Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Maryland
- Maryland Licensure Information and Requirements
- Maryland CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Maryland?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Maryland With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Maryland?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Maryland Right Now?
- FAQs About Maryland Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Maryland
Maryland Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Maryland Board of Nursing website or contact the Maryland Board of Nursing licensing division at (410) 585-1900.
Maryland was the first state to join the NLC, the nation’s Nurse Licensure Compact.
What does this mean for travel nurses? It means if you have a valid nursing license from another state in the NLC, you don’t need to acquire a Maryland nursing license to legally work as a travel nurse in Maryland.
If you don’t hold a license from a participating NCL state, you’ll be required to apply for a Maryland licensure by endorsement. To do this, you must take the following steps with the Maryland Board of Nursing:
- Get fingerprinted. This may be done in one of two ways:
- Electronically: Print the last page of the CHRC Form. Take it to one of the sites located on this page: http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml
- Hard cards (out of Maryland) Request a fingerprint packet from email@example.com, please include: name and mailing address. Have your prints rolled/inked on the cards (please email your mailing address to this email for us to send them out). Mail the fingerprint card and associated fee to CJIS – Central Repository, P.O. Box 32708, Pikesville, MD 21282-2708, or overnight the fingerprint card to 6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21215. Please include a check or money order made out to “CJIS Central Repository”. Fees are found on CJIS’s website http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/bgchecks.shtml
- Provide verification of your nursing license. The Maryland Board of Nursing permits licensure verification through Nursys®. If your original state of licensure does not participate in Nursys®, you will need to contact the Board of Nursing in that state.
- Complete an online RN/LPN endorsement application
- Complete an approved implicit bias training course
If you have held a Maryland RN or LPN license in the past that is currently listed as inactive, non-renewed, or invalid, you must request a renewal packet from: MBON.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have never held a Maryland license but hold an active license in another state, you must continue with the endorsement process. ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Requests for verification forms require a $25.00 check or money order and may be sent to the Maryland Board of Nursing, ATTN: Endorsement Department, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215-2254.
The Maryland Board of Nursing issues a temporary nursing license to qualifying applicants. To find out if you would be eligible, click here.
Fees for licensure by endorsement in Maryland include:
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Maryland joined the Nurse License Compact in January 1999 and now operates under the new NLC effective January 19th, 2018.
Is Maryland a Walk-Through State?
Maryland is not a walk-through state.
Maryland CEU Requirements
For license renewal as a travel nurse in Maryland, you must meet the following continuing education requirements:
- 1,000 hours of active nursing practice within the 5 previous years; or
- A board-approved nursing education program within the 5 previous years; or
- 30 CEUs within the 2 years immediately preceding renewal
The Maryland Board of Nursing accepts continuing education courses that are approved or accredited by:
- Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), including all local, state, and national centers
- The American Nurses Association (ANA)
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Professional organizations offering CEUs for the purpose of renewing a national certification for advanced practice registered nursing
- A local, state, or national professional nursing association that provides educational programs
- The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA)
- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing
- The National League for Nursing
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Maryland?
The average travel nurse’s salary in Maryland is $1,461 per week.
Several factors impact the amount of money you’ll make as a travel nurse in Maryland, including your specialty and the city you choose to work in. Other things to consider when planning your income include:
- Local cost of living
- 401k plans
- Signing and completion bonuses
- Housing stipends; and
- Travel allowances
Need help with perspective? Speak to one of the recruiters at Trusted Nurse Staffing today to learn more about travel nurse salaries in Maryland before you commit.
Cities in Maryland With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Silver Spring, Maryland, is $1,577 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Bethesda, Maryland, is $1,577 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Potomac, Maryland, is $1,576 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Rockville, Maryland, is $1,575 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Bowie, Maryland, is $1,574 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
I just started working with Trusted Staff Nursing in January. I’m on my first assignment in Maryland and absolutely love it. Kyle has helped in guiding me in the right direction, been an amazing support system, and answered all my questions along the way. I’m so happy I took this opportunity and wish I would’ve done it sooner!
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 Maryland With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Getting started is simple. Register for a free profile to view and apply for travel nurse jobs in Maryland.
Nothing slowing your scroll? Don’t panic. We’ll send you up-to-date information anytime new travel nurse positions in Maryland become available.
