When you are contemplating a Travel Nurse position in a state that you are not currently licensed, timing is often an issue. The following visual RN licensing guide provided by: Steven Wolfe of AdvantageRN will give you a general idea if you have time to license before the contract starts.
The States highlighted in yellow are ‘Compact’ states. Walk-through states allow a nurse to obtain a temporary license issued in as little as one day’s time. A temporary license is used to practice while pending a permanent license. Temporary licenses are generally valid from 30-90 days. Check with each state to determine specific requirements.
[hr] Disclaimer: Please check with the Specific Nursing Board website to verify this information as timing and requirements changes frequently. This listing is intended to be a tool and should not be used in place of the current Nusing board information.[hr]
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As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past eleven years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 15 states throughout the U.S. Candy still works occasionally as a travel nurse but spends most of her time providing a supportive information and resources through TheGypsyNurse.com and it's affiliated social networks.