Lpn for 4 years, will take Rn boards soon, can I travel nurse right away?

  1. I have been an LPN for four years, I will be taking my RN boards soon...I live upstate NY and I want to move to NYC, how long until I am able to travel nurse?
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  3. by   icunurse42066
    Most hospitals want at least 1 year experience in the speciality you are applying for. Some would count your LPN experience, but you would have to discuss that with your recruiter
  4. by   GleeGum
    most people would say at least one year in your specialty area. you will be expected to know what you need to know. there will be no teaching going on.
  5. by   krijay1976
    I was a traveler as an LPN when I graduated from RN school. I was told I had to quit traveling for at least a year to get experience as a RN even if I wanted to continue to travel in the same specialty I was already working in as a LPN traveler.