Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in New Jersey
- New Jersey Licensure Information and Requirements
- New Jersey CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in New Jersey?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in New Jersey With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in New Jersey?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in New Jersey Right Now?
- FAQs About New Jersey Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in New Jersey
New Jersey Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information about New Jersey nursing licensure information and requirements, please visit New Jersey’s Board of Nursing website.
New Jersey is a compact state, meaning, if you hold a multi-state license from another state, you can practice nursing in New Jersey.
If you do not hold a multi-state license, you must apply for a New Jersey nursing license by endorsement. To do this, you must meet the following requirements:
- Submit a full-face original passport photo of your head and shoulders taken within the last six months
- Submit a copy of your birth certificate or U.S. passport
- Submit proof of any name changes
- Authorize New Jersey’s Board to conduct a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting
- Submit any applicable criminal history documents
- Provide written verification of licensure in good standing from the state in which you were licensed. This can be done via Nursys® or using the license verification form. Submit a signed copy of your receipt and forward your results directly to New Jersey Board of Nursing.
APRNs applying for endorsement in the state of New York, you must submit the following to the Board of Nursing:
- Proof of a current New Jersey registered professional nurse license in good standing.
- A completed, application form and nonrefundable, application fee of $100.00 payable by money order or check only. (After the application process is completed there is also a certificate fee of $80.00/$160.00 depending on the expiration of your Registered Professional Nurse License.)
- Original official transcript(s) as proof of compliance with the Board’s education requirements.
(These are to be sent directly from the university/college(s) to the Board of Nursing.)
- Proof of passing the highest level national Advanced Practice Nurse Examination in the area of clinical specialty.
- Proof that all advanced nursing practice certification(s)/licensure(s) which you have held in other states are in good standing, expired, or in some other status. (The verification form is in the application packet.)
An Advanced Practice Nurse certified in any other state(s) who wishes to be certified to practice in New Jersey as an APRN must be certified by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
If you are planning to accept a travel nursing position in New Jersey as an RN or LPN, you can apply for a temporary license to practice in the state. This license fee is $140.00 plus additional fees if you are out-of-state resident.
For more information on temporary licensure, New Jersey provides nurses with this checklist.
Nurses applying for endorsement must pay $200 via check or money order to the New Jersey Board of Nursing. This fee includes a:
- $120.00 license fee
- $75.00 nonrefundable application fee, and
- $5.00 mandatory nonrefundable Alternative to Discipline fee.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
On November 15th, 2021, New Jersey became part of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Is New Jersey a Walk-Through State?
New Jersey is not a walk-through state.
New Jersey CEU Requirements
Nurses must complete a minimum of 30 contact hours during the two-year period preceding their license renewal.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in New Jersey?
New Jersey travel nurses offer competitive wages, with the average salary being $1,567 per week — but may vary slightly based on the which city and specialty you work in.
Aside from a well-paying salary, as a New Jersey travel nurse, you’ll receive benefits like travel and meal allowances, housing stipends, bonuses, and more.
Cities in New Jersey With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average salary for travel nurses in Jersey City, New Jersey, is $1,705 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Union City, New Jersey, is $1,705 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Hoboken, New Jersey, is $1,705 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Paramus, New Jersey, is $1,635 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Paterson, New Jersey, is $1,635 per week.
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in New Jersey With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Create a free profile on our website. After you create your free profile, you can quickly browse travel nursing jobs in New Jersey. Not finding jobs that pique your interest? Save a search, and we will send you notifications as new positions become available.
Connect with one of our recruiters. Our recruiters are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have and are there to support you throughout your contract.
Sign your contract and prepare for your move. If you end up wanting to extend your contract in New Jersey, our team at Trusted Nurse Staffing can assist you in the process. If you’re ready to hit the road once you’ve reached the end of your assignment, we will help you transition to the next step of your journey, whether that’s to extend your stay or seek a new adventure in another state.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in New Jersey?
For those who like a quiet escape, New Jersey has many oceanfront towns each with its own distinct character.
- Port Republic is a small town on the coast with picture-perfect scenery.
- Strathmere has one of New Jersey’s five free beaches and is a quiet alternative to some of the more attraction filled beaches in New Jersey.
- Barnegat Light is another small oceanfront town also known as the home of the Barnegat Lighthouse, also known as Old Barney. Here you can also find one of New Jersey’s state commercial fishing ports known as Viking Village.
