Obtaining your nursing license is worth all of the work that goes into it. Whether you are a RN (registered nurse) LPN/LVN (licensed practical/vocational nurse) or an Advanced Practice nurse/Nurse Practitioner (NP), it takes time, money and a lot of effort to get.
If you would like to be a travel nurse, you must not only have your degree, but most travel agencies require you to have at least one year of work experience in your specialty, some are now requiring two-three years.
While this may seem excessive it is in your best interest. You will be expected to hit the ground running in most assignments and if you don't have enough experience this may be overwhelming.
First, find a nursing school. If you are just starting, you will need to attend the school. If you have at least an associate degree, there are many different online nursing schools that you can attend to advance your degree.
Next take the NCLEX exam. This will allow you to be licensed in your home state. After you work for one year, you will be able to travel. All you will need to do is apply for a license in the state you are going to. No need to do the NCLEX again. (YEA!)
After you have worked for the required one year, then get in touch with a travel agency and recruiter. They will help you find the best fit for your first travel assignment.
The available travel assignments are varied. You can go to a large teaching hospital or a small rural clinic, and everything in between.
After all of this, you will have a great career and your possibilities will truly be endless.