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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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Los Angeles, California
American Mobile Healthcare
4 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsCardiovascular Nurse - (Cardio - CVICU RN)StartDate: 06/08/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $5219.29 - 5774.54Exclusive AMN order! In 2013, t ...
$5,496/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomNuWest Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Community Regional Medical Center (Fresno, CA 93721)
Fresno, California
NuWest Travel Nursing
2 days ago
$5,012/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomSharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
La Mesa, California
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
5 days ago
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$4,900/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Boise, Idaho
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Boise, ID Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler ED - Emergency Department - ED to join our travel team in Boise, ID! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$4,824/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
La Mesa, California
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
13 days ago
13 week travel assignment in La Mesa, CA. 2+ years of experience required. Position: RNSpecialty/Modality: RN-OR-PerioperativeLicenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) ...
$4,824/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICUMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CVICU
Gastonia, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients ...
$3,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care
Germantown, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Germantown, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Post Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU to join our travel team in Germantown, MD! This is a full time travel c ...
$3,377/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care
Gastonia, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Telemetry registered nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare cli ...
$2,916/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Langhorne, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Intensive Care Unit - ICU to join our travel team in Langhorne, PA! This is a full time travel contract p ...
$2,774/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care
Syracuse, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: SYRACUSE, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Post Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU to join our travel team in SYRACUSE, NY! This is a full time travel contr ...
$2,533/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Mishawaka, Indiana
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: MISHAWAKA, IN Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Operating Room - OR to join our travel team in MISHAWAKA, IN! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$2,533/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Mishawaka, Indiana
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: MISHAWAKA, IN Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Stepdown Unit - Stepdown to join our travel team in MISHAWAKA, IN! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$2,412/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating RoomArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Syracuse, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: SYRACUSE, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Operating Room - OR to join our travel team in SYRACUSE, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,291/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sioux City, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Sioux City, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Sioux City, IA! This is a full time travel con ...
$2,291/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - OrthopedicsArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Orthopedics
Albany, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Albany, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Ortho - Ortho to join our travel team in Albany, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
$2,171/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Troy, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: TROY, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in TROY, NY! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$2,171/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Troy, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: TROY, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in TROY, NY! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$2,171/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Albany, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Albany, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Albany, NY! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$2,171/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: Stafford Springs, CT Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Labor and Delivery - L&D to join our travel team in Stafford Springs, CT! This is a full time ...
$2,050/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Labor and Delivery - L&D to join our travel team in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL! This is a full time tr ...
$1,930/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 LewisGale Medical Center (144 jobs), Mission Hospital - Saint Joseph Campus (138 jobs), and Kendall Regional Medical Center (94 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 (4779), OneStaff Medical (4682), and Stability Healthcare (3923).

How Much Do Travel Nursing Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, May 12th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Travel Nurse is $1,971, but can pay up to $5,496 per week.

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  • avg - $1,971
  • max - $5,496

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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U.S. Virgin Islands: Location Guide

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 Assignment Pay Package Breakdown

Posted on Feb 20, 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 you are willing to be flexible with…

Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

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