Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Louisiana 2024
- Louisiana Licensure Information and Requirements
- Louisiana CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Louisiana?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Louisiana With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Louisiana?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Louisiana Right Now?
- FAQs About Louisiana Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Louisiana 2024
Louisiana Licensure Information and Requirements
If you currently hold a multistate license in another Compact state, there’s no need to obtain a Louisiana RN or LPN license to work as a travel nurse in the state.
If you don’t have a multistate license, you’ll need to apply for licensure by endorsement.
Here are the requirements you’ll need to meet in Louisiana for licensure by endorsement:
- Must possess a current, valid, unrestricted RN license in another U.S. state, territory, or country.
- Must submit to a background check.
- Must possess a current RN licensure issued directly from the jurisdiction of last employment.
- Must have successfully completed a nursing education program approved by the Louisiana Board of Nursing that meets or exceeds the educational standards for Louisiana’s nursing programs.
- Must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN or recognized predecessor.
- Must have no grounds for or pending disciplinary action by any health regulatory or nursing board in the United States or abroad.
- Must be free of pending civil or criminal charges.
- Must pass an English proficiency test if a graduate of an international nursing program.
- If a graduate of a nontraditional program that did not include faculty-supervised clinicals, the applicant must also provide documentation supporting the equivalency of six to 12 months of full-time clinical experience as an RN in a staff position under RN supervision in another U.S. state and provide three letters of recommendation for licensure submitted to LSBN. Letters must be typed, dated, and signed by your current/previous RN supervisor/employer and provide proof of satisfactory clinical performance with verification of RN employment dates and supervisor’s contact information.
- Have a valid U.S. social security card.
- Have no state or federal felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions related to the practice of nursing, and not be a current participant in an alternative program.
- Must declare Louisiana as your primary state of residence.
- Submit a request for verification of RN license directly to the LSBN office from the state of licensure, as follows:
1. From the original state where the nursing board examination was taken (even if the RN license has expired); and
2. From the current state/province/country from the jurisdiction of last employment at the time the endorsement application is submitted to LSBN. If you are currently unemployed, official verification is required from the state Board of Nursing where you were last employed or where your last RN license was issued. If your current/active RN license is also your original licensure by examination, then only one official verification is required. This must be completed through the Nursys.com electronic RN licensure verification system. If the State Board of Nursing does not participate in Nursys.com, use this form for the Verification of Nursing License.
- Submit an original, signed, notarized Affidavit of Verification sent directly to the LSBN office via US postal mail.
- Submit to a criminal background check (CBC). The CBC packet must be submitted directly to LSBN via postal mail or dropped off in person after you have submitted the application.
- Submit a copy of a current/valid government-issued photo identification.
Allow 3-4 weeks for licensure by endorsement application to be verified. If you meet the application requirements for licensure, you can apply for a 90-day temporary license to practice nursing in Louisiana while waiting for your license to be verified.
The fee for applying for licensure by endorsement in Louisiana is $185 plus a 1.85% state charge.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
As of July 1st, 2019, legislation was passed that allows all nurses who have an NLC multistate license for nursing to practice in Louisiana with no additional licensing required.
Is Louisiana a Walk-Through State?
Louisiana is a walk-through state.
Louisiana CEU Requirements
Louisiana RNs must meet CE competency requirements to renew their license. There are several options for meeting this requirement, but many choose to complete 30 board-approved contact hours of CE during the two-year licensure period.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Louisiana?
The average travel nursing salary in Louisiana is $2,054 per week. Salaries will vary depending on location, demand, and nursing specialty.
Cities in Louisiana With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average salary for a travel nurse in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is $2,339 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in Gretna, Louisiana, is $2,130 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in New Orleans, Louisiana, is $2,125 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in Shreveport, Louisiana, is $2,089 per week.
The average salary for a travel nurse in Metairie, Louisiana, is $2,086 per week.
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in Louisiana With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Use our Pronto job search to see the available travel nurse jobs in Louisiana. Pronto gives you easy access to what’s available in areas of interest throughout Louisiana, pay information, benefits you’ll receive, and more.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can receive updates through Pronto when more travel nurse assignments in Louisiana become available.
Did a specific assignment on Pronto pique your interest? It’s time to apply. First, sign up and sign into Pronto, click “apply” and follow the prompts.
You can do everything you need for your application within Pronto, from uploading required documents and credential information to specifying your start dates, and more.
Are you an experienced travel nurse? You can likely manage the application process on your own on Pronto. If not, one of our support members is happy to help walk you through the application process from start to finish.
You’ve found the perfect travel nurse job in Louisiana. Now it’s time to sign your contract, pack your bags, and be on your way.
