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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.

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Waco, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
14 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,590/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Waco, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
14 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,590/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hillsboro, Oregon
KPG Healthcare
18 hours ago
$5,300/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Austin, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
14 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,275/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Austin, Texas
Cross Country Nurses
14 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,240/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Fargo, North Dakota
Healthcare Support
an hour ago
$5,048/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, MO 65201)
Columbia, Missouri
Catapult Healthcare
an hour ago
$4,176/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hanford, California
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$3,159/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Hanford, California
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$3,159/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$2,940/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Saint Louis, Missouri
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,824/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center
Globe, Arizona
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$2,772/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
NURSING Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$2,772/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Salem, Virginia
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,770/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Washington, Iowa
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,635/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Bangor, Maine
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,529/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
SV-Colonial Columns Nursing Center
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$2,520/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Little Rock, Arkansas
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,324/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry
Statesboro, Georgia
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,021/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg
Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of Huntington
Huntington, West Virginia
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
an hour ago
$1,436/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 Temple University Hospital (50 jobs), Geisinger Medical Center (45 jobs), and Eisenhower Medical Center (42 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Med Surg jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Med Surg jobs are MedPro Healthcare Staffing (1553), Stability Healthcare (1545), and American Mobile Healthcare (1336).

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 Thursday, August 5th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $2,237, but can pay up to $5,590 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 Nurse Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 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 they are willing to be flexible with…

How Does Travel Nursing Work?

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
Travel nurses and other temporary healthcare workers are used to fill temporary holes in staffing while the facilities hire new workers, or to help cover another staff member’s leave. Hospitals, long term care facilities, home health systems, clinics, and many other sites hire travelers to help them fill their schedules. Travel nurses usually work for…

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