Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Oregon 2024
- Oregon Licensure Information and Requirements
- Oregon CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Oregon?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Oregon With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Oregon?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Oregon Right Now?
- FAQs About Oregon Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Oregon 2024
Oregon Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Oregon State Board of Nursing website.
Since Oregon is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), you will need to obtain a license by endorsement to practice travel nursing in this state.
Out-of-state RNs may apply for Licensure by Endorsement and must have:
- Completed at least 400 hours of verifiable practice or graduated from their initial RN program within the last two years.
- Transcripts documenting graduation from a pre-licensure program.
- A fingerprint-based criminal background check.
- Verification from their first state of licensure as well as the most recent one. Verification through Nursys® is accepted.
Nurses who have been out of the field for some time should prepare to take a re-entry course.
Oregon does allow a 90-day temporary license if an employer files the request due to staff shortages. This 90-day license may be extended for an additional 30 days at the request of the employer as well. In order to be eligible, you must have a completed Licensure by Endorsement application on file.
Application fees for licensure include:
- Licensure by endorsement – $195.00
- Fingerprinting fee – $52.00
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Oregon is not a compact (NLC) state.
Is Oregon a Walk-Through State?
Oregon is not a walk-through state.
Oregon CEU Requirements
Upon every renewal, RNs and LPNs must complete two hours of cultural competency education and a one-hour course specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Department of Human Services. There is a one-time requirement of six hours in pain management and/or treatment of terminally ill and dying patients.
Licensees who cannot attest to 400 hours of nursing practice within the previous two years will be required to complete:
- 600 hours of practice within the previous three years and 20 hours of CE related to the area of nursing practice; or
- 800 hours of practice within the previous four years and 30 hours of CE related to the area of nursing practice; or
- If less than 960 hours of practice in the previous five years, a practice re-entry application is required.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Oregon?
Oregon offers highly competitive travel nurse pay.
Depending on the city and specialty you choose, salaries will vary, but it’s good to know that Oregon travel nurses have a salary higher than many states. The average pay for a travel nurse in Oregon is $2,243 per week.
Travel nurses also receive benefits such as travel and meal allowances, signing bonuses, housing stipends, and much more.
Cities in Oregon With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Hermiston, OR, is $2,942 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Springfield, OR, is $2,620 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Bend, OR, is $2,516 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Salem, OR, is $2,276 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Grants Pass, OR, is $2,273 per week.
3,000+ 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 Oregon With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Use our Pronto job search to see listings for Oregon travel nursing jobs. You can set filters to search by salary, location, specialty, and more.
Don’t see anything that suits you? No worries! Pronto will update you when more travel nurse jobs in Oregon that match your qualifications become available.
After you’ve looked through the listings and found some Oregon jobs that interest you, it’s time to sign up and apply. Pronto makes it easy to do everything in one place, from filling out an application to uploading credentials and more.
If you find that you need a little assistance along the way, one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing support team members will be happy to help.
Sign your contract and get ready for new adventures in Oregon. If you reach the end of your assignment and decide that you like Oregon, we can help extend your time there. If you’re ready to move on at the end of your contract, we can secure another travel nursing assignment for you in another state.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Oregon?
Located on the Pacific Ocean, Oregon is wild and lush and offers beaches, coastal landscapes, and urban charms. Oregon travel nursing agencies never struggle to find nurses who want to call Oregon home for a while so they can explore all that the state has to offer.
Oregon is a nature lover’s paradise. Whatever the season, outdoorsy types can enjoy a wide range of activities, such as:
- Swimming and boating
- Hiking and skiing
- Cycling and snowshoeing
- Horseback riding and spelunking
- And so much more
Oregon is also home to many museums and art galleries and offers friendly, offbeat city vibes. Avid readers won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore. And art and history buffs will love wandering around the Portland Art Museum for a day or heading to the World Forestry Center for a touch of the outdoors in an indoor setting.
The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s wine country, is an absolute gem for wine and food connoisseurs. Nestled between the Willamette and the Siuslaw National Forests, the valley offers everything from wine-tasting tours to culinary adventures and even treehouse accommodations. The area is an absolute must, should you find yourself searching for travel nurse jobs in Oregon.
Speaking of which, travel nurses love the choices they have in Oregon. With more than 60 hospitals, some of which rank nationally for specific specialties, opportunities are everywhere. And if it’s a work-life balance you crave, then Oregon might just be the perfect place for your next assignment.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Oregon Right Now?
Labor and Delivery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
FAQs About Oregon Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Portland?
Looking for travel nurse jobs? Portland, Oregon, is a great place to start. Go to Pronto and browse the many active listings we have for travel nursing jobs in Portland. If nothing stands out to you, don’t sweat it. You will be notified when there are new postings for travel nurse assignments that match your qualifications.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Salem?
When considering travel nursing jobs, Salem, Oregon, could be a fit for you. Have a look through our active travel nurse assignments on the Pronto job search. If there are no assignments that appeal to you, Pronto will notify you when something opens up.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Eugene?
If you’re interested in travel nursing jobs, Eugene, Oregon, could have something perfect waiting for you. Go to Pronto to find travel nursing positions in Eugene and throughout Oregon.
How Do I Find Housing While Travel Nursing in Oregon?
As one of the safest states in the country, choosing where to live in Oregon can be fun and worry-free.
You may choose between:
- Allowing the agency to provide ready-to-go housing in a neighborhood close to the medical facility where you’ll be stationed.
- Sourcing your own accommodations. You may prefer to find an Airbnb or other style of dwelling when on assignment because it gives you more flexibility and choice.
If you decide that you’d like to find your own housing, don’t be afraid to reach out to your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing. Our team can provide valuable insight or even help you find another nurse in the same area who may be looking for a roommate.
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Travel Nursing in Oregon?
Unfortunately, COVID-19 caused a significant burden on the healthcare system in Oregon. As a result, many gaps within the hospitals need filling, so the demand for travel nurses has increased.
How Long Are Oregon Travel Nursing Assignments?
Oregon travel nurse jobs vary in length and depend on:
- What your chosen agency has available — some Oregon travel nursing agencies only offer 13-week assignments.
- What type of travel nurse you are or choose to become — for example, crisis travel nursing assignments could be much shorter than a typical travel nursing assignment.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers flexible contract options at 6, 8, and 13-week lengths, so if you happen to love everything about your assignment in Oregon, your recruiter can help you extend your contract.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Oregon?
Sifting through all the Oregon travel nursing agencies probably seems like a hassle, but we recommend you don’t skip this step. Always know exactly what you’re entitled to before you commit.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we provide our nurses with many benefits, including:
- 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
- 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 Nurse Jobs in Oregon With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Travel nurses are as special as they are unique, and we value those qualities at Trusted Nurse Staffing.
Working around the clock isn’t easy, and can sometimes feel isolating when you’re on the road. We want our travel nurses to feel supported 100% of the time, which is why we also work around the clock.
So, on top of offering the best pay and benefits in the industry, you can also depend on us to be there for you when you need it. Call us any time — day or night — and we’ll answer.