LICENSURE, HOUSING & PAY IN VIRGINIA

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

RN LICENSE

OPPORTUNITIES

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

Pay

WHAT IS THE TRAVEL NURSE SALARY/PAY IN VIRGINIA?

Virginia is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses take home between 10% – 30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurse pay can land between, below or above this range based on location and their specialty. To compare, the average annual salary of a permanent, registered nurse in Virgina is $60,770, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

License

HOW DO I GET MY VIRGINIA NURSING (RN) LICENSE?

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Virginia nursing license, they have to follow these steps:

1.  Complete the Application – Licensure by Endorsement. You can either fill out a paper form or fill the form out online.

2. Submit verifications of licensure for your original state of licensure and a current state of licensure. If your license in your original state of licensure is current you are only required to submit verification from that state. Also, if your state provides verification of licensure through Nursys.com please visit nursys.com and request that the verification be made available to the Virginia Board of Nursing. To avoid processing delays please submit paper verification of licensure as part of your application packet.

3. Submit official transcripts from your nursing education program which led to initial licensure. To avoid processing delays please submit your transcripts as part of your application packet.

4. Register for a Background Check

  • Click on Application Registration
  • Select Secretary of State (SOS)
  • Choose Board of Nursing

Opportunities

WHAT TRAVEL NURSING OPPORTUNITIES ARE IN VIRGINIA?

  • Virginia is home to over 135 hospitals.
  • There are five Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: WellStar, Metro, Southeast and Northeast Virginia Health Systems.
  • 11 teaching hospitals such as: Emery University Hospital, Virginia Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital and more.

Housing

WHAT IS TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING LIKE IN VIRGINIA?

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Virginia. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to secure your own housing.

 

Virginia’s cost of living is 6% lower than the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 13% lower than the rest of the country.

 

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Virginia:

 

  • One-bedroom: 10% below national average.
  • Two-bedroom: 16% below national average.
  • Three-bedroom: 23% below national average.

 

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

 

Whatever the choice, MSO Virginia’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.