Travel LPN Jobs

Make a Difference as a Travel Licensed Practical Nurse

Becoming a travel licensed practical nurse (LPN) can be an exciting and rewarding career path for those who seek adventure, flexibility, and the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. As a travel LPN, you have the chance to explore different parts of the country while providing essential healthcare services.

Interested in traveling as a LPN? Browse travel LPN jobs at outstanding facilities across the country and find your fit.

What is a traveling LPN?

LPN travel nurses, also known as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), are healthcare professionals who are responsible for delivering high quality care and essential health care services in a variety of settings and healthcare facilities. Licensed practical nurses 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 LPN Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess patient health needs and develop appropriate care plans and medical solutions
  • Provide treatments and administering medications as prescribed by a physician
  • Provide patient education and counseling
  • Monitor patient and taking 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 LPN Travel Nurse Jobs

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Competitive pay
LPN travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
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Per diem
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.
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Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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Travel life
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.

Compliance Requirements

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 vs. LVN: what's the difference?

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) and a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) are both healthcare professionals who provide basic nursing 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, both provide direct patient care and there are very minor differences based on which state you're in.

Can you go from LPN to RN?

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 a hospital setting. Many institutions and community colleges offer LPN to BSN options to build on your experience and skills as an LPN.

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 LPN 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 LPN 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 highest paying 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 LPN travel nurse jobs help my career?

Travel nurse jobs are beneficial because they expose you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations. Working with a travel nursing agency also provides the opportunity to explore new specialties and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly. Don't wait and browse LPN travel nurse jobs to start your career.

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