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  • up to $3,808/wk
  • $1,873/wk avg
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Riverhead, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
Must have at least 2 years of experience in Med Surg/LTC. Must have NYS license at time of submission. BLS req. Exp required with midlines, pumps, starting iv's and accessing ports ...
Travel
9 days ago

$3,808/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Riverhead, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel

$3,545/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Jasper, IN
    • 4x9 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Jasper,IN. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1058698 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
Travel
2 days ago

$3,402/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Riverhead, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,378/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Paramus, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Paramus,NJ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1056524 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,276/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Alameda,CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1052509 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
8 days ago

$2,898/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Alameda,CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1052511 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
8 days ago

$2,898/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
8 days ago

$2,856/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
8 days ago

$2,837/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$2,807/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Brunswick, GA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Brunswick,GA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060349 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,646/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Middlebury, VT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
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 ...
Travel

$2,625/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in New York,NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1054744 Why choose Host Healthcare? Be ...
Travel
4 days ago

$2,577/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Elizabeth, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Elizabeth,NJ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1053579 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
Travel
7 days ago

$2,520/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Mountain Home, ID
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing position in Mountain Home, ID. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1042489 Why choose Hos ...
Travel

$2,520/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Hardin, MT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Hardin,MT. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060273 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,494/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Union, SC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Union,SC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1058790 Why choose Host Healthcare? Becau ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,494/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Denver, CO
    • 4x9 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Denver,CO. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1052184 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
Travel
8 days ago

$2,394/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Brunswick, GA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Brunswick,GA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060345 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,381/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Hardin, MT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel

$2,376/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Barco, NC
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Barco,NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060254 Why choose Host Healthcare? Becau ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,268/wk

Travel Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Jobs Pay?

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  • min - $491
  • avg - $1,873
  • max - $3,808

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 (247), Ardor Health Solutions (59), and Host Healthcare (54).

What is a Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse?

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.

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.

What certifications are commonly held by Skilled Nursing Facility nurses?

Skilled Nursing Facility nurses may hold BLS - Basic Life Support among others.

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Riverhead, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel

$3,545/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Middlebury, VT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
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 ...
Travel

$2,625/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Jasper, IN
    • 4x9 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Jasper,IN. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1058698 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
Travel
2 days ago

$3,402/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Riverhead, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,378/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Paramus, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Paramus,NJ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1056524 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,276/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Alameda,CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1052509 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
8 days ago

$2,898/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Skilled Nursing in Alameda,CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1052511 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
8 days ago

$2,898/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
8 days ago

$2,856/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
8 days ago

$2,837/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$2,807/wk