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Best Specialties for Travel Nursing

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What are some of the best specialties for Travel Nursing? Read on to find out!

Nurses in any specialty can find amazing opportunities as a Travel Nurse. But it is true that there are some that are considered the best specialties for Travel Nursing. This is usually due to simple supply and demand — which temporary positions facilities need to fill and how many Travel Nurses are available within that specialty — but also partially in sync with the demand for perm nurse specialties.

Most nurses choose their specialty based upon what’s in their heart — something inside of them just compels them towards a specialty that’s the best fit for them and in which they can most likely do the most good. Having passion for your specialty is hugely important. While I would never advise a nursing student who is interested in Travel Nursing to choose their specialty based upon what’s most in-demand in the industry, it’s definitely good information to know and consider if you do want to become a Travel Nurse.

So, for inquiring minds who want to know, here are 8 of the best specialties for Travel Nursing:

  • Labor and Delivery
  • ER
  • ICU
  • OR
  • ICU
  • NICU
  • Telemetry
  • PICU

Congrats if you’re interested in traveling and you’re in or pursuing one of the best specialties for Travel Nursing! You should find plenty of opportunities in great locations and with excellent hospitals.

But if your specialty isn’t one of those listed, have no fear! With the nursing shortage mounting throughout the next several decades, all kinds of specialties will be needed at facilities across the nation.

I’m curious, nurses: Why and/or how did you decide on your specialty? Did you already know what it was going to be when you signed up for nursing school? Or did you have a harder time deciding? Please share your experience of choosing a nursing specialty in the comments!

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About the Author:

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a travel nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Cassie Sparks says:

    I am in school now but I’ve always wanted to be an L&D nurse. I worked in a hospital as a CNA and was transferred to L&D for 2 years. I loved it! I literally never had a day where I didn’t want to go to work. Of course there are some sad days in the dept but I still never had the thought of “I sure wish I wasn’t working today”. Feeling that way for over 2 years definitely made for an easy decision to use that for my specialty.

  2. Thanks for sharing your story, Cassie! I think you really hit the nail on the head when you talk about the feeling of always wanting to go to work. That’s a sure sign of a good fit!

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