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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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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg - COVID19
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
$4,041/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a month ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one as ...
$3,854/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Brunswick, Maine
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$3,840/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Brunswick, Maine
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
a day 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 ...
$3,780/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Bedford, Indiana
CareStaff Partners
6 days ago
The CareStaff Partners Difference: Join a Family Oriented Team that is Passionate about the mutual goal of finding the right local or travel contract position for You and You ...
$3,744/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Marion, North Carolina
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing
4 hours ago
$3,037/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Danville, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,704/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Simpsonville, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,366/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Seneca, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,366/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Richmond, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,228/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Austin, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,221/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Willkes-Barr, Pennsylvania
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,150/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Boise, Idaho
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,145/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Winston Salem, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,098/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Winston Salem, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,098/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Boston, Massachusetts
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,773/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Madison, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,495/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Jerome, Idaho
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,490/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,422/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,422/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 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Psychiatric Support Center (26 jobs), Good Samaritan Hospital (26 jobs), and CHI Saint Luke's Health-Baylor Saint Luke's Medical Center (24 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 (1119), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (1081), and Anders Group (1046).

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 Thursday, June 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $1,937, but can pay up to $4,041 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…

How Does Travel Nursing Work?

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
Travel nurses and other temporary healthcare workers are used to fill temporary holes in staffing while the facilities hire new workers, or to help cover another staff member’s leave. Hospitals, long term care facilities, home health systems, clinics, and many other sites hire travelers to help them fill their schedules. Travel nurses usually work for…
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How to Make the Most Money as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Jun 20, 2021
So many factors contribute to the income of a travel nurse. Variables like specialty, location, tax-free stipend eligibility, and housing situation can all have an effect on the take-home salary of a travel nurse. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you make the most as possible!  Use Vivian! Vivian works with multiple agencies,…

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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ardor Health Solutions
14 days ago
Location: NEW ORLEANS, LA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in NEW ORLEANS, LA! This is a full time travel c ...
$2,170/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Farmington, New Mexico
Ardor Health Solutions
8 hours ago
Location: Farmington, NM Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Farmington, NM! This is a full time travel con ...
$2,894/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Ardor Health Solutions
a month ago
Location: Jonesboro, AR Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Jonesboro, AR! This is a full time travel co ...
$1,809/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Asheville, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
8 days ago
Location: Asheville, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Observation - OBSRV to join our travel team in Asheville, NC! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$2,050/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Troy, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
a month 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 ...
$2,170/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Burlington, Vermont
OneStaff Medical
a day 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 ...
$2,012/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Raleigh, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
16 days 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 ...
$1,926/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Raleigh, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
8 days 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 ...
$1,917/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Midland, Texas
OneStaff Medical
20 days 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 ...
$1,646/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Flowood, Mississippi
OneStaff Medical
6 hours ago
$1,627/wk
Travel contract