Travel Nurse Requirements

The exciting world of travel nursing is a great way to boost your career, but there are certain travel nurse requirements you must meet to begin your journey. 

While travel nursing requirements vary by state and specialty, candidates are generally required to have one-year of experience working as a registered nurse.

Some highly-skilled nursing specialties ,such as OB/GYN, Cath Lab, OR and ER, require additional travel nursing requirements.

Speak with a career specialist to learn more about unique travel nurse requirements regarding your nursing specialty.

A Final Checklist of Travel Nursing Requirements

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

  • A minimum of one-year RN nursing experience
  • A license in the state in which you want to work as a travel nurse, or a license in a state that is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Necessary certifications required for your designated nursing specialty
  • Completed continuing education units that may be necessary for state license renewal

Have questions regarding travel nursing requirements? Our experienced travel nursing career specialists are standing by to help you. Simply fill out the form to the right to learn more.


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