Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Arkansas
- Arkansas Licensure Information and Requirements
- Arkansas CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Arkansas?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Arkansas With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Arkansas?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Arkansas Right Now?
- FAQs About Arkansas Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Arkansas
Arkansas Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on license requirements and fees, please visit the Arkansas State Board of Nursing website.
If you do not have a nursing license in a compact state, you’ll need to apply for an Arkansas nursing license by endorsement to practice nursing within the state.
To obtain an Arkansas nursing license by endorsement, you need to meet the following requirements:
- Must create an Arkansas Nurse Portal account. You can find video instructions on how to do this here.
- Submit an ASBN application, along with required fees and a valid social security number.
- Verify your nursing license either through Nursys® or via license verification form, which must be submitted to the Arkansas Board of Nursing directly through your original state licensing agency.
- You must submit to a background check and follow the state’s criminal background check directions carefully.
While waiting for your licensure application to be approved, you can apply for a temporary permit to practice nursing in the meantime. This one-time permit is available to any nurse that holds an unencumbered active license from another jurisdiction. Once the permit is issued, you will need to verify it through the Nursys® website.
For an exhaustive list of fees, click here.
As a travel nurse the following fees for licensure by endorsement will likely apply to you:
- Licensure by endorsement fee: $125
- Certified copy of records fee: $20
- Temporary permit: $30
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Arkansas is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). If you have a nursing license in a compact state, you won’t have to worry about going through the process of getting licensure by endorsement for an Arkansas nursing license to practice nursing within the state.
Is Arkansas a Walk-Through State?
The state of Arkansas is not a walk-through state.
Arkansas CEU Requirements
For license renewal, the state of Arkansas requires one of the following for continuing education:
- Must have 15 contact hours of appropriately accredited practice-focused activities
- Must hold a current nationally recognized certification/recertification
- Must complete a minimum of one college credit hour course in nursing with a grade of C or better during licensure period
For a list of certifications and institutions that meet the continuing education criteria for renewal of an Arkansas nursing license, click here.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Arkansas?
While salaries will vary depending on both the city and specialty you work in, travel nurse jobs in Arkansas are well above the national average. Travel nurses can expect an average pay of $1,307 per week.
Not only will you be making an amazing salary, but our travel nurses also receive benefits such as housing stipends, 401k, food and travel allowances, and so much more. All of which contribute to your overall quality of living. Always make sure to keep in mind the cost of living in the city and state you plan to work as a travel nurse in.
Cities in Arkansas With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average weekly salary for a travel nurse in Little Rock, Arkansas is $1,311.
The average weekly salary for a travel nurse in Jacksonville, Arkansas is $1,310.
The average weekly salary for a travel nurse in Jonesboro, Arkansas is $1,303.
The average weekly salary for a travel nurse in Conway, Arkansas is $1,299.
The average weekly salary for a travel nurse in Texarkana, Arkansas is $1,291.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
Trusted Nurse Staffing has taken care of me from start to finish in every contract. From the start of pre-employment screening and throughout the contract they had my back. They have been able to get assignments at each of my desired destinations and it’s a small enough company that you aren’t just a number to them. California has mandated ratios and breaks that are covered by dedicated break nurses. The multifaceted team approach is apparent in California and less so RN dependent. Respiratory takes care of EKG EEG and ABG. Phlebotomy draws labs when ordered and resource nurses are available to help when your day gets busy. The resounding support for in hospital nurses in California is nothing short of extraordinary.
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 Arkansas With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Create your free online profile on our website and right away you’ll have access to the many postings for travel nurse jobs in Arkansas. If you don’t find anything you like right off the bat, we’ll send you notifications when new travel nurse jobs in Arkansas pop up.
We’ll introduce you to your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter who can answer any questions you might have about travel nursing jobs in Arkansas. When the time comes to apply, your recruiter will be there to help you with all of your needs.
Choose your dream nursing assignment, sign your contract, and you’re ready to rock. If you find Arkansas to be everything you hoped it would be and decide that you’d like to extend your contract, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to keep you in the “Natural State.” Or, maybe you’re not done traveling. That’s okay too. Our staff can assist you in achieving your travel nursing goals.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Arkansas?
Travel nurse salaries are higher than the national average in Arkansas, which is why it’s no surprise that many nurses are opting for assignments in this southern state. But, Arkansas offers riches beyond your salary.
An up and coming food scene, weather you dream about, and a natural beauty that will leave you breathless, are just a few of the reasons travel nurses love Arkansas.
Is it food you crave? Arkansas is known for some interesting treats, and they do not disappoint. Potato doughnuts, Southern butter rolls, black apples, and snow cream are just a few of the delights you can sample while living in Arkansas. With an ever-growing and evolving food scene, Arkansas is emerging as a destination for even the pickiest foodies.
