Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey across America? As a travel LPN, you get the chance to explore this incredible country while furthering your expertise in the healthcare field. From coast to coast, there are countless opportunities for you to make a lasting impact as a travel nurse and gain valuable experience - no passport required! Take your professional life to the next level - explore the country, gain knowledge, and make long-lasting relationships.
1613 LPN Travel jobs available
1613 LPN Travel jobs available
Travel Licensed Practical Nurse FAQ
How Much Do Travel LPNs Make?
The salary of a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse can vary significantly depending on the experience of the nurse as well as the experience, certifications, and location they are working in. The median annual salary for a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse was $48,820 per year or $23.47 per hour in 2020 with most earning between $42,060 and $57,860 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level LPN jobs or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $35,570, while the highest 10% earned more than $65,520. Typically, a travel LPN job will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same location.
Where are the Highest Paying Jobs for LPNs and LVNs?
Alaska pays the highest average salary according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $67,620 and an hourly wage of $32.51, though Alaska employs less than 350 LPNs in the state. The next highest paying state California also employs the most LPNs in the country at more than 70,000. LPNs in California get paid an average salary of $64,090 per year and $30.81 per hour, followed by Massachusetts ($60,400 per year, $29.04 per hour), Washington ($59,780 per year, $28.74 per hour), Nevada ($59,700 per year, $28.70 per hour), and Rhode Island ($59,090 per year, $28.41 per hour).
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses seeking the highest paying contract should also be considering the cost of living in the state the position is located in. When comparing adjusted LPN/LVN salaries, Illinois is the highest paying state for LPN and LVN jobs. The other states with the highest adjusted salary for LPN positions are Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona.
What Does an LPN Do?
LPNs are typically the primary caregivers in nursing homes, hospitals, and other medical facilities. They help patients with their daily activities and provide emotional support. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are invaluable members of the healthcare team. They provide basic medical care to patients under the direction of registered nurses and doctors and perform a variety of tasks such as helping with daily activities like eating and bathing, taking vital signs, administering medications, wound care, collecting samples for lab testing, providing acute patient care, and provide patient education on treatments.
Typical LPN Responsibilities:
Monitor patient health, including vital signs and overall condition
Assist doctors and registered nurses with patient care
Change dressings or insert catheters as needed
Administer medication and treatments as prescribed by a physician
Provide basic life activities such as eating, dressing, and bathing assistance to patients
Perform routine checks of patients' vital signs
Ensure that patients take their medications correctly
Provide acute patient care
Coordinate with other medical staff to provide the best possible care for patients
Answer phones and take messages
How to Become a Travel LPN?
To become a Travel LPN, you need to meet the qualifications of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) generalist. These qualifications include graduating from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, completing continuing education requirements, and having recent clinical experience as an LPN.
Education & License Requirements
LPN/LVN programs can be completed in less time than RN programs, allowing individuals to quickly begin working as a nurse. LPN/LVN programs are very much structured around learning how to perform the necessary skills required to take care of patients. LPNs/LVNs are generally required to practice under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Explore LPN Travel Nursing Jobs
Finding the best LPN travel assignments shouldn’t be a full-time job. Fusion Marketplace gives travel LPNs the autonomy to secure their next healthcare placement in only a few clicks with less paperwork. With a professional traveler profile, Fusion Marketplace helps healthcare travelers find their next job that aligns with their top career priorities. With complete transparency in each job including benefits, pay packages, staffing agencies, and recruiters, Fusion Marketplace makes the unknown known to travel nurses across the country.
Can LPNs Travel with a Compact License?
Yes, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can travel with a Compact LPN License. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses to possess one license but practice in other participating states as long as the nurse is a resident of the home state and meets all requirements in both the home and remote states.
All NLC states recognize one another’s licenses and allow reciprocity for nurses to work temporarily in other member states without the requirement of obtaining an additional license. To conduct nursing practice in any of those NLC states, nurses have to register with the respective Board of Nursing.
Where are Travel LPN Assignments Available?
There is a growing demand for LPNs in a variety of settings as more health care organizations are building a team nursing approach to providing nursing care. The national nursing shortage is opening more opportunities for LPNs and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses should grow by 9% from 2020 to 2030.
Facilities Needing Travel LPNs
Home Health & Home Care
Assisted Living Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Long Term Care Facilities & Nursing Homes
Memory Care Units
Mental Health and Psychiatric Facilities
Group Homes & Residential Care Homes
Critical Access Hospital
Getting Started as a Traveling LPN
Finding the LPN travel assignments shouldn’t be a full-time job. Fusion Marketplace gives travel LPNs the autonomy to secure their next healthcare placement in only a few clicks with less paperwork. With a professional traveler profile, Fusion Marketplace helps healthcare travelers find their next job that aligns with their top career priorities. With complete transparency in each job including benefits, pay packages, staffing agencies, and recruiters, Fusion Marketplace makes the unknown known to travel nurses across the country.