Travel Nursing Jobs
Federal Way, WA
La Grange, KY
Elite Specialty Staffing
ADEX Healthcare Staffing
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Pace of Southwest Michigan
St Joseph, MI
Corpus Christi, TX
Southern Health Partners
Shelby Co., KY
Travel Nursing Jobs Overview
Travel nursing jobs help fill in the gaps between supply and demand at hospitals and other healthcare centers with a mandatory staff-to-patient ratio. Travel nurses are unique in being able to work not only in their own state but also in other states. Basically, instead of working for a single employer like a hospital, you'll work for a staffing agency that places you in healthcare jobs.
As a travel nurse, some day-to-day tasks you may perform include maintaining continuity among nursing teams by communicating actions and needs, keeping track of nursing supplies, and performing preventive maintenance. You can work in different clinical settings and geographical areas, improve your skills, and make a personal connection with healthcare professionals for possible career advancement.
Many states need travel nurses, which provides you with ample opportunities for healthcare jobs, depending on where you want to go. You can explore similar positions like:
Travel Nursing Education and Skills
The primary requirement for this job is an active Registered Nurse (RN) license. If you want to work outside the state where you are licensed, you'll need to obtain a separate license for the state in which you'll be employed. Another option is to apply for a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) license to practice in select states without the need to obtain additional licenses.
When hiring for travel nursing jobs, employers look for these key skills and qualities:
- Clinical skills
- Bedside manner
- Medical teamwork
- Multitasking, listening, and verbal communication
- Health promotion and maintenance
Adaptability, critical thinking skills, and emotional intelligence are key components to help analyze situations and solve problems. Being multilingual can also play a big part as some patients may not be English-speaking natives. Check out Monster's registered nurse job description sample to learn more about what skills and qualifications you need.
Update Your Travel Nursing Resume
When you are ready to put your resume together, check out our registered nurse resume sample to get an idea of how to format your resume and include your qualifications. You will also need a cover letter to explain, in your own words, what values you bring to the position. We have a sample of a nursing cover letter and tips for writing a nursing cover letter that can help communicate your skills and enthusiasm for the job.
Interviewing for a Travel Nursing Job
Your interview does not have to be nerve-wracking. Preparation is key. You can brush up on your answers to commonly asked questions such as:
- How does your experience match the needs of this facility?
- How would you manage a difficult patient?
- Tell us about your training and specialty areas of study.
Check out some nurse interview questions that you might consider asking your potential employer to see if the position is a good fit. This is your chance to inquire about the company's policy on its work environment, including length of shifts, and nurse-to-patient ratio.
How Much Do Travel Nursing Jobs Pay?
Once you had a successful interview and are offered a job, how much can you expect to earn with a travel nursing job? Salaries can vary depending on where you work and whether you'll be on-call on evenings and weekends. The median registered nurse salary in the U.S. is $34.94 an hour. To get a sense of what you might earn in your area, see our Salary Guide.
Find Your Ideal Travel Nursing Jobs
Nurses are in constant demand in a variety of healthcare environments across the country. Find your next job right here. Then go ahead and create a profile on Monster. We can help match you with the right positions. You will be able to keep track of your job submissions, see the latest openings, and get emails about new jobs and career advice.