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.
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.
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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 25 states listed to be eligible to participate.
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.
State Nursing Boards
Reimbursement is not available for licensing ancillaries such as fingerprinting, verifications, required CEUs, etc.