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.

Travel RN watching the sunset on a cliffside during her hike while on a travel nurse assignment

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. Travel nursing enables healthcare professionals to earn generous pay while experiencing adventures and exploring the nation. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure, looking for a change in scenery, or taking the opportunity to advance in your career, you can discover your dream job with Favorite Healthcare Staffing today!

Male travel LPN hiking by the ocean and smiling while on a travel assignment

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.

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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.

Two off duty travel nurses going down an escalator at an airport

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!

Three off duty travel nurses walking on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City while on assignment
Favorite Healthcare Staffing chat bot, Frankie

Applying has never been easier!

Meet Frankie

Frankie, Favorite Healthcare Staffing’s virtual assistant, helps travel nurses through our application process. Once you click the ‘apply’ button, Frankie will guide you through the application by asking you questions and automatically submitting your information, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Find Your Dream Travel Nurse Assignment

With our new chat bot, you’ll be able to quickly apply for a travel nurse assignment and easily create your profile with Favorite in a matter of minutes. Our streamlined application process helps experienced travel nurses find the job of their dreams with Favorite.

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!

“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

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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