When your contract is complete, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you either extend it or help you find the next travel nursing state assignment.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Louisiana?
There’s so much for travel nurses in Louisiana to get excited about!
Southern Cajun and Creole cuisine, temperate weather conditions, the famous Mardi Gras Festival, and more make the Pelican State an attractive location for travel nurses.
Louisiana is a melting pot of cultures. From African to French, French-Canadian, and European Americans, the state offers a cultural diversity that is sure to get your senses tingling. Dishes like gumbo, étouffée, crawfish, and andouille are just a few of the soulful delights to be had throughout Louisiana.
Do you love to dance? Get your feet tapping to the sound of blues, jazz, and zydeco which fills the air every evening in New Orleans and all over Louisiana. Or dance in the streets at the world-renowned Mardi Gras Festival. Also known as the Creole State, Louisiana’s music and arts scenes bring in tourists from every corner of the country and beyond.
When the noise and lights of the city start to feel like too much, you can hit the seemingly never-ending Creole Nature Trail to soak up the flora and fauna along the 180-mile byway. Or perhaps you’d prefer to head south to the Gulf of Mexico or the barrier islands to visit one of Louisiana’s picturesque and secluded beaches.
The history of Louisiana is as rich as its culture. Take this opportunity to experience a Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow, or take in the thousands of artifacts in the French Quarter Five at the Old U.S. Mint. No matter where you are in Louisiana, it’s hard not to see the history through the architecture and cultural identity within every city.
With more than 200 hospitals to choose from, travel nursing jobs in Louisiana are plentiful. so Call Louisiana your next home and live a joyous life — or as Louisianians say, “Le joie de vivre.”
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Louisiana Right Now?
FAQs About Louisiana Travel Nursing
Housing For Travel Nurses in Louisiana: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
There are two options for securing housing as a travel nurse in Louisiana:
- Take advantage of agency-based housing where we source and set up everything for you during your assignment in Louisiana.
- Receive a housing stipend and search for your own accommodations.
If you prefer to find your own housing, you are not alone in the process. You can speak to your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing for some insights into accommodations past travel nurses have chosen. Our recruiters can connect you with travel nurses in Louisiana who might share insight, too.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Louisiana?
Finding the right agency for travel nursing jobs in Louisiana may seem like a daunting task, but there are a few things you can do to make your search easier:
- Always read the online reviews of nurses who have already had travel nursing jobs in Louisiana.
- Ask recruiters from various agencies to schedule a chat so you can get an idea of what type of support they offer during your assignment.
- Find out what salaries and benefits are offered.
Whether you’re looking for RN or LPN travel nursing jobs in Louisiana, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help. We have recruiters standing by 24/7 to take your call. We understand nurses work around the clock, and we promise to be there to support you along your journey — no matter what time it is. Not only do we offer 24/7 support, but we boast the highest pay and the best benefits in the industry.
What Are The Best Things To Do in Louisiana For Travel Nurses?
Do as those in New Orleans do and “laissez les bon temps rouler,” or “let the good times roll.”
Or gravitate towards Bayou County for swamp tours, airboat rides, and to explore haunted bridges.
Regardless of where you decide to live, Louisiana is a small and very accessible state. It’s easy to take weekend trips during your time off to explore the many natural, historical, and culinary wonders the state has to offer.
How Long Are Louisiana Travel Nursing Assignments?
A typical travel nurse assignment is 13 weeks.
But at Trusted Staff Nursing, we work with medical facilities all over the country to provide flexible contracts that range from 6 to 13 weeks, plus more.
Want to stay a little longer? That’s not a problem for our nurses. We’ll help you extend your contract in Louisiana if you just can’t get enough of everything this amazing state has to offer.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Louisiana?
Travel nurses with Trusted Nurse Staffing are entitled to one of the best benefits packages offered.
Here’s what you can expect when you work with us:
- 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
- Customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications, and CEU reimbursements
- Loyalty program
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
It’s important to shop around before committing to any agency. Understanding both your benefits and your rights as a travel nurse will help shape your decision and ultimately result in the best experience possible.
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nursing Assignments in Louisiana With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers the highest pay in the industry, food and travel allowances, license reimbursements, customized benefits, and more, but we also provide our nurses with around-the-clock support before, during, and after each assignment.
Nurses don’t sleep, so why should we? Our mission is to provide the absolute best support, so we are available whenever you need us should you have any questions or issues during your post.
Let us help you find the perfect travel nurse opportunity in Louisiana.
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In Louisiana?
You can’t go wrong when choosing an assignment in any city, but here are the top 5 most popular destinations for travel nursing jobs in Louisiana:
- New Orleans