Travel CNA Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel CNA
Have you ever thought about combining your passion for helping others with a sense of adventure? Medical travel could be the answer. It's more than just a job; it's a fulfilling career that allows you to explore new surroundings, all while earning a lucrative income. Imagine living and working in your dream location — that's what being a travel nurse offers.
What is a traveling certified nursing assistant?
Traveling certified nursing assistants are pivotal healthcare professionals who provide necessary medical services in various settings and healthcare facilities. Working under a travel nursing agency, Traveling CNAs are exposed to unique experiences and opportunities, helping address healthcare gaps across the country. The role may be physically and emotionally challenging, but the rewards are unparalleled. You’ll have the chance to impact countless lives positively while savoring the unique experiences travel nursing offers.
Typical CNA Job Responsibilities:
- Assess patient health needs and develop appropriate care plans and medical solutions
- Administer medication and treatments as prescribed by a physician
- Provide patient education and counseling
- Monitor patient vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
- Document patient care services and medical solutions
- Assist physicians with examinations and procedures
- Supervise and train nursing staff and other healthcare personnel
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel CNA Jobs
Competitive payTravel CNAs are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you will get competitive pay rates and see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Per diemAs a travel CNA, you qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.
Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel CNA is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel CNA jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
How do I become a travel CNA?
You will need a high school diploma to enroll in a certified nursing assistant program. These programs can be found at community colleges, trade schools, and even some hospitals or nursing homes. The curriculum includes classroom learning and clinical experience, covering areas like anatomy, physiology, and patient care principles. As part of the training program, you'll need to complete a certain number of clinical hours under the supervision of a registered nurse. This hands-on experience is crucial for developing practical nursing skills.
After completing the training, you'll need to pass a state certification exam. The exam typically involves both a written test and a practical skills test. It is recommended that certified nursing assistants have 12-18 months of experience before applying for travel assignments.
What is the average salary for travel CNA jobs?
The salary of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) varies depending on factors such as location, experience, and specialty. As of 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual wage for CNAs in the United States is approximately $30,720. However, CNAs working in government or hospital settings can expect to earn a higher wage, with the top 10% earning more than $42,860 a year.
Are there any common certifications I should consider?
Yes! Travel certified nursing assistants must maintain certifications such as Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Many states require travel CNAs to complete a certain amount of continuing education units in order to renew their CNA certification and for career advancement. These ongoing education requirements ensure CNAs stay updated with the latest practices and trends in healthcare.
Will taking travel CNA jobs help my nursing career?
Taking travel CNA jobs is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and helps you gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.