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What does a Travel RN do?

If you are reading this, you have probably noticed a traveling RN vacancy, and are considering the pros and cons. Do you know traveling nurses can earn more than $3000 per week? Nursing shortages are at an all-time high and nurses can negotiate better salaries and benefits.

However, if you are planning to apply to be a travel RN, you should know that in addition to the salary, you need to consider whether you are a good fit. The most important thing to remember is that you would have to travel a lot.

Administering medication

One of the most important things you may do as a traveling RN is to administer vaccines and medications during home or school visits. You would be performing tests, like glucose tests, and monitoring blood pressure, to determine the health status of patients.

Monitoring progress

Travel RNs monitor patients’ treatment to speed up recovery. For example, you may have to attend to injuries and determine if a wound needs dressing. You will check on the patients’ overall health, offer dietary advice and write reports to their respective hospitals.

Rural healthcare

Many rural areas with limited or no access to basic healthcare services can benefit from the services of a travel RN and make sure the people in those places receive proper healthcare.

Attending intensive care patients

Healthcare institutions and governments may ask for a travel RN to work in hospitals. In such cases, traveling nurses also attend to patients in intensive care units. Working as a travel RN is a demanding but highly rewarding role. If you are passionate about nursing and feel this is the right fit for you, apply to us at (317) 862-8141

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