One of the great benefits of being a Travel Nurse is the opportunity to travel and explore different places. When exploring your new work assignment in a location you are not familiar with, we want you to always use common sense when deciding to venture out to see the sites and entertainment offered in your new work location. Keep in mind, the world is a hugeplace loaded with many things to do and see in every city. Make those encounters remarkable by staying safe! As well, always remember to do your research before moving to a location you are not familiar with. Make your list of things to do when you are not working.
MetaSense is dedicated to ensuring Travel Nurses are safe. Although the following list is not all-inclusive, here are our top tips to help you stay safe when you are venturing out to explore your new work location:
- Top Tip
If you are venturing out solo, let someone know. Call or text a family member, friend, or co-worker.
- Use Common Sense
If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Trust your feelings. Always keep your radar on when moving around in a new city. If your mind is trying to tell you something, pay attention to your thoughts.
- Be Aware of Your Surrounding
Know where you are and your route to get home. Keep your head up. Focus on getting to your planned destination. Never appear lost. If you are lost and need to check where you are, go into a highly populated store or restaurant and use your phone to determine your location.
- Walk with Purpose
When out and about, walk like you know where you are going. People can spot a person quickly that is not sure of where they are.
- Stay in Public Places
Don’t follow people down strange streets, attempt shortcuts, or go through areas that don’t look like somewhere you should be. Stay where the people are and don’t stray off.
- Anti-theft Safety
– Take a Credit Card
– Don’t Use Cash
– Don’t Use Back Pockets
– Watch for Scammers
- Public Transportation Safety
– Secure Your Bag
– Use Taxis, Uber, etc.
– Plan Your Route
– Sit Near the Driver
– Leave Jewelry Home
– Choose an Aisle Seat
– Do Not Doze Off
– Observe Passengers
– Have Exact Money
- Stay off Your Phone
This tip is very important. Don’t walk and talk. The very last thing you need is to have someone grab your phone while you are distracted. Put it away!
- Put your bag or backpack infront of your Body.
Personal property is easy to grab when it is swinging or on your back.
- Dress Like a Local
Don’t dress like a tourist and avoid dressing in flashy or provocative clothing. Dressing like a local will allow you to fit in and navigate to your destination with more ease.
- Don’t Stop Abruptly on a Crowded Street
As you make your way down acrowded street, be sure not to stop abruptly in the middle of the sidewalk — move to the side if you need to slow down. Otherwise, you may appear lostan make yourself vulnerable to someone behind you.
- Don’t Tell Strangers You’re Solo
When touring, if asked, pretend that a friend, family member, or partner is going to meet you soon,
Enjoy your assignment, explore, and be safe!
If you have weighed the advantages of becoming a Travel Nurse and feel it is the right path for you, MetaSense can help you find your first or next assignment. If you need more information, your dedicated Recruiter will be available to answer any questions you have.Hurry up! And drop a message at