Traveling as an LPN or LVN with LRS Healthcare.
Traveling as an LPN is all about helping where you’re needed most. As a healthcare worker, you make an incredible impact on the patients in your care, and as a traveler, you’ll be providing staffing relief to long-term care teams and facilities you serve.
You’ve decided you want to take the plunge and travel as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), but you’re not sure where to start, or the best travel agency to search for a job? We got you!
What to Expect
When Applying for an LPN (or LVN) Travel Jobs
The first step to traveling as a licensed practical nurse is to apply. Once you’ve submitted your application, a recruiter will then reach out to assist you with finalizing the details of your application and help get you placed within a facility. After you’ve accepted the offer and made it official by signing the contract, it’s time to prepare for your adventure.
Download the Complete Checklist for Every New Healthcare Travel Assignment.
Healthcare travelers get to take control of their careers by having the freedom to choose when and where they work while getting paid well to travel and experience different pockets of the nation. You’re essentially your own boss with a team of professionals to help bring your dreams to life.
Additional perks include (to name only a few):
Excellent Weekly Pay
Explore New Cities
Fun and Flexible Lifestyle
Meet New People
Extended Time Off Between Assignments
Any cons? As a travel LPN or LVN, you can expect there to be a learning curve when it comes to learning the policies and expectations at your assignment’s facility. You may have to work a few shifts that are less than your ideal, but this is to be expected with any new job. The perks of being a medical traveler outweigh any cons.
A standard medical traveler assignment is 13 weeks; however, long-term care facilities are more willing to take some shorter contracts. It is not uncommon for an LPN to commit to an 8-week travel assignment, then extend to continue exploring the city or to perfect their new skills.
What are the requirements to travel as an LPN or LVN?
To be eligible to travel as a licensed practical or vocational nurse you must first have all your licensing and certifications up to date. The required licenses may vary depending on the state in which you take a travel contract. And while it is not required, you’ll likely be more confident as a care giver if you have at least 6-month’s of on-the-job experience.
How do I get started as a Travel LPN or LVN?
Once you’ve completed your education and have your all your certifications and licenses, choose a healthcare staffing agency you want to work with and either reach out, or apply for a job. At LRS Healthcare, our recruiters are here to help you find the best LPN or LVN travel gig that pays well and is in a city that you’ll enjoy.
How much will I be paid to travel as an LPN or LVN?
Pay packages vary job-to-job, and by agency. This could be before or after taxes, so what is promoted online could be different than what your take home will be. It is best to discuss the details this with your LRS Healthcare recruiter, so you know what to expect for your weekly paystub.
Enjoy affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as life and disability insurance options. Insurance plans start the first of the month after you begin an assignment.
We will help you find safe, furnished housing or opt to take our generous stipend.
We’ll cover the cost for new state licenses needed to take an assignment with us.
LRS Healthcare will pay for any necessary certifications for your travel assignment.
Take advantage of our company-matching 401(k) program after one year and become fully vested with your first contribution.
Refer a friend to LRS and you’ll earn a $500 referral bonus ($400 LPNs and $300 CNAs) after they complete their first six weeks with us.
We’re here for you whenever you need us, day or night. Your recruiter and our entire team is just a call, text, or email away.
Why choose LRS Healthcare?
Submit your online application, and we’ll be in touch right away. Once we’ve gotten to know you and matched you to an ideal position, we’ll work together to collect the rest of the details.