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.
Ready to Start Your Next Travel Nursing Assignment?
View Our New Open Nurse Jobs
Medical Surgical Nurse (MedSurg)
Cross New Hampshire off your bucket list with this travel assignment opportunity! Our client is looking for a medical surgical nurse to begin temporary coverage immediately. Hours include 12 hour night shifts (7p - 7a) as well as some occasional... View This Job
The Bay State of Massachusetts is the home of your next travel assignment! Our client has multiple openings for a primary care nurse to begin temporary 8 week coverage immediately. Hours include 8 hour shifts for 5-6 days per week.... View This Job
Looking for your next travel assignment opportunity? Look no further! Our client in New Mexico is looking for a labor and delivery nurse to begin temporary 13 week coverage immediately. Hours include 12 hour night shifts (7p - 7a) for... View This Job
Medical Surgical Nurse (MedSurg)
Your next travel assignment opportunity awaits in Missouri! Our client is looking for a medical surgical nurse to begin temporary coverage immediately. Hours include 12 hour night shifts (7p - 7a) for 3 nights per week. Applicants should have at... View This Job
Another travel assignment opportunity has arrived in Massachusetts! Our client is looking for a primary care nurse to begin temporary 4 week coverage immediately. Hours include 8 hour shifts for 5-6 days per week. Applicants should have BLS certification and... View This Job
Ever wanted to visit Massachusetts? Now you can with this travel assignment opportunity! Our client is looking for a primary care nurse to begin temporary 5 week coverage immediately. Hours include 8 hour shifts for 5-6 days per week. Applicants... View This Job
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.
Don’t see your specialty here? Let us know!
|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|
|COVID Testing/ Vaccination||Camp Nurse||School Nurse|
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.
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|
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.