Travel Home Health LPN Jobs

As a travel home health LPN, you'll be responsible for providing care to patients who are unable to leave their homes. You'll need to have compassion and empathy for what these patients are going through while also being able to provide them with an environment that is comfortable and conducive to healing.

Travel nursing can be an exciting and rewarding career, especially for those who are excited about experiencing new places and meeting new people. There are many benefits to working as travel home health lpn, such as an increased income, professional development opportunities, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.

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Travel Home Health LPN FAQ

Home health nurses visit patients in their homes to deliver medical care as ordered by a physician. They may work either on shifts, assisting one patient for several hours at a time or intermittently, traveling to care for several patients in one day. Home health LPNs are responsible for the initial patient assessment, determine the plan of care, and coordinating care with the rest of the home health team.

Typical Home Health LPN Responsibilities:

  • Take vital signs, help patients with mobility issues, perform wound care, administer medications, and draw blood.

  • Teach patients and their families how to manage their disease, such as diabetes or heart failure, and when to contact the nurse or physician.

  • Teach patients and families how to self-administer IV medications, change wound dressings, and insert urinary catheters.

Recommended Certifications
  • BLS, CPR

  • Post-surgical

  • Geriatric

  • Pediatric

  • Ortho

  • Diabetics

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Bran/spinal cord injury

  • Cancer

The average salary for a Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the United States is approximately $48,000 per year. However, this estimate can vary significantly based on factors such as geographical location, level of experience, specific responsibilities, and the particular needs of the employer. Home Health LPNs working in regions with a higher cost of living or those with specialized skills and experience may earn more.

Education & License Requirements

Enroll in an accredited practical nursing program. These programs typically take about one year to complete and cover basic nursing principles and patient care techniques. After completing your practical nursing program, you need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).


Common certifications that could be required include Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Home health nurses work in a variety of settings, including private residences, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. They provide care for patients who require medical attention but prefer to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.

While compensation offers can vary greatly depending on the contract or agency offering, pay packages for Home Health travel nurses typically have four major components: hourly taxable wages, meals and incidentals, housing, and travel. The estimated weekly gross pay is based on the specified number of hours per week and includes available stipend amounts.

Hourly Pay

Full-time nurses working at healthcare facilities receive a salary, but most travel nurse employers offer hourly wages. Every pay package must include a taxable hourly wage, and the amount can vary depending on the shift, location, and specialty required of the assignment.


Housing payments can be included in a payment from a staffing agency. This is typically offered in two ways. Either the company is providing housing, or the traveler is taking the housing stipend. It is more beneficial for the traveler to take the housing stipend for two primary reasons. First, they will have a choice in where they stay. Everyone’s definitions of comfortable and acceptable are different. The second reason the housing stipend is more beneficial for them is that it can be given as a nontaxable amount.

Meals and Incidentals

Also known as per diems, meal and incidental stipends provide a daily budget for daily living expenses. These standards vary depending on the cost of living in cities and states across the country.

Travel Expenses

Travel is the last portion of the pay package. Many recruiters may not even offer travel and instead put that money into the per diems or housing for their traveler so they are receiving the benefits over the entire contract, not just at the very beginning or end of the contract. While a travel stipend can be used to cover the cost of a flight for the traveler, it is more often than not used to subsidize the traveler’s expenses to and from an assignment. Travel expenses can be offered as a reimbursement rate per mile, though many agencies will opt to offer a flat rate to and from an assignment.

Many home health nurses find work through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for jobs, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hours' policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.

The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect traveling nursing jobs. Here, you have the freedom to compare benefits, packages, and staffing agencies—all in one place. So find your next job today.