Travel Clinical Nurse Jobs

A clinical nurse specialist or CNS, is an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in a niche practice area. Clinical Nurse Specialists are highly educated healthcare leaders with a master’s degree preparation and advanced knowledge of nursing practices. Besides their specific areas of specialty, CNSs are trained in physical assessment, physiology, and pharmacology. Clinical Nurse Specialists are key resources in healthcare facilities, making them in demand specialists.  Clinical Nurse Specialists are highly sought after on Vivian with prestigious healthcare facilities seeking Clinical Nurse Specialists for positions around the country.

We currently have 157 matching Clinical Nurse jobs.

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - ClinicalFocus Staff
Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
Madison, Wisconsin
Focus Staff
a day ago
$28-48/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - ClinicalFocus Staff
Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
Madison, Wisconsin
Focus Staff
a day ago
$28-48/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
Madison, Wisconsin
Focus Staff
a day ago
$38-48/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Focus Staff
a day ago
$20-35/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalMedmetry
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
New York, New York
Medmetry
a month ago
$4,984/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Austin, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
9 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,270/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Austin, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
a month ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,270/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Austin, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
a month ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,270/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Seattle, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$4,087/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Fort Smith, Arkansas
TotalMed Staffing
9 hours ago
$4,001/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days ago
Location: Charlottesville, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in Charlottesville, VA! This is a full time travel contract ...
$2,772/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Chicago, Illinois
Focus Staff
2 days ago
$2,456/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Keck Hospital of USC - Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California
Mynela Staffing
13 hours ago
$2,360/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Glendale, Wisconsin
Focus Staff
18 hours ago
$2,164/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Portland, Oregon
Focus Staff
a day ago
$2,141/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Athens, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing
14 hours ago
$2,119/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Childrens National Medical Center
Washington, District Of Columbia
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
16 hours ago
$1,708/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Kraemer Medical Offices CA
Anaheim, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
17 hours ago
$1,685/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Denver, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$1,502/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
University of New Mexico Hospital
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
2 days ago
$1,474/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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What are the best agencies for Clinical Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Clinical Nurse jobs are TotalMed Staffing (40), Accountable Healthcare Staffing (35), and Focus Staff (24).

How Much Do Clinical Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, October 20th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Clinical Nurse is $2,293, but can pay up to $4,984 per week.

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  • min - $1,406
  • avg - $2,293
  • max - $4,984

What does a Clinical Nurse Specialist do?

CNSs predominately work with either adults or children within a specialty and responsible for education and training of nursing staff. They also influence healthcare innovations by evaluating patient-specific and population-specific programs of care and facilitating alternate solutions to deal with specific patient care issues.

CSNs also educate, mentor, and support other nurses. As such, clinical nurse specialists perform patient assessments, order diagnostic and laboratory tests, and develop treatment plans. The exact scope of practice of a CNS varies by state, which includes state laws regarding independent practice and prescriptive authority issued by state licensing boards. Other duties vary based on their area of specialty and the facility that employees them.

Where do Clinical Nurse Specialists work?

Hospitals are primary employers of CNSs, but they also may work in other healthcare settings. Clinical Nurse Specialists may work in outpatient care facilities, long-term care facilities, psychiatric care facilities, home health care organizations, and private practices. No matter the practice setting, a clinical nurse works with a specialty, which is typically identified by population, setting, disease, type of care required, and/or type of medical problem.

What skills make a good Clinical Nurse Specialist?

CNSs are highly trained medical professionals with extensive clinical skills and advanced knowledge of medical practices, hospital systems, and technology. They have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills to help them with complex cases and research tasks. CNSs are natural leaders with the ability to inform, guide, and motivate others. Their exceptional interpersonal and written and verbal skills are assets when collaborating with other healthcare professionals and for establishing therapeutic relationships with patients. The ability to remain calm during challenging situations, compassion, empathy, and patience are just a few of the many other important skills they bring to the workplace.

How to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist

Working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist requires a Master of Science in Nursing or higher, which can be earned after becoming a registered nurse. Prerequisites include earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited education program, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and completing all state licensing requirements to obtain RN licensure. Depending on the specialty, certifications like  Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support may be required.

Many future CNSs work as RNs while earning their MSN to gain practical nursing experience. Besides an advanced nursing degree, future CNSs must choose a specialty and seek specialty certification based on their area of care. 

 Population-level CNS credentialing can be obtained through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Rockville, Maryland
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15 days ago
$2,208/wk
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$2,208/wk
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Rockville, Maryland
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$2,208/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Rockville, Maryland
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$2,208/wk
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
The University of Chicago Medical Center
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
9 days ago
$1,507/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
9 days ago
$1,507/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Corvallis, Oregon
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18 hours ago
$4,488/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Minot, North Dakota
Destination Travelcare
18 hours ago
$4,406/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Fort Defiance, Arizona
Destination Travelcare
18 hours ago
$4,080/wk
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