An exciting way to expand your skills and explore different place is to become a travel nurse. Travel nurses fill the needs of hospitals and medical facilities by working on short-term assignments. Many nurses compel to leave traditional fixed nursing assignments and shift on a travel nurse employment because of its ability to practice nursing in a variety of environments or places and it is their first step in exercising career freedoms. In order to be considered for a travel nursing position, a nurse must be registered or licensed. Most medical facilities or employers prefer candidates that have at least one year of experience in a fixed clinical setting. Due to high demands in these hospital areas, specializing in critical care or emergency areas may make a registered nurse a more viable job candidate. It is also important to consider the top travel destinations and the amount of agency support. Speak with travel nursing agency to discover specific information about each recruiting agency. Helpful information about travel nursing companies and applicable opportunities are provided online and the best sites have information from a variety of companies. Since restrictions may apply depending on which state you are licensed to practice nursing, it is important to know the options. Travel nursing opportunities for both work in country and abroad are available only decision on how much the travel nurse want to travel and the amount of down time they will need between assignments. Assignments usually last from a few months to a year.