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Travel Nursing

Learn More about Travel Nursing

A travel nurse works temporary shifts nationally and internationally. These shifts can be as little as four to 13 weeks in local hospitals or as long as one to two years if working overseas. Travel nurses perform the same types of duties as other nurses. Travel nursing is appealing to nurses who enjoy a constant change of scenery, a wide variety of patients and health care challenges, and benefits like paid housing and transportation.

Preparation Path

Earn your BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Apply to a nursing agency

Begin work as a travel nurse

Typical Tasks

  • Treating illnesses, diseases, wounds, and disabilities
  • Administering pain management procedures and medications
  • Working one-on-one with patients and their families
  • Developing ongoing treatment plans
  • Supplementing the nursing staff at health care facilities in need

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Usually work for a nursing agency

Annual Salary Range

$70,000 – $89,000



Education Requirements


Ready to begin your journey to becoming a travel nurse?