Travel nursing is a nursing assignment concept that developed in response to the nursing shortage. This industry supplies nurses who travel to work in temporary nursing positions, mostly in hospitals. While travel nursing traditionally refers specifically to the nursing profession, it can also be used as a blanket term to refer to a variety of travel healthcare positions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and even doctors and dentists. The usual requirements for becoming a travel nurse are a minimum of 1.5 years of clinical experience with 1 year being preferred in one's specialty and licensure in the state of employment, often granted through reciprocity with the home state's board of nursing. Some travel agencies will reimburse travelers for the cost of the license or other required certifications. A travel nurse may receive a minimal orientation to the new hospital (and rarely no orientation at all). Travel nurses are expected to be very experienced and knowledgeable in the given specialty.
Related Journals of Travel Nursing
Advanced Practices in Nursing, Pediatric Care & Nursing, Journal of Patient Care, Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing, Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Nursing Management , Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease