Table of Contents
- Licensure Information and Requirements for Travel Nurse Jobs in Allentown
- What Is the Average Salary for Travel Nurse Jobs in Allentown?
- How To Apply for Allentown Travel Nurse Jobs With Pronto
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Allentown?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Allentown Right Now?
- FAQs About Allentown Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Allentown
Licensure Information and Requirements for Travel Nurse Jobs in Allentown
As of January 2023, Pennsylvania has passed legislation to become part of the NLC but is not yet among the nursing compact states.
For the most up-to-date information about the exact requirements to practice travel nursing in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
To apply for Licensure by Endorsement, you must:
- Have completed a board-approved nursing program anywhere in the United States or Canada.
- Submit a CHRC (criminal history record check) for your current state of residence and anywhere else you have resided, worked, or were educated in the last 10 years.
- Complete 3 hours of board-approved CE credits on child abuse recognition and reporting.
- Have your school submit an official transcript directly to the board that identifies the RN education you received prior to your original license.
- Verification of licensure from Nursys® for every state you have been licensed to work in.
To apply for a Temporary Practice Permit, you must answer a question within the Endorsement application. The fee for Licensure by Endorsement is $120 and for temporary licensing, it’s $70.
What Is the Average Salary for Travel Nurse Jobs in Allentown?
Travel nurses typically earn between $83,135 to $105,038 when working in Allentown. Salaries for travel nursing jobs in Allentown may be contingent on various factors, such as:
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
I'm a travel psychiatric nurse with TNS and I'm currently in Seattle, Washington on a 13-week contract. Drew Harding is my recruiter and I have worked with him since 2019. Drew not only listens to my interests but also advocates for safe assignments and the best pay possible. He is always honest, has talked me through the process of travel nursing when I first started traveling, has given me much-needed advice, and has become more than just my recruiter, he’s become a great friend as well! I told Drew that I would like to explore the west coast and was able to get a contract in West Seattle and I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest! I work 12 hour days and on my days off I have found that I love hiking the mountains with my dog. I have made a few close friends who have shown me the ropes of surviving in the cold, rainy months of Seattle’s winters. I have been to the Pacific Ocean, have hiked more in the last three months than I have in the 25 years that I have been alive, and have been able to check out the local breweries and wineries that have recently opened up. The state was on lockdown when I arrived but with all the outdoor activities, I haven’t found myself bored. I have fallen in love with Washington State and once I hang up my travel shoes I would like to come back here to settle down. I can’t thank Trusted Nurse Staffing and Drew enough for this adventure!
This is my first introduction and experience with a Travel Nursing Organization. To be brief, I was contacted by my recruiter, Elyssabeth, who explained the entire process of becoming a nurse for Trusted Nurse Staffing. She answered all of my questions in detail and with kindness. I have completed half of my contract in Virginia, working in an ICU unit. In a very short time, I have gained the nurse's trust and was adopted into their fold. It has been a very rewarding experience. I have only positive things to say about Elyssabeth and Trusted Nurse Staffing! It was my lucky day when Elyssabeth contacted me. Altogether, a very rewarding and gratifying experience!!! Thank you Elyssabeth and Trusted Nurse Staffing.
I've been with TNS for almost a year now and have nothing but great things to say about my recruiter and compliance associate! I'm currently in Nashville on assignment and it's is full of great things! Incredible live music, culture, and people who desire to treat all with love, respect, and kindness! The sun seems to always be shining, the food is amazing, and the hospitals have been good to me. I would highly suggest this city as your next travel destination!!
I love travel nursing because I am able to go into any facility learn a number of new things and focus on providing great patient care, rather than dealing with facility politics. It also gives me the chance to plan and go on great trips with my boys, that I was never able to do before.
I grew up in Missouri, but my husband is from Oklahoma so that was part of the reason I started nursing here. I really find the people and nurses are some of the nicest and down to earth that I have met out of all the assignments I've been on.
My start as a travel RRT was unique, as within 2 weeks of connecting with Trusted Nurse Staffing I was on my way to my first contract, my home in NY was sold and I bought a new home in Mississippi. I love the fact I can walk out my door and see the Gulf within a couple of hundred feet and don't miss the snow of NY. I'm so glad I chose to take this career path and Trusted Nurse Staffing has been the perfect partner.
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!