- Brigantine is a happy place for owners of four-wheel drives. As long as you have a permit you can go four-wheeling along this stretch of beach making tailgate sunsets a reality.
- Ocean Grove is also known as the jewel of Jersey Shore. Here you’ll find quaint shops, a charming Main Street, and the Great Auditorium. This theater, completed in 1894, has spectacular acoustics and seats just over 6,000 people. The Great Auditorium also has one of the largest pipe organs in the world.
This non-exhaustive list is a few of many more oceanfront towns worth a visit. Rural inland New Jersey is also a beautiful place to explore.
If you crave a more fast-paced scene, Jersey City is the second-largest city in the state. Some highlights of Jersey City are quick access to the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Science Center, and the 9/11 Memorial at Liberty State Park.
If you fancy some brownstone buildings and a great view of the Manhattan skyline, Hoboken is the place to go. In Hoboken, you can find a diverse range of ethnic foods from Italian, to Indian, to Mexican, and more.
Further inland, Jackson Township is home to Six Flags Great Adventure. The Ferris wheel reaches 150 ft into the air and the Safari Off-Road Adventure has about 1,200 animals in their park. To see a bird’s eye view of the park, a cable car can take you from one end of the park to another. Wildwood, located in Cape May County, is another holiday destination, especially in the summer. Wildwood boasts beaches and boardwalks, amusement parks, and a lively nightlife scene.
Atlantic City is one of the most popular places to visit in New Jersey. It’s known for:
- The Miss America pageant
- Atlantic City Beach
- Atlantic City Boardwalk
- Shopping with your casino winnings at Tanger Outlets
- Steel Pier amusement park
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in New Jersey Right Now?
Emergency Room (ER)
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Operating Room (OR)
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
FAQs About New Jersey Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Atlantic City?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in one of the most popular cities in New Jersey? Create a free profile on our website and then search for active job listings in Atlantic City. Not seeing a job you are interested in? We will send you notifications to your inbox as new positions become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in North Arlington?
Complete a free profile on the our website and you can search for job listings in North Arlington. If you don’t see job listings that pique your interest, save your search and will send you notifications as new travel nursing job listings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Princeton?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in the college town of Princeton? After making a profile on our website, you can easily search for travel nursing positions in Princeton. If you don’t want to check back in periodically for open positions, we will send you a notification as new jobs are posted in Princeton.
Which New Jersey Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
If the cost of living is so high you may be looking for locations that will be easier on your wallet. Here are a few suburbs with a lower cost of living compared to the rest of the state:
These cities are often smaller suburbs that give you access to more populated areas such as Philadelphia. If you favor a smaller and more quiet environment, these smaller towns may be for you.
Housing For Travel Nurses in New Jersey: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
When thinking about taking a travel nurse assignment in New Jersey, there are two primary ways to obtain housing during your stay. You can either:
- Seek out and obtain your own accommodation using a housing stipend, or,
- Let our recruiters do the work for you
If you decide to find housing yourself, our recruiters will be happy to give you advice on the housing market, or even find a roommate through the Trusted Nurse Staffing network. Fellow travel nurses that would like to save money during their assignment may be looking for someone to share costs with. No matter what option you choose, our friendly recruiters will be happy to help you.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nurse Agencies in New Jersey?
Finding the right agency for travel nursing jobs in New Jersey may seem like a tedious process with so many choices, but there are some things you can do to narrow your search:
- Check out online reviews of nurses who have already taken on travel assignments in New Jersey.
- Speak to recruiters from various agencies and get a feel for the culture of the agency and how supported you will be before, during, and after your assignment.
- Ask what benefits are offered upfront. You may receive higher pay, but fewer benefits and vice versa.
The team at Trusted Nurse Staffing is confident that our pay, benefits packages, and 24/7 support are above and beyond the industry standard, and we’d like to prove it to you.
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In New Jersey?
This depends on the kind of lifestyle you prefer. If you like a more fast-paced environment, consider the larger coastal towns such as Atlantic City or Hoboken. Hoboken is right across the water from Manhattan giving you quick access to the city.
If you prefer a quieter life, consider one of the suburbs both on the coast or inland may be more to your liking. In New Jersey, travel nurse jobs are diverse. There is a wide range of hospitals and facilities looking for travel nurses that could benefit your career.
What Are The Best Things To Do in New Jersey For Travel Nurses?
In addition to its own attractions, New Jersey is near many sites in the surrounding states. New Jersey sits right next to both New York and Philadelphia, making day trips or weekend getaways easier.