While you may or may not know some of these tips - it never hurts for a quick refresher. I am always happy when that "AH HA" moment happens after reading Tip #3.
Let's get to it then!
Tip # 1
Make sure you have read and understand your contract in its entirety prior to signing the contract.
Tip # 2
It's ok to travel far away from home because being flexible opens more opportunities. Take family pictures with you and create a schedule for yourself to continue healthy habits.
Tip # 3
Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the facility and city that you will be working in prior to your arrival. Ensure your hotel is near a grocery store and has some walkability.
Tip # 4
Always remember that you may not like the facility that you are working in, however its only temporary. Finish it out and think of it as only 18-36 days of working but never compromise your license or mental health.
Tip # 5
Try and make the most of your free time. Explore the city on your off days and ask for recommendations of restaurants or historic city sites.