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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Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg

  • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
  • Saint Louis, MO
    • Flexible
SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital has recently renovated the 7th floor of Bordley Tower on SLU Hospital’s campus and will soon house a 60 bed low acuity Med Surg Unit. This ...
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$24-38/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg

  • SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Flexible
Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESUses standards of medical-surg ...
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$26-40/hr

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg

  • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
  • Saint Louis, MO
    • Flexible
SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital has recently renovated the 7th floor of Bordley Tower on SLU Hospital’s campus and will soon house a 60 bed low acuity Med Surg Unit. This ...
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$24-38/hr

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Pittsfield, MA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Emergency response 48 hours COVID contract in beautiful Western Mass. ASAP start with auto offers. Be ready to move fast.
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$6,973/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Stability Job ID #287576. 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 ...
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13 days ago

$6,907/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Stability Job ID #287575. 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 ...
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13 days ago

$6,907/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Detriot, MI
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
EPIC, covid exemptions accepted for religious/medical, 1+ years of med/surg experience, large bed facility experience required, BLS, ACLS
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2 days ago

$6,839/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Grand Forks, ND
    • 4x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #42765. 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: ND - Med ...
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1 day ago

$6,720/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Malone, NY
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 48.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$4,885/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$4,206/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Damariscotta, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$4,199/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Visalia, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$3,878/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Portland, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Portland, ME! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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$3,800/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Blue Hill, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Blue Hill, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Blue Hill, ME! This is a full time travel contr ...
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$3,800/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Taunton, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$3,758/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Puyallup, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Puyallup, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Puyallup, WA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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$3,657/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Covington, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Covington, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Telemetry - M/S Tele to join our travel team in Covington, WA! This is a full time trave ...
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$3,657/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Puyallup, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Puyallup, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Puyallup, WA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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$3,657/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Puyallup, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Puyallup, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Puyallup, WA! This is a full time travel contrac ...
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$3,657/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Spartanburg, SC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$3,515/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Spartanburg, SC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$3,515/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Upper Marlboro, MD
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$3,413/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Lake Geneva, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Lake Geneva, WI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Lake Geneva, WI! This is a full time travel c ...
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$3,268/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Janesville, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Janesville, WI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical-General - M/S to join our travel team in Janesville, WI! This is a full time travel con ...
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$3,268/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Thomasville, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 48.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$3,245/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 (85 jobs), SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital (74 jobs), and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mount Vernon (44 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 (1552), Advantis Medical (1489), and TotalMed Staffing (1046).

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 Friday, January 28th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse is $3,135, but can pay up to $6,973 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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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #231418. 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: AMC ...
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3 days ago

$4,838/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Biddeford, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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2 days ago

$4,318/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$4,314/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$4,314/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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2 days ago

$4,314/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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2 days ago

$4,278/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$4,098/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Clifton Springs, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Coast Medical Services Job ID #. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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2 days ago

$3,713/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #745510. 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 ...
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2 days ago

$4,440/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #744177. 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 ...
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3 days ago

$4,440/wk