Nomad Health helps find and secure high-paying travel jobs nationwide in hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, surgery centers, and more. If you're considering applying for a med-surg travel nurse job, use the checklist below to see if you're a good match for the travel job you're applying for.
To qualify for a med-surg travel nurse job at Nomad Health, you will need an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). However, travel nurses should be aware that some facilities may require a BSN. You will also need to have the general certifications for your speciality, such as basic life support (BLS) advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Before you move forward with an application, it's essential to check that you meet all the educational and certification requirements for the med-surg travel nurse job.
It's important for med-surg travel nurses to be prepared for their travel assignment. As a med-surg travel RN, you will be responsible for nursing tasks ranging from preoperative patient care to postoperative patient care. You'll also perform patient assessments, administer medications, evaluate their effects, interpret lab work, and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team. Remember, every med-surg travel nurse job is different, so it’s important to read the full job description to make sure it aligns with your unique skills and experience.