Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Arizona 2024
- Arizona Licensure Information and Requirements
- Arizona CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Arizona?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Arizona With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Arizona?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Arizona Right Now?
- FAQs About Arizona Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Arizona
Arizona Licensure Information and Requirements
For updated information on licensure requirements and fees, please visit the Arizona State Board of Nursing website.
Arizona is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), so you will not need an Arizona nursing license to practice travel nursing in this state if you have a valid license for another Compact state.
If you don’t have a nursing license in a compact state, you’ll need to apply for a multistate license through your board of nursing.
To be eligible, you must:
- Meet licensure requirements in your home state of residency
- Submit state and federal fingerprint-based background checks
- Have graduated from a board-approved education program
- Have passed an English proficiency exam
- Have passed an NCLEX
- Hold a valid United States Social Security Number
- Have no felony offenses
Travel nurses practicing in Arizona have one quick-solution option for obtaining a license to practice by applying for a 48-hour emergency temporary license. This type of license is valid for six months, which is more than sufficient to cover many travel nurse contracts.
Here are the following requirements needed to obtain this license:
- Submit the required documents and fees through the Arizona Board of Nursing’s online Nurse Portal and send a message to the Message Center requesting a 48-hour Emergency Temporary License.
- Submit a completed fingerprint card via mail or in person.
- Provide a job offer letter with your full name and facility letterhead included that is dated within seven days of your start date.
- Upload photo identification and lawful presence documents to the Nurse Portal.
- Provide proof of 960 hours of nursing practice within the last 5 years of nursing employment.
- Have a clean nursing record void of disciplinary action in any state
- Provide verification of your nursing license, either through NursysⓇ or request the state board in which you obtained your nursing license from to mail a verification form to the Arizona Board of Nursing.
Verification for this type of license typically takes 48 hours from the filing date.
The RN/LPN exam and licensure fee in Arizona is $300. You can find all agency fees for the Arizona Board of Nursing here.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Currently, 41 jurisdictions have enacted Nurse Licensure Compact legislation, including Arizona.
Is Arizona a Walk-Through State?
Arizona is a walk-through state, allowing nurses to apply for a 48-hour emergency temporary license.
Arizona CEU Requirements
Arizona does not have any CEU requirements to renew an active license.
To apply for a license renewal you must meet one of the following practice requirements:
- Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years
- Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within the past 5 years
- Completed an Arizona board-approved refresher course within the past 5 years
- Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Arizona?
The average travel nursing salary in Arizona is $2,389 per week. However, it’s important to note salaries will vary depending on location, demand, and nursing specialty.
Cities in Arizona With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average salary for a travel nurse in Mesa, Arizona, is $2,613 per week.
Sun City West
The average salary for a travel nurse in Sun City West, Arizona, is $2,552 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in Sun City, Arizona, is $2,540 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in Scottsdale, Arizona, is $2,512 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in Phoenix, Arizona, is $2,378 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
I have been with Trusted Nurse Staffing for almost 2 years. My Recruiter Tim has backed me at every moment, he has been absolutely phenomenal to me. Now I am on my 2nd assignment here in AZ and I am loving it! The place and the people are extremely nice especially my co-worker at Arizona General Hospital and want to stay here as long as I can! Thank you to Trusted Nurse Staffing for the amazing opportunity!
I have been in the Phoenix area for about three years working as a travel respiratory therapist and it’s been amazing. The area is beautiful, the weather is amazing throughout of the year and the hospital I’ve been working at is great. They treat me as if I’m part of their team and not just an outsider coming in to work. My recruiter Drew has made everything so easy with my contracts. I never have to feel stressed out about any of little things that go into starting at the facility. Him and his team at Trusted take care of everything for me, making it easy to just step in and do the work. I don’t know where I’d be without him!
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 Arizona With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Getting started is easy — use our Pronto job search to see the listings for travel nurse jobs in Arizona. Pronto gives you easy access to what’s available in areas of interest all throughout Arizona, compensation information, and the benefits you’ll receive.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Pronto allows users to receive updates when more travel nurse assignments are available in Arizona.
