Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Georgia
- Georgia Licensure Information and Requirements
- Georgia CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Georgia?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Georgia With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Georgia?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Georgia Right Now?
- FAQs About Georgia Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Georgia
Georgia Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Georgia Board of Nursing website or contact the Georgia Board of Nursing licensing division at (404) 424-9966.
Georgia is a state that is part of the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact), so Georgia licensure requirements will also fulfill the requirements for NLC states.
For nurses that are moving to Georgia that live in a non-compact state or are not eligible for a multi-state license in their home state, the following licensure requirements must be met:
- Meet the requirements for licensure in Georgia and in the home state
- Graduated from a licensing-board-approved RN or LPN/VN prelicensure education program or has graduated from a foreign program of the same type that has been approved by the authorized accredited body in the applicable country and has been verified by an independent credentials review agency
- Passed an English proficiency test (for those who are graduates of international programs not taught in English or if English is not the applicant’s first language)
- Passed an NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN examination or State Board Test Pool Examination
- Holds an active, unencumbered license
- Submitted fingerprints or other data to obtain a criminal history record from the FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
- Has not been convicted or found guilty or entered into an agreed disposition of a felony under state or federal law
- Has not been convicted or found guilty or entered into an agreed disposition of a nursing misdemeanor conviction
- You must not be participating in an alternative program
- Willingness to disclose participation in an alternative program
- Has a valid U.S. Social Security number
- Declares Georgia as the primary state of residence
A six-month temporary license may be issued to an applicant for licensure by endorsement.
Application fees for licensure by endorsement include:
- $75 application fee
- Processing fee of $5 if submitted online or $10 if submitted by mail
- There are no fees for temporary permits in Georgia.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Georgia became a party to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) on January 19th, 2018.
Is Georgia a Walk-Through State?
Georgia is not a walk-through state.
Georgia CEU Requirements
RNs in Georgia must complete 30 contact hours every 2 years, and LPNs must complete 20 contact hours every 2 years.
RNs can complete this requirement through 5 options:
- Complete 30 CE hours by a Board approved provider.
- Maintain certification or recertification by a national certifying body recognized by the Board.
- Complete an accredited academic program of study in nursing as recognized by the Board.
- Verification of competency by a healthcare facility and 500 hours practiced and evidenced by the employer.
- Completion of a reentry program approved by the Board or graduation from a nursing education program.
LPNs can complete this requirement using one of the following two options:
- Completion of 20 CE hours by a Board approved provider.
- Completion of an accredited academic program of study in registered professional nursing.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Georgia?
Travel nurse salaries in Georgia range from $1154 to $1685 per week.
Of course, travel nurse salaries may vary depending on specialties and location, so this base salary is just an average. In addition to a travel nurse salary, travel nurses also receive housing stipends, travel allowances, bonuses, and other perks.
Cities in Georgia With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Atlanta, Georgia, is $1402 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Marietta, Georgia, is $1398 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Roswell, Georgia, is $1396 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Athens, Georgia, is $1392 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Savannah, Georgia, is $1331 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
I was first introduced to Trusted Nurse Staffing through a co-worker that was working with Trusted and my current recruiter. I was going through a tough time personally, and was looking to experience new places and things. As a Georgia native I've enjoyed working in my home state, while gaining new friendships and professional experiences. I look forward to working more contracts in Georgia as well as other states in the future.
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 Georgia With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
First, create your free online profile with Trusted Nurse Staffing. Then you’ll be able to see the listings for Georgia travel nurse assignments. Don’t see what you’re looking for? No worries — we’ll update you when more travel nurse jobs in Georgia become available.
One of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will contact you to answer your questions about travel nurse positions in Georgia. When you’re ready to apply, our recruiters will walk you through each step of the process. And if you’ve “been there, done that” and don’t need a recruiter’s help, you’ll find everything you need on the website to walk through the process on your own.
Once you’ve decided on a travel nurse job in Georgia, the only thing remaining is to sign your contract and head to the Peach State. When your assignment is over, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you extend your contract or help you find the next assignment on your travel nurse journey in a new state. We’ll be there every step of the way.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Georgia?
The amazing salaries of travel nurse positions in Georgia may be enough to drive you south, but Georgia has so much more to offer travel nurses who are looking for adventure and new experiences.
