Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Montana 2024
- Montana Licensure Information and Requirements
- Montana CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Montana?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Montana With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Montana?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Montana Right Now?
- FAQs About Montana Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Montana
Montana Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information regarding licensure requirements and fees, visit the Montana Board of Nursing website or contact the Montana Board of Nursing at (406) 444-6880.
Do you currently hold a nursing license from a compact state? If so, you’re in luck. Montana is a compact state there’s no need to obtain a Montana RN or LPN license to start travel nursing in the state. The facility you’re contracted with will verify your compact license.
However, if you plan to make Montana your primary state of residence, or do not hold a license from a compact state, you will need to apply for a license in Montana.
For advanced practice nurses, Montana does require you to apply for licensure by endorsement.
To obtain a Montana nursing license by endorsement, LPNs and RNs need to meet the following requirements:
- Provide verification of your nursing license. Photocopies of your license do not count as official verification and should not be included in your application.
- Documentation of any previous professional licenses, license denials, or withdrawal of applications.
- If the state is part of NursysⓇ verification must be through NursysⓇ.
- For states that do not participate with the NursysⓇ database or for verifications of non-nursing licensure, you will need to request verification directly from the Board that issued your license.
- Submit fingerprints for a background check to the Montana Department of Justice per the instructions on the application packet.
Routine applications can take 30 days from the date the Board office receives all required documentation to be processed. In Montana, nurses are not permitted to practice nursing in any manner without an active Montana license or a multi-state privilege to practice from another compact state.
Application fees for licensure by endorsement include a $200 application fee.
If you are using a local (to you) law enforcement office to complete your fingerprinting, use a manila envelope to send the fingerprint card, and a check or money order in the amount of $30 to the “Montana Department of Justice.”
- Montana Criminal Records
2225 Eleventh Avenue
PO Box 201403
Helena, MT 59620
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Montana became a compact state on October 1, 2015.
Is Montana a Walk-Through State?
No, Montana is not a walk-through state.
Montana CEU Requirements
To practice as an RN, LPN, or APRN in Montana, you must have at least 24 contact hours every two years. Twelve of APRNs’ contact hours must be in the area of pharmacotherapeutics if they hold prescriptive authority.
To qualify as contact hours, continuing education courses must be approved by an accrediting organization or provided by:
- An academic institution of higher learning
- A continuing education provider, or
- An APRN certifying body
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Montana?
The average salary for travel nurses in Montana is $1,991/week and offers great opportunities for travel nurses to work.
In addition to pay, travel nurses in Montana are eligible for housing stipends, meal and travel allowances, bonuses, and more financial perks depending on which travel nurse agency you choose to partner with.
Remember that your location and nursing specialty will also play a role in how much money will end up in your pocket.
Cities in Montana With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average salary for travel nurses in Sidney, Montana, is $2,282 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Bozeman, Montana, is $2,421 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Missoula, Montana, is $2,239 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Baker, Montana, is $1,994 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Billings, Montana, is $1,998 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 Montana With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Getting started is simple — use our Pronto job search to see active listings for travel nurse jobs in Montana. Pronto gives you access to what’s available in areas of interest throughout Montana, compensation information, the benefits you’ll receive, and more.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t stress. Pronto allows users to receive updates when more travel nurse assignments become available in Montana.
Has a specific assignment piqued your interest? It’s time to apply, First, sign up and sign into Pronto, then click “apply” and follow the prompts.
You can take care of everything required for the application process within Pronto, from uploading required documents and credentials, to choosing your start date, and more.
Have you done this before? If so, you can likely manage the application process on your own on Pronto. If not, reach out to one of our support members and we’ll walk you through the application process from start to finish.
If you’ve found the travel position you’ve been hoping for in Montana, it’s time to sign your contract and prepare for your adventure.
If you love your new city, you can connect with your recruiter at the end of your assignment to extend your contract.
If not, we’ll help you find the next travel nursing state assignment that seems enticing for you.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Montana?
