Why Become A Travel Nurse?
Because there is such a high demand for qualified nurses in certain areas of the country, travel nurses typically receive more competitive wages than a full-time permanent employee.
Travel the Country
Travel nursing allows you to explore the country whether you prefer beaches to mountains or cities to small towns. We have travel assignments in all 50 states — the hardest part is deciding where to go next.
Expand Your Career
As a travel nurse, you have the opportunity to work in the country’s top facilities, explore new specialties, network with like-minded professionals, and all-around boost your resume.
Where work meets adventure
Who can become a travel nurse?
Travel nurses typically need 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field. (Though this may increase depending on your specialty or the requirements of the facility.) Travel nursing jobs are available in a variety of specialties, but there are some like ER and Labor and Delivery that are more in-demand than others. Learn more about high-demand specialties.
What do travel nurses do?
Hospitals hire travel nurses to fill staffing shortages, which can be caused by seasonal population increases, expected leave of absences, or a lack of qualified nurses in their location. These facilities work with recruitment agencies to find skilled nurses to fill short-term assignments in order to provide excellent care to patients.
Where can travel nurses go?
Travel nursing jobs are available across the country. You decide where you want to go — if your dream location isn’t on the list, chances are it could be soon! Keep in mind you’ll need state RN licenses to work as a travel nurse. Ask your recruiter about compact RN licenses, which allow you to work in many states, not just one.
How long are assignments?
Most travel nursing assignments are between 8 and 26 weeks, though 13 weeks is the standard. There is often the opportunity to renew your contract with the facility, too. Because assignments are short term, you can change locations as often as you’d like or try out different hospitals if you’d like to stay in your location long term.
How does travel nurse pay work?
Because of the high demand for nurses, travel nursing often pays very well. Your specific compensation will depend on your specialty, the location of the facility, and the contract. Travel nurse companies often provide other benefits like 401K, medical and dental benefits, bonus programs as well as stipends for housing, meals, and even travel expenses.
How do I get started?
We work with the top travel nursing companies in the country. By filling out a short form, we’ll connect you with up to four agencies whose recruiters will work hard to connect you with the best travel nurse opportunities available.