Finding Travel Nurse Housing: Springfield, Missouri

Finding Travel Nurse Housing: One of the “hardships” of accepting a travel nurse assignment is finding furnished, short-term housing for 13-week assignments. We put “hardships” in quotes – because once you’ve done this a couple of times – you realize that all your worrying was for nothing, as the process is quite simple!

But for first time travelers: finding your own short-term, furnished housing can seem a bit daunting. Below we’ll act as your travel nurse housing finder with some tips on the best travel nurse housing sites and how to locate furnished housing.

When renting a short-term, furnished rental you have the option of:

  • getting your own place

  • renting a room in a place

  • staying at an extended stay hotel

  • staying with a friend

  • sharing a rental with a fellow nurse

In this blog we’re not going to get into all the tips for finding travel nurse housing – rather we’re going to get into a real life example – with real housing offers. If you’re interested in learning all the ins-and-outs of finding travel nurse housing – check out this excellent and thorough article by Blue Pipes.

Here we figured, what better way to show the various types of housing you can find as a travel nurse – than with a real life example utilizing a real life travel nurse assignment currently live on our Hot Jobs page.

Next Move is currently seeking Cardiac Tele RNs for a 13-week assignment in Springfield, Missouri. The travel stipend for this assignment is $1,057 per week or $13,741  for the full 13-week contract. That’s over $13,000 (in addition to your hourly pay) to cover your travel expenses for 13-weeks.

Here are your options for short-term furnished housing in Springfield, Missouri to cover that 13-week assignment:

Private Travel Nurse Housing 

Many travel nurses prefer the privacy of having their own place – below are some real life examples of the what you can find, and for how much, in Springfield, Missouri.  


Offers monthly, furnished rentals for travel nurses and other traveling professionals.  Utilizing their site we were able to find the following long-term rentals available for our 13-week contract in Springfield, Missouri:

1-Bedroom Apartment: $1,199 Per Month

Luxury & Spacious 1-bedroom, 1 bath with a balcony and fitness center. 
Total cost for 13-month contract: $3,897
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $9,844


Travel Nurse Housing

Property Description

Luxurious & spacious 1-bedroom, 1-bath with fitness center and balcony in NW Springfield, Missouri. Near Cox Medical Center & Mercy Hospital.

You’ll love the outdoor pool, fitness center, and BBQ facilities. Take advantage of the private balcony and in-suite laundry. Located in NW Springfield, known for its shopping and dining, you’re near beautiful tree-lined streets. The units have a sauna, fitness center and heated outdoor pool. Relax in the mid century contemporary living room and cook yourself a meal with a fully stocked kitchen. In-unit washer & dryer, WiFI, Smart TV with Roku, Netflix & Hulu built in, Air Conditioning, HDMI cable, Dishwasher, Microwave, private parking. Utilities included.

On premises you’ll also find: Tennis Court, Smoothie Bar, Basketball Court, Picnic/Grill Area, Dog Park, Playground, Tanning Beds, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Movie Theater, Disc Golf Course, Community Clubhouse, & Community Room/Yoga Area.

Full Loft: $1,295

Art loft. Cheerful, elegant & cozy.
Total cost for 13-month contract: $4,208
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $9,533

Travel Nurse Housing

Property Description:

Treat yourself to something special – your own elegant super cool Loft Apartment!
Tranquil, clean, cheerful, classy – “Home away from Home”. Private. The entire, very spacious, art loft apartment is all yours. Kick back and relax in the large cushy living area – 3 couches to choose from! Or, settle into fresh clean linens on the dreamy pillow-top Queen bed. Beautifully decorated with cheerful art & cozy warm fabrics
Cool exposed brick walls. Large windows have great views of the street scene, the Farmers Market & Historic Rail Road Footbridge  Light blocking blinds and curtains! High speed internet & Chromecast large screen TV. Comfy dining area with a breakfast bar that also is great for doing paperwork . Well equipped kitchen: everything you need for food prep (crock pot, blender, sharp knives, corkscrew, etc.
Washer / Dryer in unit! plus microwave, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Keypad entry allows easy access at any time you wish – day or night- no key worries! Free Private Parking.



Offers monthly, furnished rentals for travel nurses and other traveling professionals.  Utilizing their site we were able to find the following long-term rentals available for our 13-week contract in Springfield, Missouri:

Full Loft: $1,563 per month


Gorgeous Walnut St. Loft in Downtown Springfield
Total cost for 13-month contract: $5,079
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $8,662


Travel Nurse Housing

Property Description

Beautiful large loft in downtown Springfield above Mane Salon & Social House. Entrance is secure, and remains locked at all times. The decor is very stylish and modern, and has a large kitchen with tons of cabinets and new appliances. It’s walking distance to bars, restaurants, music venues, entertainment and all downtown Springfield has to offer. It’s close to the major universities, and a short drive to all area hospitals. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay fabulous!


