If you feel that nursing is your passion, or perhaps you only want to learn about nursing, you should know that being a nurse is not only to assist doctors in a hospital or clinic, but also in any other places. Working as a travel nurse, you will have experience in traveling all over the country; you can develop your career; you meet new people and experience different ways of life.
To become a travel nurse, you must attend a travel nursing education to get at least a Registered Nurse (RN) degree. It can be gained with a four-year Bachelor’s degree, a two year Associate degree program or a three-year diploma in hospital-based program. After passing the Registered Nurse examination or becoming an RN, you can choose to specialize in an area of interest, such as surgery, pediatrics or cardiac care by getting a master’s degree in nursing.
Here are the some nursing subspecialties, which are in constant demand in travel nursing domain.
- Advanced Practical Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Radiology Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Rehabilitation Nurse
- Nurse Practitioner
- Occupational Health Nurse
- Other Allied Healthcare Professionals
Job Requirements and Career Opportunities
After completing the study in nursing school and having at least 1 year of medical or clinical experience in the field of specialization, a travel nurse may begin the job by selecting a travel nursing company. This company acts as the personal job recruiter that will help you to relocate and register with local authorities.
Then, if you are chosen for a company, you will have a training session. The objective of the training is help you familiarize with the job’s environment and duties. A travel nurse can work as a part time or full time nurse. The range of travel assignment is usually from 8 to 52 weeks, although 13 weeks is a common period of time.