Long Term Care & Skilled Nursing Facility Nurses are in high demand across the country.

A career in LTC travel nursing is a great way for you to avoid nurse burnout — the job is still demanding, but the variety of locations and facilities can help keep you fresh and motivated. It’s also a great way to sharpen your skills, gain crucial experience, and improve your resume.

Long-term care nurses and allied health professionals serve patients in need of extended medical care and/or monitoring. To succeed working in LTC you must be very caring and compassionate, a great communicator, and work well within a multidisciplinary care team. Healthcare professionals who truly excel in LTC and SNF settings have a passion for serving patients with long-term health issues. Unlike many other specialties where the goal is to “fix” and discharge patients, LTC nurses and techs must be able to treat and support patients facing chronic health situations. That can take an extra special ability for emotional and psychological support — for both patients and their families.

The overall goal for patient care at long-term care facilities is to maintain stable condition for each patient, ensure patient safety, and work to improve their condition and quality of life whenever possible. LTC nurses are often responsible for coordinating care, administering medication, monitoring and recording vitals and any changes in condition, assessing patients’ ongoing conditions, and ensuring that LTC patients’ routine needs are met.

Who Works in LTC?

A wide range of healthcare professionals work in long-term care facilities in order to serve the needs of their LTC patients. Team members in a long-term care facility or skilled nursing facility can include LTC RNs, LTC CNAs, LTC LPNs, LTC LVNs, LTC techs, LTC DONs, LTC ADONs, dieticians, nursing assistants, physicians, physical therapists, speech pathologists, administrative staff, public health specialists, and social workers/case managers.      

Who’s Treated in LTC?

Patients at long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities can require care for a variety of reasons. In general, the majority of patients are elderly but there are also patients from across the life span with a variety of conditions that necessitate long-term care. Regardless of their age, LTC patients may suffer from chronic conditions, diseases, and/or disabilities including, but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic kidney issues, and more.

Quick LTC Facts

  • Commonly required LTC 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 LTC certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Commonly preferred LTC certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
  • Commonly required experience to become a travel LTC RN: Facilities typically require a minimum of one to two years of recent LTC/SNF experience in order to hire you as an LTC travel nurse. You’ll want the benefit of experience since travel nurses have to hit the ground running!

LTC & SNF Travel Nursing Jobs Nationwide

LTC/SNF healthcare professionals are in it for the long haul! Many patients require extended or long-term care, so there’s consistently high demand for LTC nurses and other healthcare professionals to work in LTC/SNF settings — and that means there are lots of well-paying LTC travel nursing jobs in exciting locations nationwide! If you’re an LTC/SNF RN, LTC/SNF CNA, LTC/SNF LPN or LVN, LTC/SNF tech, LTC ADON, LTC DON, or work another LTC/SNF-related role, read on to learn more and explore nationwide LTC/SNF job opportunities for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals.

We connect care by staffing LTC and SNF facilities nationwide with caring & compassionate RNs, LPNs/LVNs, CNAs, and other healthcare professionals.


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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 LTC/SNF 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 & 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 LTC & SNF 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.