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Travel Nurse Requirements: What You Need to Know

Travel nursing requirements vary by specialty and state, but RNs generally need one-year of nursing experience in a clinical setting to qualify. 

In addition, certain nursing specialties, such as OB/GYN, ER, OR and others, require additional travel nurse requirements. 

Travel Nursing Requirements Checklist

This list of travel nursing requirements will help you understand what’s necessary to become a travel nurse.

  • A minimum of one-year RN nursing experience
  • A license in the state in which you want to work, or a license in nursing compact state.
  • Necessary certifications required for your nursing specialty
  • Completion of continuing education classes required for state license renewal

Got questions? Fill out the form below to connect with a travel nursing career specialist about travel nursing requirements. 

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