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What Is a Part Time Travel Nurse and How to Become One

What Is a Part Time Travel Nurse and How to Become One Image

What Does a Part-Time Travel Nurse Do?

A part-time travel nurse takes temporary nursing assignments at different medical facilities. Your duties can vary depending on where you get assigned. You work as a normal member of the medical staff at a hospital, clinic, or another healthcare facility. You can provide medical services to patients or handle other nursing responsibilities, such as recording information on patients' medical charts and coordinating care with other staff members. Some part-time travel nurses work as replacements for regular staff members or during times when the healthcare facility is especially busy. Other travel nurses go to different locations to provide specialized services.

How Can I Become a Part-Time Travel Nurse?

The qualifications that you need to become a part-time travel nurse include a nursing degree, a license, and the schedule flexibility to accept part-time assignments in different locations throughout a region. Travel nurses need either an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Specialized positions typically require a bachelor’s degree. You also need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam after you graduate from your nursing program. Licensing requirements vary, so if you travel to a different state, you need to be sure your credentials are acceptable. Most part-time travel nurses find employment that matches their skills through an agency.