Travel Opportunities For Travel RNs
Are you a nurse, or an allied health professional, who is trying to figure out how to earn a better pay and be treated fairly by your industry?
Nursing is an in-demand, fast growing field projected to grow another 15 percent by 2026. What could be better than a fast-paced, exciting career with flexible hours and great pay? How about becoming a travel nurse? See the country while earning a competitive wage. Skillgigs has healthcare clients from coast-to-coast looking for RNs and LPNs. Here’s what you need to know about becoming a travel nurse.
What is a Travel Nurse?
Basically, it’s a nurse that gets to pick when and where they work. Because the demand for nurses is so high, many healthcare systems are experiencing shortages. They seek out traveling nurses to work a specific position for a short period of time, usually from four to 13 weeks. Travel nurses are needed in a variety of specialties, opening up the opportunities for diverse work experiences.
Travel Nursing Job Description
Travel nurses perform their trained duties alongside the healthcare facilities’ regular nursing staff. From large teaching hospitals to small rural community facilities, the opportunities are endless! Travel nurses play a key role in improving patient care because they fill gaps during staffing shortages. This may be during seasonal fluctuations, hospital expansions, maternity leave, sick leave, or holiday down time
Travel Nurse Benefits
Pay for travel nurses varies by state, but is typically more than the wage for permanent nurses. For example, New York’s hourly wage is $48.86, while North Carolina’s is $35. Travel nurses that use Skillgigs have access to our intuitive bill rate calculator, so you can set your desired rate. Hiring managers see your requested rate when they submit an offer. Simply sort through your most competitive offers and fill your calendar with the offers you accept.
Travel nurses also benefit from flexibility in their schedules and ability to choose when they want to work. By choosing travel nursing over a traditional hospital contract position, nurses can travel from state-to-state, from hospital-to-hospital, all while earning an income to be in a new city. Travel nurses have the flexibility to choose when and where they want to work, traveling from California to New York, and everywhere in between.
How Can You Become a Travel Nurse?
In addition to your valid professional licenses, you need one year of recent hospital-based nursing experience and good references. Keep in mind you can only practice in the state you are licensed in, so you’ll have more opportunities if you maintain multiple state licenses.
Why Choose Skillgigs Healthcare for Travel Nursing Jobs?
Take advantage of the flexibility and competitive wages offered through travel nursing. Avoid burnout from long exhausting contracts, gain diverse experience from working in hospitals across the country, and contribute to better patient experiences. Sign up with Skillgigs to get started on your next adventure.