Travel Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs

Registered nurses at skilled nursing facilities specialize in providing long-term care to patients who reside at these facilities. Patients/residents may include those who are elderly or disabled, have chronic or degenerative conditions, or are recovering from a severe illness or injury. Many patients are permanent residents and may require around-the-clock care, but some skilled nursing facilities also house temporary residents who are there to rehabilitate and return home when they’re well enough to do so.

Skilled nursing facilities can be a great place for new nurses to start out and hone their basic nursing skills while developing supervisory experience. It can also be a great place to establish a career, especially for nurses who enjoy forming long-term relationships with their patients. It’s easy to become attached to patients and their families, which can be a major plus but may also be a downside when a patient’s health declines.

RNs for skilled nursing facilities are in high demand on Vivian where you’ll find numerous skilled nursing facility jobs at respected facilities around the nation.

We currently have 430 matching Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Arthur, North Dakota
TotalMed Staffing
4 days ago
TotalMed Job ID #691296. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing Travel Nurse A ...
$4,460/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCareStaff Partners
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Arthur, North Dakota
CareStaff Partners
4 days ago
8 weeks 36 hrs GTD/wk 6p-630a SNF setting Must have 1 yr of skilled nursing/long term care experience Must have Covid Vaccine and Flu shot for this season  Will be required to hel ...
$4,402/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Arthur, North Dakota
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: ARTHUR, ND Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Skilled Nursing Facility - SNF to join our travel team in ARTHUR, ND! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$4,333/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Augusta, Maine
Host Healthcare
13 days ago
Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host provides a worry-free travel experience and always puts your needs first. Our passionate and transparent team members have made H ...
$4,082/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse Director RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse Director RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Modoc Medical Center
Alturas, California
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
15 days ago
Ascend National 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.
$3,974/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Trinity Health
Minot, North Dakota
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #8091. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,682/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Bangor, Maine
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
21 hours ago
Ascend National 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.
$2,981/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityIDR Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Louisville, Kentucky
IDR Healthcare
21 hours ago
IDR Job ID #37343. 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 job title: RN Skille ...
$2,399/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Mcminnville, Oregon
OneStaff Medical
20 hours ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$2,379/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bangor, Maine
OneStaff Medical
a day ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$2,363/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Mystic, Connecticut
Focus Staff
13 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IHx2AAG. 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 ...
$2,150/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Broomall, Pennsylvania
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #7882. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,099/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Minot, North Dakota
OneStaff Medical
19 hours ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$2,059/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Pendleton Health and Rehabilitation Center
Mystic, Connecticut
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #7875. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,988/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Deer Creek of Wimberley
Wimberley, Texas
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #7878. Pay package is based on 16 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,988/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Spearfish, South Dakota
OneStaff Medical
20 hours ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$1,987/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Dickinson, North Dakota
OneStaff Medical
a day ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$1,951/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Virginia Highlands Health and Rehabilitation Center
Germantown, Wisconsin
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #7873. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,878/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Virginia Highlands Health and Rehabilitation Center
Germantown, Wisconsin
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #7872. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,878/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityCatapult Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
SV-Virginia Highlands Health and Rehabilitation Center
Germantown, Wisconsin
Catapult Healthcare
a day ago
Catapult Healthcare Job ID #7871. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,878/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Minot, North Dakota
OneStaff Medical
19 hours ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$1,877/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Chillicothe, Ohio
OneStaff Medical
a day ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$1,858/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Newport, Tennessee
Focus Staff
17 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IHhfAAG. 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 ...
$1,709/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Kalispell, Montana
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
TotalMed Job ID #693381. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing Travel Nurse A ...
$1,537/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
OneStaff Medical
21 hours ago
Skilled Nurses works with complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status. A number of patients may have a health status that changes quick ...
$1,123/wk
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Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, December 7th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse is $2,006, but can pay up to $4,460 per week.

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  • avg - $2,006
  • max - $4,460

What are the best agencies for Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs are OneStaff Medical (318), Host Healthcare (37), and Ascend National Healthcare Staffing (22).

What does a skilled nursing facility nurse do?

The primary job of RNs at skilled nursing facilities is caring for the needs of their patients, including improving their quality of life and keeping symptoms of their chronic conditions under control. They ensure the safety and physical comfort of each patient, which includes basic needs like clean beds, personal hygiene, and proper nutrition. While RNs may assist with these tasks and other activities of daily living, they frequently supervise CNAs, LPNs, and other direct care staff who take care of patients’ immediate needs.

Depending on a skilled nursing facility’s staffing, RNs are often responsible for an array of advanced care, which can include:

  • Creating and implementing care plans

  • Administering medications

  • Assessing patients’ pain

  • Implementing appropriate pain management plans

  • Starting intravenous infusions

  • Monitoring vital signs

  • Performing skin assessments

  • Monitoring blood sugar levels

  • Drawing blood and obtaining various specimens

  • Administering oxygen or nebulizer treatments

  • Providing post-op, wound, and ostomy care

  • Inserting catheters

  • Providing feeding tube care

  • Doing rounds with various medical providers

  • Consulting with physicians and other health care team members

  • Ensuring patients receive continuous care during shift changes

  • Overseeing patients’ overall health and medical histories

  • Completing assessments for MDS’s

  • Helping with new patient admissions as needed

  • Helping ensure smooth transitions when residents are discharged

  • Providing discharge education to patients and their families/caregivers

  • Handling staffing issues

  • Performing staff evaluations

Skilled nursing facility RNs also educate patients and their family members on what to expect regarding their specific conditions and the many challenges of aging. They inform family members if there are any changes in their loved one’s condition and discuss changes in medications or treatment needs.

Where do skilled nursing facility nurses work?

Skilled nursing facility nurses work in skilled nursing facilities, which may also be called nursing homes or long-term care facilities. They may work at stand-alone nursing homes or hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, and some work at rehabilitation centers or in home health care.

What skills make a good skilled nursing facility nurse?

Good skilled nursing facility nurses are flexible and exceptional at multitasking, making them highly adept at balancing the needs of multiple patients in a timely manner and staying on track despite frequent interruptions. They have superior organizational skills to keep on top of the vast amounts of required documentation. Excellent assessment skills are crucial and keen attention to detail allows them to catch subtle changes in patients and confidently take appropriate action. Highly capable skilled nursing facility RNs also have stellar communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to effectively interact with patients, family members, caregivers, and a variety of health care providers.

How to become a Skilled Nursing Facility Travel Nurse

Becoming a skilled nursing facility travel RN requires RN licensure, which means earning an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and fulfilling all other state-mandated requirements. Licensed RNs must earn Basic Life Support certification and some facilities also may require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Since many patients in skilled nursing facilities are elderly, RNs can boost their careers by earning Gerontological Nursing board certification (GERO-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Synergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Southington, Connecticut
Synergy Medical Staffing
a day ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,800/wk
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Synergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Southington, Connecticut
Synergy Medical Staffing
a day ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,800/wk
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Synergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Mystic, Connecticut
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #204042. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,352/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Broomall, Pennsylvania
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #204035. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,352/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Germantown, Wisconsin
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #204034. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,212/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Germantown, Wisconsin
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #204033. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,212/wk
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Synergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Greenfield, Wisconsin
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #203350. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,072/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Newport, Tennessee
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #203024. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,680/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #200041. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,822/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
De Smet, South Dakota
Synergy Medical Staffing
6 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #140619. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,570/wk
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