Travel Nurse Manager Jobs

Make a Difference as a Travel Nurse Manager

As a registered nurse manager, you're a boss and a leader. From overseeing the operations of the unit, including patient care, budgeting, and administrative tasks, to recruiting and hiring, you handle it all, and every hour of the day looks different. Travel nursing allows you to combine what you love about the job with the chance to see the country. 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.

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

What is a traveling nurse manager?

Travel nurse managers play a crucial role in hospitals as they oversee and manage travel nurses and staff nurses in various healthcare facilities. These travel nurse leaders are responsible for making sure all nursing staff work efficiently, competently, and ethically. This includes managing work schedules, providing guidance and support to employees and nursing staff, being familiar with all applicable law and security regulations, and ensuring the highest standards of patient care are met. That’s why registered nurse managers are such an important asset for hospitals everywhere!

Typical Travel Nursing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Partners with physicians and other health team members to coordinate patient care
  • Monitors patients' responses to inventions and reports outcomes of procedures
  • Shares on-call responsibilities with the nursing staff
  • Recruits, hires, and trains new nurses
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory standards
  • Maintains cleanliness of rooms and adequate stock of medical supplies

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 Nursing Manager Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid every week before you even apply.
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Per diem
Travel registered 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 nursing manager is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream nursing manager jobs are 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 before the start date of your next assignment.

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


What degree do I need to be a nurse manager?

If you want to work travel nurse manager jobs, you'll need to first obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This four-year program covers all the necessary aspects of nursing, including patient care, health assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. You'll also need to be a licensed RN, and some nurse managers choose to obtain a Master's degree in nursing management or as an advanced practice RN as well.

These degrees prepare you for a leadership role by providing you with the skills to lead a team of travel nurses and staff nurses, manage resources, and make informed decisions as a travel nursing manager. Additionally, they enable you to communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals, develop strategies for quality improvement, and stay updated with the latest advancements in medical technology.

Most jobs for travel nurses require at least two years of experience as a nursing manager before applying. Employers may require additional administration experience depending on the facility.

What is the average salary of nurse manager?

In the U.S., the average salary of travel nurse managers is $80,000 and $120,000 per year, depending on the location and healthcare facility, as well as your specialty and years of experience. However, you could earn a higher average salary with travel nursing stipends and reimbursements. These additional payments are provided by your employer to help cover the cost of housing, meals, and other expenses incurred while traveling for work.

Are travel nurse manager jobs in demand?

Yes! The demand for nursing manager jobs is largely driven by the increasing complexity of healthcare systems, the need for patient-centered care, and the shortage of qualified healthcare professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities of medical and health service managers, including nurse managers, is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for occupations and specialties. The demand for this travel nurse position is expected to remain strong in the years to come, making it an excellent travel career choice for those interested in healthcare management.

What certifications are needed to become a travel nursing manager?

The two primary certifications that you should consider are the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) and the Certified Executive Nursing Practice (CENP). The CNML proves your ability to lead in a medical setting. To obtain this certification, you need to pass an exam, hold an active RN license, have at least an associate degree, and have experience in a nurse manager job.

To get your CENP, you need to pass an exam, have an active RN license, complete at least a bachelor's degree, as well as have experience in an executive nursing role. By obtaining these certifications, you'll not only enhance your skills and knowledge but also demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and excellence in nursing management.

What makes a good travel nurse manager?

Being a good travel nurse requires a unique set of skills. Nurse manager qualities include the ability to effectively communicate with patients, doctors, and nurses. They must have strong leadership skills to guide their teams and create a positive work environment.

A successful travel nurse manager is also highly organized and has the expertise to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. They must be flexible and adaptable to change, as the healthcare industry is constantly evolving. Overall, a good travel nurse manager is someone who is dedicated to improving patient outcomes and the healthcare system as a whole.

Do travel nursing manager jobs offer benefits?

Fusion offers a comprehensive benefits package with three Medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If traveling to the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for a travel nurse assignment.

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