In Need Specialties For Travel Nursing?


What are the specialties that are most need by travel nursing agencies? Very interested in going into this after graduation. Thank you.


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Specializes in LTC, sub-acute care, Hospice.

I too am looking into traveling nursing, but I just graduated and the companies I have talked to say I need a year of experience as an RN before travelling, even though I have been an LPN for almost 4 years.

I am hoping to get into either L&D or mom/baby, are these areas that support travelling nurses?

Sorry, techraider, I didn't answer your question, hoping someone will!

Diary/Dairy, RN

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You will need at least a year's experience before traveling.

I have heard that L&D jobs are harder to get - but that's not my specialty so I am not sure.

I traveled in Telemetry and had no lack of jobs.

ICU is also a needed traveling specialty... but they require at least 2 years or more for that.....

Has 19 years experience.

The most in demand specialties for travelers are Med surg, ICU, and ER.

Most companies now want two solid years of experience in a specialty before they will accept a traveler.

With the economy the way is is, travel positions are way down, and are paying less than they have in the past.

A common tactic is for travel agencies to advertise positions they don't have in order to lure a nurse into applying. They then say "that position is filled, but we'd like you for this other (lower pay, less desireable location) position."

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