What is travel nursing?

Travel nursing is an attractive option for experienced nurses looking to explore new places and gain professional experience. With travel nursing, advanced practice nurses (APRN), registered nurses (RN), and licensed practical nurses (LPN) have the opportunity to work in different healthcare facilities across the United States on assignments that last anywhere from 4-13 weeks. This shorter time frame often translates into generous pay, as travel RNs and LPNs are in high demand, providing added financial benefits and flexibility for those looking to travel.

Favorite Healthcare Staffing offers an abundance of travel nursing opportunities that are ideal for nurses who want to enjoy the flexibility of a short-term assignment. Whether traveling for pleasure, a change in scenery, or career advancement, discover your dream job with Favorite Healthcare Staffing today!

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How to become a travel nurse 

Becoming a travel nurse first starts with becoming a licensed nurse. Education requirements depend on the specialty and the employer but usually include having an Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) and successfully passing the NCLEX-RN exam administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to receive your nursing license. Having a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) could potentially open up more job opportunities. If travel nursing is something you're interested in, make sure you have the required education, and an active nursing license to ensure success in this profession.

Travel nurse exploring the seaside

After you have received your nursing license, travel nursing jobs are a great way to take advantage of exciting job opportunities in various parts of the country. To begin working as a travel nurse with Favorite Healthcare Staffing, you need at least one year of recent work experience as an APRN, RN, or LPN or LVN.

Depending on the assignment and position, travel nurses may also need specialty certifications, including an active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Prior experience as a travel nurse is not necessary in order to work with Favorite, making travel nursing an ideal option for those looking to branch out in their career.

Travel nurse exploring the desert

The best travel nursing experience starts with Favorite

As one of the top travel nursing agencies in the United States, Favorite Healthcare Staffing is the ideal choice for healthcare professionals interested in becoming a travel nurse. With a dedicated recruiter, you can be assured that each assignment is selected with your best interests in mind. Your recruiter will work hard to find the perfect job for you and will provide you with support throughout the length of your travel nursing assignment. 

Make Favorite Healthcare Staffing your go-to staffing agency for the best travel nursing experience – apply today!

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“Kiley is simply the best! She is compassionate, caring, and understanding. Kiley has shown nothing but the best support in wanting to see others be successful. She has made traveling nursing a comfortable and great experience as a first-time traveler.”

- Maria M – Registered Nurse

Our streamlined application process will make your travel nursing journey easy

Ready to make the leap and begin a career as a travel nurse? We have streamlined the application process so all you have to do is complete these easy-to-follow steps. Your dream of becoming a traveling nurse with Favorite starts here.

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Applying has never been easier!

Ready to jumpstart an exciting new career in healthcare? Applying at Favorite Healthcare Staffing is as easy as 1-2-3! Our streamlined three-step process helps experienced professionals and newcomers alike find the job of their dreams with ease. There's never been a better time to get started - let us help you start your journey with Favorite today!


Job Type

When applying to Favorite Healthcare Staffing, the first step is to decide which type of job you are looking for. You can choose from a variety of positions such as registered nurses, respiratory therapists and many other clinical and non-clinical occupations.


Contact Information

The next step is to provide your contact information, such as your name, phone number and email address. This ensures that you receive all updates regarding job openings and other relevant news from Favorite.


Employment History

A key part of the application process is providing detailed employment history information. This includes all prior employers you have worked for in the past year or more and explains what duties were performed at each job site.

The best travel nursing jobs in every state – find your perfect fit today!

If you are an experienced and licensed nurse looking for the chance to travel, Favorite Healthcare Staffing has got you covered! We offer unique nursing positions in some of the most sought-after destinations in the U.S. From busy hospitals in California to bustling clinics in New York, nurses have the chance to explore new environments and healthcare facilities when traveling with Favorite.

If you're looking for travel opportunities with an added layer of convenience, Favorite also has travel nursing jobs in states that recognize the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) to make travel nursing even easier. With this type of license, you have the added convenience of exploring other states while still providing excellent patient care without having to worry about obtaining additional licensure.

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With exciting possibilities for adventure, new professional experiences, and personal growth, now is the perfect time to take your nursing career to the next level. Favorite can make your travel dreams come true with top-notch job placements in the best healthcare facilities and destinations around the United States – connect with a recruiter today!

Explore other nursing job opportunities with Favorite

If you are looking for more freedom and flexibility in your nursing career, but you want to remain in your local area, per diem (PRN) nursing might be the perfect option for you. At Favorite Healthcare Staffing, our per diem nurses enjoy the many benefits of temporary assignments without having to commit to a long-term position or travel. As a per diem nurse, you'll be able to pick up local jobs when it works for you and take advantage of competitive pay rates and desirable locations. Discover what per diem nursing with Favorite has to offer. View our current per diem opportunities now to find something perfect for you!

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“Favorite Healthcare is an amazing company to work for!! They care for their employees and everyone there is treated like family. If you love adventure then favorite is the best company to work for!”

- Covid-19 Field Outreach Specialist (Former Employee)