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Do I Need my BSN to Travel?

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by Nurse Beth Nurse Beth, MSN (Advice Column) Writer Innovator Expert

Nurse Beth has 30 years experience as a MSN and works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist.

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Dear Nurse Beth,

I am considering to go back to school to get a BSN. I would like to travel and I am wondering if a BSN is more attractive to employers. I have been in the Dialysis section of Nursing for about two years now.

Dear Wants to Travel,

It is important to get your BSN and I hope you will. You will have a lot more career options with a BSN.

As far as traveling, it's not required to have your BSN. Agencies do not require it, although it's possible a hospital may prefer or even require their Travelers to have a BSN.

When a hospital hires Travelers, it's because they are in need and what is important is experience. Travelers are expected to hit the ground running. 

Best wishes, 

Nurse Beth

Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!

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