LTAC RN Travel Nursing Career Guide

Long-term acute care nurses and other LTAC healthcare professionals play a very important role in recovery for patients who are in for a longer health battle than a strictly acute care facility can host. Demand is consistently high to work in long-term acute care, and that means there are many high-paying LTAC travel nursing jobs in exciting locations nationwide! If you’re an LTAC RN, LTAC LPN/LVN, LTAC CNA, LTAC DON, or work another LTAC-related role, read on to learn more and explore nationwide LTAC job opportunities for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals.

LTAC Travel Nursing Careers

A career in LTAC travel nursing is a great way for you to avoid nurse burnout — although the work is still demanding, an ever-revolving variety of locations and facilities can help keep you fresh-faced and more motivated to provide superior patient care. It’s also a great way to keep your skills sharp, gain more experience, learn from colleagues and facilities nationwide, and improve your resume. When you travel with Medical Solutions, you’ll also earn great money and have great benefits.

To be successful working in LTAC you must thrive in fast-paced environments, be highly flexible, and have a wide healthcare knowledge base.

The team goal in LTAC is to provide ongoing treatment for serious medical conditions that don’t currently need intensive care or extensive ongoing diagnostics. This team will work to ensure that all medical equipment is properly functioning, continue to assess patients’ conditions, monitor vital signs, administer medication, ensure proper ongoing wound care and/or burn treatment is performed, ensure maintenance of ongoing testing, educate family and caregivers on future care needs, and assist physicians with any procedures. This team may also at times need to step in and respond to critical situations should a patient’s health turn for the worse and there’s a life-saving situation they must respond to quickly and skillfully.

Long-term acute care is often a step between an acute care hospital and a skilled nursing facility, rehab facility, or home health care. There are often Medicare requirements that dictate a patient’s entry and release from LTAC facilities.

Who Works in LTAC Settings?

Some long-term acute care units are attached to acute care facilities and others are standalone facilities. A wide range of healthcare professionals work in long-term acute care, including LTAC RNs, LTAC LPNs, LTAC LVNs, LTAC CNAs, LTAC DONs, physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, administrative staff, and social workers/case managers.

Who’s Treated in LTAC Facilities?

A wide range of patients and health concerns are treated in long-term acute care facilities. Some common reasons a patient is checked into LTAC include having multiple chronic health issues, needing complex wound care and/or burn care, ongoing neurological issues (often due to a traumatic brain injury), heart disease, kidney failure/ongoing dialysis, long-term ventilator use or weaning, surgical complications, post intensive care syndrome, heart disease, the need for multiple IV medications/transfusions.

Quick LTAC Facts

  • Commonly required LTAC RN education: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and/or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), plus passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • Commonly required LTAC certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Commonly preferred LTAC certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Commonly required experience to become a travel LTAC RN: Facilities typically require a minimum of two years of recent, in-facility experience in order to hire you as an LTAC travel nurse. You’ll want the benefit of experience since travel nurses have to hit the ground running!
  • Average annual LTAC RN salary range: $65,000-$107,500
  • Locations where LTAC RNs are in high demand: Demand for long-term acute care RNs is growing nationwide! California, North Dakota, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Alaska reflect high demand with higher average LTAC RN salaries.


Why Work With Medical Solutions?

  • We offer competitive pay and benefits for LTAC Travel Nurses
  • Our Recruiters specialize in helping LTAC RNs earn more & explore
  • We offer free, private, and furnished housing
  • We offer travel reimbursements
  • Travel & housing is handled by our in-house specialists
  • We provide 24/7 contact and support
  • We care about your success & happiness


Find travel LTAC Registered Nurse jobs nearby and in destinations all over the United States.

We connect care by staffing healthcare facilities nationwide with caring & compassionate Long Term Acute Care Registerred Nurses.


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Personalized Pay Packages

We offer competitive compensation packages to fit your needs, including a company-matching 401(k)program and/or per diem allowances.

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Insurance Benefits

Medical Solutions LTAC travel nurses are eligible for day-one, nationwide medical insurance coverage starting at just $10 per week for a single, basic policy.

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24hr Customer Care

Your dedicated recruiter is there to help guide you throughout your career & LTAC travel nursing experience with Medical Solutions.

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We want to make your travel nursing experience painless. That's why we will provide reimbursements on state licenses or certification fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about LTAC Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Your total compensation package — including your hourly pay, benefits, bonuses, reimbursements, etc. — is completely customized to fit your needs. Pay rates vary from assignment to assignment depending on location, the hospital, your specialty, and other factors.