In recent years, travel nurses have become a popular choice for nurses working in ambulatory care settings. They provide essential care to patients during their travels and can make a significant income on the side.
Median pay for travel nurses
According to the National Domestic Workers Union (NDWU), the median pay for a travel nurse is $47,000. This figure does not include tips, which can add an additional $14,000 to the median pay.
Different entry-level jobs for travel nurses
There are a variety of different entry-level jobs for travel nurses, depending on the practice setting in which you want to work. The NDWU offers a list of job titles that include nurses in ambulatory care settings, inpatient care, and inpatient psychiatric care.
Some things to consider when looking to get a job as a travel nurse include:-
- Are you a natural fit for a travel position? Do you have experience traveling?
- Do you have the right skills and experience to be a travel nurse?
- Do you have the education and training to be a successful traveler nurse?
- Do you want to work in a hospice or long-term care setting?
- How much money can you make?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions, but following these tips can help you get a good job as a travel nurse.
For more information on the median pay for travel nurses, visit the NDWU website or contact your regional professional body.