Travel Med Surg Jobs

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
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,916/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
8 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,916/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgMagnet Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
FHN Memorial Hospital
Freeport, Illinois
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: IL Certifications: Hospital in Freeport, IL is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an o ...
$6,732/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Ketchum, Idaho
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
11 hours ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Contract is for 3x12hr shifts per week. Opportun ...
$6,645/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Tulare, California
Lead Healthstaff
13 days ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $6475.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$6,475/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #267058. 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: Me ...
$3,993/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #267065. 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: Me ...
$3,981/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #269042. 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: Me ...
$3,802/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgMagnet Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
University of California San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center
San Diego, California
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: CA Certifications: Hospital in San Diego, CA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an ...
$3,741/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Ascension Saint John Medical Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: OK Certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Hospital in Tulsa, OK is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have ex ...
$3,716/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: CA Certifications: Hospital in Los Angeles, CA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for a ...
$3,305/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Inova Fair Oaks Medical Campus
Fairfax, Virginia
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: VA Certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Hospital in Fairfax, VA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have ...
$3,087/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Inova Fair Oaks Medical Campus
Fairfax, Virginia
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: VA Certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Hospital in Fairfax, VA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have ...
$2,968/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: PA Certifications: Hospital in Huntingdon Valley, PA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking ...
$2,815/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Northern Lights Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: ME Certifications: Hospital in Bangor, ME is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an opp ...
$2,674/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Atlanta, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
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$2,673/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
UNC Rockingham Rehab & Nursing Care Center
Eden, North Carolina
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: NC Certifications: Hospital in Eden, NC is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an oppor ...
$2,448/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oregon Health and Science University Medical Center
Portland, Oregon
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: OR Certifications: Hospital in Portland, OR is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an o ...
$2,277/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
University of California San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center
San Diego, California
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: CA Certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Hospital in San Diego, CA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you hav ...
$2,104/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Providence Saint Johns Health Center
Santa Monica, California
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: CA Certifications: Hospital in Santa Monica, CA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for ...
$2,027/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: CA Certifications: Hospital in Los Angeles, CA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for a ...
$2,027/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Unity Point St lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: IA Certifications: Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for ...
$594/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
St Luke's Regional Medical Center
Sioux City, Iowa
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: IA Certifications: Hospital in Sioux City, IA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an ...
$594/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Unity Point St lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: IA Certifications: Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for ...
$475/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
St Luke's Regional Medical Center
Sioux City, Iowa
Magnet Medical
5 hours ago
State License: IA Certifications: Hospital in Sioux City, IA is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse for a travel contract. If you have experience and are looking for an ...
$475/wk
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What hospitals currently have Med Surg job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are SSM Health Saint Mary's Hospital-Madison (62 jobs), Saint Agnes Hospital (45 jobs), and Harborview Medical Center (44 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Med Surg jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are Stability Healthcare (1773), Advantis Medical (1401), and Magnet Medical (1164).

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 Tuesday, November 30th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $3,075, but can pay up to $6,916 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…

Top 5 Highest Paying Staff RN Locations

Posted on Sep 09, 2021
Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals nationwide, but there’s still not enough of them to go around. This is good news for staff nurses looking for a change of scenery because they’ll have numerous job location options. While some states pay higher salaries than others, it’s important to consider whether it’s a…

Why Registered Nurses Are Becoming (Even More) Valuable

Posted on Aug 05, 2021
Given the events of the pandemic over the last year, and the mass movement of nurses stepping away from the bedside, registered nurses are becoming an issue of supply and demand. Despite 2020 being the ‘year of the nurse’, employers were suffering from huge financial losses and couldn’t do much to incentivize their nurses to…

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Providence Health Care Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Geisinger Health System
Coal Township, Pennsylvania
Providence Health Care Staffing
10 hours ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #203407. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$4,446/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Geisinger Health System
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Providence Health Care Staffing
10 hours ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #201246. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$4,446/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Fargo, North Dakota
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #203351. 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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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #190487. 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: WSH ...
$4,608/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Florence, Kentucky
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #203261. 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: Medi ...
$4,032/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Iowa City, Iowa
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #191517. 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: IA ...
$4,032/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Lincolnton, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
2 days ago
Advantis Job ID #122302. 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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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #202021. 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: TH - ...
$3,686/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Elkhart, Indiana
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #199786. 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: Medi ...
$3,295/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Charlotte, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #196186. 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 ...
$3,295/wk
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