A travel nurse is a nurse who is hired to work in a specific location for a limited amount of time. Travel nurses typically work 13-week periods in one area, and move around the country depending on where they are needed. Because the demand for nurses is so high, there are often shortages in certain areas, and a traveling nursing will be hired to come in and work in a specific position for a short amount of time. Travel nursing assignments typically range from 13 to 26 weeks in length and include a variety of different specialties. Travel Nurses are able to choose between several jobs in a variety of areas lasting for different lengths of time. This allows traveling nurses the freedom to choose where and when they work. The freedom to choose where and when you work is a great benefit that allows travel nurses the ability to take time off when they want and not be stuck at the same job day after day.