Nomad Health helps find and secure high-paying travel jobs nationwide in hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, surgery centers, and more. If you're considering applying for a stepdown travel nurse job, review the job requirements and responsibilities below to see if you're a good match for the job you want.
It's important for stepdown travel nurses to be prepared for their travel assignment. As a stepdown travel RN, you will be responsible for managing care for patients in severe but not life-threatening conditions. Stepdown travel nurses maintain equipment like ventilators and administer medications and treatments for patients such as high-risk IV medications or insulin infusions. Stepdown travel nurses work in the stepdown unit (SDU), sometimes called progressive care or transitional care units where they collaborate with healthcare teams, patients and families of patients. Remember, every stepdown travel nurse job is different, so it’s important to read the full job description to make sure it aligns with your skills and experience.
To qualify for a stepdown travel nurse job at Nomad Health, you will need an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Some facilities may require a BSN. Additionally, you will need a registered nursing (RN) license and general certifications like basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Before you move forward with an application, it's essential to check that you meet all the educational and certification requirements for the stepdown travel nurse job you want to apply for.