Travel Nursing Employment / Careers
Travel Nurse: A Travel Nurse works on short term assignments in different states throughout the nation to alleviate staff shortages. The Assignments of a Travel Nurse can last over one year in duration, but the majority of assignments usually last from 3 to 4 months. Travel Nurses cover for Nurses who are on vacation, training or maternity leave, along with filling the gaps with urgent shortages of staff due to epidemics or pandemics. Travel nursing is a rewarding career for qualified nurses, as they gain a wealth of experience working in different clinical settings.
All of the following nursing specialties are in constant demand for Travel Nursing:
- Advance Practice Nurse.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
- Radiology Nurse.
- Registered Nurse.
- Rehabilitation Nurse.
- Nurse Practitioner.
- Occupational Health Nurse.
- Other Allied Healthcare Professionals.
Where they work: As a Travel Nurse you can travel to many healthcare facilities and gain a wealth of experience working on assignments in different healthcare settings in all 50 states. You can also choose to work close by if you have commitments and are not able to leave your hometown. It is important to choose a good Travel Nurse Agency or Company to ensure you receive good working assignments when and where you require.
Qualifications: A career as a travel nurse is open to licensed/registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals who wish to travel and gain experience working in many healthcare settings. As each state has its own licensing requirements, you must first check with your Agency about what exams you may need to pass before taking up an assignment in that state. Many Travel Nurse Companies and Agencies have full time trained personnel who advise on such matters.
Find a Nursing School near you: Use the Further Your Career zip code search box, to find schools and colleges in your area that offer nursing programs.
Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses: