Traveling nurses are healthcare professionals that travel to patients. These patients are oftentimes chronically ill or homebound patients. They perform nursing duties and provide care in homes, at schools, and other organizations. Also, they assist when medical facilities are short-staffed. They administer medications, physical therapy, and vaccinations. Similarly, they complete blood pressure, glucose, and other relevant tests. They monitor patients' recovery and prepare reports for the doctors and other stakeholders. Additionally, they work with other healthcare professionals to develop improved diets and healthcare plans.
Traveling nurses hold a bachelor's degree in nursing or an equivalent. They have relevant licenses and certifications. They have completed an apprenticeship or previous experience in a similar role. Also, they possess organization, report writing, analytical and problem-solving skills. Traveling nurses can either be licensed practical (LPN) or registered nurses (RN) The average hourly rate for these professionals is $36.72. However, this ranges from $26.23 to $45.36.