Travel Nursing Jobs

Travel nurses are registered nurses who fulfill temporary roles at hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities around the world where there are often shortages. Travel nursing is a win-win: understaffed hospitals get the support they need, and travel nurses get the experience of exploring a new place. You can also get paid more doing it. Many healthcare professionals choose travel nursing for its perks, which can include competitive pay, tax-free housing and meal stipends, and travel reimbursement. When you consider total compensation, travel nurses tend to make more than a staff nurse.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
St. Agnes Hospital
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
8 days ago
EOW
$8,790/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Moreno Valley, California
Lead Healthstaff
6 hours ago
We need a Critical Care - ICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $8520.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Le ...
$8,520/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Delano, California
Lead Healthstaff
6 days ago
We need a Labor & Delivery Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $8179.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$8,179/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitLRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Allentown, Pennsylvania
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
15 hours ago
MUST HAVE PA LICENSE - COVID VACCINE REQUIRED - NO TIME OFF REQUESTS - NO BLOCKED SCHEDULING
$8,105/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryLRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Allentown, Pennsylvania
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
15 hours ago
PA license required COVID Vacc required
$8,105/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Wausau, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695442. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Step Down Unit Travel Nurse As ...
$4,616/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic CareAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care
Lake Health District
Lakeview, Oregon
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,554/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
UMMS: St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, Maryland
Aequor Healthcare
4 hours ago
Aequor Job ID #305863. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Regis ...
$4,321/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
New York, New York
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #273588. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: OR
$4,288/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Cortlandt Manor, New York
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #273589. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Me ...
$3,936/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Reading, Pennsylvania
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695431. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Operating Room Travel Nurse As ...
$3,659/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath LabMedical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab
Redwood City, California
Medical Solutions
4 hours ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$3,480/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Rockville, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695441. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Operating Room Travel Nurse As ...
$3,294/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OncologyTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Oncology
Rockville, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695434. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Oncology Travel Nurse Assignme ...
$2,956/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Maternal - NewbornTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - Maternal - Newborn
Asheville, North Carolina
Travel Nurses, Inc.
4 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #389197. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,880/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695435. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Telemetry Travel Nurse Assignm ...
$2,844/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVORTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVOR
Asheville, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #685217. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Operating Room ...
$2,778/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Rockville, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695437. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Travel Nurse ...
$2,714/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Salem, Massachusetts
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #695428. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Travel Nurse Assig ...
$1,763/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg
Petersburg, Virginia
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,490/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Vancouver, Washington
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #258839. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Di ...
$1,476/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Aberdeen, Washington
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #257201. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Di ...
$1,476/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Chehalis, Washington
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #257191. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Di ...
$1,476/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Omak, Washington
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #245765. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Di ...
$1,476/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - DialysisStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Dialysis
Colville, Washington
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #211344. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Di ...
$1,476/wk
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Travel Nursing FAQs

What hospitals currently have Travel Nursing job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Nursing jobs are Boston Medical Center (148 jobs), Enloe Medical Center (128 jobs), and University of Virginia Medical Center (128 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Travel Nursing jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Nursing jobs are Stability Healthcare (10152), Advantis Medical (7196), and trustaff (5948).

How Much Do Travel Nursing Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, December 8th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Registered Nurse is $3,180, but can pay up to $8,520 per week.

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  • avg - $3,180
  • max - $8,520

What are the benefits of travel nursing?

One of the top benefits of travel nursing is working and traveling at the same time. It’s a great way to meet new people, work in diverse settings, and explore different cities before settling down. Most travel nursing contracts last 13 weeks so there’s ample opportunity to get to know a new place beyond just a week-long trip. Travel nursing also affords nurses a more flexible lifestyle since you can control when and where you accept assignments. Maybe you want to work through winter and take off the summer months or you want to explore a city for a few months before moving there; you can have that flexibility as a travel nurse. An often overlooked benefit is that travel nurse pay tends to not only be higher than that of a staff nurse, but it also isn’t as dependent on experience. This can create more opportunity to advance your career and specialize in areas that may not be accessible where you live.

How do I choose a travel nursing agency?

