Travel Nurse Supervisor Jobs

Supervisor RNs are responsible for supervising a staff of RNs, LPNs, and CNA’s. The supervisor provides direction and feedback to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. The nursing supervisor will be responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, and protocols for their assigned unit. This includes identifying staffing needs, scheduling, reviewing employee performance, conducting performance evaluations, conducting investigations into alleged misconduct, and completing disciplinary actions as necessary.

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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 a travel nursery rn, such as an increased income, professional development opportunities, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.

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Travel Nursing Supervisor FAQ

A supervisor registered nurse, plays a crucial role in healthcare settings. This individual manages the nursing staff, oversees patient care, and ensures that protocols and guidelines are adhered to. A supervisor RN is also responsible for training and mentoring new nurses, managing schedules, and liaising between doctors, nurses, patients, and families. They often manage patient care by taking on complex cases, providing hands-on care while also coordinating the efforts of nursing personnel.

The average salary of a nursing supervisor varies depending on geographical location, years of experience, and the specific healthcare institution. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2020, the median annual wage for registered nurses in the United States, which includes nursing supervisors, was around $75,330. Nursing supervisors typically earn more due to their increased responsibilities, with some earning over $100,000 annually.

Education & License Requirements

In order to work as a PCU nurse, you must complete your associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing and take the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX -RN Exam, which is a requirement to practice as an RN in the United States. Once the NCLEX exam is passed and you meet the board of nursing license requirements in your state, then all that is left is to do is gain the necessary experience in your specialty and explore additional certifications.

Gaining experience as a registered nurse is critical, as most nurse supervisor roles require several years of clinical nursing experience. Simultaneously, pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing or a related field will enhance your leadership skills and understanding of healthcare management.


Some roles may require additional certifications, such as the Nurse Executive Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Exemplary communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, familiarity with nursing operational standards and current nursing practices, and a passion for patient care are essential qualities for success in this role.

A registered nurse supervisor can find employment in a variety of healthcare settings. These include hospitals, where they may oversee specific departments or the entire nursing staff. They also work in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living centers, ensuring the elderly or chronically ill receive comprehensive and compassionate care. Other settings include outpatient care centers, home healthcare services, and private practices.

While compensation offers can vary greatly depending on the contract or agency offering, pay packages for nursing supervisor jobs 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 travel 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 nursing supervisor 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.