Anyone can be a travel nurse. With the need for nurses increasing within the U.S., RNs and LPNs will find travel nursing contracts available for nearly every nursing specialty in every state. Some nursing specialties, like ICU, Tele, OR, LTC, and Home Health, are more in demand than others. We recommend nurses have at least one year of experience before accepting travel contracts. Travelers are often expected to fill in where they are needed most, so a strong foundation in nursing and the ability to adapt to change are key characteristics of those who thrive in travel nursing jobs.