Travel LPN Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel Licensed Practical Nurse
It's no surprise you have a knack for helping those around you. It's likely why you got into nursing in the first place! You’re all about listening to your patients, but are you ready to listen to that inner voice telling you to travel? Travel nursing has its perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others around the clock because people do not fall ill on a schedule, as much as that would make things easier.
Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).
What is a traveling LPN?
Traveling Licensed Practical Nurses, also known as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), are healthcare professionals who provide essential medical services in a variety of settings and healthcare facilities. Employed by a travel nursing agency, Traveling LPNs gain access to unique experiences and opportunities while helping to fill in gaps in healthcare across the country while on travel LPN jobs. The job can be physically and emotionally demanding, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. You’ll get to make a difference in the lives of many people while enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that come with traveling.
Typical Licensed Practical Nurse 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 new graduates 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 Nursing Jobs
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Travel nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
See 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 nurse 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 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
LPN LVN: what's the difference?
A Licensed Practical Nurse and an LVN are both healthcare professionals who provide basic care and provide medical solutions for patients in a hospital or healthcare setting. The major difference when it comes to the terms LPN LVN is the state where you work. The term Licensed Vocational Nurse is primarily used in California and Texas. However, Licensed Practical Nurse is the more common phrase used throughout the rest of the U.S. When it comes to job responsibilities between LPN LVN, there are very minor differences based on which state you're in.
Can you go from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse?
Licensed Practical Nurses have a fantastic opportunity to further their education and advance their careers. By taking the necessary steps to become a Registered Nurse, you can greatly expand your professional horizons.
To become an RN, consider pursuing a formal RN program, which may include completing the required coursework, passing a licensing exam, and gaining valuable experience through an internship. In the end, becoming an RN not only offers LPNs and LVNs a more diverse career path but also opens doors to greater earning potential. So, if you're an LPN looking to take your career to the next level, becoming a traveling Registered Nurse could be an excellent choice for you!
Are there any common Licensed Practical Nurse certifications I should consider?
Yes! If you want to be a Travel LPN, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications are Basic Life Support (BLS), IV Therapy Certification, Long-Term Care/Home Health/Gerontology Certification, and Pharmacology Certification. While not usually required for pediatric nursing jobs, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS), and Pediatric Emergency Assessment and Stabilization (PEARS).
What type of Travel Nursing jobs make the most money?
Typically, the most in-demand travel nursing jobs are those that require highly specialized training, knowledge, and experience. This includes positions in the Cardiac Cath Lab, ICUs, Emergency Rooms, and Operating Rooms. Fusion Medical Staffing provides weekly pay estimates for most travel nursing jobs we have available which include the combined hourly pay and available stipend amounts for housing, travel, and per diem.
Will taking a Travel LPN job help my nursing career?
Travel nurse jobs are beneficial because they expose you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly. Don't wait and browse travel nurse jobs to start your career.