Table of Contents
- Browse Some Active Jobs in Washington D.C.
- Washington, D.C., Licensure Information and Requirements
- Washington, D.C., CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Washington, D.C.?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Washington, D.C., With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Washington, D.C.?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Washington, D.C., Right Now?
- FAQs About Washington, D.C., Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Washington, D.C. 2024
Washington, D.C. Licensure Information and Requirements
For the latest up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Washington, D.C., Board of Nursing website or contact the Washington, D.C., Board of Nursing licensing division at (877) 672-2174.
Since Washington D.C. is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), you will need to get a license by endorsement to practice travel nursing in this state.
A nurse is eligible for licensure by endorsement in the District of Columbia if:
- The applicant is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse under the laws of a state or territory of the United States; and
- The applicant’s original licensure in a state or territory was based upon one of the following criteria:
- A passing score on a state-constructed examination taken prior to 1949
- A passing score on the State Board Test Pool Examination for nurses taken between January 1949 and February 1982
- A passing score on the NCLEX-RN
To receive a Washington, D.C., nursing licensure by endorsement, you’ll need to:
- Provide a copy of a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
- Provide a passport-type photo. The photo should be a front-facing headshot with a plain white background.
- Provide proof of name change if the name on your application is different from the name on any of your supporting documents. Acceptable documents include:
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce decree
- Court order; or
- Spouse’s death certificate
- Provide a Social Security affidavit form if you do not have a social security number.
- Pay the application and criminal background check fee of $280.00 by Visa or Mastercard only.
- Submit your college nursing program transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit your supervised practice documents to email@example.com.
- Provide official verification from your original state of licensure. If it is expired, official verification is needed from both the original and current state. If your current state is also your original licensure by examination, then that is the only verification required.
To submit verification of your licensure status, access Nursys®. There is a $30.00 fee for this service.
If your state does not participate in the Nursys® verification system, visit that state’s board of nursing’s website and request that verification be emailed to the DC Board of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Boards that do not participate in Nursys® (California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania) should allow 30 business days after applying before checking the status at https://doh.force.com/ver/s/. There is a fee of $30 for this service.
Washington, D.C., does not issue temporary licenses at this time.
Application fee: $230
Criminal background: Fee varies
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Washington, D.C., is not a member of the nurse licensure compact.
Is Washington, D.C., a Walk-Through State?
Washington, D.C, is not a walk-through state.
Washington, D.C. CEU Requirements
The CEU requirements in Washington, D.C., are as follows:
- 2022; Total of 24 hours required for RNs and APRNs (15 hours in pharmacology for APRNs)
- 2023: Total of 18 hours required for LPNs
These are required by law:
- 2 hours in COVID Vaccinations (for active licenses on September 2021)
- 2 hours in LGTBQ or Cultural Awareness
- 3 hours in HIV/AIDS or Director’s Topics, which may be found at: https://dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/page_content/attachments/DC%20Health%20Public%20Notice%20Regarding%20Public%20Health%20Topics%20for%20CE.pdf.
Upload evidence of completion with renewal applications.
First-time renewals are exempt from CE except for the COVID Vaccinations if licensed by September 2021.
Methods of compliance include:
- Contact hour option: This may be used if you have completed continuing education offerings.
You must provide the following documentation:
- Certificates of completion from an approved continuing education provider. Certificates must show the number of hours received, the date of completion, and the provider’s approval status.
- Academic option: This may be used when you have completed a course leading towards a degree in nursing or any academic course relevant to the practice of nursing. (1 credit = 15 contact hours).
You must provide the following documentation:
- Unofficial school transcript that contains the name of the university and student, courses, and grades.
- Presenter option: This may be used if you have developed and taught a course or educational offering for a continuing education provider approved by an accrediting body or Board of Nursing. Four (4) contact hours are awarded for each approved contact hour.
Please note: This is not an option for nurses required to develop and teach continuing education courses as a condition of employment.
You must provide the following documentation:
- Verification form indicating your name, the name of the accrediting body, and the number of contact hours; AND
- Letter from an accrediting body acknowledging their approval of your course.
- Author or editor option: This option may be used if you are the author of a book chapter or peer-reviewed article (If the manuscript has been published or accepted for publication during the period for which credit is claimed.) This option will meet all remaining hours for non-required CE topics.
You must provide any of the following documentation:
- Letter of acceptance; OR
- Copy of title page of the book or article. For articles, include the name of the journal, if not indicated on the title page; OR
- Copy of page listing you as editor
The District of Columbia Board of Nursing recognizes continuing education credits that have been administered and approved by:
- A registered nurse organization, or health services organization recognized by their Board
- A health care facility, institution, organization, college, school, or university accredited by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) certified by the American Medical Association
Nurses should obtain a Certificate of Participation following continuing education activity that should be maintained for license renewal or audits.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Washington, D.C.?
Travel nurse salaries in Washington, D.C., are $1,576/week.
