Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Tennessee
- Tennessee Licensure Information and Requirements
- Tennessee CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Tennessee?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Tennessee With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Tennessee?
- What Are the High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Tennessee Right Now?
- FAQs About Tennessee Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Tennessee
Tennessee Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the website Tennessee Board of Nursing or contact the Tennessee Board of Nursing at 1-800-778-4123.
Since Tennessee has enacted the Nurse Licensure Compact, you won’t need to get a state-specific RN or LPN license to work as a travel nurse there if you already have a multistate license (MSL) in another compact state. You may apply for licensure in Tennessee and work on the MSL for up to 90 days.
If your primary license is in a non-compact state, you must apply for licensure by endorsement. To complete this process, you have to:
- Get a criminal background check.
- Request verification of licensure from the state where you were originally licensed. You may use Nursys® to do this for most states. However, if your original license was obtained in Alabama, California, Hawaii, Louisiana-PN, Oklahoma, or Pennsylvania, you must contact your board for verification instructions.
- Complete the online application and upload all required documents:
- Recent passport-type photograph legibly signed and dated on the front
- Copy of nursing diploma or transcript (or request an official transcript mailed from the nursing program)
- Notarized Declaration of Citizenship form with accompanying proof (such as a copy of a driver’s license)
- Documents related to any criminal conviction, if applicable, along with a letter of explanation
Applicants must be graduates of approved schools of practical or registered nursing and licensed by written examination to become nurses in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Board of Nursing accepts scores from the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) as long as they are greater than or equal to the lowest passing scores required.
Allow six weeks for processing of your licensure by endorsement application. Tennessee does not allow temporary licenses, so any travel nursing jobs you take in this state must be far enough out to allow you to submit all the required paperwork and wait for it to be approved.
The application fee for licensure by endorsement is $115.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Tennessee has been a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact since January 19, 2018.
Is Tennessee a Walk-Through State?
Tennessee is not a walk-through state.
Tennessee CEU Requirements
Tennessee RNs and LPNs must have five hours of continuing education every two years or ten hours if they are not currently practicing.
In addition to these requirements, APRNs with a Certificate of Fitness must also have two hours of continuing education related to controlled substance prescribing practices.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Tennessee?
The current average base salary for travel nurses in Tennessee is $1,287 per week. While this is slightly below the national average, Tennessee has one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S. So travel nurse assignments in Tennessee will give you more bang for your buck!
You should also remember that travel nurses receive many benefits such as housing stipends, travel and meal allowances, bonuses, and more.
Cities in Tennessee With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nursing salary in Nashville, TN, is $1,317 per week.
The average travel nursing salary in Hendersonville, TN, is $1,315 per week.
The average travel nursing salary in Memphis, TN, is $1,313 per week.
The average travel nursing salary in Franklin, TN, is $1,312 per week.
The average travel nursing salary in Germantown, TN, is $1,310 per week.
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in Tennessee With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
The first step in becoming a travel nurse with Trusted Nurse Staffing is creating a free online profile. This allows you to easily browse the many listings for travel nursing assignments in Tennessee. Don’t see anything you love? No problem — we’ll let you know as soon as more travel nursing jobs in Tennessee become available.
A Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter will contact you to answer any of your questions about Tennessee travel nurse positions. Once you’re ready to apply, our recruiters are here to help you every step of the way. If you’re an experienced travel nurse and don’t need any assistance, you can navigate the the job postings on your own.
Found your dream travel nursing job in Tennessee? Great! Just sign your contract and you’re ready to go. And next, if you love Tennessee so much that you want to extend your contract or want to spread your wings and try someplace new, our staff is here to assist you through the process.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Tennessee?
Music. BBQ. The Great Smoky Mountains. These things often come to mind when you think about visiting Tennessee. For some, this may be all they need. But Tennessee has even more to offer!
If you’re interested in travel nursing, Tennessee is a great state to work in because of all the recreation opportunities it provides.
Throughout the state, you can find venues, festivals, and concerts filled with music. The state is a great mix of musical genres like:
- Rock and roll
- Southern gospel
Tennessee’s musical legacy is that of legends such as:
- BB King
- Elvis Presley
- Johnny Cash
- Dolly Parton
- And many more
If you’re a music history aficionado, Tennessee may feel like coming home.