Entire Guesthouse: $757 per month

Total cost for 13-month contract: $2,460
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $11,281


Travel Nurse Housing

Property Description

Cute and clean detached guest house with new bathroom and tiled shower. Queen size bed. WIFI. Local TV. In-room refrigerator and microwave. Walking distance to Mercy hospital. Five minutes to Bass Pro Shop and Battlefield Mall. The host is a boater on Tablerock Lake so if you’re interested in a boat ride during your stay, he’ll make it possible!


More Options for Travel Nurse Housing


Some other options to find private, full-furnished, short term rentals for travel nurses include: https://www.corporatehousing.com, https://www.zumper.com & Zillow.com


Save Money by Renting a Room: Travel Nurse Housing 


If saving money is your biggest objective – and going home throughout the week isn’t possible, consider renting a private room!


Private Room: $829 per month

Close to Cox and Mercy. Very clean & Renovated
Total cost for 13-month contract: $2,694
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $11,047



Property Description

The entire house has been renovated for comfort and style. The house is 4 minutes from Mercy and Cox. Each room has a memory foam bed, large smart TV and a desk. You’ll be able to relax or setup a laptop and work remotely. A Keurig machine and other amenities are available. Guest will have access to a shared living room, furnished kitchen, washer and dryer. There are 4 guest rooms available. Each guest room has a locking door for privacy.

Private Room: $568 per month

Shabby Chic Farmhouse
Total cost for 13-month contract: $1,813
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $11,928

Travel Nurse Housing

Property Description

A little piece of Country in town, location in University Heights. One of the better areas of Springfield near Bass Pro Shop, 6.8 miles from the airport, 1.0 mi from Mercy Hospital. University Plaza Convention Center, Tower Club, MSU, OTC, Evangel University, Assemblies Of God World Headquarters, Drury University, Springfield Art Museum, The Historic Gilloiz Theater. Just 2 miles to downtown Springfield dining, shopping, theaters and nightclubs.

The space

This home was built in 1920, so it has all the charm of an old house and some quirkiness that people like about Airbnb. Ceiling fan is very strong and quiet. The mattress is new and it’s really firm. There’s a deck out back to relax with a glass of wine, or if you want to smoke. A fire pit out back and a pile of wood, Cat Therapy, I have 5 cats! Enjoy the church bells that ring at the top of the hour from the church across the street. Very quiet homey place to get a good night sleep. And a great value, traveling Medical Pro’s love it here.

Private Room: $784 per month

Short walk from downtown Springfield
Total cost for 13-month contract: $2,548
Travel Stipend left over after rent: $11,193


Travel Nurse Housing

Property Description

Charming home on a quiet street a short walk from the heart of downtown Springfield. Dozens of restaurants, breweries, and bars within blocks. You can rent by the room, each having its own lock, or for a private experience, rent the entire suite by booking both bedrooms. There is a shared kitchen, bath, and laundry area as well as a common mud hall space if you book one room.

The space

The house has been remodeled with mid century styling. The original details- the doors and hardware, those glass knobs, Brand new tiled shower in the bathroom. The front yard is full of seasonal blooms in spring and summer. (If renting whole second floor, 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and a fold-up couch can hold another person.)

Travel Nurse Housing: Extended Stay Hotels

Extended stay hotels will be a bit pricier than renting your own place, or a room in a place – however this option works out extremely well for nurses who wish to travel home between shifts. And with regards to the Springfield assignment mentioned above – if your permanent residence is anywhere in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas – traveling home after your 3rd shift of the week for your 4 days off will be quite possible!

Below are a few extended stay hotels we recommend  in the Springfield, Missouri area:

In addition, the Missouri Board of Tourism put together an all-inclusive list of extended stay hotels in the area. Check them out here.

Travel Nurse Housing: Talk to Your Recruiter

Don’t forget to talk to your recruiter! Your recruiter lives in or near Springfield, Missouri and will absolutely have some inside information on the best places to live.


Travel Nursing Tips for Travel Nurses

How to Make a Travel Nurse Resume + A Real-Life Sample Resume
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Top 10 Toughest Travel Nurse Interview Questions (and Answers!)
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What is Block Scheduling?  
Travel Nurse Salary: Top 3 Ways to Make the Most Money
Travel Nurse Qualifications: What Paperwork Do You Need?
Travel Nurse Contracts: How to Avoid Cancellations
Travel Nurse Benefits: Health Insurance & 401(k)


Travel Nursing Testimonials

Started traveling simply because she wanted to make more money.
Started travel nursing to take control of life and boost her mental health.
Tried travel nursing 16 years ago and didn’t like. See what changed her mind.
Chose travel nursing so she could take as much time off as she wanted.
Med/Surg RN with 4-years’ experience. Her tips for nurses new to travel
Stayed with her hospital when covid hit. After 8-months started travel nursing
Started traveling the second she got 2-years nursing experience
They cut her pension – so she quit and started travel nursing

Got Travel Nursing Questions?


Did we miss anything? Do you still have questions about travel nursing? Give us a call (or shoot us an email) today and one of our dedicated team members would be happy to answer any questions you might have.


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