Montana is every nature-lover’s dream. Known as “The Land of the Shining Mountains,” Montana has picturesque landscapes that can’t be beaten. You’ll be eager to strap on your hiking boots and explore all of Montana’s natural wonders.
It’s no surprise that outdoor adventures are at the top of the list for “things to do” in Montana and travel nurses love visiting the Montana State Parks during their assignments. You won’t want to pass up the opportunity to spot wildlife at Yellowstone National Park or snap some incredible photos at Glacier National Park.
If you plan to travel as a nurse in Montana during the winter months, you’ll want to pack warm. Despite the cold weather, winter is the perfect time for travel nurses that love to ski to come visit the Treasure State. Check out Big Sky Resort — the largest ski complex in the United States — spanning over 5,800 acres. Luxury lodging is also a plus for those that prefer to stay inside and sip hot chocolate by a fireplace.
If you have a taste for adventure and a love for the outdoors, Montana may be the perfect travel nursing assignment for you.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Montana Right Now?
FAQs About Montana Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Helena?
Looking for travel nursing jobs in Helena? You can view our active assignments on Pronto. If you don’t see any assignments that you are interested in, don’t worry. Any time a travel nursing job in Helena becomes available, Pronto will send you a notification.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Big Sky?
Dreaming about travel nursing jobs in Big Sky? Browse our active travel nurse assignments on Pronto. If there aren’t any current assignments for this location, keep an eye on your notifications. Pronto will notify you when Big Sky travel nurse assignments become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Butte?
If you’re interested in viewing active travel nursing jobs in Butte, go to Pronto to view any open travel nurse positions. If you can’t find travel nursing assignments that fit your preference, don’t fret. Pronto will send you notifications when travel nursing jobs in Butte become available.
How Do I Find Housing While Travel Nursing in Montana?
“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.”
How Long Are Montana Travel Nursing Assignments?
The length of your Montana travel nursing assignment can vary depending on:
- The type of contract lengths your chosen travel nursing agency offers
- The type of travel nursing assignment you apply for
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we offer flexible contracts at 6, 8, and 13-week lengths, plus more. If you end up falling in love with everything your Montana travel nurse position has to offer, your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter can help you extend your contract.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Montana?
The benefits that you are eligible to receive as a Montana travel nurse can vary depending on what your chosen travel nursing agency offers. This is why it is paramount to “shop around” for travel nurse agencies and see what benefits are offered before making a commitment.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we offer a wide range of benefits, including:
- 401(k) with 4% match after 1,000 hours and 1 year of employment
- Weekly Paychecks
- Direct Deposit
- Overtime/Double Time is Available
- Customizable Pay Packages
Top-Tier Bonus Opportunities:
- $1500 Referral Bonus Program
- Loyalty Program
- Sign-on & Completion Bonus
- Discount Program
Leading Health & Wellness Benefits:
- Employer Sponsored Health Insurance
- HRA Card to fully cover healthcare deductibles
- Guardian Dental and Vision Insurance
- Wellness Benefits
Additional Insurance Benefits:
- Portable Permanent Whole Life Insurance
- License, Certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Portable Short-term/Longterm
- Disability Insurance
- Flexible contract options
- Full/Part Time Work, Per Diem
- Housing, Meal and Travel Stipends
- Rental Car Options
Best In Class and Communication:
- On Day 1, you’ll get matched with your own dedicated support team that includes clinical support, payroll, and compliance experts, with ongoing assignment advocacy.
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nurse Jobs in Montana With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we not only offer the highest pay in the industry, but also a long list of benefits like education reimbursements, bonuses, great health insurance packages, and more.
Aside from financial benefits, we value clear communication with our travel nurses. We know that the support you receive as a travel nurse can make or break the experience of an assignment. That is why we offer 24/7 support. If you call at any time of the day, one of our friendly recruiters will respond and assist you with whatever you need.