  • Contact lenses & solution
  • Cosmetics
  • Curling iron / straightener
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair care products
  • Hair dryer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail clippers & files
  • Q-tips
  • Razors & shaving cream
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush / mouth care
  • Towels / washcloths
  • Tweezers
  • Health & Medicine
  • Allergy pills
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Bandages
  • Cold medicine
  • Contraceptives
  • First-aid kit
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Nausea & diarrhea pills
  • Pain relievers
  • Prescriptions
  • Sleep medications
  • Vitamins / Supplements
  • Water purification method


Healthcare Travelbook provides a collection of checklists to prepare you for your travel nurse or allied professional assignment. Email us your tips and checklists to social@healthcaretravelbook.com


The Company Checklist

  • History of the company (how long in business, how many office locations)
  • Length recruiter has been with the company
  • Where is your recruiter's office located and what time zone
  • What are the company's strengths and weaknesses?
  • Have a website presence
  • Name some cities you have assignments in right now
  • What assignments do you have that travelers seem to like the most and why?

Benefits Checklist

  • Housing - Is it private or shared? Do you set that up for me or do I get reimbursed?
  • What travel expenses am I reimbursed for? How much will my travel stipend be?
  • Do you provide a rental car?
  • What is the range of pay to expect with this company for my specialty?
  • What type of insurance do you offer for me? How much will I be paying? Type (PPO, HMO, deductible, copay)
  • When does insurance take effect?
  • Any fee to add family members?
  • Can I bring my pets?
  • Do you reimburse for licensures?
  • Do you have a rewards program for how many assignments I work with this company?
  • Do you offer a program for me to get my masters degree in my field?

Apartment Checklist

  • Open all blinds and turn on all lights to see better 
  • Check for bugs everywhere. 
  • Condition of walls, carpet, tiles. 
  • Door locks and window locks for effectiveness. 
  • Bathroom ventilation fan (does it actually have a vent outside ask to see). 
  • Dryer Ventilated to outside (some aren't which can make it hot). 
  • Toilet flushes well. 
  • Good water pressure, hot water, clean.
  • Cabinets in good condition. 
  • Closet/room doors in good condition. 
  • Has all of the furniture arrived if rented (condition, fleas). 
  • Fire Extinguishers and locations (current tag). 
  • Location of mailboxes (does your key work). 
  • Thermostat AC/Heat/Fan working. 
  •  Fridge condition, temperature, Freon leaks. 
  • All cable outlets work. 
  •  Location of phone outlets. 
  •  Microwave working. 
  •  Dishwasher working. 
  •  Washer/Dryer working (making any noises). 
  • Location of Trash. 
  • Laundry room condition, number of washers/dryers, cost, distance from apartment 
  • Listen to noise from stairs, other doors closing, general sound-proofness. 
  • Ask about maintenance policy, landscaping times. 
  • Location of Parking, visitor parking, (covered or not, important in areas such as AZ). 
  • Ask about closest grocery store and other community info 

Paperwork Checklist

  • An up to date Resume
  • A copy of your Licenses (especially for the state you want to work in)
  • The certifications needed for your specialty
  • Your Driver’s License
  • Your Social Security card (front and back)
  • Your BCLS (front and back)
  • Two references from your supervisory  most recent clinical experiences
  • And all your immunization records, include the following
  • MMR & Rubeola Titers /Vaccinations (New rules state that MMR be no more than 10 yrs old.)
  • Hepatitis B Titers/Vaccinations
  • Varicella Titer or Varicella History
  • PPD within the last 12 months or Chest X-ray
  • Physician Statement or physical completed with the last 12 months
 

First Day Checklist

  • Get up early have a good breakfast.  Leave early, and always account for traffic. If you arrive early, you can walk around and get a feel for the unit.
  • If necessary, check in with the human resources department before you go to the unit.
  • Sign in.
  • Introduce yourself to the management.
  • Introduce yourself to the experienced employee you’ll be shadowing that day. They will give you an orientation.
  • Introduce yourself to the rest of the staff.
  • Find out the mandatory paperwork requirements.
  • Obtain information on the facility’s procedures and policies.
  • Find out how lunch breaks are handled.
  • Bring paper for note-taking or find out if the facility takes reports on printed-out patient summaries. If yes, obtain the printout report sheets.
  • Work your day like you would at any other facility by assessing the patients, pulling medicines and sending them to tests and procedures.
  • At the end of the day, give your report to the oncoming worker.
  • Breathe a deep sigh, reflect on the people you helped and go home to rest up for tomorrow.

Essentials Checklist

  • Cash
  • Credit card contact info
  • Credit & ATM cards
  • Driver's license
  • Guidebook(s)
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Insurance information
  • Membership cards
  • Assignment paperwork
  • Travel paperwork