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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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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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Good Shepherd Med Ctr
Hermiston, Oregon
Nurse First
4 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.
$4,158/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Towson, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Towson, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Towson, MD! This is a full time travel cont ...
$3,919/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
St. Alexius Health Bismarck MBO 4000
Bismarck, North Dakota
Nurse First
4 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,830/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Adventist Health Mendocino Coast
Fort Bragg, California
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,627/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
IU Health Ball Memorial
Muncie, Indiana
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,501/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
NURSING Socorro General Hospital
Socorro, New Mexico
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,495/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
IU Health Paoli Hospital
Paoli, Indiana
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,483/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
NURSING Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
Espanola, New Mexico
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,471/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
NURSING Plains Regional Medical Center
Clovis, New Mexico
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,457/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
NURSING Plains Regional Medical Center
Clovis, New Mexico
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,457/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
United Regional Health Care System
Wichita Falls, Texas
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,391/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Northeast Georgia Health System
Gainesville, Georgia
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,369/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Baptist Health Medical Center
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Nurse First
4 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.
$3,173/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C6l5AAC. 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 ...
$3,083/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Denville, New Jersey
Coast Medical Service
4 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 ...
$2,027/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Denville, New Jersey
Coast Medical Service
4 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 ...
$2,027/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Central Montana Med Ctr
Lewistown, Montana
Nurse First
4 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,976/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / TelemetryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Warren, Ohio
Coast Medical Service
4 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 ...
$1,559/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
4 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 ...
$1,448/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
4 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 ...
$1,448/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 (1777), Advantis Medical (1410), and Ardor Health Solutions (1022).

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 $3,062, 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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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hartford, Connecticut
Coast Medical Service
5 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 ...
$4,323/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Pontiac, Michigan
Coast Medical Service
5 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 ...
$3,772/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Mishawaka, Indiana
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 ...
$2,358/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
The Medical Center
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Nurse First
21 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.
$3,479/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Ogden Regional Medical Center
Ogden, Utah
Nurse First
a day 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.
$2,838/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Trident Regional Medical Ctr Sc
Charleston, South Carolina
Nurse First
16 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.
$2,740/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Beckley ARH Hospital
Beckley, West Virginia
Nurse First
a day 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.
$2,456/wk
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Nurse First
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
The Medical Center
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Nurse First
21 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$593/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
18 hours ago
Location: Ephrata, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Ephrata, PA! This is a full time travel contract ...
$4,608/wk
Travel contract
Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Baltimore, Maryland
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 ...
$2,451/wk
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