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Credentials and Licensing

Putting Everything in Order

Before starting a travel nursing assignment, our knowledgeable quality assurance specialists will help you with every aspect of your travel nursing credentialing requirements, including obtaining any necessary licenses and certifications.

You will be asked to complete the RNnetwork Application and specialty-specific Skills Checklist. Your RNnetwork recruiter will also request that you provide certain required documents.

We cover licensing costs

As a travel nurse, you will need a nursing license in each state you work, so you'll be happy to know that RNnetwork will reimburse you for the actual cost of any permanent, state nursing license required for you to accept an assignment with RNnetwork.* This reimbursement is available for new or renewal licenses and for temporary nursing licenses in California and Ohio. We also cover 50 percent of your certification costs for ACLS, PALS, and NRP when you certify through the American Heart Association, and any other advance certifications required by the facility.

Walk-through states

While some state licenses are obtainable in one to two days, other licenses can take 10 weeks, so begin the process as early as possible. The states listed below issue temporary licenses within 24-72 hours. A temporary license allows a travel nurse to practice while waiting for a permanent license to be processed.

24 hours 48 hours 48-72 hours
Idaho
Maine
Maryland
Missouri
Vermont
Arizona Washington, D.C.

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) states

The states listed below mutually recognize and accept the nursing licenses of each of the other states on the list. A travel nurse must have permanent residence in one of the 24 states listed to be eligible to participate.

Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Idaho
Iowa
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Wisconsin

Licensing and Credentialing Resources

The links below provide tools and information to help you with licensing and credentialing as a travel nurse. If you need additional information, your recruiter will be happy to help. Call 855.BUZZ.RNN.

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Skills Checklist
State Nursing Boards
Required Documents

Reimbursement is not available for licensing ancillaries such as fingerprinting, verifications, required CEUs, etc.