Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Alabama
- Alabama Licensure Information and Requirements
- Alabama CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Alabama?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Alabama With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Alabama?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Alabama Right Now?
- FAQs About Alabama Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Alabama
Alabama Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Alabama Board of Nursing website or contact the Alabama Board of Nursing licensing division at 1-800-656-5318.
If you currently hold a multistate license in another Compact state, we have great news — you do not need to obtain an Alabama RN or LPN license to work as a travel nurse in the state. However, you will still need to apply for approval to engage in advanced practice nursing even if you are an APRN with a multistate license in another Compact state.
If you don’t have a multistate license, you’ll need to apply for licensure by endorsement.
Here are the following requirements you’ll need to meet for an Alabama nursing license:
- You must be a legal citizen or US resident.
- You must have a valid Social Security Number.
- You must have graduated from a nursing program with the same educational criteria as Alabama nursing programs.
- You must submit an official transcript for your nursing program in a sealed envelope to the Alabama Board of Nursing (faxed copies are not permitted.)
- You must provide documentation showing you have earned 24 contract hours of CE (continuing education) within the last 24 months.
- You must submit a Request for Verification of Nursing License for Endorsement into Alabama form. The Alabama Board of Nursing does not permit licensure verification through Nursys®.
- You must submit your fingerprints prior to completing your license application.
It typically takes 3-4 weeks for licensure by endorsement application to be verified. As long as you meet the application requirements for licensure, you can apply for a temporary license to practice nursing in Alabama while waiting for your license to be verified.
Application fees for licensure by endorsement include:
- $100 application fee
- Temporary permit fee $50
- Transaction fees: $3
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Alabama became a party to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) on January 1st, 2020.
Is Alabama a Walk-Through State?
Alabama is not a walk-through state.
Alabama CEU Requirements
To practice as a travel nurse in Alabama, you must have at least 24 contact hours every 2 years. The Alabama board of nursing accepts CE courses that are approved or accredited by any:
- State board of nursing
- State nurses association
- A national organization such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Alabama?
If you’re looking for a high travel nurse salary, Alabama may be a winner.
While salaries can differ depending on which city and specialty you work in, Alabama travel nurses have a higher salary than the national average. The average pay for a travel nurse in Alabama is $1,328 per week, with some assignments doubling that amount.
In addition to a high-paying travel nurse salary, travel nurses receive benefits like housing stipends, travel and meal allowances, bonuses, and more.
Cities in Alabama With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Birmingham, Alabama, is $1,342 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Hunstville, Alabama, is $1,340 per week
The average travel nurse salary in Madison, Alabama, is $1,340 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Gadsden, Alabama, is $1,330 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is $1,328 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
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Being on assignment in Alabama has been great and there is always something to do! There are tons of great places to go shopping, and get some good food. I enjoy taking a lot of hikes and walks here. There's a lot of lakes, rivers, dams etc to see and explore.
Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
My recruiter did an amazing job at finding the best fit for me! An outstanding job with communication, updates and ensuring all my questions were answered!!
I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
Every member of this company I’ve interacted with has exceeded my expectations. My recruiter, Alex, is so commutative and goes above and beyond always. I can’t imagine switching to another company!
I have had the best experience with Trusted Nurse Staffing. My recruiter Tom is amazing. He always treats me with respect and as a friend. He is on top of everything I need. And when my Dad passed away, he helped me with time off, no problem and they even sent me a beautiful comfort box that was very helpful. Fully recommend this agency.
How To Become a Travel Nurse in Alabama With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Start by creating your free online profile on our website. From there, you’ll be able to easily browse the many listings for travel nurse jobs in Alabama. If you don’t see anything that strikes your fancy right off the bat, don’t worry. We will notify you when more travel nurse jobs in Alabama become available.
One of our amazing Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will connect with you to answer any questions you may have about travel nurse positions in Alabama. Ready to apply? Our recruiters are here to help you every step of the way. Are you an experienced travel nurse and don’t need the help of a recruiter? No problem! Our website allows you to fly solo.
Once you’ve found your dream travel nursing job in Alabama, simply sign your contract and you’re ready to go. And who knows, you may like Alabama so much that you want to extend your contract. Or maybe you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something new. Our staff will assist you through the process, no matter what you decide to do.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Alabama?
With salaries higher than the national average, it’s no surprise that many travel nurses find themselves exploring options in Alabama. But, there’s more to travel nurse jobs in Alabama than just the money.
Delicious Southern comfort foods, temperate weather conditions, and some of the most beautiful natural wonders the country has to offer, make Alabama a desirable location for travel nurses.
The variety of delicious cuisine is sure to please the taste buds of any nurse on assignment in Alabama. Enjoy fresh seafood, southern barbeque, or comforting soul food all within proximity of your assignment.
