Oahu is the third-largest Hawaiian island and is often considered a highly desirable destination for Traveling Nurses and healthcare professionals.  The island offers Traveling Nurses the opportunity to explore Polynesian cultures, a convenient work-life balance, and a sense of adventure where you can live like a local in a location where Traveling Nurses are often in demand.

Polynesian Culture

As a melting pot of cultures with influences from native Hawaiian, Asian, and Western traditions each hospital is an opportunity to experience and appreciate Oahu’s rich cultural diversity. Working on Oahu provides traveling nurses with the chance to gain professional experience with Hawaii’s unique healthcare challenges and patient populations. Traveling nurses on Oahu have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture as well as its ceremonies, music, dance, and cuisine as they learn to communicate with individuals from various backgrounds and cultural norms.

Traveling Nurse and a Work-Life Balance

Balancing Rocks with Blue Ocean Waters in the BackgroundTraveling Nurses typically prefer an accommodation that provides a combination of comfort, convenience, and flexibility. After all, poor proximity to work can significantly impact convenience and commute times. However, Oahu’s diverse healthcare environment includes large urban hospitals with many relatively close to Waikiki. Waikiki also offers robust public transportation options.

The Queen’s Medical Center is the largest private hospital and major medical facility in Hawaii and is situated approximately 4 miles northwest of Waikiki. Also within roughly 4 miles of Waikiki are the Straub Medical Center, the Kapiolani Medical Center, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Kuakini Medical Center. If you are willing to adventure to the windward side of the island, Adventist Health Castle is about 12 miles northeast of Waikiki.  With Waikiki’s abundance of hotels, condominiums and apartments a Traveling Nurse has many options to find suitable accommodations.

An Adventurous Lifestyle

The island’s slower paced lifestyle and close-knit communities provides a relaxing balance to a Traveling Nurse’s busy work schedule. Oahu’s ocean to mountain landscapes, scenic beauty and pleasant climate create a unique and appealing work-life environment. Oahu is also an ideal destination for Traveling Nurse’s who enjoy an active and adventurous lifestyle with a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, surfing, and exploring our amazing national parks.

Live Like a Local

Waikiki Beach with its many extended stay accommodationsTraveling nurses often seek short-term housing options when they take assignments. Short term housing provides fully furnished accommodations with essential amenities such as furniture, appliances, and kitchenware. The short term accommodations should include all utility charges to avoid unexpected costs. Waikiki offers many vacation rental property options including privately owned condos and apartments that provide a balance between the amenities and crowds of a hotel and can be found on platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com, WaikikiStay.com, and Vrbo offer a range of options allowing Traveling Nurses to choose an accommodation that suits their preferences and budget.

If you are a Traveling Nurse and you consider Oahu a desirable destination too then it is best to start your search for your lodging accommodation as early as possible.  During peak season, you are competing with luxury vacationers, remote workers, snowbirds, retirees, as well as other traveling professionals to secure your most suitable housing needs.  Allow time to check guest reviews and ratings that can provide insights into the quality and suitability of the accommodation.