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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can an LVN be a Travel Nurse?


can an LVP be a travel nurse?Ask a Travel Nurse Question:

Hi Mr. Morrisson. I am currently in nursing school pursuing my LVN. I just have one more semester and am continuing to look at all the different opportunities the nursing profession has to offer. My question to you is: Can an LVN be a travel nurse?

I appreciate your time.

Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:

While travel positions are certainly more plentiful for RN’s, there are still opportunities to travel as an LPN.

Just type in “LVN travel” into any search engine and you should find many hits for companies that offer travel for LVN’s. However, the requirements would be similar in that you will need at least a year of experience to travel.

Become proficient in any skills that you can as an LVN during your first year and take any opportunities for advanced learning or higher certifications that will make you more marketable as a traveler.

Hope this helps.


About the Author:

Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed close to 40 different contracts in various states with multiple travel companies. I am the author of Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), in addition to my writings here and in the pages of Travel Nursing publications such as Healthcare Traveler Magazine and American Nurse Today. I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.

2 Comments on "Ask a Travel Nurse: Can an LVN be a Travel Nurse?"

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  1. I didn’t know that an LVN could be a traveling nurse! What kind of certification would an LVN want to get that would make them more valuable in a travel nurse position?

  2. David


    I’m sorry I’m not really able to answer your question on this due to my experience traveling being as an RN, not an LPN. However, if you do an Internet search for “travel nurse LPN”, you should find some companies that find traveling positions for LPN’s. Call one of those companies and speak with a recruitr who should be able to give you all the info.


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