How much experience do I need to be a travel nurse?
This answer is for Nurse Blogger and anyone else wondering how to start working as a travel nurse. I get this question often. A travel nurse career is an option for nurses with a minimum of 12 months of acute care clinical experience. However with this being said; facilities will determine how many years they want for the position that they are posting (some may require 2 – 5 years). If you are a graduate nurse, without the required experience, the best option is to fill out an application profile and receive future travel nurse job information. Once you have 12 months of acute care clinical experience, come back and update your application profile with the latest job(s) you had in the last 12 months; then, you will be ready to apply for travel nurse jobs nationwide.
Travel nurses get a chance to see new places, expand their resume and work at some of the country’s top facilities. As a travel nurse you can choose jobs close to home or anywhere in the country.
Come back every week to check my posts on “Ask Kristin a Question….” with helpful information about the travel nursing career.
Thank you for the question Nurse Blogger.