Interested in a specific assignment you on Pronto? It’s time to apply. First you’ll sign up and sign into Pronto, click “apply” and follow the prompts.
Everything you need to do for the application process can be done within Pronto, from uploading any required documents and credential information, specifying your start date, and more.
If you’re an experienced travel nurse, you can manage the application process on your own on Pronto. If not, reach out to one of our support members and we’ll walk you through the application process from start to finish.
You’ve found the travel nurse job in Arizona you’ve been searching for. Now it’s time to sign your contract and get on your way.
When your contract is complete, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you either extend your contract or help you find the next travel nursing state assignment.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Arizona?
With 300 sunny days a year, 24 national monuments to visit, and nursing salaries well above the national average; it’s no wonder so many people are looking for travel nurse assignments in Arizona. Arizona is the ideal state to work in if you’re a nature buff, foodie, historian, or even a sports fan — there’s something for everyone.
Is exploring the outdoors a passion of yours? With 33,000+ acres of desert preserves, mountainous views to the north, and outdoor recreational activities galore, there’s plenty of exploring to do. Go skiing in Flagstaff or swimming in Phoenix. Take a jeep tour of the Sedona desert, or get a little adventurous with salt river tubing.
Are you a history buff? If you’re headed to Arizona as a travel nurse, the 227 miles of the Grand Canyon is a must-see. You can even swim in Havasu Falls during your visit. Arizona is also home to 24 different national monuments, including the Hoover Dam. Explore the Native American cliff dwellings, the Botanical Gardens, museums, opera houses, and more.
Consider yourself a foodie? Arizona’s diverse culinary scene was made for you. From festivals to culinary tours, to grilling meats on a 500°F rock, Arizona is known for utilizing its native plants and spices to create delicious dishes for every taste.
But it doesn’t stop there. Many sports fanatics make their way to Arizona and are far from disappointed. Arizona is home to world-renowned golf courses — you could play where the pros have played on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium course. Baseball fan? During the spring, check out spring training in Phoenix, where MLB players compete in over 220 games.
Arizona provides travel nurses with fun, food, and comfort, as well as nursing salaries well above the national average and a job market for nurses that is booming with over 100 hospitals to choose from.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Arizona Right Now?
Intensive Care Unit
Cardiovascular Operating Room
FAQs About Arizona Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Phoenix?
Looking for travel nurse assignments in Phoenix, Arizona? Go to Pronto to view current job listings and start your next adventure.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Tucson?
Interested in what Tucson, Arizona, has to offer? View all of our current travel nursing assignments in Tucson on Pronto.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Scottsdale?
Are you convinced Arizona is the right state for you, but Phoenix is just a bit too big for your liking? View our active travel nursing positions in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Pronto.
What Are the Top Travel Nursing Agencies in Arizona?
With so many travel nursing agencies available in Arizona, choosing one can quickly become overwhelming. While we do recommend doing your research and speaking with other travel nurses about their experiences, we also encourage you to shop around yourself.
Consider things like:
- Agency reviews
- How responsive the agency is to your needs
- The benefits you’ll be eligible to receive
- What the pay rates are like
When your research is done, we believe you’ll find our values, caring staff members, and ongoing support of our nurses make Trusted Nurse Staffing the top travel nursing agency in Arizona.
How Long Do Arizona Travel Nurse Assignments Last?
Travel nurse assignments in Arizona can be as little as six weeks or as many as 26 weeks. On average, travel nurse assignments last 13 weeks, depending on the agency you’re working with.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we offer flexible contracts ranging from six to 13 weeks with options to extend.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Arizona?
Depending on the travel nurse agency you work for, the benefits you receive will vary. Make sure you’re considering these benefits when searching for a travel nursing agency before you sign a contract.
Trusted Nurse Staffing, for example, offers many benefits, including:
- 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.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Arizona: 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.”
Is Trusted Nurse Staffing the Right Fit For My Travel Nursing Career?
On top of the many benefits we offer our travel nurses, Trusted Nurse Staffing takes pride in the amount of support we offer to every travel nurse in our agency.
With a 24/7 support system, you’ll have access to recruiters at all hours of the day to answer questions, listen to concerns, and receive support to the best of our abilities.