Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in Washington 2024
- 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 Board of Nursing website or contact them at (360) 236-4703.
Washington is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which means travel nurses can practice in Washington without obtaining additional licenses while maintaining their primary state of residency.
Should you need to apply for a license by endorsement, you must do the following:
- Have an active RN or LPN license in another state or have completed an approved refresher course.
- Complete your verification of initial license in the United States sent to Washington state through Nursys.
- Verify active practice employment hours.
- Complete an online application.
- Pay applicable fees.
- Attach all required forms and documents, signed.
- Submit the application.
You have 14 days after submitting your application to upload all required documents otherwise your application will not be processed.
Washington State Board of Nursing aims to issue licenses within 7 days of receiving a completed application.
Licensure fees for RN’s in Washington state are as follows:
- Initial application – $138
- Application renewal – $138
- Late renewal – $188
- Verification of license – $25
- Health Evidence Resource of Washington State – $16
- Washington Center for Nursing – $8
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Washington became part of the NLC on July 24, 2023.
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 travel nurse salary in Washington is $2,215 per week.
In addition to your weekly pay, nurses can take advantage of many benefits such as housing stipends, travel and meal allowances, bonuses, and more.
Cities in Washington With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average salary for travel nurses in Monroe, WA is $2,577 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Wenatchee, WA is $2,432 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Bellingham, WA is $2,422 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Everett, WA is $2,294 per week.
The average salary for travel nurses in Spokane, WA is $2,221 per week.
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
First thing is first — go to Pronto to search for active travel nurse jobs in Washington. Pronto allows you to view what’s available in areas of interest throughout Washington, compensation information, benefits, and more.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, sign up to receive updates from Pronto when more travel nurse assignments in Washington become available.
Found a job that piques your interest? It’s time to apply. Sign up and sign into Pronto, click “apply, and follow the prompts.
You can handle all that’s needed for your application within Pronto from uploading required documents and credential information, choosing your start date, and more.
If you’ve done this before, you can likely handle the application process on your own. If not, a Trusted Nurse Staffing support member will help you through the process from start to finish.
Once you’ve found your dream travel nurse job in Washington state, it’s time to sign your contract and get on your way.
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. Ranked as one of the top three greenest states in the nation, you can relax and breathe in some of the freshest air in the country while in Washington.
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
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 go to Pronto to view all of 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?
If travel nursing in Tacoma is something you are considering, go to Pronto to see all the open jobs in the area.
If there aren’t any jobs you find appealing, don’t stress — Pronto will 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 got to Pronto to view 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 like the travel nursing assignment you apply for or the agency you choose to work with.
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?
“Choosing to accept a stipend doesn’t mean that your recruiter at Trusted Nurse Staffing won’t be there to help you along the way. Connect with us, and we can give you insights into the various areas and even connect you with rental properties used by travel nurses in the past.”
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:
- 401(k) with 4% match after 1,000 hours and 1 year of employment
- Weekly Paychecks
- Direct Deposit
- Overtime/Double Time is Available
- Customizable Pay Packages
Top-Tier Bonus Opportunities:
- $1500 Referral Bonus Program
- Loyalty Program
- Sign-on & Completion Bonus
- Discount Program
Leading Health & Wellness Benefits:
- Employer Sponsored Health Insurance
- HRA Card to fully cover healthcare deductibles
- Guardian Dental and Vision Insurance
- Wellness Benefits
Additional Insurance Benefits:
- Portable Permanent Whole Life Insurance
- License, Certifications & CEU reimbursements
- Portable Short-term/Longterm
- Disability Insurance
- Flexible contract options
- Full/Part Time Work, Per Diem
- Housing, Meal and Travel Stipends
- Rental Car Options
Best In Class and Communication:
- On Day 1, you’ll get matched with your own dedicated support team that includes clinical support, payroll, and compliance experts, with ongoing assignment advocacy.
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.