Travel nursing includes a wide range of jobs. Educational requirements for travel nursing jobs vary, depending on the position and health care facility. Many travel nursing agencies look for RNs or LPNs with an associateâ€™s or a bachelorâ€™s degree, but there are also jobs that only require a hospital diploma. It depends on the place and the need, as well as the level of experience.
Explore Different Jobs for Travel Nurses
Look on websites that list travel nursing jobs or link to jobsites, such as:
Many job listings also include specific educational requirements.
Contact the HR departments and nursing supervisors in local healthcare facilities to ask what types of jobs travel nurses hold in their organizations.
Contact travel nursing agencies like Cross Country TravCorps, Access Nurses, Independent Nursing Services or Clinical One directly, to ask for information on types of jobs they offer travel nurses.
Make a List of Travel Nursing Jobs
Write down jobs you may be interested in based on your research. Some examples of travel nursing jobs are:
– Medical Office Administrator
– RN Case Manager
– OB Nurse
– Diabetes Educator
– RN Transplant Unit
– Emergency Room Nurse
Find Educational Requirements for Specific Jobs Talk with nursing school advisors to get information on requirements. Nursing faculty are a good resource, since they have to stay up-to-date in the field.
Look up job titles on career information sites like www.occupationalinfo.org to get information on educational requirements of particular jobs.
Refer to nursing organizations for further information, such as:
– the American Academy of Nursing (www.aannet.org)
– the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (www.aacn.nche.edu)
– the National League for Nursing (www.nin.org)
– the American Nurses Association (www.nursingworld.org)
Keep in mind that, though there are many options for travel nurses with various levels of education, jobs with more managerial responsibilities will likely require a bachelorâ€™s or masterâ€™s degree in addition to experience.