Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioners
Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioners
Find Travel Nurse Practitioner Jobs with Barton Associates
Barton Associates is a leading agency for locum tenens and travel nurse practitioner jobs, with well over a decade of experience placing locum tenens nurse practitioners (NPs) on short and long-term assignments throughout the US. We’re NP experts who know how to navigate your job search, licensing and credentialing, travel, interviews, and payment.
Demand for locum NP providers remains at an all-time high! Take advantage of the freedom, flexibility, work experience, and unmatched earning potential that comes with locum tenens nurse practitioner jobs through Barton.
Locum Nurse Practitioners Choose Barton
1 out of 3 providers Barton works with are nurse practitioners. We’re the travel nurse practitioner experts, placing NPs long before the competition.
Open assignments for 60+ NP specialties. With hundreds of Locum NP jobs open monthly at top facilities throughout the US, your next assignment is waiting.
Locum nurse practitioners make up to 63% more than their perm counterparts. Plus, we’ll handle travel and licensing expenses.
Barton's Nurse Practitioners Share Their Stories
Nadia, a Barton Associates locum NP, shares her experience working with Barton, how her career has been shaped by locum tenens, and her relationship with her recruiter.
Locum Nurse Practitioner Resources
Questions About Working Locum NP Jobs? We're Here to Help!
Our scope of practice wheel includes a state-by-state rundown of NP practice authority, including prescriptive authority, autonomous practice, and which states recognize NPs as primary care providers.
The experts at Barton handle the licensing logistics (and fees) for you, but it’s still helpful to understanding how NP licensing works. Read on for an overview of NP licensing and the quickest states to acquire a license.
Locum NPs earn more money than their perm counterparts! Get all your locum and perm NP salary questions answered.
NURSE PRACTITIONER JOBS BY SPECIALTY
Barton works with NPs across 120+ specialties. These include, but are not limited to, the most common NP specialties identified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in its survey of providers:
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THE LATEST TRAVEL JOBS FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS
Ever wanted to visit California? Now you can with this locum tenens opportunity! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in family practice to begin coverage immediately. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts. The selected locum will be handling physicals, asthma, diabetes, immunizations, and other family medicine cases.... View This Job
Ever wanted to visit Iowa? Now you can with this locum tenens opportunity! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in family practice to begin coverage in early April. Hours include 7a - 5:30p shifts. The selected locum will be handling worker's comp, injections, blood draws, and other... View This Job
Travel to Louisiana for your next locum tenens opportunity! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in family practice to begin coverage in early April. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts from Mondays - Fridays with some 8a - 12p shifts on Saturdays. The selected locum will be... View This Job
Your next locum tenens opportunity awaits in Oregon! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology to begin coverage in late March. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts from Mondays - Fridays. The selected locum will be handling cancer screenings, psoriasis, acne, eczema, and other dermatology cases.... View This Job
California is the site of your next locum tenens opportunity! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in family practice to begin coverage in early April. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts from Mondays - Fridays. The selected locum will be handling colds, coughs, flu symptoms, annual health... View This Job
Another locum tenens opportunity has arrived in Idaho! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in occupational medicine to begin coverage immediately. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts from Mondays - Fridays. The selected locum will be handling suturing, worker's comp, injuries, and other occupational medicine cases. There... View This Job
NP Jobs Near me
Explore open NP jobs throughout the US. Whether you want to travel for your next assignment or find a nurse practitioner job near your current residence, we have an assignment for you.
Top States by Open NP Jobs
Explore the top states by average open locum NP assignments over the last three months:
WHY NURSE PRACTITIONERS CHOOSE THE LOCUM LIFE
Hear from our NPs on why they chose locum nurse practitioner work
Nurse Practitioners Choose Locum Tenens Work ... for a Better Work-Life Balance
Whitney, H., CNP, who won the Locum Hero Award in 2020, says that locum tenens NP jobs provide her the freedom she never had when working permanent roles in hospitals and facilities.
When between trips abroad, Whitney works as a locum tenens provider with Barton Associates, taking assignments mainly in underserved areas throughout the United States. According to Whitney, locum tenens have given her the freedom and flexibility to make her frequency of volunteering possible. Learn more about Whitney, her volunteer work, locum tenens and more!
Nurse Practitioners Choose Locum Tenens Work to...Give Back
For Locum Hero Winner Heather H., FNP, locum tenens work provides the necessary flexibility she needs to live a happy life, including the humanitarian work that won her Barton’s 2020 Locum Hero award.
“It’s the work-life balance. I feel like locum tenens allows me to find that balance between work, humanitarian volunteering, and time with my family and friends. It’s provided me an opportunity to have balance in my life, which is key for happiness.”
She also advises prospective locum providers to try it out: “If it fits with your life and with your goals, I would do it. Don’t be afraid. You can learn anywhere. I’m still in the novice phase of being a provider, but I continue to learn every day from my patients and others with whom I work.”
Read more of Heather’s story.
Nurse Practitioners Choose Locum Tenens Work to... Gain Experience in a Different Specialty
Many nurse practitioners work locum tenens jobs for a change of pace, or to gain experience in a different specialty.
Nadia S. DNP, FNP, used locum work to take on exciting new challenges.
“Although I’ll always have a heart for primary care, after several years of working in family practice, I started to feel the urge to branch out into a different area of medicine. I was ready for a change of pace and to use my hands-on procedural skills more. Thankfully, as a locum tenens provider, I have the ability to choose contracts that best fit my lifestyle and preference. So, when the opportunity came up to work in an urgent care setting, I jumped at the chance when offered the position.” – Nadia S. DNP, FNP Read Nadia’s NP story!
Nurse Practitioners Choose Locum Tenens Work to... Travel More and Avoid Burnout
To most healthcare providers, working from the beach may seem impossible. But that’s exactly how Terry spent her winter as a locum NP:
“I got a telemedicine locum assignment,” she says. “And I did it from the beach or the pool, it was awesome. And I have to tell you, when I had anxious patients on the phone, I would just show my video. If I was at the ocean, they would hear the ocean in the background and ask “are you at the beach?” I’m like “yeah! Do you want to look at it?” And I would show them the waves and stuff. And it just totally calmed them down! They felt great.”
Learn more about Terry’s travels as a locum NP
What is a Travel Nurse Practitioner?
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Travel Nurse Practitioner FAQs
BARTON'S 3-STEP PROCESS
How It Works
Barton coordinates your job search from start to finish!
TALK WITH A REP
We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.
Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.
REVIEW YOUR OPTIONS
Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.
If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.