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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 - Labor and Delivery - COVID19Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery - COVID19
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital (Germantown, MD 20876)
Germantown, Maryland
Trinity Health FirstChoice
9 hours ago
$5,535/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
a day 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
4 days 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
8 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 - OR - Operating RoomStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Fresno, California
Stability Healthcare
7 hours ago
$4,799/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Arcata, California
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assi ...
$2,115/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Davenport, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 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 ...
$1,759/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Kissimmee, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Step Down Nurses monitor cardiac and other critical vital signs and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. They can work be ...
$1,759/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
San Antonio, Texas
OneStaff Medical
3 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 ...
$1,707/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Round Rock, Texas
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Intensive care unit (ICU) staff RNs provide care for patients with life-threatening medical conditions. These nurses work in the critical care unit of a hospital or healthcare faci ...
$1,683/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care UnitOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ICU - Intensive Care Unit
Round Rock, Texas
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Intensive care unit (ICU) staff RNs provide care for patients with life-threatening medical conditions. These nurses work in the critical care unit of a hospital or healthcare faci ...
$1,683/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Knoxville, Tennessee
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Medical-Surgical nurses provide direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings and is the largest group of nurses. They provide care for patients often with multiple diagn ...
$1,668/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Covington, Washington
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assi ...
$1,650/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic CareOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care
Victorville, California
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
A Post-Anesthesia Recovery Nurse will provide care for post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia, including general, regional, and local. The PACU RN treats inpatients and ...
$1,599/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Altamonte Springs, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
A Telemetry Nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring device. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases ...
$1,584/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Longwood, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 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 ...
$1,566/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - TelemetryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry
Tampa, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
A Telemetry Nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring device. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases ...
$1,521/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Muscatine, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$1,507/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care UnitOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Progressive Care Unit
Naples, Florida
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
A Progressive Care Nurse will care for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. PCU nurses monitor cardiac and ...
$1,444/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Alliance, Nebraska
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assi ...
$1,443/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 (118 jobs), VCU Medical Center (79 jobs), and The University of Vermont Medical Center (78 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Travel Nursing jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Nursing jobs are OneStaff Medical (4623), American Mobile Healthcare (4150), and TotalMed Staffing (4133).

How Much Do Travel Nursing Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Travel Nurse is $1,957, but can pay up to $5,535 per week.

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  • avg - $1,957
  • max - $5,535

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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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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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care
Charleston, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
9 hours ago
Location: Charleston, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Post Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU to join our travel team in Charleston, SC! This is a full time travel c ...
$1,761/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Kaunakakai, HI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Kaunakakai, HI! This is a full time travel contract posit ...
$1,664/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Everett, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Everett, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Surgical Services - Surgical Services to join our travel team in Everett, WA! This is a full time travel co ...
$1,990/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room
Kinston, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days ago
Location: Kinston, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Operating Room - OR to join our travel team in Kinston, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,278/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Pediatrics
Chariton, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: Chariton, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Pediatrics - M/S Peds to join our travel team in Chariton, IA! This is a full time travel ...
$1,809/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Medford, Oregon
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: Medford, OR Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Medford, OR! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,809/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Cardiac Cath Lab
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
8 days ago
Location: Charlottesville, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiac Cath Lab - CCL to join our travel team in Charlottesville, VA! This is a full time travel c ...
$2,412/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Franklin, Kentucky
Ardor Health Solutions
9 days ago
Location: Franklin, KY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Acute - M/S Acute to join our travel team in Franklin, KY! This is a full time travel con ...
$2,412/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ardor Health Solutions
10 days ago
Location: Albuquerque, NM Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in Albuquerque, NM! This is a full time travel c ...
$1,158/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health
Atlanta, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions
10 days ago
Location: Atlanta, GA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Home Health - HH to join our travel team in Atlanta, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,232/wk
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