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 471 matching Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Augusta, Maine
Host Healthcare
8 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
10 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 FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Boise, Idaho
Host Healthcare
22 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 ...
$3,969/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Boise, Idaho
Host Healthcare
17 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 ...
$3,969/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Boise, Idaho
Host Healthcare
17 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 ...
$3,969/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse Supervisor RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse Supervisor RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bad Axe, Michigan
Ethos Medical Staffing
12 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing 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.
$3,917/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse Supervisor RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse Supervisor RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Ethos Medical Staffing
13 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing 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.
$3,917/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Minot, North Dakota
American Mobile Healthcare
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Skilled - (Skilled RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 E, 8 E/N Pay Rate: $3447.46 - 3799.25Our facility is currently look ...
$3,623/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Minot, North Dakota
American Mobile Healthcare
20 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Skilled - (Skilled RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D/E Pay Rate: $3447.46 - 3799.25Our facility is currently looking f ...
$3,623/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Carlinville, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
18 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 ...
$3,263/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Fort Defiance, Arizona
OneStaff Medical
13 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 ...
$2,417/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityNext Move Inc
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Wimberley, Texas
Next Move Inc
a day ago
$2,203/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Savanna, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
16 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 ...
$2,165/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Farmington, Maine
OneStaff Medical
15 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 ...
$2,151/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Wimberley, Texas
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C8lfAAC. 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 ...
$1,909/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Washington Court Hou, 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 ...
$1,849/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sumter, South Carolina
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IEIIAA4. 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 ...
$1,750/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C8lgAAC. 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 ...
$1,719/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Larimore, North Dakota
TotalMed Staffing
10 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #690731. 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 ...
$1,633/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sumter, South Carolina
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IEIKAA4. 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 ...
$1,609/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bayard, Nebraska
OneStaff Medical
13 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 ...
$1,467/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilitySupplemental Health Care
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Clayton, North Carolina
Supplemental Health Care
18 hours ago
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is seeking Registered Nurses in Clayton, North Carolina for a contract assignment at a partnering Skilled Nursing Facility. With our nati ...
$1,450/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Anderson, California
American Mobile Healthcare
a day ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Skilled - (Skilled RN)StartDate: 12/24/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1300.71 - 1433.44This outstanding Skilled Nursin ...
$1,367/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Mason City, Iowa
American Mobile Healthcare
a day ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Skilled - (Skilled RN)StartDate: 12/22/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $976.26 - 1075.87This outstanding unit is looking ...
$1,026/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing FacilityAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Mason City, Iowa
American Mobile Healthcare
a day ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Skilled - (Skilled RN)StartDate: 12/22/2021Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $976.26 - 1075.87This outstanding unit is looking ...
$1,026/wk
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How Much Do Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, December 3rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse is $1,997, but can pay up to $4,082 per week.

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  • avg - $1,997
  • max - $4,082

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 (322), Host Healthcare (37), and American Mobile Healthcare (26).

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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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Bend, Oregon
OneStaff Medical
4 days 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 ...
$2,177/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Hays, Kansas
OneStaff Medical
3 days 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 ...
$2,975/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Madras, Oregon
OneStaff Medical
3 days 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 ...
$2,353/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sheldon, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
3 days 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 ...
$1,372/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Le Mars, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
4 days 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 ...
$1,043/wk
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Sweetwater, Texas
OneStaff Medical
3 days 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 ...
$922/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Madras, Oregon
OneStaff Medical
4 days 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 ...
$2,701/wk
Travel contract
OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Franklin, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
4 days ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #507670. 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 ti ...
$2,561/wk
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Towanda, Pennsylvania
Cross Country Nurses
2 months 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 ...
$5,830/wk
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility
Brunswick, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
2 months 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 ...
$5,470/wk
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