Who doesn’t want to go places and earn a good income in while doing this? There’s not many careers that can boast of this and luckily for RNs, working as a traveling nurse can give them such a luxury. By being a traveling nurse, you can choose where you want to work next and how long you cant to stay there. A typical travel assignment usually lasts for about 8 weeks. The pay is far from bad too, ranging from $22 to $40 an hour.