Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Kentucky
- Kentucky Licensure Information and Requirements
- Kentucky CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Kentucky?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Kentucky With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Kentucky?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Kentucky Right Now?
- FAQs About Kentucky Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Kentucky
Kentucky Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure and fees in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Board of Nursing or contact them at (502) 429-3300.
Kentucky has entered the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), and if you currently hold a multistate license in another Compact state, we have great news — you do not need to obtain a Kentucky RN or LPN license to work as a travel nurse in the state.
If you don’t have a license in a compact state, and you want to practice in Kentucky, or if you are moving from a compact state and want to make Kentucky your primary state of residence, you will need to apply for licensure by endorsement.
Here are the following requirements you’ll need to meet for a Kentucky nursing license:
- Complete the online application
- Complete the Jurisprudence Exam and score 80% or higher
- Request the verification of licensure be submitted to the Kentucky Board of Nursing (through Nursys® or using a verification of licensure form)
- Submit transcript if licensed in:
- Submit proof of Continuing Education, if applicable
- Report criminal conviction
- If educated outside the U.S.:
- Request or apply for a Credentials Evaluation
- Take and pass an English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS)
- Complete online application
- Complete the Jurisprudence Exam and score 80% or higher
- Complete state and federal criminal background check
- Apply for and pass the NCLEX
- Report criminal convictions
- Request verification of licensure to be submitted to the Kentucky Board of Nursing (through NURSYS or using a verification of licensure form)
- Submit proof of Continuing Education, if applicable
Nurses may be issued a temporary permit while the Kentucky Board of Nursing is waiting for licensing board verification. Temporary permits are valid for six months, and supervision is not required when practicing with a temporary permit.
To apply for an endorsement license, there will be a fee of $165.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Kentucky entered the Nurse Licensure Compact agreement on January 19th, 2018.
Is Kentucky a Walk-Through State?
Kentucky is not a walk-through state.
Kentucky CEU Requirements
RNs and LPNs must complete 14 contact hours of nursing continuing education annually between November 1st and October 31st.
Effective January 13, 2022, all nurses are required to complete continuing education in suicide prevention and implicit bias.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Kentucky?
The average travel nurse salary in Kentucky ranges between $1122 and $1638, though salaries change depending on location and nursing specialty.
Cities in Kentucky With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Covington, Kentucky, is $1386 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Louisville, Kentucky, is $1336 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Lexington, Kentucky, is $1334 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Owensboro, Kentucky, is $1331 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Richmond, Kentucky, is $1321 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
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 Kentucky With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
The first step is to create an online profile on our website, where you’ll be able to see the listings for travel nurse jobs in Kentucky. If you don’t find an assignment that you’re looking for, we’ll update you when more travel nurse jobs in Kentucky become available.
Once you’ve identified an assignment, one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will contact you to answer your questions about travel nurse positions in Kentucky. Our recruiters will walk you through each step of the application process. If you’re an experienced travel nurse, you’ll find everything you need on the wesbite to manage the process on your own.
Once you’ve picked a travel nurse job in Kentucky, you just need to sign your contract and head to the Bluegrass State. Once your assignment is complete, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you extend your contract or help you find the next assignment on your travel nurse journey. We’ll be there for you every step of the way.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Kentucky?
Travel nurse jobs in Kentucky not only pay a salary that’s higher than the national average, but the Bluegrass State also offers a plethora of activities to suit any personality.
Just for the food, alone, Kentucky is worth an assignment. The cuisine mostly resembles traditional Southern foods, such as fried catfish, BBQ, hushpuppies, and country-fried steak, but they’re also known for a few of their own famous dishes. Have you ever heard of a burboo, hot brown, or derby pie? If not, you’re definitely in for a treat.
Kentucky is also home to some of the quirkiest destinations in the entire country. If you’re a fan of the strange and sometimes even spooky, then you’ll love visiting these unique destinations:
- The USS Sachem Ruins – a ghost ship located in Petersburg
- Funtown Mountain – an abandoned amusement park with a rocky past
- The Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum in Lexington – an incredible collection of 19th-century medical instruments
- Troublesome Creek – the original home of the blue-skinned Fugates of Kentucky
- Vent Haven Museum – the world’s largest collection of ventriloquist dummies
- Jailer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast – spend a spooky night in Kentucky’s longest-operating jail
- Floyd Collins Museum – hike through a cave to reach the final resting place of an explorer whose fateful death was a media sensation
If the wonderful and weird side of Kentucky doesn’t get you excited, don’t worry. There are plenty of normal sites and attractions that you may love to experience on your days off. For example, you can take a tasting tour through one of the many bourbon distilleries.
