It’s crucial for a travel nurse to stay organized. It makes moving from assignment to assignment far easier — when you have all your ducks in a row, it’s much simpler to start a new job and end an old contract with minimal fuss. And when you’re on the road, you’ll want an easy way to keep digital records of your travel, housing documents, tax records, etc. That’s where apps come in.
Here are five great apps that can help you keep track of your records while on the road:
Nursegrid bills itself as the calendar made for nurses, developed by nurses. It helps you manage your personal schedule by adding in your shifts to the app. You can use it to see where and when you’re working at a glance, which is essential for the busy travel nurse. Even better, you can swap shifts with other nurses using the app, and it gives you the ability to add up to 10 different worksites at once. If you’re a nurse who works in multiple placements, it’s essential!
Have you ever wished you could calculate your paycheck before it gets to you? With the Paycheck Free app, you can. You can use the app to see what your next paycheck will look like, even with taxes taken out (federal withholding tax, Medicare, social security, state withholding tax, unemployment, state disability, and more). And the paid version of the app, Payrollguru, allows for even more advanced and accurate calculations.
Evernote is one of the most popular note-taking platforms out there. It’s not designed specifically for medical records or tax documentation, but it can work for just about any kind of record-keeping you can think of. The way that Evernote allows you to file everything in notebooks and folders makes organization a breeze.
Medscape isn’t explicitly designed for record storage, but it’s an essential tool for the traveling nurse nonetheless. Medscape is the leading medical resource for travelers of all kinds — it gives up-to-date information on medications, dosages, medical news, and everything else you might need to know at a moment’s notice.
With Hubdoc, you can link your financial accounts to the app for up-to-the-minute record keeping. You can even snap a picture of your documents to upload them to the app. And it lets you scan your receipts, upload them digitally, and turn that information into usable data.