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How to Become a Travel Nurse

Make the Switch to Travel Nursing

What is a Travel Nurse?

Earn a Living and Travel at the Same Time

A travel nurse provides relief for hospitals, clinics, and other short staffed healthcare facilities all over the country that are struggling with nursing shortages. As a travel nurse working with a staffing agency like Barton Healthcare Staffing, you get to pick where you work and how often you work. This is extremely appealing to nurses that like to live a flexible lifestyle, enjoy traveling, and want to focus on the most important nurse responsibilities, namely providing high quality patient care.

A career in travel nursing can be both a full- and part-time travel nurse job. Whether you are looking to travel around the country for a career, or simply looking for supplemental income during your off days, there is a travel nurse job for everyone.

Are you a registered nurse who is looking to become a travel nurse? You’re in the right place. If you are new to the travel nurse lifestyle, using a travel nursing agency like Barton is a great way to land your first travel nurse job.

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What Nursing Specialties Does BHS Work With?

Barton Healthcare Staffing Works With Most Specialty Nurses

Barton Healthcare Staffing’s database of nurses grows daily. Below is a sample of our travel nurse specialties.

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Emergency Room (ER) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) MedSurg
Catheterization Lab Critical Care Telemetry
Labor & Delivery Neonatal ICU (NICU) Oncology
Operating Room (OR) Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Primary Care
Detox Case Management Psychiatry
COVID Testing/ Vaccination Camp Nurse School Nurse
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Travel Nurse Salary

It's Not Always the Same

A travel nurse’s salary will vary on a facility to facility basis, but generally speaking, travel nurses oftentimes make more money than their permanent counterparts. A variety of factors impact salary such as location, willingness to travel, and ability to take an assignment on short notice.

Your nursing staffing recruiter serves as your advocate during the job hunting process. If you have some big bills coming up, or if you just want some extra money in your pocket, make sure you let them know. It’s their job to find you a long- or short-term health care job that meets your lifestyle needs no matter what your goals are.

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Travel Nursing With Barton

When you take a travel nurse assignment with BHS, you get:

  • The flexibility to follow your own schedule
  • Travel and lodging (sometimes a housing stipend) are covered by the client and booked by Barton Healthcare Staffing’s Travel team.
  • To gain years of experience by working in a variety of different practice settings
  • Access to our in-house licensing and onboarding team
  • Competitive rates

Barton Healthcare Staffing's Clients

With Barton, Get Access to a Variety of Work Environments

Barton Healthcare Staffing works with a variety of facilities who need nurses to fill positions, including:

Hospitals Medical Practices Imaging centers
Retail IHS facilities Correctional facilities
Rehab centers Skilled nursing facilities Clinics
Urgent Care Schools Insurance companies
Corporations Hospice/Home Health Behavioral Health
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do I need any extra training from additional nursing programs to be a travel nurse?

A: Nope! Travel nurses are simply permanent nurses that decided they want to travel around the country for a living. There is no additional training needed.

Q: How do I become a travel nurse?

A: That’s an easy one! Simply fill out the form on our homepage and a recruiter will get in contact with you.

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?

A: You have a few options. First of all, your recruiter will be available to help you at any time, even when you are on assignment. Listed below you’ll find some of our great resources.

– Licensing and Onboarding

– Travel Arrangements

– About BHS

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