Find a travel nursing position in Maryland you’d like to pursue?
Meet with one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters who can answer any questions and help you secure your assignment.
It’s time to sign your contract. Your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter will walk you through everything you need to know before you head off to Maryland to start your new position.
Even after your contract ends, our recruiters will help you with the next steps — whether that be extending your contract in Maryland or heading on a new adventure elsewhere as a travel nurse.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Maryland?
If you want to be within proximity to other big cities without having to live in one, Maryland may be just your style. Full of cultural diversity, amazing eats, and easy access to the great outdoors, Maryland is an exciting destination.
Maryland is full of things to do, no matter where your interests lie. If you’re a nature lover, check out Assateague Island National Seashore, where you can roam the beaches with wild horses. Explore Swallow Falls State Park’s hemlocks and find the towering Muddy Creek Waterfall, a breathtaking 53-foot drop.
Not into the outdoors, but still want to get a taste of Maryland’s best? Travel nurses in Maryland can drive across the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore (the second-longest continuous truss bridge in the nation), spend the day at the National Aquarium or one of the many museums, and much more.
During the summer, enjoy brews and steamed blue crab at the Maryland Crab Festival in Baltimore, or take in the Annapolis Oyster Roast in the spring. Not a seafood fan? Head over to Duff Goldman’s Charm City Cakes Bakery for a sweet treat, and sign up for a baking class. And this is just a taste of the culinary scene in Maryland. As a travel nurse, you’ll never run out of ways to please your taste buds.
Want to get away for a weekend? Check out Annapolis — home to the United States Naval Academy. Spend a long weekend exploring museums, cruising the Chesapeake Bay, and enjoying the small town with a big personality.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Maryland Right Now?
FAQs About Maryland Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Silver Spring?
Are you looking for open travel nursing assignments in Silver Spring, Maryland? Create a free profile on our website to view open positions throughout the city.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Bethesda?
Hoping to move to Bethesda for your first, or next travel nurse assignment? We’ve got you covered. Find the best travel nurse jobs in Maryland with Trusted Nurse Staffing by creating a free profile on our website today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Potomac?
Finding a travel nursing position in Potomac is easy with Trusted Nurse Staffing. All you have to do is head over to our website, create a profile, and you’ll have access to current job listings in the area.
How Do I Find Housing While Travel Nursing in Maryland?
Finding a place to live as a travel nurse in Maryland can feel overwhelming, but you do have choices. Your options include:
- Finding your own housing and receiving a housing allowance.
- Letting your agency do the hard part by setting everything up for you.
Unsure of which option is best for you? Talk with your recruiter. Most times, they’ll have insights into the areas you are moving to and can help you decide which route to take.
They’ll even connect you with other travel nurses in the area who are looking for someone to split the cost of the rent.
How Long Are Maryland Travel Nursing Assignments?
Maryland travel nursing assignment lengths vary depending on:
- The type of assignment you accept. Crisis nursing contracts vary in length and are typically shorter than your average travel nursing assignment.
- The travel nursing agency you choose to work with and the type of contracts they have.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers flexible contracts for travel nursing jobs in Maryland. Our travel nurses have a selection of contract lengths to choose from, ranging from 6, 8, and 13-week assignments.
If you decide you love Maryland and want to stay longer, our staff will work with you on extending your contract.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Maryland?
Benefits vary based on which travel nursing agency in Maryland you partner with, but if you make the wise choice of traveling with Trusted Nurse Staffing, you’ll receive:
- Flexible contracts between 6, 8, and 13 weeks long, plus more
- The highest pay rates in the industry
- A customized benefits package
- 401(k) plans
- 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
- 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
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Maryland?
Finding the best travel nursing agency in Maryland might seem complicated, but it isn’t. To make the process easier — and to find the right agency — take the following steps:
- Check out online reviews from nurses who’ve already had experience as travel nurses in Maryland.
- Contact recruiters from agencies that interest you. Get a feel for what each agency values and how they treat their nurses.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Benefit packages vary from agency to agency, and you want to know just what you’re signing up for when you sign your contract.
With Trusted Nurse Staffing, you’re guaranteed our best efforts, from pay to constant support. We’re here for you every step of your travel nursing assignment.