Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Alabama 2024
- 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 contact 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 also allows licensure verification through NursysⓇ.
- You must submit your fingerprints prior to completing your license application.
It typically takes three to four 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 for a single-state license and $200 for a multi-state license
- Temporary permit fee $50
- Transaction fees: $3.50
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?
While salaries can differ depending on which city and specialty you work in, the average pay for a travel nurse in Alabama is $1,892 per week, which is around the national average.
However, the cost of living in this state is lower than the national average, so that means you’ll get more bang for your buck when living and working here.
In addition to their salaries, 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 Mobile, Alabama, is $2,656 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Montgomery, Alabama, is $2,134 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Dothan, Alabama, is $1,934 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Alexander City, Alabama, is $1,907 per week
The average travel nurse salary in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is $1,854 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 with our Pronto job search. Pronto makes your search for new assignments simple. You can use filters based on compensation, location, and shifts available to find assignments based on your unique needs.
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. Update your settings and Pronto can notify you when more travel nurse jobs in Alabama become available.
Once you’ve found a travel assignment that checks all your boxes, it’s time to sign up, sign in, and apply!
Everything can be done within the Pronto job search. From applying, to uploading your credentials and required documents, entering you preferred start date, and more.
Need more assistance? One of our Trusted Nurse Staffing support team members is always available to help you with your job search.
Once you’ve found your dream travel nursing job in Alabama, simply sign your contract and you’re ready to go. 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 a new state. 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 average national salaries in a below-average cost-of-living state, 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 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? Check out Pronto 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 use the Pronto job search, you can find positions 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? Find the best travel nurse jobs in Alabama with Trusted Nurse Staffing with Pronto today.
Which Alabama Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
Alabama is known for having a low cost of living and a high quality of life.
While you can expect to pay more for living expenses in bigger cities like Mobile, Alabama comes in under the national average overall.
For example, cities like Montgomery and Birmingham are ranked in the top 3 most affordable places to live in Alabama.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Alabama: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
“Choosing to accept a stipend doesn’t mean that your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing won’t be there to help you along the way. Connect with us, and we can give you insights into the various areas and even connect you with rental properties used by travel nurses in the past.”
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 Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers 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. Trusted Nurse Staffing’s Pronto job search can help you find assignments awaiting 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:
- 401(k) with 4% match after 1,000 hours and 1 year of employment
- Weekly Paychecks
- Direct Deposit
- Overtime/Double Time is Available
- Customizable Pay Packages
Top-Tier Bonus Opportunities:
- $1500 Referral Bonus Program
- Loyalty Program
- Sign-on & Completion Bonus
- Discount Program
Leading Health & Wellness Benefits:
- Employer Sponsored Health Insurance
- HRA Card to fully cover healthcare deductibles
- Guardian Dental and Vision Insurance
- Wellness Benefits
Additional Insurance Benefits:
- Portable Permanent Whole Life Insurance
- License, Certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Portable Short-term/Longterm
- Disability Insurance
- Flexible contract options
- Full/Part Time Work, Per Diem
- Housing, Meal and Travel Stipends
- Rental Car Options
Best In Class and Communication:
- On Day 1, you’ll get matched with your own dedicated support team that includes clinical support, payroll, and compliance experts, with ongoing assignment advocacy.
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.