After accepting your assignment, there a few things you need to do to prepare for it.
-Complete licensing application and supporting materials if needed. For more information see: Licensing as a Travel Nurse Practitioner
-Apply for credentialing. Most sites will need you to be credentialed prior to starting. They will have you complete paperwork to make sure they have all your necessary information for legal and billing purposes. The paperwork can be tedious, but luckily agencies usually have someone who will complete the paperwork for you. You will just need to review the information and sign a consent form allowing them to be your proxy.
-Some sites may have you do a drug test before you start.
-Confirm travel arrangements. Typically once credentialing is complete, your recruiter/account manager will have the travel team contact you to book your flight (if you are flying). Some agencies will have two separate people working on your travel/car rental and lodging. If you have a rewards number, you can provide it to them at this time, so they can include it in your reservation.
-Confirm lodging arrangements. Unfortunately, lodging can often be arranged last-minute. It’s not unlikely that you may not know your lodging until the day before arrival or upon arrival. Before your assignment, they will ask for any special requests such as kitchenette, accommodating pets, close to work facility etc.
-Packing: please see post on packing