Are you an RN whose license is in good standing? Do you have a desire to see the country and meet new people? Ever thought about traveling, but weren’t sure what the travel nurse requirements are?
Becoming a traveling nurse is an exciting way to take the skills and experience you’ve earned to the next level. Not only do you get to advance your professional career, you’ll join the ranks of some of the best compensated nurses in the nation.
What are the requirements to become a travel nurse?
Hospitals across the country are looking for healthcare professionals like you who meet the travel nurse requirements to fill in for expected leaves of absence, assist with an upcoming EMR conversion, accommodate seasonal fluctuations in the city’s population, and more.
A traveling nurse is expected to be a competent, experienced professional. While on assignment travel nurses step into unfamiliar situations and provide independently managed, high quality care.
Do you meet the travel nurse requirements?
Here some of the minimum requirements to become a travel nurse:
- 1-2 years of recent, active experience in your area of specialty
- An active nursing license or other appropriate accreditation in one of the 50 US states
- An adventurous spirit with a desire to share skills and acquire new ones
Depending on the specific travel nursing job to which you apply, you may be asked to present other applicable credentials, like specialty certifications or skills checklists. However, many positions simply require you be a nurse in good standing, with a great attitude and active in your specialty.
Allied healthcare and other types of traveling professionals have slightly different requirements. For example, Physical Therapists are able to travel as soon as they receive their license.
Not licensed in the state to which you’d like to travel? We’ve got you covered! One of the benefits of being a trustaff traveler is our licensure reimbursement program. Our career specialists are rigorously trained to assist you through every step of the travel process from preparation for your first assignment, including getting any licenses you may need, to helping you prepare for your interview!
Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an experienced traveler, trustaff’s team of career specialists are always at the ready to help you become the most successful traveling nurse you can be! Contact us at 877-880-0346 or apply online today.