Travel Float Nurse Jobs

Float nurses are registered nurses who specialize in floating from unit to unit, moving to whichever unit has staffing shortages. They play an essential role in delivering safe patient care across all units and often solve staffing challenges. Float nursing is perfect for nurses who enjoy flexible work schedules and a variety of clinical experience. Travel nurses are often ideal in these positions since they’re essentially the ultimate float nurse.

Jobs for float nurses are abundant on Vivian with positions available at prestigious facilities in states across the country. 

We currently have 150 matching Float Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatADN Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Fargo VA Health Care System (Fargo, ND 58102)
Fargo, North Dakota
ADN Healthcare
a day ago
EPIC Float to Three campus in Fargo ND 48 hour guarantee rotating shifts .We offer full benefit
$6,344/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatWPA Nurse Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Berkshire Medical Center (Pittsfield, MA 01201)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
WPA Nurse Staffing
10 days ago
- FULLY COVID VACCINATED TRAVELERS ONLY - 2 years current Critical Care experience - Willingness to float REQUIRED - Vent, ICP Monitoring and Hemodynamic Monitoring Required - Med ...
$6,006/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Duluth, Minnesota
Advantis Medical
3 days ago
Advantis Job ID #162963. 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: EH - ...
$5,184/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatCareStaff Partners
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Bakersfield, California
CareStaff Partners
2 days ago
CareStaff Partners Job ID #125167. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,842/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatTact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Health Care
Pennington, New Jersey
Tact Medical Staffing
2 days ago
MS/Tele Float Registered Nurse Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Start Date: 12/27/2021 Shift: Day (12 Hours) 7:00 19:30 Shift Length: 12 Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Certificat ...
$4,680/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Sioux City, Iowa
Advantis Medical
2 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #206007. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 12 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Temp ...
$4,608/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatTact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Health Care
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Tact Medical Staffing
5 hours ago
MS/Tele Float Registered Nurse Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Start Date: 1/4/2022 Shift: Day (12 Hours) 7:00 19:00 Shift Length: 12 Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Certificatio ...
$4,030/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Charlotte, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
9 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205811. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,802/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Concord, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
19 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #157915. 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 job title: RN ...
$3,802/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Falls Church, Virginia
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #175140. 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 job title: RN ...
$3,688/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Charlotte, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
9 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205814. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Concord, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
14 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #167561. 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 job title: RN ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
St. Louis, Missouri
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #186179. 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 ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Monroe, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #191438. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Charlotte, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #199231. 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 job title: RN ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Concord, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #199200. 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 job title: RN ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Columbia, Missouri
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #201264. 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 job title: MO ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Claremont, New Hampshire
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Claremont, NH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Float - Float to join our travel team in Claremont, NH! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Claremont, New Hampshire
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Claremont, NH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Float - Float to join our travel team in Claremont, NH! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - FloatAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
5 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #205903. 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 ...
$3,571/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #205231. 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 job title: AR ...
$3,341/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Falls Church, Virginia
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #147076. 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 job title: RN ...
$2,794/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Fairfax, Virginia
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #147615. 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 job title: RN ...
$2,794/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Kealakekua, Hawaii
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #198901. 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: Hawa ...
$2,304/wk
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Float Nurse FAQs

What does a float nurse do?

Float nurses work in multiple areas and treat various types of patients each day. They generally have years of nursing experience with well-rounded nursing skills so they can hit the floor running, no matter which unit they’re assigned. Float nurse duties are very dynamic based on their patient assignments, which requires a multitude of nursing skills and quick adaptability. While their actual duties vary by facility and assigned unit, some basic duties they may perform include:

  • Providing patient care

  • Performing on-going clinical assessments

  • Recording patients’ vital signs

  • Documenting patient information relating to ongoing treatment

  • Reporting changes in condition to supervising nurse or physician

  • Administering medications and required treatments

  • Assisting with exams and procedures

  • Communicating with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff

  • Educating patients and families on diagnoses and treatments

  • Advocating for patients to ensure their safety

Where do float nurses work?

Nearly every hospital utilizes float nurses, so these facilities are their primary employers. Where they work within a hospital can greatly vary, even in a single shift. Hospital systems with multiple locations also may utilize a float pool that floats to different hospitals, as well as different units within each hospital. Float pool nurses usually cover med-surg and stepdown patients, while a critical care float pool cares for higher acuity patients.

Float nurses may be sent to various units, but they’re generally only sent to units in which they already have experience or units in which their acquired nursing skills easily transfer. However, they shouldn’t accept assignments so far outside their practice area that they can’t provide adequate care. This puts the patients’ safety and the nurse’s license at risk. For example, a nurse who previously only worked in the pediatric unit shouldn’t be assigned as a circulating nurse in the OR.

What skills make a good float nurse?

Good float nurses have a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, and nursing expertise that allow them to work in a variety of settings. They’re fast learners with sharp clinical assessment and communication skills. Because they work with an assortment of colleagues throughout a healthcare facility, they also have admirable teamwork skills. Highly competent float nurses work well under pressure, face new challenges head-on, and have excellent time management skills. Confidence, enthusiasm, resilience, and great interpersonal skills are other highly desirable traits in a good float nurse.

How to become a Travel Float Nurse

The first step towards a career as a travel float nurse is to become a registered nurse. At a minimum, this requires completing an associate degree in nursing, but many hospitals prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates must complete the NCLEX-RN to become an RN and they’ll likely need Basic Life Support certification. Depending on the hospital and potential nursing roles, they may also need Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Travel float nurse employers typically want applicants to have two or more years of float experience and some may require acute care experience.

How Much Do Float Nurse Jobs Pay?

Although every facility differs, it’s common for float nurses to earn higher hourly wages than nurses permanently assigned to a specific unit. For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, December 3rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Float Nurse is $3,419, but can pay up to $6,344 per week.

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Travel Nurse RN - Float
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
trustaff
2 days ago
Float Pool Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Float Pool Nurse is a versatile and experienced registered nurse responsible for floating to a variety of patient care ...
$3,384/wk
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Tact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Nashua, New Hampshire
Tact Medical Staffing
2 days ago
NH- RN Med Surg Float - DAYS Medical-Surgical Start Date: 12/1/2021 Shift: 36 hour 7a-7p Shift Length: 12 Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Certifications: ACLS, BLS/BCLS Certi ...
$4,446/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Kinston, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
4 days ago
Advantis Job ID #165754. 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 job title: MS/ ...
$3,456/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Concord, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
4 days ago
Advantis Job ID #192921. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN ...
$3,802/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Nashua, New Hampshire
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #205125. 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 job title: NH- ...
$4,378/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Flemington, New Jersey
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #204088. 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 ...
$2,765/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Driggs, Idaho
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: Driggs, ID Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Float - Float to join our travel team in Driggs, ID! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
$3,778/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Bangor, Maine
Destination Travelcare
a month ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,896/wk
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Cunningham Elite Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Bismarck, North Dakota
Cunningham Elite Staffing
2 months ago
Experience with MS and Tele/Stepdown patients. Will float between all MS units and the progressive care unit
$4,935/wk
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Float
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Tallahassee, Florida
Cross Country Nurses
a year 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 ...
$3,560/wk
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