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Medical-surgical Nursing, also known as ‘med-surg’, is a nursing specialty that makes up the foundation of nursing. In fact, many sub-specialties of nursing require that you have prior med-surg experience. Med-surg nurses are responsible for taking care of patients with acute medical issues, as well as those requiring surgical intervention, however, the med-surg umbrella term can often apply to any nurse not working in a specific specialty.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
23 days ago
Every Other Weekend Medical Patients - Observation Unit
$3,780/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
23 days ago
Every Other Weekend Medical patients - Stroke and tele overflow
$3,780/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgMarvel Medical Staffing Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Lafayette, Indiana
Marvel Medical Staffing Nursing
15 days ago
State: INStart Date: 05/17/2021 Shifts: Nights Guaranteed Hours:48 Length:13 weeks
$3,643/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Flushing, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
7 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Surgical Nurse - (MS RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 11.5 D Pay Rate: $3465.68 - 3819.32The 535-bed tertiary care Level 1 Trauma Cen ...
$3,642/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Flushing, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
7 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsMedical Surgical Nurse - (MS RN)StartDate: 05/03/2021Available Shifts: 11.5 D Pay Rate: $3465.68 - 3819.32The 535-bed tertiary care Level 1 Traum ...
$3,642/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryNext Move Inc
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Kansas City, Kansas
Next Move Inc
2 hours ago
$2,448/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Memorial Hospital
Shiloh, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$2,417/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Leesburg, Virginia
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
2 hours ago
Interested in the Washington, D.C. area? Come work in this 833-bed, northeastern Virginia hospital that is consistently ranked among the top healthcare providers in the US. This ho ...
$2,412/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Overland Park, Kansas
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Overland Park, KS Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Observation - OBSRV to join our travel team in Overland Park, KS! This is a full time travel contract ...
$2,412/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
St Vincent Evansville
Evansville, Indiana
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$2,147/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgDestination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Chillicothe, Ohio
Destination Travelcare
an hour ago
$2,111/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgMarvel Medical Staffing Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Chillicothe, Ohio
Marvel Medical Staffing Nursing
2 hours ago
State: OHStart Date: 05/07/2021 Shifts: Nights Guaranteed Hours:36 Length:13 weeks
$2,111/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
AdventHealth Orlando
Orlando, Florida
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$2,012/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Gordon Hospital
Calhoun, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$1,961/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Gordon Hospital
Calhoun, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$1,961/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Winter Haven Hospital
Winter Haven, Florida
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$1,956/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Chillicothe, Ohio
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Med-Surg registered nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare ...
$1,944/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Adena Health System
Chillicothe, Ohio
TotalMed Staffing
an hour ago
$1,876/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Adena Health System
Chillicothe, Ohio
Mynela Staffing
an hour ago
$1,857/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Chillicothe, Ohio
OneStaff Medical
2 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 ...
$1,549/wk
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Med Surg FAQs

What hospitals currently have Med Surg job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are LewisGale Medical Center (27 jobs), The University of Vermont Medical Center (22 jobs), and Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen (21 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Med Surg jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are OneStaff Medical (711), TotalMed Staffing (610), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (605).

What does a medical surgical nurse do?

Med-surg nurses monitor their patients for acute changes in physical condition, vitals signs, or lab values. These nurses prioritize patient safety, educate patients and families, mobilize patients, and monitor and administer a patient’s medication regimen. Med-surg nurses also need to know how to delegate tasks to ancillary staff, as well as chart accurate and complete documentation for their patients.

According to the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing, med-surg nurses ‘provide care 24/7 and have more facetime with patients than any other professional in the hospital.’ It is also one of the most common travel nursing specialties.

Where do med-surg nurses work?

Med-surg RNs can be found in acute and sub-acute settings such as hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. As a med-surg travel nurse, you are expected to work in a variety of settings with similar acuity levels. Med-surg nurses can work on general hospital floors like neuro, trauma, general surgery, oncology, cardiac, and many other areas of care. These nurses are working in a specialty, but are considered med-surg unless there is special monitoring or technology that requires additional training or certification.

How do I become a Medical Surgical Travel Nurse?

To become a med-surg travel nurse, you need at least 1.5 to 2 years of experience in the setting you wish to work. You must have at least an Associates Degree in Nursing, and have graduated from an accredited nursing school with subsequent passing of the NCLEX or equivalent (if you were trained abroad, requirements vary by state). Med-surg nurses are required to have their Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Nurses are advised to get their Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) before traveling, but it is not always a requirement.

Med-surg travel nurses are expected to have a wide knowledge base and be able to practice in almost any type of med-surg setting. In a hospital setting, travel nurses are frequently floated between all of the med-surg units within the hospital or healthcare system. Med-surg travel nurses need to be flexible and adaptable in their practice.

What is a Medical Surgical Nurse salary?

According to BLS data, the median annual wage for a med-surg RN was $73,300. Employment is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2028, which is exponentially faster than the average rate of growth for all other occupations (five percent). Demand is expected to increase due to an aging population, and greater need for nursing staff in care centers like hospitals, chemotherapy clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and in peri-op arenas.

In terms of weekly pay, the medical-surgical specialty ranked 72 out of 82 nursing specialties based on Vivian salary data for the past year. Last year, states like California and New Jersey had the highest average salaries for travel med surg jobs.

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $1,838, but can pay up to $3,780 per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like stipends for housing, meals, and incidentals.

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What is Medical Surgical ‘Med-Surg’ Nursing?

Posted on May 26, 2020
Medical-surgical, also known as ‘med-surg’, is a nursing specialty that makes up the foundation of nursing. In fact, many sub-specialties of nursing require that you have prior med-surg experience. Med-surg nurses are responsible for taking care of patients with acute medical issues, as well as those requiring surgical intervention, however, the med-surg umbrella term can…

How much does a medical surgical travel nurse make?

Posted on May 21, 2020
Medical Surgical “med-surg” nurses monitor patients who are acutely ill or recovering from surgery in a variety of hospital and clinical settings. There are many opportunities to work and travel as a med-surg nurse and earn a higher salary while doing it. Last year, a travel nurse with a medical surgical specialty earned an average…

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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…

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