While Trusted Nurse Staffing nurses receive the highest pay in the industry, we believe in giving you even more. That’s why, on top of high earning potential, we also offer:
- Top-notch benefit plans
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
- 24/7 support
- Meal and travel allowances; and
- Much more
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 Washington, D.C. With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Are you looking for Washington, D.C., travel nurse jobs? Start by creating a free profile on our website. Once you create your profile, you’ll have access to all the open travel nursing jobs in Washington, D.C. If you don’t see anything you’re passionate about, don’t worry, we’ll notify you any time a new travel nursing job becomes available.
Once you’ve found a job that you’re ready to take on, one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will walk you through the process of getting started. Your recruiter will be there to answer all the questions you have about the job and help you secure the position you’re interested in.
Sign your contract and pack your bags. You’re on your way to Washington, D.C.
If you reach the end of your contract and decide Washington, D.C., feels like home, your recruiter can help you extend your contract. If you’re seeking adventure in a new location, your recruiter will help you secure a position elsewhere.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Washington, D.C.?
Located on the East Coast and home to the White House, Washington, D.C., is the United States capital and full of travel nursing opportunities.
Washington, D.C., is a history lover’s dream. There’s always something to see and learn, from museums to memorials, as you explore the Nation’s Capital. When you’re not working, you can visit …
- The Capitol Building, where Congress meets
- The White House
- The Lincoln Memorial
- Arlington National Cemetery
- The World War II Memorial
…. and many other historical sites and museums. Don’t forget to check out the Washington Library, which is considered one of the most magnificent buildings in D.C.
But that’s not all Washington, D.C., has to offer travel nurses. Visit U Street for cocktails, dancing, and live music. Or if you’re looking for a more relaxing night out, check out the Spirit of Washington, D.C., cruise with a full buffet and a night of beautiful views.
Are you a fan of wildlife and the outdoors? Spend a day at the Washington, D.C., Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, where over 2,700 animals reside. Or spend a day outside at the United States Botanical Garden, where you can find some of the rarest and endangered plants in the nation.
Foodies rejoice, Washington, D.C., is home to hundreds of delicious restaurants. Visit Mount Pleasant and enjoy dry-aged cheeseburgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and mushroom gravy fries topped with cheese curds. Enjoy brunch and dinner at All-Purpose Pizzeria for some of the best pizza and appetizers in town.
Ready for some outdoor adventure? Head to Great Falls Park, where you can hike, bike, and take in the views. Great Falls hiking trails lead to massive waterfalls across the Potomac River. Are you feeling really adventurous? Kayak the Potomac rapids. Are beaches more your thing? Spend a day lounging on the shores of Assateague Island National Seashore. You might even get a visit from wild ponies galloping along the shorelines.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Washington, D.C. Right Now?
Labor and Delivery
Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
FAQs About Washington, D.C. Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Adams Morgan?
Ready to start looking for travel nurse jobs? Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C., could be the perfect place to start your new adventure. View all of our active travel nursing jobs in the area by creating a free profile with Trusted Staff Nursing.
We’ll send you notifications anytime a position opens in Adams Morgan. Once you find a job you love, one of our staffing recruiters will walk you through the process of securing your next travel nursing position.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Glover Park?
Curious about travel nursing assignments in Glover Park? Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you locate a position in the area. All you have to do is sign up for a free profile on our website to start searching through dozens of open positions.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Pentagon City?
If you’re looking for open travel nursing positions in Pentagon City, we can help. Create a profile on our website, and we’ll send you updates any time positions for travel nursing in Washington, D.C., becomes available.
How Long Are Washington, D.C., Travel Nursing Assignments?
Travel nursing assignment lengths in Washington, D.C., vary in length and depend on:
- The type of nursing specialty you are in and the type of assignment you choose. Crisis nurses, for example, typically have much shorter contracts.
- The contract lengths offered by your travel nursing agency. Most travel nursing assignments are 13 weeks long. When you work with Trusted Nurse Staffing, you can choose between 6, 8, and 13-week assignments.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in Washington, D.C.?
Benefits packages vary from agency to agency, so it’s essential to do your research.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we’re committed to providing our nurses with the best, which is why our benefits packages include:
- 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 positions
- 24/7 access to your recruiter
- Overtime and double-time availability
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, and advances
- Direct deposit payments
- Housing, meal, and travel allowances
- Customized benefits packages
- 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
How Do I Find Housing While Travel Nursing in Washington, D.C.?
When you’re looking for travel nurse housing in Washington, D.C., it can feel overwhelming.
As a travel nurse with Trusted Nurse Staffing, you have options:
- Let us have your housing ready for you when you arrive in Washington, D.C. Your new place will be move-in ready, and you can focus on getting started in your new position.
- Opt for a housing stipend and search for your own housing. This lets you choose the neighborhood and type of housing you prefer.
Our recruiters are here to help, even when it comes to housing. They can provide valuable information about where travel nurses have lived in the past, and areas to avoid, and can even connect you with other nurses looking for roommates.
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nurse Jobs in Washington, D.C., With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Trusted Nurse Staffing believes in providing the best for our unsung heroes, which is why we offer…
- The highest salaries in the industry
- Top-notch benefits; and
- Unparalleled support
… to each one of our nurses.
Our recruiters are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the support you need — any time you need it. We’re standing by at all hours to assist our nurses before, during, and after each of their assignments.
Trusted Nurse Staffing is here for you — in Washington, D.C., and across the U.S.