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
Medford, Oregon
Healthcare Support
5 days ago
**COVID Vaccine required **BLS from AHA required
$7,085/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sanford Fargo Medical Center
Fargo, North Dakota
USA Health Staffing
a day ago
2+ years exp., 48 hours, 4-6:1 ratio, EPIC preferred, float to 3 local campuses, proof of COVID vaccinated prior to start
$7,013/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Sanford Medical Center
Fargo, North Dakota
ADN Healthcare
3 days ago
ADN Healthcare Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$6,962/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
13 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
Fargo, North Dakota
Medical Solutions
4 days ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$6,852/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Orofino, Idaho
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IGpnAAG. 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 ...
$4,666/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
San Francisco, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4633.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$4,633/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
San Francisco, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4633.20 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$4,633/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Annapolis, Maryland
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #206294. 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 ...
$4,147/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Annapolis, Maryland
Focus Staff
3 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IGsmAAG. 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 ...
$4,116/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Annapolis, Maryland
Anders Group
4 hours ago
Med/Surg RN - Registered Nurse Annapolis, MD Start Date: 12/19/2021 Shift: Night (12 Hours) 19:00 19:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opp ...
$4,018/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Coast Medical Service
3 hours 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 ...
$3,959/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Lewiston, Idaho
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IGqoAAG. 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 ...
$3,674/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #692641. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical-Surgical Travel Nurse ...
$3,443/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Olympia, Washington
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 hours 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 ...
$3,348/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 hours 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 ...
$3,276/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Henderson, Nevada
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IGqzAAG. 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 ...
$3,248/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Des Plaines, Illinois
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IGqKAAW. 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 ...
$3,239/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
San Francisco, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$2,970/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
San Francisco, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$2,970/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Santa Cruz, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 hours ago
We need a Med-Surg Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Healthst ...
$2,970/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #692634. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical-Surgical Travel Nurse ...
$2,647/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 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
Olympia, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #689695. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical-Surgical Travel Nurse ...
$1,479/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Olympia, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #692646. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Medical-Surgical Travel Nurse ...
$1,429/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 (64 jobs), Saint Agnes Hospital (47 jobs), and Memorial Hospital (38 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 (1788), Anders Group (1663), and Advantis Medical (1428).

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, December 6th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $3,088, but can pay up to $7,085 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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Anders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Atlanta, Georgia
Anders Group
4 days ago
ICU RN - Registered Nurse Atlanta, GA Start Date: 12/06/2021 Shift: Nights 7p-7a, EOW Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders ...
$3,571/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Coupeville, Washington
Anders Group
5 days ago
ER RN Emergency Room - Registered Nurse Coupeville, WA Start Date: 11/29/2021 Shift: Evenings 3p- 3a Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opport ...
$3,571/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 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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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #0. 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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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #9. 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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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #8. 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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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #7. 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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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Methodist Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee
Nurse First
3 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #6. 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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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Menorah Medical Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Nurse First
21 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #9. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,992/wk
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Ethos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ethos Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Ethos Medical Staffing 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.
$3,283/wk
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