How To Get Worldwide Travel Nursing Jobs

How To Get Worldwide Travel Nursing Jobs

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If you are anything like me, then you probably love to reach out and discover fascinating things about other people. Being a nurse shouldn’t stop you from seeing new places and meeting new people. In this guide, we will help you find worldwide travel nursing jobs.

After conducting extensive research, we’ve come up with the best options  to fulfil your dreams of becoming a travel nurse. I recommend you go through them and go for the one(s) that best fit your needs.

If I missed any don’t hesitate to let me know by contacting me or commenting below!

Work as a Nurse on a Cruise Ship

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If you care more about the journey  than the destination, you can find worldwide travel nursing jobs on a cruise ship. Meeting different people, gaining new experiences all the while touring different places.

As a cruise travel nurse, you can earn up to $5000 per month! This is a pretty amazing way to save money on the road as most of your expenses are paid for and there are few ways for you to spend. If this sounds interesting to you, you should read Wandering Earl’s Cruise Ship guide (a must!), which gives you all the ins and outs of getting your first job on a cruise ship.

Requirements are that you must be a registered nurse with a few years’ experience who can perform procedures and treatments including BLC (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

Having experience with cardiac care, trauma, internal medicine and proficiency in English and other languages are a great advantage.

You can find available opportunities today by visiting the following resources. Become a cruise travel nurse and Sail Your Way To Becoming A Cruise Ship Nurse.

Doctors Without Borders

If you want to provide lifesaving healthcare as a travel nurse, you can sign up with Doctors Without Borders.

Essentially, you will be concerned with coordinating medical activities, supervising and training local staff. In most places, you will only administer direct care in critical situations like triage and surgery.

Worldwide travel nursing opportunities are plentiful with Doctors Without Borders, but you must be a registered nurse with a minimum of two years’ experience to apply.* You should be available to work for 6 months and have good English communication skills.

*Experience should include tropical nursing and previous training of nursing staff among others.

To learn more, visit the doctor without borders’ website.

Travel Nursing Highway Hypodermics

If you are looking forward to a long time on the road as a worldwide travel nurse, then you should consider Highway Hypodermics. Their mission is to offer information and insights for nurses who want to build a career on the road. These include relevant information on hospitals country-wide, and how to get the most out of your travel nurse experience.

Placing a premium on quality and integrity, Highway Hypodermics will connect nurses with their perfect travel nurse company.

Here is their list of over 500 travel nurse staffing companies.

Sign up with Travel Nursing Agencies

There are many organizations that specialize in recruiting travel nurses and offering them the best worldwide travel nursing opportunities. Sign up to some of the following travel nursing organizations and get notified whenever there are new job openings. – This organization works specifically to help you find travel nursing jobs.

Medical Solutions – This is not your average staffing agency. They are a bit wild and out of the ordinary, but that’s why I like them. They treat people like people, rather than numbers. – Search for jobs directly related to your area of expertise using their jobs database.

Fastaff.comThis is one of the best travel nursing agencies as it has both a job search function and a job finding service. You can apply here.

Advantage RN – This staffing company differentiates itself from the others by focusing on the best benefits for you.

Cross Country Trav Corps – Want to get worldwide travel nursing jobs based in the United States? This resource can help you.

Great Resources for Worldwide Travel Nursing

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Help Exchange (HelpX not Helpex)

is a listing website of hosts who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them in exchange for food and accommodation. If you want meet locals while gaining practical experience as a travel nurse, this might be it!

Helpx affords you the opportunity to learn about a country, meet new people and provide free healthcare. Typically, you only work a few hours a day and spend the rest of the day exploring your new environment.

If you want to browse more worldwide travel nursing opportunities through Helpx, here are a few.

Through this websiteyou can arrange for a visit ranging from a few days to a few months. This website is very similar to HelpX, giving you a direct line to families and organizations that need help.


Just like Helpx, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF or Willing Workers on Organic Farms) involves volunteer travel nurses visiting small communities throughout the world. If this concept interests you, here is an article I wrote specifically about WWOOFing.

Do Good Jobs

Feel like doing good while working abroad? This is one of the best websites to find jobs that make a social impact. As a traveling nurse you will have many opportunities available through this resource!

For example they are currently looking for a diabetes nurse in Papua New Guinea!

Au Pair

If you are under 30 years old, this is a great option for you! As an Au Pair you will take care of kids abroad.

“An au pair is an unmarried young adult aged 18 to 30 years, who has no children and travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family. The au pair is considered as a full member of the family during the entire stay. As such, he or she helps the family with childcare and [helps with] light household tasks. In return, the host family provides free board and lodging, as well as pocket money.” – Au Pair World

As a certified nurse you will immediately be on the top of everyone’s list, allowing you to live in extremely nice places such as a mansion in France, or a private resort in the Caribbeans.

Find Nurse Jobs Abroad

Make Income on Your House through AirBnB or CHBO

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While working as a worldwide travel nurse, why not earn some money on the side?  Since some of the options above won’t earn you a salary (Helpx and the likes), one way to make an income while pursuing your adventure is to rent out your apartment space.

You can simply register on Airbnb and earn some income while on the road. If you want to learn more, read How to Make Money with Airbnb: Risks & Rewards.


Corporate Housing By Owner (CHBO)

You can also make money while you are on your journey to becoming a travel nurse. Simply sign up on the Corporate Housing by Owner website and list your house. Those interested in renting your space will contact you.

I met someone who was making $2000 USD per month using this platform. She was living on less than $1000 USD per month abroad, allowing her to travel for as long as she wanted!

Become a nursing-blogger

travel nursing blog

Your knowledge can help people around the world.

First and foremost, you can showcase your knowledge on specific subjects, giving you a portfolio to showcase when you apply for new jobs, grants, or opportunities.

Secondly, through blogging you can build a niche website around a particular interest that only a select few know about. You can then generate enough income through ads, affiliate links and other partnerships, allowing you to travel and work full-time simultaneously (like I am doing!).

Finally, you will learn a new set of skills to compliment your existing ones, making you more valuable to employers. Your thoughts will become more coherent and your network will grow along with your toolbelt.

If you already have a blog, I recommend going professional. After signing up to this course run by the New York Times Bestselling author Nomadic Matt, I learned how to make a business out of blogging. Instead of wasting hours figuring it out yourself, learn all the tricks early on and join a community of successful bloggers. For $400, I think it’s one of the best investments you can make!

World Teach

World Teach is an organization that provides opportunities for individuals – including nurses– to make a meaningful contribution to international education by becoming a teacher in developing countries. If this interests you, learn more here.

Don't let your travel dream die

If you really want to learn how to be a travel nurse, then you should take in a breath and give it your all. There are many ways to travel as a nurse; and even more opportunities await!

You might have to do some more research on your own to figure out what you really need and what works for you.  Reach out to others and persevere! Another great resource for travel nurses is The Gypsy Nurse.

It might not be easy but the result is always worth it.

Make a decision, the world is waiting for you!

Joaquim Miro

As a passionate traveler, pianist, paraglider, digital marketer, blockchain and vr enthusiast, I always felt the urge to travel the world, but stopped myself because of my career. So I took a leap of faith to prove that it is possible to grow your career through travel. And it worked! Now I am on a mission to help you do the same.

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