Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Washington
- Washington Licensure Information and Requirements
- Washington CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Washington?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Washington With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Washington?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Washington Right Now?
- FAQs About Washington Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Washington
Washington Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure requirements and fees, visit the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Commission website or contact them at (360) 236-4703.
Washington is one of a handful of states in the U.S. that are not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. So if you hold a multistate license in another compact state, you won’t be able to use it here.
However, you may apply for licensure by endorsement. This requires that you:
- Complete an online application
- Request license verification through Nursys® or from your original state of licensure
- Get a fingerprint-based federal background check
Applications may take a month or more to process, but the Washington Nursing Commission automatically issues a temporary practice permit to all applicants who meet the requirements.
The application fee for licensure by endorsement is $120 for RNs and $85 for LPNs.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Washington does not participate in the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Is Washington a Walk-Through State?
Washington is not a walk-through state.
Washington CEU Requirements
Washington requires a minimum of eight continuing education hours and 96 hours of active nursing practice each year.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Washington?
The average weekly travel nurse salary in Washington is $1,513. This is above the national average pay for travel nurses, but it is comparable to the higher cost of living in that state.
In addition to your weekly pay, you’ll also be able to take advantage of many benefits such as housing stipends, travel and meal allowances, bonuses, and more as a travel nurse.
Cities in Washington With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
Seattle, Washington, travel nurse jobs pay an average weekly salary of $1,549.
Bellevue, Washington, travel nurse jobs pay an average weekly salary of $1,549.
Renton, Washington, travel nurse jobs pay an average weekly salary of $1,548.
Bremerton, Washington, travel nurse jobs pay an average weekly salary of $1,530.
Everett, Washington, travel nurse jobs pay an average weekly salary of $1,516.
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!
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 With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
The first step you need to take to become a travel nurse in Washington is creating a free profile on Trusted Nurse Staffing’s website. Then you can easily browse the many listings for travel nurse positions available. Don’t see anything you’re crazy about? Don’t worry — we’ll let you know as soon as more travel nurse jobs in Washington become available.
Next, a Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter will contact you to answer any of your questions about Washington travel nurse jobs. Once you’re ready to apply, our recruiters are here to help you every step of the way.
Once you’ve found your dream travel nurse job in Washington state, just sign your contract and you’re ready to go.
And whether you love Washington so much that you want to extend your contract or you’d rather explore a new state next, our staff is here to help you with the process.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Washington?
Many Washington natives consider their area the most beautiful place in the Pacific Northwest, and as the home of Mount Rainier — which can be seen in over half the state — it’s hard for us to disagree.
If you’re big on preserving the environment, you’ll be happy to reside in Washington. Forbes ranked Washington as one of the top three greenest states in the nation. Relax and breathe in some of the freshest air in the country.
If exploring the great outdoors is your thing, you’ll be thrilled to know that you’ll find some of the country’s most exciting parks in Washington. Want to head to the mountains? Consider visiting:
- Mount Rainier National Park
- Olympic National Park
- North Cascades National Park — this is the largest park in the state
Are trips to the coast more your style? Take a trip to:
- Discovery Park
- The San Juan Islands National Monument
- Scenic Beach State Park
Ready to experience the freshest produce and top-notch ingredients in the state? Spend a Saturday at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Whether you’re a home chef or looking for something already prepared for you, the market has something for everyone. Grab a cup of joe, indulge in some of the best clam chowders you’ll ever taste, or enjoy authentic French crepes from Crepe de France.
Do you like a night out on the town on your days off? Maybe you’re less of a nightclub-goer and more of a relaxing night out type of person. If so, Seattle was made for you. From rooftop restaurants to microbreweries and some of the finest wines in the state, you’ll be sure to enjoy a night spent in the city.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Washington Right Now?
FAQs About Washington Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Seattle?
Instead of searching the internet for “travel nursing jobs in Seattle, Washington,” simply create a free Profile on Trusted Nurse Staffing’s website and have all the open positions in the area at your fingertips. With Trusted Nurse Staffing, you’ll be travel nursing in Seattle, WA, in no time!
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Tacoma?
The demand for nurses throughout Washington has been going up and is expected to continue increasing in the coming years. If travel nursing in Tacoma is something you are considering, why not visit Trusted Nurse Staffing’s website, set up a free profile, and see all the open jobs in the area?
If there aren’t any jobs you find appealing, don’t stress — we’ll notify you any time a new travel nursing position opens up in the area.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Spokane?
If you’re curious about open travel nursing positions in beautiful Spokane, it’s easy to find jobs there. Just register for a free Trusted Nurse staffing profile and have access to every travel nursing job opening in the city.
How Long Are Washington Travel Nurse Jobs?
The length of travel nursing contracts in Washington may vary based on certain factors, such as:
- The travel nursing assignment you apply for — Some travel nursing assignments can be much shorter or much longer because of the nature of the assignment and the need for nurses.
- The agency you sign with — Every agency differs and some will only offer specific lengths.
Unlike most staffing companies, Trusted Nurse Staffing gives nurses flexibility. Our contract lengths last 6, 8, or 13 weeks. And if Washington makes you feel right at home and you want to extend your stay, your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter can help increase the length of your contract.
How Do I Go About Finding Housing When Travel Nursing in Washington?
When it comes to finding housing while on a nursing assignment in Washington, there are two main options available:
- You may opt to live in agency-based housing. When you choose this option, your travel nurse agency takes care of everything. They pick the location, pay the rent, and provide furnishings in most cases.
- If having someone else take care of your housing isn’t ideal, you can choose to secure your own accommodations and receive a housing stipend.
Even if you choose the latter, you won’t have to do it alone. We’re here to support you. Your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter can provide you with insights into specific areas and previous travel nurses’ experiences. Looking for a way to pay less during your stay? Your recruiter can connect you with other travel nurses looking for a roommate.
What Benefits Do I Receive as a Travel Nurse in Washington?
To really know what benefits you’ll receive, be sure to look over the contract and ask a recruiter any questions you may have about the benefits packages your agency offers.
Every agency has different incentives and compensation. Trusted Nurse Staffing, for example, offers:
- The highest pay rates in the industry
- 401(k) plans
- Flexible contracts ranging from 8, 13, 26, to 52 weeks long
- Both part-time and full-time positions
- 24/7 access to your travel nurse recruiter
- Overtime and double-time availability
- The option for weekly, daily, and advanced pay
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
- Referral bonus plans
- A loyalty program
- License, CEU, and certification reimbursements
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans
- Customized benefits packages
- Housing, travel, and meal allowances
- A direct deposit payment option
Why Should I Apply for Washington Travel Nurse Jobs With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
Aside from offering the highest pay in the industry and our extensive list of benefits, Trusted Nurse Staffing believes in providing our nurses with more.
Unlike other agencies, we offer all of our travel nurses in Washington unparalleled support. Our support team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you have before, during, and after your nursing assignment.