TRAVEL

NURSE’S

GUIDE TO

CALIFORNIA

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL

NURSE’S

GUIDE TO

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA BY THE NUMBERS

$91K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in CALIFORNIA

346
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of CALIFORNIA

28%
HIGHER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.
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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

In California, a permanent RN can earn around $91,272 annually, according to Nurse Salary Guide. On average, travel nurses earn 10-30% more than permanent nurses. However, earnings vary based on location, specialty and experience.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

In California, a permanent RN can earn around $91,272 annually, according to Nurse Salary Guide. On average, travel nurses earn 10-30% more than permanent nurses. However, earnings vary based on location, specialty and experience.

HOW DO I GET MY CALIFORNIA

NURSING LICENSE?

Follow these steps to obtain a California RN license:

  • Check the following things to determine eligibility:
    • Applicant holds an active RN license in another state, U.S. territory or Canada.
    • Applicant has finished an educational program that meets California requirements.
    • Applicant has passed the National Council Licensure Examination or the State Board Test Pool Examination. (The Canadian Comprehensive Examination does not count.)
    • Those who don’t have these three qualifications can apply for Licensure by Examination instead.
  • If you apply online, you will need to submit the Online Licensure by Endorsement Application Identification Form with the $100 application fee and $49 for fingerprint cards.
  • If you apply by mail, you will need to download the Application for Licensure by Endorsement Packet.
  • All applicants must submit the following materials:
    • Completed Application for Licensure by Endorsement.
      • Remember to include Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
    • Completed fingerprints using either Live Scan or fingerprint card processing method. Click here to choose a method and follow the instructions.
    • One recent 2×2 photograph.
    • Verification of licensure for any state or territory in which you are licensed.
      • If the state participates in Nursys, fill out this form.
      • If the state where you are licensed does not participate in Nursys, see page 12 of the application form and send the Verification of License form to the board of nursing where you took your exam. They will fill it out and return it to California’s Board of Nursing.
      • Transcript forms must be completed and sent directly from your nursing school(s).

HOW DO I GET MY CALIFORNIA NURSING LICENSE?

Follow these steps to obtain a California RN license:

  • Check the following things to determine eligibility:
    • Applicant holds an active RN license in another state, U.S. territory or Canada.
    • Applicant has finished an educational program that meets California requirements.
    • Applicant has passed the National Council Licensure Examination or the State Board Test Pool Examination. (The Canadian Comprehensive Examination does not count.)
    • Those who don’t have these three qualifications can apply for Licensure by Examination instead.
  • If you apply online, you will need to submit the Online Licensure by Endorsement Application Identification Form with the $100 application fee and $49 for fingerprint cards.
  • If you apply by mail, you will need to download the Application for Licensure by Endorsement Packet.
  • All applicants must submit the following materials:
    • Completed Application for Licensure by Endorsement.
      • Remember to include Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
    • Completed fingerprints using either Live Scan or fingerprint card processing method. Click here to choose a method and follow the instructions.
    • One recent 2×2 photograph.
    • Verification of licensure for any state or territory in which you are licensed.
      • If the state participates in Nursys, fill out this form.
      • If the state where you are licensed does not participate in Nursys, see page 12 of the application form and send the Verification of License form to the board of nursing where you took your exam. They will fill it out and return it to California’s Board of Nursing.
      • Transcript forms must be completed and sent directly from your nursing school(s).

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA

  • California has 346 acute care hospitals, according to the American Hospital Directory.
  • California is home to 15 Level 1 trauma centers, including Stanford University Hospital, according to Healthcare Atlas.
  • There are more than 27 teaching hospitals in the state, including UCLA Medical Center, according to US Hospital Info.

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA

  • California has 346 acute care hospitals, according to the American Hospital Directory.
  • California is home to 15 Level 1 trauma centers, including Stanford University Hospital, according to Healthcare Atlas.
  • There are more than 27 teaching hospitals in the state, including UCLA Medical Center, according to US Hospital Info.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN CALIFORNIA

If you would like assistance finding the right place to live during your time as a travel nurse in California, please do not hesitate to contact our travel and housing department, who would love to help you. To give you an idea of the cost of living in this state, here are some statistics.

The average cost of living for a single adult living in California is $27,476. Here are some statistics comparing California apartment rental prices with the national average:

  • One-bedroom: 28% above the national average
  • Two-bedroom: 30% above the national average
  • Three-bedroom: 32% above the national average

Cost of living and rental prices will vary based on location within the state. Please contact us to ask any questions.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN CALIFORNIA

If you would like assistance finding the right place to live during your time as a travel nurse in California, please do not hesitate to contact our travel and housing department, who would love to help you. To give you an idea of the cost of living in this state, here are some statistics.

The average cost of living for a single adult living in California is $27,476. Here are some statistics comparing California apartment rental prices with the national average:

  • One-bedroom: 28% above the national average
  • Two-bedroom: 30% above the national average
  • Three-bedroom: 32% above the national average

Cost of living and rental prices will vary based on location within the state. Please contact us to ask any questions.