Perhaps you’re an outdoor adventure-seeker and the thought of rock climbing, ATVing, or zip-lining on your days off gets your heart pumping. Arkansas is just the place. With some of the most beautiful natural surroundings this country has to offer, there is no shortage of outdoor experiences to be had. Did you know you can even mine for (and keep!) diamonds at the Crater of Diamonds?
Or maybe you’ll appreciate the quirky side of Arkansas. From the Rush Ghost Town to the futuristic Thorncrown Chapel, you don’t need to be the outdoorsy type to find things to do in Arkansas. And while we’re on the topic of quirky, why not visit Maxwell Blade’s Odditorium and Curiosities Museum while you’re there?
But what about work? You’ll be pleased to know that the medical community in Arkansas is thriving and hospitals in Little Rock, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, and all other cities and towns in Arkansas need travel nurses starting today.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Arkansas Right Now?
FAQs About Arkansas Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Little Rock?
Interested in being a travel nurse? Little Rock, Arkansas is a great place to live and work. Create your free profile with Trusted Nurse Staffing and start searching for jobs in Little Rock today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Fort Smith?
Are you hoping for a travel nursing job in Fort Smith, Arkansas? We’ve got you covered. Just create your free profile with Trusted Nurse Staffing and you can begin your search right away and we’ll even notify you when new postings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Jonesboro?
Do you want to live in Jonesboro? Travel nurses find amazing jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas with Trusted Nurse Staffing. All you have to do is create your free profile with Trusted Nurse Staffing and we’ll connect you with the best possible travel nursing jobs in Arkansas today.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Arkansas: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
When choosing your housing for travel nurse jobs in Arkansas you have a couple of options. You may choose to:
- Let us do the dirty work and settle you into ready-to-go agency housing; or
- Take a housing stipend and find housing of your own.
Just know that we are always here to help, so if you decide to find your own apartment or home then your recruiter will be happy to share information about housing used by other travel nurses in the past. We can even connect you with nurses already on assignment in Arkansas who may be looking for a roommate to share costs with.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Arkansas?
While it may seem like there are a million options when it comes to travel nursing agencies in Arkansas, there are a few things you can do to narrow your search:
- Read some online reviews from nurses who have worked travel nursing jobs in Arkansas already.
- Talk to recruiters from multiple agencies to understand how you will be supported along the way.
- Learn about the benefits offered upfront. While some agencies offer high pay, they may not have the best benefits or assignments. Others may have fantastic assignments but are lacking when it comes to salary.
Our team at Trusted Nurse Staffing is ready to take your call. We have confidence that our salary, benefits, and around the clock support go above and beyond in the travel nurse industry, and we want to show you how important you are.
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In Arkansas?
With high-paying jobs and low cost of living all around, there really isn’t a bad choice when it comes to Arkansas cities and public medical facilities, which makes it possible to choose your location based on the lifestyle you’re after.
Speak to one of our recruiters at Trusted Nurse Staffing and they’ll help you narrow down your search and find the balance and lifestyle you seek.
What Are The Best Things To Do in Arkansas For Travel Nurses?
There’s something for everyone in Arkansas. And one of the best things about Arkansas is weather that allows for just about any activity at any time of year. For outdoor explorers, there are many adventures to be had in nature, from lakes, caves, mountains, forests, and so much more.
If you’re more of an indoorsy type, you won’t get bored in Arkansas. With copious galleries, museums, monuments, and historical buildings to visit, you may end up extending your assignment just so you can see it all.
How Long Are Arkansas Travel Nursing Assignments?
Most often, travel nurse jobs in Arkansas will offer a 13-week contract. However, with Trusted Nurse Staffing, we have arranged for assignments starting at 8 weeks and extending to a full year, with the option to extend should Arkansas begin to feel like home.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers flexible contracts for travel nursing jobs in Arkansas, so that you can have the freedom to move on, or stay. The choice is yours.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Arkansas?
When you choose one of our travel nurse jobs in Arkansas, you’ll be entitled to benefits that not all travel nurse agencies offer.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- 401(k) plans
- Flexible contracts between 8, 13, 26, and 52 weeks long
- 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 Arkansas With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers the highest pay among travel nurse agencies, sign-on and completion bonuses, customized benefits, and so much more. We also provide our nurses with 24/7 support throughout the entire process.
Our team is available around the clock because we know our nurses may have questions or need our support, and we pride ourselves in being available whenever you need us.
Trusted Nurse Staffing is there with you before, during, and after every assignment. Guaranteed.