I love working with Trusted Nurse Staffing! I am new to traveling and they are always available with an answer to any question I may have! I love working in Indiana because you can have big city and small-town life all at the same time.
I was first introduced to Trusted Nurse Staffing through a co-worker that was working with Trusted and my current recruiter. I was going through a tough time personally, and was looking to experience new places and things. As a Georgia native I've enjoyed working in my home state, while gaining new friendships and professional experiences. I look forward to working more contracts in Georgia as well as other states in the future.
Trusted Nurse Staffing has taken care of me from start to finish in every contract. From the start of pre-employment screening and throughout the contract they had my back. They have been able to get assignments at each of my desired destinations and it’s a small enough company that you aren’t just a number to them. California has mandated ratios and breaks that are covered by dedicated break nurses. The multifaceted team approach is apparent in California and less so RN dependent. Respiratory takes care of EKG EEG and ABG. Phlebotomy draws labs when ordered and resource nurses are available to help when your day gets busy. The resounding support for in hospital nurses in California is nothing short of extraordinary.
I have been with Trusted Nurse Staffing for almost 2 years. My Recruiter Tim has backed me at every moment, he has been absolutely phenomenal to me. Now I am on my 2nd assignment here in AZ and I am loving it! The place and the people are extremely nice especially my co-worker at Arizona General Hospital and want to stay here as long as I can! Thank you to Trusted Nurse Staffing for the amazing opportunity!
I have been in the Phoenix area for about three years working as a travel respiratory therapist and it’s been amazing. The area is beautiful, the weather is amazing throughout of the year and the hospital I’ve been working at is great. They treat me as if I’m part of their team and not just an outsider coming in to work. My recruiter Drew has made everything so easy with my contracts. I never have to feel stressed out about any of little things that go into starting at the facility. Him and his team at Trusted take care of everything for me, making it easy to just step in and do the work. I don’t know where I’d be without him!
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Being on assignment in Alabama has been great and there is always something to do! There are tons of great places to go shopping, and get some good food. I enjoy taking a lot of hikes and walks here. There's a lot of lakes, rivers, dams etc to see and explore.
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 Apply for Allentown Travel Nurse Jobs With Pronto
To start your journey as a travel nurse with us, all you need to do is check out our job postings on Pronto. Click here or download the app and you can begin searching for Allentown travel nursing jobs right away.
Once you’ve downloaded the Pronto app, you can start providing savable filters, such as pay and location, to help narrow your search results and save you time for future searches.
Once you’ve found the job that suits your skills and fits your needs, it’s time to apply! Get all of your important paperwork together before you start applying for jobs. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your resume
- Your professional license or Nursys® licensure
- Completed related-skills checklist
- Depending on your specialty, your BLS; and
After we’ve received your application, one of our Trusted representatives will reach out to you regarding outstanding items that may need to be submitted to the facility where you’ve applied. You’ll be able to track the status of your application through the “MY JOBS” portal on the app.
If your application is accepted, we’ll call and email you to arrange an interview with the facility.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Allentown?
Once an industrial center for automotive companies, Allentown has since reinvented itself and offers something suited to any lifestyle.
Allentown is the third largest city in Pennsylvania and is located in Lehigh Valley on the Lehigh River. Home to the Liberty Bell, Allentown attracts millions of people worldwide who want to enjoy its historical charm.
Known as a national success story for its downtown redevelopment and revival, Allentown has become the fastest-growing city in Pennsylvania.
With an above-average livability score, Allentown proves to be a great place to work, live, and play. Allentown ranks particularly well for low crime rates and good education, making it both a safe place to explore and a great place for travel nurses to consider picking up some continuing education credits.
In fact, the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing offers numerous credit-bearing programs and short courses.
And if you need a quiet place to study or enjoy during your days off, Allentown is well-known for its extensive, award-winning parks system. Allentown residents enjoy the highest acreage of any city its size.
Aside from its captivating beauty, Allentown is teeming with exciting attractions and events, such as:
- Lehigh Valley Zoo
- Da Vinci Science Center
- Nature preserves and trails
- Many parks
- And so much more
Sports fans will love cheering on the boys of summer at Coca-Cola Park where the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play all summer long. And cold-weather nurses will enjoy catching a Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey game at the PPL Center downtown.
