Travel nurses work shifts both in the U.S. and across the world as international nursing staff. They can work anywhere from one month to 13 weeks in a hospital or medical clinic. These nurses may also work overseas on a yearly basis. A specialized focus for registered nurses, travel nursing can be stressful and demanding. However, travel nurses get to journey around the world, making it an ideal profession for single individuals or travel enthusiasts.
Travel nurses complete a variety of tasks and responsibilities across settings. They administer fluids and medications and help with patient mobility. These nurses monitor and oversee every aspect of patient care, recognizing when patients need intervention and what type of help they need. Travel nurses assess, diagnose, plan, evaluate, and implement care for patients.
While travel nursing assignments vary in length, most last no less than eight weeks and no more than 13 weeks in the U.S. and closer to 1-2 years outside of the country. Travel nurses learn how to document patient care across different systems and adapt to different standards across assignments.