How to Become a Travel Nurse

Typically, travel nursing agencies require a minimum of one-year of nursing experience in order to apply to become a travel nurse.

Standard travel nursing requirements also include:

  • Graduate certificate from an accredited nursing program in the U.S. or Canada
  • Valid nursing license or certification and proof of your right to work in the U.S.
  • Necessary certifications dependent on your nursing specialty, facility or unit.

Steps to Becoming a Travel Nurse 

Ready to explore the exciting world of travel nursing? makes it easy—all it takes is a few minutes!

We work directly with the most respected, tenured travel nursing companies in the industry to provide nursing job seekers with the best travel nursing jobs.

Below are simple steps on how to become a travel nurse:   

Step 1: Fill out the quick application here. Don't have time to fill out the full application? Click here to fill out our Design Your Ideal job form.

Step 2: A friendly travel nursing recruiter from one of our trusted partners will reach out to you to discuss your personal/professional goals, location preferences, employment background and more. 

Step 3: Next, you’ll interview with a facility that matches your needs. This is your time to shine and ask questions about the facility and job details to ensure it’s a good fit for you. 

Step 4: Once you’ve found your ideal travel nursing job, you’ll work with your recruiter to gather all the necessary documents, make housing arrangements and more. 

Step 5: Enjoy your travel nursing assignment!  

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To begin your travel nursing career, you’ll need to complete an application. Doing so will get your name in front of a recruiter faster, giving you access to some great travel nursing assignments.