Medical Surgical Per Diem Nursing Jobs in California for RNs

Top MS Travel Nurse Jobs in California for Registered Nurse

AMN Healthcare can help you find the top MS travel nurse jobs in California. We currently offer 20 of the best available MS nurse travel jobs in the state. California MS travel jobs are currently available in cities like San Diego, Van Nuys, San Jose, Riverside and Thousand Oaks. We have new jobs updating daily, so be sure to Apply Now so our specialists can make sure you get first crack. At AMN Healthcare, we’ve made it easy for you to compare California MS nursing jobs by allowing you to filter based on salary, shift type, location or duration to find the right job for you.

Currently, you can find MS jobs in California with a salary range between $35 to $64 per hour. The city with the highest paying MS job in California currently is Thousand Oaks with a position for a Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN) at $48 per hour.

There are many incredible hospital facilities in California to find MS travel nursing work in. Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, Tenet – Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos, Tenet – Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Tenet – Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree and Doctors Medical Center – Modesto in Modesto all have MS departments that may have jobs available.

If you have a specific start date in mind, we have a variety of options for MS travel jobs in California. The earliest start date in California is Jul 7, 2024 for a Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN) role at $64 per hour. The latest start date for an job in California is Jul 7, 2024 for a Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN) role at $48 per hour. You can also find the best time for you by sorting on “start date” in the list below.

There are a variety of contract lengths available for a Medical Surgical travel nurse job in California.

California is a popular place to work for MS travel nurses, with great things to do, people to meet and places to see! You can learn more about travel nursing benefits here.

Top Cities in California with Per Diem Medical Surgical Jobs

AMN Healthcare currently has 20 per diem Medical Surgical positions available in the state of California. Search the most recent jobs below, or click the button below to view all jobs.

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Highest Paying Jobs in Joshua Tree, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 3 per diem Medical Surgical positions available in Joshua Tree.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Joshua Tree, California – 92252
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Joshua Tree, California – 92252
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Joshua Tree, California – 92252
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Highest Paying Jobs in Fountain Valley, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Medical Surgical positions available in Fountain Valley.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Fountain Valley, California – 92708
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Fountain Valley, California – 92708
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN's care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN's work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*per diem options available
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Highest Paying Jobs in Los Alamitos, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Medical Surgical positions available in Los Alamitos.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Los Alamitos, California – 90720
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Los Alamitos, California – 90720
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Highest Paying Jobs in Modesto, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Medical Surgical positions available in Modesto.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Modesto, California – 95350
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Modesto, California – 95350
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$35 to $38
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Highest Paying Jobs in Riverside, CA

AMN Healthcare currently has 2 per diem Medical Surgical positions available in Riverside.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Riverside, California – 92501
  • 12 N,
  • July 7, 2024
$46 to $49
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
per diem
Medical Surgical Nurse (MS RN)
  • Riverside, California – 92501
  • 12 D,
  • July 7, 2024
$45 to $48
Hourly Pay*
MS RN’s care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and diseases or are recovering from surgery. Med Surg unit of a facility is where ill patients go to recover before being discharged. They handle large patient loads, juggle multiple patient populations, and adapt to the ever-changing face of nursing care. Although most MS RN’s work in the Med Surg unit of hospitals, they can work in a variety of settings includes camps, clinics, schools, and ambulatory care centers.Education/Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 4-Year Education 
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN): 2-Year Education 
  • You must earn an ADN or BSN degree and pass the NCLEX to apply for a license as a RN. 
  • RN‘s can only work with an active state license.
  • ACLS occasionally required
*Per Diem Shifts Available  Recent Experience Required.
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Statistics on MS Jobs in California

Review helpful statistics about MS traveling nurse jobs in California. The data is based on the last three complete months of MS job postings in the state of California. It is regularly updated, so you can find the most recent Medical Surgical job salary trends, the types of shifts and contract durations most commonly available in California for travel nursing jobs.

Salary Range

Jobs by Facility types

Frequently Asked Questions about Per Diem Medical Surgical Jobs in California

How much does an Medical Surgical travel nurse make on average in California?

An MS nurse in California can make an average of $54 per hour.

How much does a night shift MS travel nurse make on average in California?

