Travel Nursing in San Diego

San Diego—With perfectly warm weather year round, miles of sandy beaches and an affluent downtown filled with hip restaurants and exciting nightlife, you’ll never want to leave San Diego. It’s the eighth-largest city in the nation, and pleases any lifestyle with sights like the family-friendly SeaWorld, numerous academic colleges and universities, diverse Balboa Park and peaceful suburban towns.

San Diego Quick Facts

  • Weather: High: 75, Low: 62
  • Population: 1,256,509
  • Nearby Cities: San Clemente, Dana Point, Tijuana

Travel Nursing Jobs in San Diego

As a leader in the healthcare industry combined with its laid-back rhythm of life, San Diego is a perfect destination for traveling nurses. San Diego has an expanding list of medical job opportunities in the area at numerous top-notch healthcare facilities. This beach side gem has urgent needs for nearly every type of nursing professional. REGISTER to learn more!

San Diego Travel Nurse Photos and Stories

Beautiful San Diego

  • Lisa M, RN
  • San Diego, California

While on assignment in beautiful San Diego, I visited Balboa Park and hiked up the Torrey Pines trails where I took a photo from the bluff overlooking La Jolla.

So Much to Do in Sunny San Diego!

  • Karen S., RN
  • San Diego, California

My travel nurse assignment is in San Diego at Alvarado Hospital. I work in the ICU unit. I have been to La Jolla, Seaport Village, Coronado Island, the Gaslamp quarter in downtown, the Wild Animal Park, a vineyard where I did some wine tasting and to the top of Mount Soledad, where I could see all of San Diego. This picture was taken at La Jolla Cove. My friends and I were sight seeing that day (I’m the one in green). I love being a traveling nurse in San Diego, because it is sunny almost every day, and there is so much to do on my days off.

Escaping the Winter Cold in San Diego!

  • Anne C., RN
  • San Diego, California

I am working at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA. My boyfriend and I, both Colorado natives, came out here in October to escape the Colorado winter. Wow, have we loved this experience! We've gone to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, the aquarium, SeaWorld, several state parks, tide pools and just about every beach between Laguna Beach and south of San Diego! We've seen seals, otters and dolphins. On my patio, I've got a pot with petunias blooming in December! We love talking to family at home and hearing them talking about snow and below-zero temperatures as we drive to the beach. This has been an amazing adventure.

The photos are of one of the many anemones we've seen, Mike and I at the beach at sunset, the ocean in Carlsbad and, of course, Shamu!

San Diego—Fun for Me and my Four-Legged Friend!

  • Jessica A., RN
  • San Diego, California

I just finished a travel nurse assignment in the L&D unit of Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego. This photo of me was taken at a dog beach at Fiesta Island last fall. Fiesta Island has the best dog beach/park in San Diego. It isn't very busy, and there is a path that goes around the entire area that is fenced in and borders the water—so there is lots of room for dogs to run. You can walk, run or just bring your beach chair and enjoy the sun!

Enjoying Family Time in San Diego!

  • Trish M., RN
  • San Diego, California

This picture is from a trip to the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. The nationally-known hotel was built in the 1800s and many movies have been shot there (like Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe). It was a very neat place!

Housing in San Diego

Aya Healthcare has your housing needs and preparations covered! With some of the highest standards for housing, Aya Healthcare seeks out premium accommodations in safe and convenient neighborhoods in San Diego. We are meticulous about pre-screening properties and providing you with clean and attractive housing options, fully equipped with modern amenities.

California has extremely high, temporary needs for medical professionals which is great news for travel nurses in need of a flexible schedule to accommodate their busy lifestyles! APPLY NOW, and join our team of healthcare travelers.

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities in San Diego

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
Continental Rehabilitation Hospital of San Diego
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
Sharp Memorial Hospital
University of California, San Diego Medical Center - Hillcrest
Palomar Medical Center
Scripps Green Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Tri-City Medical Center

Nursing Specialty Units Staffed in San Diego

Case Manager
Pediatric ICU (PICU)
Mother-Baby / Couplet Care / Post Partum
PACU / Post Anesthesia / Recovery
Telemetry / Step-Down / DOU
Home Health
Labor and Delivery
Skilled Nursing / LTC
Medical Surgical
Operating Room (OR)
Cath Lab
GI Lab
Ambulatory Care

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