If you prefer the cultural side of a city, you might want to grab tickets for the latest show at the Civic Theater of Allentown. Or visit the Allentown Art Museum on your days off to view their world-class collection — it’s free!
Foodies will love the year-round Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market which features more than 65 merchants selling everything from produce, meats, seafood, flowers, local wines, and more.
When you’re done browsing the many vendor booths, why not grab some lunch? You can find all kinds of delectable dishes at the market, such as:
- Dan’s BBQ Chicken Stand for mouth-watering roasted chicken with carrots and baked potatoes
- Foods of the Mediterranean for a variety of hummus dishes using the freshest ingredients
- New York Pickle for deli-style pickles and more
- Mary Ann’s Donut Kitchen for the best donuts you’ll ever have
- Charlie K’s for a legendary “Pizza Kitz”
Venture outside of the market and go downtown or riverside for more delicious options in one of the dozens of 5-star restaurants around town.
Feeling adventurous? Lehigh Valley is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking and biking trails with incredible valley views to rafting and kayaking adventures on the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, there’s no shortage of outdoor fun near Allentown.
Winter sports lovers will appreciate the proximity to four fabulous ski resorts that will take your breath away while providing that much-needed adrenaline rush.
In the northern reaches of Lehigh County, you can find one of the most popular hikes along the Appalachian Trail called Bake Oven Knob. You won’t want to miss the views from this ridgeline!
Got the urge to release your inner child? Round up some of your new nursing friends and head to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom for a day of non-stop amusement park fun.
Or perhaps you consider yourself more the city-dweller type, in which case, you may find yourself window shopping downtown or enjoying one of the many breweries or cafes.
With many travel nursing assignments lasting 13 weeks or less, playing tourist on your days off will help you make the most of your time in each city. Allentown is teeming with amazing things to do and see, so be sure to get out there and enjoy!
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Allentown Right Now?
FAQs About Allentown Travel Nursing
How Much Does It Cost To Live in Allentown?
While the cost of living in Allentown, PA is higher than the national average at $2,248/month for one person, travel nurses can save money by rooming with other travel nurses, using public transportation, and taking advantage of stipends.
Trusted Nurse Staffing offers both the best pay in the industry and housing and food stipends that make it easier for travel nurses to live in cities where the cost of living may be higher than usual.
View our job postings on Pronto and set up your free profile to speak to one of our Trusted Partners about travel nurse jobs in Allentown.
What Are the Best Healthcare Facilities to Work at in Allentown?
In addition to Allentown’s Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, which ranks in the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania, travel nurses looking for work in Allentown may find positions at these facilities:
- St. Luke’s University Hospital
- Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital
- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation
- Surgery Center of Allentown
- And more
What Are the Main Attractions in Allentown?
When on assignment in Allentown, there’s no shortage of activities and attractions to enjoy. Some of the top attractions include:
- The Liberty Bell Museum
- America on Wheels Museum
- Allentown Rose Gardens
- Gallows Hills Spirits
- Lehigh County Heritage Center
- Cedar Beach Park; and
- The Colony Meadery
How Long Are Allentown Travel Nurse Assignments?
Most Allentown travel nursing jobs are 13 weeks in duration. However, Trusted Nurse Staffing partners with facilities that may offer assignments for as little as six weeks or up to a year.
If you’re looking for a shorter or longer assignment than usual, get in touch with one of our Trusted partners. Our team is on standby, ready to assist in all your travel nurse job-seeking needs.
Why Should I Apply for Allentown Travel Nurse Jobs With Pronto?
Pronto makes applying for travel nurse jobs in Allentown easy! Our app, powered by Trusted Nurse Staffing, offers job-seeking solutions for allied health professionals, RNs, and LPNs.
When you’re ready to get started as a travel nurse in Allentown, simply create your profile on Pronto and let the app do the rest. You’ll be matched with assignments that match your experience, specialty, and preferences.
From the convenience of a smartphone, travel nurses nationwide are finding their dream job in the location of their choice.
What Do I Need to Apply for an Allentown Travel Nurse Job on Pronto?
Using the Pronto app to apply for travel nurse jobs in Allentown is simple!
Here is what you will need:
- Your resume
- Your professional license or Nursys® licensure
- At least two references
- A related-skills checklist; and
- Your BLS certification (depending on your specialty)
Depending on the requirements of the medical facility you apply to, you may also be required to show proof of the COVID-19 vaccination.