Travel nursing agencies contract with employers like hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities to recruit travel nurses for open positions. They make money when they find the right person for the right job. Building relationships with recruiters can help you land more jobs. In fact, many travel nurses work with multiple agencies when choosing their next assignment because it allows them to discover more opportunities and potentially receive multiple offers. When you have more options, that’s more leverage when negotiating a contract.

A good recruiter understands your career goals and will work on your behalf to help connect you with the jobs that are the best fit. They should also help you advocate for the best possible compensation based on your specific skills and experience. Finally, they should make the process easy, which will involve submitting documentation to verify your experience, signing a contract, and other communication related to the role itself.

How do I become a travel nurse?

You’ll need to be a Registered Nurse to apply for travel nursing jobs. At least one year of recent experience in the specialty that you are applying for is required, preferably in a hospital/acute care setting, and 2+ years experience is preferred. If you’re already a licensed nurse, then you can work as a travel nurse in your state. Each state requires a license, and you can typically transfer your license from state to state for a fee. This process takes a few weeks. In accordance with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), a nurse that has a “compact license” can practice in any other compact license state without obtaining an additional license.

Do travel nurses get housing or meal stipends?

One of the advantages of travel nursing over many staff nurse jobs is that it is common to receive compensation in addition to your base salary like housing stipends, travel reimbursement, and meal stipends. If you’re able to claim a permanent tax-home, then you can be paid a blended rate, meaning your salary is taxed as ordinary income but your stipends are tax-free. When you consider this additional compensation and the tax savings, travel nurses can expect to make more than staff nurses.

What do travel nurses do?

Travel nursing encompasses a full breadth of nursing disciplines and specialties, from disciplines like RN, LPN, and Therapy to specialties within those disciplines like Med-Surg, ICU, OR, and many others. Not to be confused with nurses who “travel” to a patient’s home, travel nurses tend to work directly with patients at a single medical facility and on a specific unit as part of a short-term contract. While you can find part-time work as a travel nurse, most contracts are full time and last about 13 weeks. Travel nursing is a great way to gain experience in a specialized setting to advance your career because you’ll have access to opportunities that may not be available where you live.

How does travel nursing work? What’s the process?

Travel nurses fulfill short-term contracts at medical facilities all over the world so a big part of finding a job is choosing a location. To apply for travel nursing jobs you’ll need to have a license in good standing, and at least one year of experience. If you’re working in the US, you can usually transfer your license between states for a small fee. You’ll either work with a staffing agency or directly with an employer to choose a travel nursing assignment. You can review agencies and explore thousands of jobs on Vivian. Or you can save time by creating a profile to share with recruiters. A travel nursing assignment typically lasts 13 weeks, and most are full-time roles. In many cases, you’ll receive travel reimbursement, a housing stipend, and/or meal stipends as part of your compensation package. This makes relocating a lot easier, but you’ll still need to do a lot of planning beforehand.

Can travel nurses bring their families?

Yes! Many travel nurses travel with their partners and children. It helps to also have a partner that can work remotely or seasonally. However, when children turn school aged this can be tough. Travel nursing with school-aged children can be made easier by taking longer contracts, extending assignments, or homeschooling your children. You may also be able to choose assignments that are during the summer months when most children have a break.

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Travel Nurse Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Columbia, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
9 days ago
Advantis Job ID #199055. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: PCU ...
$3,802/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - DOU - Direct Observation Unit
Columbia, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
5 days ago
Advantis Job ID #205676. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Obse ...
$3,686/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
5 days ago
Advantis Job ID #205677. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: ER R ...
$3,594/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics
St. Louis, Missouri
Advantis Medical
8 days ago
Advantis Job ID #197554. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Pedi ...
$3,180/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Columbia, South Carolina
Advantis Medical
4 days ago
Advantis Job ID #205665. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Medi ...
$3,110/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Winnebago, Nebraska
Advantis Medical
4 days ago
Advantis Job ID #204570. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Nigh ...
$3,110/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
San Antonio, Texas
Advantis Medical
4 days ago
Advantis Job ID #192145. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,995/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics
San Antonio, Texas
Advantis Medical
13 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207362. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,880/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
San Antonio, Texas
Advantis Medical
13 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #207443. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Trav ...
$2,765/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
McMinnville, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
8 days ago
Advantis Job ID #199450. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Medi ...
$2,332/wk
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