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
3 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 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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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Anchorage, Alaska
Stability Healthcare
a day ago
Stability Job ID #267997. 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: Te ...
$6,473/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oakland, California
Stability Healthcare
a day ago
Stability Job ID #226385. 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: Me ...
$6,427/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Sayre, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Sayre, PA! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$4,993/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Decatur, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
5 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 ...
$3,713/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Townshend, Vermont
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Townshend, VT Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Townshend, VT! This is a full time travel contr ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Caro, Michigan
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C6n8AAC. 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 ...
$3,499/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Cape Girardeau, MO! This is a full time tr ...
$3,456/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Potsdam, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Potsdam, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Potsdam, NY! This is a full time travel co ...
$3,294/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Gouverneur, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: GOUVERNEUR, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in GOUVERNEUR, NY! This is a full time travel con ...
$3,294/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Massena, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: MASSENA, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in MASSENA, NY! This is a full time travel contract ...
$3,294/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Little Rock, Arkansas
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Little Rock, AR Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Little Rock, AR! This is a full time travel c ...
$3,110/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Lake City, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Lake City, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Lake City, FL! This is a full time travel contr ...
$3,110/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Jefferson City, Missouri
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Jefferson City, MO Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Jefferson City, MO! This is a full time tr ...
$3,064/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Dubois, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Dubois, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Dubois, PA! This is a full time travel cont ...
$2,995/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Cincinnati, Ohio
OneStaff Medical
5 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 ...
$2,817/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Gainesville, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: GAINESVILLE, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in GAINESVILLE, FL! This is a full time travel c ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Kissimmee, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Kissimmee, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Kissimmee, FL! This is a full time travel contr ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Tallahassee, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Tallahassee, FL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Tallahassee, FL! This is a full time travel c ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
CaroMont Health
Gastonia, North Carolina
Nurse First
5 hours ago
Nurse First 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.
$2,322/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
5 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,683/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Trumbull Regional Medical Ctr
Warren, Ohio
Nurse First
5 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,555/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Trumbull Regional Medical Ctr
Warren, Ohio
Nurse First
5 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #5. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,078/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 SSM Health Saint Mary's Hospital-Madison (62 jobs), Saint Agnes Hospital (45 jobs), and Harborview Medical Center (29 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 (1775), Advantis Medical (1408), and Ardor Health Solutions (1038).

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 $3,058, 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…

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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…

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Posted on Aug 05, 2021
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Fort Myers, Florida
Advantis Medical
21 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #197446. 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: Seas ...
$3,802/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Charlotte, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
19 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #201068. 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 ...
$3,525/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hickory, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
21 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #199140. 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 ...
$3,456/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hickory, North Carolina
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Advantis Job ID #196678. 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 ...
$3,456/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Ocala, Florida
Advantis Medical
20 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #186023. 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: SEAS ...
$2,534/wk
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Anaheim, California
Advantis Medical
18 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #160571. 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: Med ...
$1,794/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Amarillo, Texas
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 ...
$3,731/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Concord, New Hampshire
OneStaff Medical
2 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 ...
$3,025/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hickory, North Carolina
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BzhCAAS. 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 ...
$3,140/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
CaroMont Health
Gastonia, North Carolina
Nurse First
5 hours ago
Nurse First 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.
$2,322/wk
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