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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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Vivian connects travel nurses to healthcare employers and agencies who are hiring for thousands of jobs across the country. Find a job you love or create a profile and let employers reach out to you.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath LabMarshall Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab
Walnut Creek, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing
20 hours ago
48 hour guarnteed work week. 12 hour shifts
$6,525/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive CareMSSI
Travel Nurse RN - PICU - Pediatric Intensive Care
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
MSSI
20 hours ago
96 hrs guaranteed bi-weekly - St. Paul and Minneapolis campus float required, must be willing to float between hospitals. Seeking candidates that would be able to work PICU with fl ...
$5,848/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Elmhurst, New York
Lead Healthstaff
17 days ago
$5,816/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Bronx, New York
Lead Healthstaff
17 days ago
$5,816/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
New York, New York
Lead Healthstaff
17 days ago
$5,816/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - House SupervisorStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - House Supervisor
Walnut Creek, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$4,183/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - House SupervisorStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - House Supervisor
Riverside, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$4,136/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitAmerican Traveler
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Winter Park, Florida
American Traveler
4 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Intensive Care Unit assignment in Winter Park FLJob Duties: Intensive Care Unit RNCritical care nurses specialize in treating criticall ...
$3,604/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Santa Clara, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$3,537/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$3,490/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Redwood City, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$3,408/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath LabStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$3,064/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Santa Clara, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$2,769/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Pasco, Washington
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$2,763/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgAmerican Traveler
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Scranton - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
American Traveler
4 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Med/Surg assignment in Scranton - Wilkes-Barre Area PAJob Duties: Med/Surg RNRNs in med-surg provide adult care before and after medic ...
$2,623/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Bridgeton, Missouri
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$2,476/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryAmerican Traveler
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Belleville, Illinois
American Traveler
4 hours ago
American Traveler is offering a traveling RN Telemetry assignment in Belleville ILJob Duties: Telemetry RNRNs in telemetry nursing jobs use high-tech equipment to monitor patient c ...
$2,309/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - EndoscopyStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Endoscopy
Danville, Virginia
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$2,057/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Moreno Valley, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$1,960/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
$1,385/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 Temple University Hospital (145 jobs), UCSF Medical Center Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital at Mission Bay (139 jobs), and Medical City Children's Hospital (138 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Travel Nursing jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Nursing jobs are American Mobile Healthcare (9490), Stability Healthcare (9049), and OneStaff Medical (7193).

How Much Do Travel Nursing Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, August 5th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Registered Nurse is $2,338, but can pay up to $6,525 per week.

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  • avg - $2,338
  • max - $6,525

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
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if they are willing to be flexible with…

How Does Travel Nursing Work?

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
Travel nurses and other temporary healthcare workers are used to fill temporary holes in staffing while the facilities hire new workers, or to help cover another staff member’s leave. Hospitals, long term care facilities, home health systems, clinics, and many other sites hire travelers to help them fill their schedules. Travel nurses usually work for…
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How to Make the Most Money as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Jun 20, 2021
So many factors contribute to the income of a travel nurse. Variables like specialty, location, tax-free stipend eligibility, and housing situation can all have an effect on the take-home salary of a travel nurse. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you make the most as possible!  Use Vivian! Vivian works with multiple agencies,…

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Posted on Apr 07, 2021
The island of St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.), is a haven for turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and water sports of all kinds. The weather borders on perfect with mild temps year round, and an ocean breeze that keeps you cool at night. St. Thomas is also a hot spot for travel nurses!…

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Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Ardor Health Solutions
7 days ago
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$2,894/wk
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Saint Louis, Missouri
OneStaff Medical
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$2,511/wk
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Indianapolis, Indiana
OneStaff Medical
6 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
$2,163/wk
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