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Travel Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Travel Nurse works temporary shifts nationally and internationally. Their shifts can be as little as 4 to 13 weeks in local hospitals, or as long as 1-2 years if working overseas, and they perform the same types of duties as a normal RN. Travel nursing is perfect for nurses who like to have a constant change of scenery, and perks like housing and transportation.

Things You'll Do:

  • Work for an agency
  • Help supplement the nursing staff at healthcare facilities in need

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Get your Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
    More about becoming an RN ›
  • Get at least one year of experience working in a hospital, or other healthcare facility, before applying to nurse placement agencies
  • Become a
    Apply to a Nursing agency
  • Become a
    Travel Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Outpatient facilities

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • Many travel nursing companies offer benefits including: comprehensive insurance, 401k savings plans, continuing education, and clinical support.

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