Are you a fan of spelunking? Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves. Horse lovers will feel right at home in Shelby County. There are more horses per capita here than in any other county in the United States.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and straddles the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s the most visited national park in the U.S. The Appalachian Trail runs through the center of the park. If you’re not a thru-hiker, chunks of the Appalachian Trail can be done as day hikes.
Even if seeing the home of Elvis is not a pilgrimage for you, Graceland is worth a visit. You can take a tour with an interactive iPad hosted by John Stamos with commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie. Tour the mansion, see Elvis’ customized airplanes, and visit Elvis Presley’s Memphis at Graceland, an entertainment and exhibit complex that spans over 200,000 square feet.
If you find yourself in Nashville, Centennial Park is a central gathering place. This 132-acre park has walking trails, volleyball courts, a dog park, a playground, a bandshell, and the Centennial Arts Center. Here you can also find a replica of the original Parthenon in Greece which acts as an art museum. Nashville is also home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
And if you’re a fan of nightlife, downtown Nashville is quite the party scene these days! Live music, dancing, and lots of fun are what make it one of the top bachelorette party destinations in the country.
Even beyond this limited list, whether you’re looking back in history or enjoying the present when looking for travel nurse positions, Tennessee has a lot to offer.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Tennessee Right Now?
Intensive Care Unit
Labor and Delivery
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
FAQs About Tennessee Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Positions in Nashville?
Finding travel nursing jobs in Music City has never been easier. Just make a free profile on our website to immediately browse active jobs in Nashville. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we can notify you when new positions become available.
Do You Have Any Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Franklin?
Franklin continually tops lists of the best places to live, so many travel nurses love taking assignments there. You can find the best travel nurse jobs in Franklin with Trusted Nurse Staffing by making a profile for free on our website today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Johnson City?
Interested in travel nursing jobs in Johnson City, TN? Simply go to our website and create a free profile today to begin browsing and applying for travel nursing assignments.
Which Tennessee Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
The cost of living in Tennessee is lower than the national average. Tennessee has a much lower housing cost and somewhat lower grocery and utility costs than much of the country. If you’re looking to save money or spend your extra cash having some fun and are searching for travel nursing jobs, Tennessee may be the place for you.
Nashville is an exciting, dynamic place to live and visit. But it’s not on our list of the most affordable places to live in Tennessee. Here are some alternatives:
- Murfreesboro — This city on the outskirts of Nashville has a cost of living about 3% lower than the national average, but still gives you access to Music City. Renters in Murfreesboro pay an average of $970 per month.
- Oak Ridge — This quaint suburb of Knoxville is full of history and has an average apartment rental of $720 per month.
- Johnson City — This small, tight-knit college town is said to be the best place to live in Washington County, TN. Monthly apartment rentals average $733 per month there.
- Chattanooga — This affordable big city has been named one of the Top 100 Cities to Live in America as well as one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns by a Livability study. Monthly apartment rentals there average $818 per month.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Tennessee — How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
There are two ways you can find housing in Tennessee.
If you want to have more control over your accommodations, you can find housing yourself. Our recruiters are also happy to share their insight on the area and give you tips.
We will also provide you with a housing stipend. Depending on the city, there might be other travel nurses looking for a roommate. We can use our network to help connect you.
Don’t want to do the legwork yourself? Our recruiters are also happy to find housing for you. We’ll make sure everything is in order before your arrival.
How Long Are Tennessee Travel Nursing Assignments?
Travel nursing assignments in Tennessee vary and can last 8 to 52 weeks. The most common travel nursing assignment is around 13 weeks long. If you complete your assignment and decide you’d like to stay longer, our recruiters can help you extend your assignment or find another position in your area.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Tennessee?
Sifting through the travel nurse companies in Tennessee can be a slog. How do you know if a company will support you before, during, and after your assignment? While we always recommend reading reviews of fellow travel nurses, what your agency offers you matters even more.
Here at Trusted Nurse Staffing, we believe the right benefits make everything easier. For example, we provide our travel nurses:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- Flexible contracts of 6, 8, 13-week assignments, plus more
- Full-time or part-time work
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, advances
- Direct deposit
- 24/7 access to your recruiter
- Overtime/double time
- Housing, meal & travel allowances
- Customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on & completion bonuses
- Loyalty program