Beyond the wonderful southern foods and sweet tea, Georgia boasts temperate weather, nature excursions, sporting events, educational opportunities, and more.
Football fans can attend games of two colleges — University of Georgia and Georgia Tech — or if you’re interested in professional sports, Atlanta, Georgia has so much to offer, including:
- Atlanta Braves baseball
- Atlanta Falcons NFL football
- Atlanta United soccer
- Atlanta Hawks basketball
And don’t forget about professional golf and the spectacular Master’s Tournament in Augusta.
If outdoor adventures are more your style, Georgia won’t disappoint when it comes to time with Mother Nature. From Springer Mountain to the Appalachian Trail to the Tallulah Gorge, you’ll find opportunities for hiking, white water rafting, and tubing in many of North Georgia’s rivers.
For history buffs, you must visit historic Savannah and the many state parks, battlefields, and museums across the state.
And for those who love the coast, Georgia’s Atlantic coast beaches and barrier islands can’t be beat. Top-rated beaches like …
- Jekyll Island
- Tybee Island; and
- St. Simon’s Island
… are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Georgia Right Now?
FAQs About Georgia Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nurse Positions in Atlanta, Georgia?
Are you looking for travel nurse positions in Atlanta, Georgia? Simply create an online profile on our website to begin browsing and applying for travel nursing assignments in Atlanta today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Savannah?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in Savannah, Georgia? Look no further. When you create an online profile on our website, you’ll be able to see available travel nurse positions in Savannah. We will even notify you when new postings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Gainesville?
Hoping to move to Gainesville for your first, or next travel nurse assignment? We can help. You’ll find the best travel nurse jobs in Georgia with Trusted Nurse Staffing when you create an online profile on our website.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Georgia: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
When searching for housing in Georgia, travel nurses may choose to:
- Let us do the work and place you in agency-based housing — we take care of everything for you.
- Choose to receive a housing stipend and find your own place to stay.
If you choose to find your own housing, one of our amazing recruiters will happily offer you insight into housing options used by travel nurses that have already experienced Georgia. We can even connect you with travel nurses living in Georgia who may be interested in having a roommate to share the cost.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Georgia?
To find the best travel nurse agencies in Georgia, there are a few things you can do to narrow your search:
- Read online reviews from nurses who already took on travel assignments in Georgia.
- Communicate with recruiters from multiple agencies to get an idea of how you’ll be supported in this venture.
- Understand what benefits are being offered. Some agencies boast high pay, but then you find out that you don’t have the support you require along your journey.
Our team at Trusted Nurse Staffing is waiting for your call. We’re confident in our pay, benefits, and 24/7 support. We know what we offer goes above and beyond the industry standards, and we think our nurses deserve it.
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In Georgia?
To find the best travel nurse jobs in Georgia, first decide what lifestyle you’re after and if salary is a driving factor.
Based on pay alone, Gainesville boasts one of the highest average salaries and will appeal to nurses who are hoping to save a little cash while on assignment.
However, if you’d rather just spend your days off reading under a giant weeping willow, then perhaps the slower pace and historic charm of Savannah is more your speed.
What Are The Best Things To Do in Georgia For Travel Nurses?
Georgia literally has something for everyone. And one of the best parts of living in Georgia is 110 miles of coastline and 15 barrier islands to explore. For outdoor enthusiasts, the untouched landscapes, seemingly never-ending forests and mountainscapes are among the best in the country for adventuring.
If you’re an indoorsy type, check out these local highlights and attractions while you’re there:
- Museum of Art and Science
- Atlanta History Center
- Bethesda Indoor Water Park
- Georgia Aquarium
- Ponce City Market
- Mall of Georgia
One thing is certain — you’ll never be bored as a travel nurse in Georgia.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Georgia?
When you accept one of the many travel nurse jobs in Georgia, you could be privy to some amazing benefits, but it depends on which agency you choose.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing we are pleased to offer:
- 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 Georgia With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Trusted Nurse Staffing is more than just another travel nurse agency. On top of offering the highest pay in the industry, we back our nurses with customized benefits, retirement plans, license reimbursements, and more, and we also give our nurses unparalleled support throughout the entire process.
Our team is accessible 24/7 because we know nurses require support while on the road. We will be available to field any questions or assist you in solving any problems you may have throughout your entire travel nursing journey.
You can depend on the team at Trusted Nurse Staffing — we’re here for you every step along the way.