Or perhaps you’d like to take a walking tour of the various historical sites. Maybe you’d rather shop for antiques by day and take in some live music by night. Whatever your speed, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Kentucky.
Even the most outdoorsy types will appreciate the national parks, Mammoth Cave, and splashing around in the lakes that are speckled throughout this great state.
And let’s not forget the famous Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Buy yourself a fancy hat and a ticket to the most popular horse race in the U.S.
With 130 hospitals to choose from, travel nurse jobs in Kentucky are abundant and await your application. What are you waiting for?
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Kentucky Right Now?
FAQs About Kentucky Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Louisville, Kentucky?
If you’d like to apply for travel nurse jobs in Louisville, head over to our website to create your free online profile. You’ll immediately gain access to all our postings in Louisville and the rest of Kentucky.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Lexington, Kentucky?
If you’ve got your heart set on Lexington, Kentucky, we can help you. After searching jobs on the website, our recruiters will contact you with any opportunities that suit your qualifications.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Bowling Green, Kentucky?
Thinking of starting a temporary life in Bowling Green? When you create a free profile, you’ll have access to every posting we have available, and if you don’t see anything you like, we will notify you when new positions arise.
Which Kentucky Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
Ranked as the third least expensive state, Kentucky offers travel nurses a unique opportunity to earn good wages while enjoying a lower cost of living statewide.
To save even more, you can try finding assignments in one of these cities:
- Horse Cave
- Morton’s Gap
- Central City
- Columbia; or
- North Corbin
Housing For Travel Nurses in Kentucky: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
After deciding among the many travel nurse positions in Kentucky, it’s time to find your new home. You can choose from these two options:
- Let us set you up in an agency-based home, fully furnished and ready for you to move in.
- We’ll pay you a housing stipend to find your own housing, which gives you the freedom to choose things like the neighborhood and style of dwelling you prefer.
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. Sharing costs is also common with travel nurses, and we can help connect you with another nurse in Kentucky who is looking for a roommate.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Kentucky?
Finding the right agency for travel nurse jobs in Kentucky doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are a few things you can do to ease the burden of your search:
- Read online reviews of nurses who have experienced travel nurse jobs in Kentucky.
- Connect with recruiters from multiple agencies to arrange a chat. This will give you an idea of what type of support they offer their travel nurses.
- Ask what benefits are offered. Some agencies boast high pay rates, but their benefits may leave a lot to be desired.
Trusted Nurse Staffing not only offers the highest pay in the industry, but we also provide a comprehensive benefits package. Our support team is on standby 24 hours a day to take your call. We believe that our nurses deserve the best, and this includes around-the-clock access to recruiters before, during, and after your assignment.
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In Kentucky?
When deciding on the best location for travel nurse jobs, Kentucky offers both respectable salaries and high quality of life.
These are the top 5 most popular cities for travel nurse jobs in Kentucky:
How Long Are Kentucky Travel Nursing Assignments?
Most travel nurse assignments are 13 weeks, but with Trusted Staff Nursing, you can work with medical facilities all over Kentucky that provide flexible contracts offering assignments of varying lengths.
Don’t want to leave Kentucky? No problem. We will work with the facility to extend your contract in Kentucky. Want to move on? That’s not a problem, either. We can pre-arrange your next assignment wherever you choose so that as soon as your contract ends, you’ll be on your way.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Kentucky?
Not all travel nurse jobs in Kentucky are created equal. But, at Trusted Nurse Staffing, we ensure top pay and promise the following benefits:
- 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 Kentucky With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Trusted Nurse Staffing not only offers the highest pay in the industry, 401k plans, housing stipends, customized benefits, and more, but we also ensure that our nurses are supported around the clock.
Our mission is to provide our nurses with the support they need during every assignment. You can trust Trusted Nurse Staffing to be there every step along the way.