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Travel Nurse RN Licensing

Where applicable our license specialists are able to assist you in obtaining a Nursing License in States where you currently do not hold one.

RN Temporary License Information

State Phone WalkThru Compact Nursys Temp License Info
AK 907.269.8161 nursys 3-4 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
AL 800.656.5318 7-10 days
AR 501.686.2700 compact nursys 2-3 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
AZ 602.771.7800 walk-thru compact nursys 48 hrs walk-in/by mail varies
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
CA 916.322.3350 3 weeks with LiveScan in California
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
CO 303.894.7800 compact nursys 4-5 weeks
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
CT 860.509.7603 nursys 1-2 weeks
DC 877-672-2174 nursys 4-6 weeks with in state visit to board
6-8 weeks out of state
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
DE 302.744.4500 compact nursys 3-4 weeks
FL 850.488.0595 nursys 3-5 weeks for permanent license
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
Online Application Required
GA 478.207.2440 nursys 3-5 weeks for permanent license
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
HI 808.586.3000 walk-thru nursys 2-3 weeks
IA 515.281.3255 compact nursys 2-3 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
ID 208.334.3110 compact nursys 2-4 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
IL 217.782.0820 nursys 5 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
IN 317.234.2043 nursys 1 week
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
KS 785.296.4929 2 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
KY 502.429.3332 compact nursys 2-4 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
LA 225.755.7500 walk-thru nursys Same day
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
MA 617.973.0800 nursys 7-10 days
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
MD 410.585.1900 walk-thru compact nursys 72 hours
Fingerprint cards required
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
ME 207.287.1133 compact nursys 7-14 business days
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
MI 517.335.0918 nursys 6-8 weeks for permanent license
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
MN 612.617.2270 nursys 3-5 business days
Border STATE recognition registration available
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
MO 573.751.0681 walk-thru compact nursys Same day
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
MS 601.957.6300 compact nursys 3-5 business days
MT 406.841.2397 compact nursys 3 weeks
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
NC 919.782.3211 compact nursys 2-3 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
ND 701.328.9777 compact nursys 1-2 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
NE 402.471.4375 compact nursys 1-2 weeks
NH 603.271.2323 compact nursys 2-3 weeks
LiveScan and application drop-off required
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
NJ 973.504.6430 nursys 4-5 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
Online application
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
NM 505.841.8340 compact nursys 1-2 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
All licenses ever held must be from a Nursys state
NV 702.486.5800 nursys 1-2 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
NY 518.474.8317 nursys 8-10 weeks for permanent license
OH 614.466.3947 nursys 4-6 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
OK 405.962.1800 2-3 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
Online application
OR 971.673.0685 nursys 4-5 weeks for permanent license
LiveScan required
PA 717.783.7142 3-4 weeks
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
RI 401.222.5700 compact nursys 4-5 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
SC 803.896.4550 walk-thru compact nursys Same day or 2 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
SD 605.362.2760 compact nursys 7-10 days
Fingerprint cards required from the board
Partial Walk-thru
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
TN 615.532.5166 compact nursys 3-4 weeks with LiveScan in state
4-6 with LiveScan out of state
TX 512.305.7400 compact nursys 2-3 weeks
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
UT 801.530.6628 compact nursys 4-6 weeks for permanent license
LiveScan or fingerprint cards required
VA 804.367.4586 compact nursys 15 business days
Online application
VT 802.828.2396 nursys 5-7 business days
Online application process
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state
WA 360.236.4700 nursys 2-3 weeks
Fingerprint cards required
WI 608.266.2112 compact nursys 4-5 weeks
WV 304.558.3596 2-3 weeks
WY 307.777.7601 nursys 1-2 weeks
Fingerprint cards required
At least 1 license ever held must be from a Nursys state

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I’m just gonna come right out and say it: There is NOTHING like the Travel Nursing lifestyle.

Not only do you get to travel and see new places, but you earn more doing it. A lot more. Put it this way. You earn enough that you don’t have to work all year round. And since traveling is what I’d do on vacation anyway... It’s perfect for me.

I know it sounds funny, but I didn’t go into Travel Nursing to travel. I just wanted to build my career.

Now here I am getting experience at hospitals all over the country. I’ve even picked up a specialty in Stepdown nursing. So I’m totally going to be ready if I ever decide to settle down into a full time nursing job somewhere. If. Big if. Because I really love the Travel Nursing lifestyle.

I would NEVER Travel with anyone but Nightingale.

Never again. The kind of support you get from Nightingale staff, you just won’t find that anywhere else. They REALLY are there to help you be the best nurse you can be. And who doesn’t want to be the best? Plus you get the best benefits and pay rates in the industry. It’s kind of a no-brainer.

For me, nursing isn’t just a career. It’s a calling.

Being there for people, helping them when they need it the most. This is why I got into nursing. This is why I get up every morning. And Nightingale gets that. I was amazed to find out that they are just as passionate about nursing as I am. That’s important, because I know that whenever I take an assignment, they have my back. Whatever I need. Nightingale takes care of everything, so I can focus on what I do best. And that’s nursing.

If you’re thinking about Travel Nursing and shopping around, just stop. You’re in the right place.

Nightingale is hands down the best. The best nurses, the best jobs, the best support, the best benefits… everything. And the best part is that you get to travel around the country, build up your career, and earn more than you ever would working on staff somewhere. Really, traveling with Nightingale changed my life, Not Travel Nursing. Nightingale. Trust me, they are top notch.

A lot of nurses ask me about Travel Nursing, and I love it. I absolutely love it.

But it’s not the pay, or the benefits, awesome as they are. It’s not the travel, either. Half the time I don’t even know where I want to go. It’s the people. Nightingale’s Nursing Coordinators are JUST THE BEST. They help with everything, from travel plans and housing to professional questions. Everything. They even help me choose the right assignments for me. Because they genuinely care about me. I know. I’m a nurse. I know what genuine caring feels like. I do it all day. That’s why I love Nightingale.