Another nurse (happens all the time) emailed me yesterday asking about licensing for travel nurses.
In short, yes you must be licensed in the state you are doing a travel assignment to.
If you have a Nurse Compact license, that opens up a lot of possibilities immediately. If you do not then you must get you existing license endorsed. This can be an easy or a difficult process, depending on the state.
Last year I prepared a handy “Cheat Sheet” listing the situation in each state and estimated times to get an endorsement. It has contact information, fees a bunch of handy stuff all in one place.
Feel free to download it HERE. It is a year old so some of the information may have changed slightly but it is still very helpful if you are considering travel. Enjoy!
My new course for nurses interested in learning about and getting into travel nursing is moving forward fast. The tool you will have at the end of the course will promise to move you to the top of every recruiter's prospect list and help you get the job of your dreams. I am very excited about this. If you want to be put on an early notification list just hit reply and let me know.
Are you thinking you may want to take an assignment in California this year? If so, now is a good time to get started on endorsing your license there. California is the slowest state for processing so you have to "think ahead".
If you would like to visit my Facebook page which is all about travel nursing information you can find it HERE. Be sure to "Like" the page to receive updates of new posts on your own FB page.
Have a great week.....