MedSurg Travel Nursing Jobs Nationwide

Med surg travel RNs, CNAs, and LPNs are known for being skilled in a little bit of everything! Med surg is the largest nursing specialty in the U.S., which dictates consistently high demand for med surg nurses to work in various settings. This creates an abundance of well-paying med surg travel nursing jobs in exciting locations nationwide! If you’re a med surg RN, med surg CNA, med surg LPN or LVN, or work another med surg-related role, read on to learn more and explore nationwide med surg job opportunities for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals.

We connect care by staffing amazing healthcare facilities nationwide with talented and hard working Medical Surgical Registered 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 MedSurg 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 & Medical Surgical 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 MedSurg 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.

All About Medical-Surgical Nursing

A career in med surg travel nursing is a great way for you to avoid nurse burnout — the job is still very 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.

Medical surgical nurses — often viewed as the “backbone” of every healthcare facility — serve a vast array of patients. To succeed working in med surg you must be highly flexible and adaptable, great at multitasking, quick on your feet, work well within a multidisciplinary care team, and practice compassionate care. Many patients who are transferred from the ER or ICU move into the medical surgical unit, so it’s a fast-paced environment that can be highly reactive to surgical operations. Med surg nurses also commonly have to take on many more patients than in other units. They’re regularly tasked with taking vitals, administering meds/pain control, wound care and dressing changes, and monitoring and assessing each patient’s condition.

The overall goal in the med surg unit is to treat, observe, care for, and comfort the patient accordingly, depending upon the reason for their stay, and ultimately discharge them.

Who Works in Med Surg?

Since med surg or general medicine units are sometimes effectively “catch-all” spaces, there’s a wide range of healthcare professionals working there to serve the needs of their patients. Med surg team members can include med surg RNs, med surg CNAs, med surg LPNs, hospitalists, physicians, specialists, dieticians, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, administrative staff, and social workers/case managers.

Who’s Treated in Med Surg?

Patients can be in the medical surgical unit for a variety of reasons, including preparation for or recovery from a surgical procedure, getting specialized treatments/medications for a specific illness or disease (for example, diabetes, sepsis, renal failure), or for testing and observation. Some common surgical procedures that might land someone in this unit can include, but are not limited to, gallbladder removal, appendectomy, hernia surgery, orthopedic surgery (like hip and knee replacements, for example), hysterectomy, colon surgery, and many more. Patients in med surg units are also likely to be suffering from multiple comorbidities.

Quick Med Surg Facts

  • Commonly required med surg 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 med surg certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Commonly preferred med surg certifications: Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)/Oncology Nursing Certified Corporation (ONCC), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Commonly required experience to become a travel med surg RN: Facilities typically require a minimum of one to two years of recent, in-hospital experience in order to hire you as an med surg travel nurse. You’ll want the benefit of experience since travel nurses have to hit the ground running!

Medical Surgical (MedSurg) is a foundational nursing specialty that plays a crucial role in caring for patients. In order to advance in nursing to other specialties MedSurg experience is often required. Medical Surgical RNs provide care for patients experiencing acute medical issues. Medical-Surgical is often used as an umbrella term for Registered Nurses who don’t fall under a more specialized category.

MedSurg Skills

Due to the variety of challenges Medical Surgical RNs face on a daily bases they must have or develop several skills. Coordinating care with other healthcare professionals and being able to clearly communicate about patient needs is vital to MedSurg performance. Being able to balance many tasks, stay organized, and keep cool under pressure are all important for Medical Surgical nurses.

MedSurg Certifications

Medical Surgical RNs must have their BLS (Basic Life Support) certification and often an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification is also required. This is especially true for travel nursing. Additional certifications can help in landing your desired travel nursing position. PICC and NIH certifications are a couple of extras that can help you set yourself ahead of other candidates.

MedSurg Travel Nursing

Find flexibility and freedom with Medical Solutions Travel Nursing. As a Medical Surgical Registered Nurse you have the ability to work anywhere in the country through travel nursing. High pay, great benefits, and the freedom to travel every 13 weeks are just a few of the reasons why travel nursing is a great idea. If you’re looking to improve your skillset, travel nursing provides opportunities. If you’re looking to explore the United States, travel nursing is the way to go. If you’re interested in earning more money in a shorter period of time, travel nursing could be the right choice for you. We partner with great facilities nationwide so you’ll have opportunities to take on contract positions just about anywhere you want, whenever you want.

Here’s how it works. You’ll work directly with a Recruiter who will help you apply to available positions based on your personal and professional preferences. To start apply below, or search for a position and apply there. We’ll be in contact to get you started. You’ll get the opportunity to tell us where you want to go as a travel RN and which shift is ideal.

Get started in a high paying Medical Surgical RN position filled with new experiences and adventures.

Are you a travel nurse or travel allied health professional looking for your next great career opportunity? Click here to explore med surg travel nurse and med surg travel allied health jobs!

Why Work With Medical Solutions?

  • We have great travel nursing jobs for RNs nationwide
  • We offer competitive pay and benefits for RNs
  • Our Recruiters specialize in helping 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