5 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Travel Nurse

Are you a travel nurse or looking to switch to travel nursing? Keep reading this blog post to discover 5 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Travel Nurse in 2024.

Travel nursing is an adventurous nursing specialty that allows you to explore the world while earning a good salary. According to the 2023 NSI (Nursing Solutions, Inc.) National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report, travel nurses make an average hourly rate of $127 and, in some cases, may receive as much as $175 an hour. Travel nursing also comes with great perks, such as furnished housing, paid utilities, and meal stipends.

5 Secrets to Be Successful as a Travel Nurse

To achieve the goal of being a successful travel nurse in 2024, you should adopt certain practices. These practices will increase your employability and the value of your pay cheque. Here are the top five secrets you should know to become successful at travel nursing this year.

Get an advanced degree

According to a Zippia research, travel nurses with a doctorate generally make the highest income and average roughly $92,800 to $99,122 a year. Those with a bachelor's degree typically earn around $86,312 yearly. To increase your earning capacity as a travel nurse, consider getting more qualifications by investing in your education.

Gain relevant experiences

Like other jobs in the marketplace, gaining relevant experience gives you an edge when applying for nursing jobs. If you are a new travel nurse or want to advance in your career as a travel nurse, consider gaining nursing specialty experience in areas where travel nurses are most needed. These include intensive care, labor and delivery, or operating room nursing.

Network with other travel nurses

Networking is a great way to accelerate your progress in life. Building a network of people in your specialty will not only increase your access to beneficial information but also give you the drive you need to attain your goals. To network with fulfilled travel nurses, consider attending industry workshops and forums or joining relevant nursing communities. You can also ask your other friends to link you with travel nurses they know.

Always look out for new opportunities

They say doors of opportunity only open to those who knock on them. If success in your travel nursing career looks like getting a new job, a bigger cheque, or more free time, consider looking for new opportunities online and offline. Do not hesitate to seek mentors or ask your friends and colleagues for help.

Update your portfolio

Keep a record of all your past roles' successes. Also, make sure your digital presence is clear and precise and showcases you as an expert in your field.


The demand for travel nurses has increased exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are already a travel nurse or looking to switch to travel nursing, these five secrets to becoming a successful travel nurse will help you achieve your goal. For more helpful tips like this, please visit Natty Nurses.

March 28, 2024

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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