From the Little River Canyon to the Cheaha Mountain and everything in between, there is no shortage of outdoor adventure to be had in Alabama. Whether you prefer to hang out on the pristine beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, or you want to spend your days off caving through the many caverns, outdoor enthusiasts will love living in Alabama.
Or maybe you’re an art and history buff, and the idea of exploring the dozens of museums, forts, and galleries located around Alabama gets your heart racing. Alabama is home to some of the most important Civil Rights Movements in history, so why not visit some of Alabama’s famous monuments while you’re at it?
If you’re looking to learn from the best, then you’ll be pleased to know that Alabama has hospitals with medical specialties that rank in the top 20 in the entire country.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Alabama Right Now?
Labor and Delivery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
FAQs About Alabama Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Birmingham?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in Birmingham, Alabama? Create your online profile on our website to begin browsing and applying for travel nursing assignments today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Mobile?
Are you looking for travel nursing jobs in Mobile, Alabama? Look no further. When you create your online profile on our website, you can start your search immediately and even receive notifications when new postings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Montgomery?
Hoping to move to Montgomery for your first, or next travel nurse assignment? We’ve got you covered. Find the best travel nurse jobs in Alabama with Trusted Nurse Staffing by creating your online profile on our website today.
Which Alabama Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
Alabama is known for having a low cost of living and high quality of life.
While you can expect to pay more for living expenses in bigger cities like Birmingham or Mobile, Alabama comes in under the national average overall.
For example, cities like Montgomery and Huntsville are ranked in the top 10 for affordability in the entire country.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Alabama: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
When looking for housing, travel nurses in Alabama may choose to:
- Take advantage of agency-based housing and allow us to find your housing, and even set everything up for you.
- Opt for a housing stipend and search for your own place to stay.
If you decide to search for your own accommodations one of our helpful recruiters will be happy to offer you insight into housing that past travel nurses have used and can even connect you with travel nurses in the area who may be looking for roommates.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Alabama?
Finding the right agency for travel nurse jobs in Alabama may seem tricky with so many choices, but there are a few things you can do to narrow your search:
- Check out online reviews of nurses who have already taken on travel assignments in Alabama
- Speak to recruiters from various agencies and get a feel for how you will be supported along your journey
- Know what benefits are offered upfront. Some agencies offer higher pay, but fewer benefits and vice versa.
The team at Trusted Nurse Staffing is standing by to take your call. We’re confident that our pay, benefits, and 24/7 support are above and beyond the industry standard, and we want to prove it to you.
Where Are The Best Places To Be a Travel Nurse In Alabama?
Finding the best place for travel nurse jobs in Alabama will depend heavily on what type of lifestyle you prefer and, of course, how much salary matters to you.
Based on pay alone, cities like Ozark and Dothan usually boast above-average salaries and may appeal to those looking to stash away some hard-earned cash.
However, if it’s sugar sand beach vibes and a slower pace you seek then living in one of the cities along the coastline, such as Orange Beach or Fairhope, might be more your speed.
What Are The Best Things To Do in Alabama For Travel Nurses?
In Alabama, there’s something for everyone. And one of the best parts of living in Alabama is the weather. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are ample outdoor adventures, beaches, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and forests to enjoy.
You may also enjoy visiting some of the many museums, forts, or galleries. Or maybe you’d like to spend an afternoon at the famous Birmingham Zoo. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love watching the Crimson Tide and the Alabama Auburn battle it out on the gridiron.
How Long Are Alabama Travel Nursing Assignments?
Depending on your chosen staffing agency, travel nursing assignments can range from as few as 8 weeks to as many as 52 weeks at a time, with the option to extend in some cases.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers flexible contracts for travel nurse jobs in Alabama. Create your free online profile with Trusted Nurse Staffing and find out what assignments await you in the Heart of Dixie.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Alabama?
As a travel nurse in Alabama, you may be entitled to a host of benefits depending on which staffing agency you choose.
For example, Trusted Nurse Staffing offers:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- 401(k) plans
- Flexible contracts between 6, 8, and 13 weeks long, plus more
- Full-time and part-time work
- 24/7 access and support from your recruiter
- Overtime/double-time availability
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, and advances offered
- Direct deposit payments
- Housing, meal, and travel allowances
- A customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications, and CEU reimbursements
- A loyalty program
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nursing Assignments in Alabama With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Not only does Trusted Nurse Staffing offer the highest pay in the industry, 401(k) plans, license reimbursements, and more, but we also provide our nurses with unparalleled support before, during, and after their assignments.
Our team is available 24/7 because we know nurses work around the clock and may need our support. We want to be available to answer any questions or help solve any problems our nurses may have while on the road.
You can count on Trusted Nurse Staffing to be with you every step of the way.