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Travel Nursing Jobs

Make a difference as a travel nurse

Nursing is a career that goes beyond the walls of hospitals. Your comfort, support, and empathy can positively impact even more lives in healthcare facilities across the country as a travel nurse. Interested?

Being a travel nursing professional isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle that merges your love for people and healthcare with the thrill of exploring new places. Not only can you look forward to working in diverse facilities across the country, but you can also anticipate refining your skills, working with different specialties, and growing both personally and professionally. Pack your bags, buckle in for the ride, and let the travel life be your next big exploration!   

What are traveling nurse professionals? 

Travel nurse professionals work travel nurse jobs in healthcare facilities across the country, from city hospitals to rural clinics. Typically, travel nurse jobs last for around 13 weeks, creating a perfect harmony between adventure and stability.        

Travel nurses are compassionate caregivers on the frontline of healthcare. With diverse responsibilities encompassing everything from administering treatments to offering emotional support, travel nurses play a critical role in promoting wellness, preventing illness, and contributing to the overall well-being of patients. Travel nurses are beacons of comfort, healing, and unwavering support for those in need.     

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      You’re in charge of your nursing career. Where you work, what you do, and how much you get paid are up to you. This isn’t just another nursing placement; it’s your life. Make it what you want.

      Take the reins and become a nurse traveler today!

      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 traveling nurse jobs

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      Competitive pay
      Travel nurses are wanted all over the country. With pay transparency, you can see your traveler pay package upfront before you even apply.   
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      Stipend 
      A travel nursing career means you qualify for a weekly, tax-free stipend to help cover housing, transportation, meals, and other expenses.   
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      Licensing   
      Don’t let the cost of licenses and certifications stop you from following your dreams. When you become a travel nursing professional, you can get your state licenses (or compact license) and certifications fully reimbursed by Fusion Medical Staffing.   
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      Explore the U.S.  
      From lively city vibes to the peaceful countryside, working travel nurse jobs allow you to experience all the U.S. has to offer and build a rewarding life. Travel nursing is more than a job, it’s a journey of adventure, making memories, and bringing your skills to different corners of the country.   

      Medical traveler compliance & licensure  

      Working travel nursing jobs is an exciting way for you to grow your experience, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications that you don’t have? Lucky for you, you have a team of experts helping you every step of the way. We’re here to help ensure you have the training you need and the financial assistance to cover the cost of licensing and certifications.   

      Licenses & certifications   

      Licensing and certification can be confusing. It’s hard enough keeping up with the requirements of your home state, but now you have to get compliant for places you’ve never been. Work with your recruiter, compliance experts, clinical liaisons, and facility to double-check all relevant credentials required for all travel nurse jobs.   

      Compliance requirements  

      Compliance requirements for travel nurse professionals are essential checks to make sure your important information is up to date. Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty. 

      The three parts of compliance: 

      • Occupational health records: required immunizations and health examinations 
      • Documentation: tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses 
      • Testing: certifications, online trainings, and workplace safety exams 

      F.A.Q.s

      How long is a typical travel nurse job assignment?   

      Most travel nursing jobs last around 13 weeks (about 3 months). This timeframe allows you to dive into the rhythm of a new place, make an impact, and move on to another city. Alternatively, if you love your placement, there’s always the possibility of extending your travel job even longer. If you don’t work in the same place for over 364 days, you won’t be at risk of losing any traveler benefits.   

      How much experience do I need to be a travel nurse?   

      If you’re a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, surgical tech, sterile processor, or any other position in this field, you’ll need to first collect experience before you can work travel nursing jobs. To officially change your job title to “travel nurse,” you must have at least 12 months of combined total experience within your specific modality within the last three years.   

      How does travel nurse pay work?  

      Healthcare traveler pay can be confusing, so we’re here to break it down. How much you make exactly depends on your level and field of expertise, the location you want to work in, the healthcare staffing agency you work with, and the hospital or healthcare facility you work in. Made up of an hourly wage, housing stipend, and travel reimbursements, your traveler compensation goes beyond a weekly paycheck.   

      The main portion of traveler pay packages is the hourly rate, which encompasses a bill rate (what agencies can charge a hospital for your services) and a pay rate (what you pocket per hour). In addition to your hourly wage, you may also receive an optional tax-free housing stipend that covers the cost of temporary accommodation. If you opt for this perk, you’ll receive a predetermined allowance for housing every week. If you don’t want to find your own housing, you can work with our housing department, and they’ll get you all set up. Finally, healthcare travelers are entitled to reimbursement for select travel expenses, like mileage or continued education fees.   

      Do travel nurses receive benefits like health insurance?   

      Whether you receive all the benefits like health insurance depends on the staffing agency you’re working with. At Fusion Medical Staffing, our travelers have the choice between several comprehensive health insurance packages, as well as dental insurance, eye insurance, worker’s comp insurance, professional liability insurance, 401(K) investment and matching, short-term disability, and more.   

      Can I travel with my family or pets?  

      Yes! Working travel nursing jobs doesn’t have to be a solo mission — it can be a family adventure including your spouse, partner, kids, and pets.    

      Your loved ones are a critical part of your life, so if you decide to bring a plus one (or two or three or four) on your travel job, we’re here to help. From finding pet-friendly housing or researching accommodations with enough room for your whole family, your Fusion Medical Staffing recruiter is here for you.    

      Why should I choose to travel with Fusion Medical Staffing?  

      We’re not your average healthcare staffing agency, we’re a ✨cool ✨ healthcare staffing agency. Aside from an array of exciting job opportunities and killer benefits, you’ll get personalized attention with dedicated clinical support, certification and continued education reimbursement, and the freedom to control your own career when you travel with us. We’re not just about finding you a job, but rather curating an experience that fits your vibe and lifestyle.     

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