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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.

We currently have 8,351 matching Med Surg jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Holy Cross Hospital
Silver Spring, Maryland
Trinity Health FirstChoice
19 days ago
Every other weekend
$4,500/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Germantown, Maryland
Trinity Health FirstChoice
19 days ago
Every other weekend
$4,500/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Germantown, Maryland
Trinity Health FirstChoice
19 days ago
Every other weekend
$4,500/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sioux City, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Sioux City, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Unit Manager - UM to join our travel team in Sioux City, IA! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$4,100/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Flushing, New York
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 days ago
$4,032/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Medford, Oregon
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$2,597/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hillsboro, North Dakota
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$2,573/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
East Jefferson General Hospital
Metairie, Louisiana
Lead Healthstaff
an hour ago
$2,104/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Asheville, North Carolina
KPG Healthcare
an hour ago
$1,989/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Port Charlotte, Florida
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$1,899/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Lexington, Kentucky
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,836/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,413/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Conroe, Texas
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,413/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Muskogee, Oklahoma
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,413/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Tucson, Arizona
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,413/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Asheville, North Carolina
KPG Healthcare
an hour ago
$1,377/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med SurgOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Rutland, Vermont
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,337/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sayre, Pennsylvania
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,204/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Lumberton, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,151/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Rockport, Maine
OneStaff Medical
an hour 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 ...
$1,139/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 Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen (33 jobs), Doctors Hospital of Augusta (29 jobs), and LewisGale Medical Center (27 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 (776), American Mobile Healthcare (669), and TotalMed Staffing (665).

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 Monday, May 17th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $1,873, but can pay up to $4,100 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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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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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Keene, New Hampshire
Ardor Health Solutions
5 days ago
Location: Keene, NH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Keene, NH! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$1,881/wk
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Salisbury, Maryland
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
5 days ago
With 289 beds, over 500,000 patients each year rely on this hospital for for inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, subacute, and emergency/trauma services. A Med-Surg RN has been req ...
$2,653/wk
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Fargo, North Dakota
KPG Healthcare
2 hours ago
$2,848/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sharon, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$1,424/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sharon, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$1,424/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sharon, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$1,424/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sharon, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$1,424/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Portland, Maine
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 ...
$1,419/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Portland, Maine
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 ...
$1,419/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Portland, Maine
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 ...
$1,419/wk
Travel contract