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 - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Downey, CA
    • 5x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
EPIC experience preferred Covid & Flu vaccination required BLS, ACLS, NIH required
Travel
4 days ago

$10,052/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 5x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Any state license accepted, Must have at least 1 year experience, Must have BLS, ACLS, and NIHSS
Travel
4 days ago

$10,052/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 5x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
LA Fire Card, BLS, ACLS, Telemetry Experience Required. Covid Vaccine and Flu Shot Required.
Travel
4 days ago

$9,562/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 5x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Covid and Flu shots required
Travel
4 days ago

$9,562/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Downey, CA
    • 5x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
EPIC experience preferred Covid vaccination & flu vaccination required BLS & NIH required
Travel
4 days ago

$9,562/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Springfield, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
Today

$4,362/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab

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Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab

  • Dayton, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IviSAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$4,199/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Chandler, AZ
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvggAAC. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$4,163/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Oakland, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvgHAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$4,123/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery

Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery

  • O Fallon, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
Today

$3,890/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery

  • O Fallon, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
Today

$3,890/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Maywood, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Premier Medical Staffing Job ID #269830. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$3,856/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

  • Mequon, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
We need a Emergency Room Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3798.04 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead He ...
Travel
Today

$3,798/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Albany, GA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvgSAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,657/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics

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Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics

  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvhUAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,345/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Lakewood, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvgbAAC. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,194/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • O Fallon, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
Today

$3,183/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room

Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room

  • Midland, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvjBAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,168/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Tulsa, OK
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006Ivg7AAC. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,154/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room

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Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room

  • Dunedin, FL
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
We need a Surgery - OR Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3069.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Heal ...
Travel
Today

$3,069/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Rehabilitation

Travel Nurse RN - Rehabilitation

  • Cincinnati, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IviNAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,987/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health

Travel Nurse RN - Home Health

  • Jefferson City, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IviwAAC. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,493/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Biddeford, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvjHAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,123/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvhPAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,123/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Case Management

Travel Nurse RN - Case Management

  • Slidell, LA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IvgCAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,083/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 Baptist Medical Center South (127 jobs), Boston Medical Center (126 jobs), and SSM Health Saint Mary's Hospital-Madison (107 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 (9166), Advantis Medical (7473), and OneStaff Medical (6072).

How Much Do Travel Nursing Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, January 17th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Registered Nurse is $3,214, but can pay up to $10,052 per week.

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  • min - $450
  • avg - $3,214
  • max - $10,052

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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Top 5 Highest Paying Staff RN Locations

Posted on Sep 09, 2021
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Why Registered Nurses Are Becoming (Even More) Valuable

Posted on Aug 05, 2021
Given the events of the pandemic over the last year, and the mass movement of nurses stepping away from the bedside, registered nurses are becoming an issue of supply and demand. Despite 2020 being the ‘year of the nurse’, employers were suffering from huge financial losses and couldn’t do much to incentivize their nurses to…

Top 10 Highest Paying RN Specialties

Posted on Jul 22, 2021
Registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can explore new career paths with potentially higher salaries by specializing in a niche. The nursing field is constantly evolving, so more than 100 RN specialties are currently available, and many only require an ADN or BSN. Every specialty has…
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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…

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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

  • Caldwell, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Caldwell, ID Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Caldwell, ID! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
Travel
11 days ago

$2,880/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Salem, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #224773. 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: MS/T ...
Travel
5 days ago

$3,295/wk

Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit

  • Houston, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #223522. 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: ICU ...
Travel
7 days ago

$3,260/wk

Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

  • Caldwell, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #221290. 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 ...
Travel
11 days ago

$2,880/wk

Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Evenings
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,119/wk

Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

  • Biddeford, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
4 days ago

$2,139/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry

  • Methuen, MA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,109/wk

Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Evenings
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,094/wk

Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department

  • Biddeford, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,027/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Belfast, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
4 days ago

$2,027/wk