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Travel Nursing Requirements

What Are the Requirements to be a Travel Nurse?


Many registered nurses begin to consider becoming a travel nurse a few years after graduating from an accredited nursing school, as well as having worked in a clinical setting for at least one year. Travel nursing is a logical next step for RNs who are eager to embark on a journey while advancing their career experience and knowledge, not to mention increasing their earning potential.

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American Mobile’s Checklist of Requirements:

1 Year of Clinical Experience
Completed Application
Complete Skills Checklist and References
Have Proper License & Competency Exams

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Essential Qualifications

Typically, hospitals require nurses to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing school. However, there are many healthcare facilities that only call for nurses to have an Associates' Degree in Nursing (ADN) as their highest degree requirement.

Ideal Experience

Healthcare systems prefer nurses to have at least one year of experience in a clinical setting under their belt to be considered for a position. Although some specialties require additional certifications and experience in the hospital setting. For example, numerous hospitals require ER nurses to have at least two years of experience in the ER to be considered for a position.

A Degree is Necessary

Whether you are ready to travel or still seeking positions, our recruiters will ensure you have the necessary credentials and licenses to interview. We offer licensure assistance to all aspiring travelers, and in some cases, we can reimburse your licensing fees. For more information about a travel nurse license, contact us today or speak with your recruiter.