A: A 12 Hour Night shift Medical Surgical nurse in California can make an average of $47 per hour based on recent job availability.

How much does a day shift MS travel nurse make on average in California?

A: A 12 Hour Day shift Medical Surgical nurse in California can make an average of $46 per hour based on recent job availability. Learn more about Travel Nursing Salaries.

How many travel Medical Surgical jobs are available in California?

There are currently 20 Medical Surgical travel nursing jobs available in California. We also get new jobs daily, so be sure to apply now and a recruiter will help you find the perfect fit as jobs become available.

What healthcare facilities have RN Medical Surgical staff in California?

  • Nexxrad in Long Beach
  • AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – West Covina in West Covina
  • UC Davis Department of Psychiatry in Sacramento
  • Kingsburg Community Health Center in Kingsburg
  • Kaiser Permanente – Lancaster Medical Office Building in Lancaster

What types of shifts are most common for MS travel nursing jobs in California?

Based on the last 6 months of data, 12 Hour Night shifts were the most common shifts in California cities.

Locating MS Travel Nursing Jobs in California

In California, cities like Fountain Valley, Joshua Tree, Los Alamitos, Modesto, and Riverside have per diem MS nursing jobs and traveling nurse housing available. It’s a great state to work in, hosting facilities like Nexxrad, AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – West Covina, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, Kingsburg Community Health Center and Kaiser Permanente – Lancaster Medical Office Building, all with nurse specialties and Medical Surgical staff.

Healthcare Facilities in California that offer Medical Surgical Jobs

These are just examples of some of the healthcare facilities in and around the California area that have historically offered jobs for Medical Surgical professionals.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 10 D, 10 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, 18, 11, 26, and 8
Address
300 Pasteur Drive, NULL
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Nearby Neighborhoods
Southgate (94302), College Terrace (94305), Professorville (94302), Evergreen Park (94305), Mayfield (94306)
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Shifts
10 D, 10 E, 10 N, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, and 8
Address
1303 East Herndon Avenue, NULL
Fresno, CA 93720
Nearby Neighborhoods
Pinedale (93650), Cincotta (93703), Hammond (93701), Figarden (93711), Sierra Sky Park (93711)
Adventist Health Glendale
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 52, 13, 10, 14, 11, and 8
Departments
Case Manager Case Manager Emergency Room Labor & Delivery Medical Surgical Oncology Operating Room Operating Room Postpartum Telemetry
Address
1509 Wilson Terrace, NULL
Glendale, CA 91206
Nearby Neighborhoods
Adams Square (91205), North Glendale (91202), Sepulveda (91201), Sparr Heights (91208), Verdugo City (91046)
Kaiser – Santa Clara Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 8 E, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
700 Lawrence Expressway, NULL
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Nearby Neighborhoods
Roundup Trailer Lodge (95054), Garden Court Mobile Home Village (95054), Santa Clara Trailer Village (95054)
Surgery Center of Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Shifts
8 D, 10 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Departments
Cardiovascular ICU Cardiovascular Operating Room Emergency Room Medical Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Operating Room Post Anesthesia Care Unit Progressive Care Unit Rehabilitation Telemetry
Address
15107 Vanowen Street, NULL
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Adventist Health Sonora
Shifts
8 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
1000 Greenley Rd., NULL
Sonora, CA 95370
Nearby Neighborhoods
Sonora Knolls (95370)
MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Shifts
8 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
13
Address
3800 Janes Rd, NULL
Arcata, CA 95521
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley
Shifts
10 D, 10 E, 10 N, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 9, 13, 10, 22, 8, and 26
Address
275 HOSPITAL DR., NULL
Ukiah, CA 95482
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Shifts
8 D, 12 D, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, and 11
Address
1010 Murray Avenue, NULL
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Adventist Health Hanford
Shifts
8 D, 12 D, 12 E, and 12 N
Job Durations
12, 13, 7, 26, and 8
Address
115 MALL DRIVE, NULL
Hanford, CA 93230
Nearby Neighborhoods
Fort Roosevelt (93232), Bel Air Mobile Home Park (93232), Tara Mobile Estates (93230), Pitco (93230), Sierra Vista Mobile Estates (93230)

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