Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
Does becoming a travel nurse require education beyond a bachelor’s degree? If not, would it be a good idea to go beyond a bachelor’s degree?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
Travel nursing does not require anything further than your RN license and a couple years of experience. You don’t really earn more for a BSN on travel assignments, but some Magnet facilities do require permanent staff to be BSN (but not too many facilities require BSN of travelers). With changes in nursing, it might be advantageous to have a BSN in the future, but you can certainly travel without one.
I would not pursue an advanced degree unless you want to teach or move into management some day. I’ve done pretty well in my career with a simple Diploma of Nursing (3 yr program).