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TRAVEL NURSE’S GUIDE TO MONTANA

MONTANA BY THE NUMBERS

$60K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in MONTANA

17
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of MONTANA

2%
HIGHER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Montana is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Montana is $59,661, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Montana is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Montana is $59,661, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY MONTANA

NURSING LICENSE?

Montana is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for a Montana nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

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

 

  • Submit a signed and notarized application by mail to the Montana Board of Nursing at PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513, as the state does not have an online application. The application and instructions can be found here. You will need to include the appropriate non-refundable fee for Licensure by Credentialing, payable by check, money order or cashier’s check to the Montana Board of Nursing.
  • Verification of Licensure is required from your original state of licensure and all states for which you’ve held a license, regardless of status. If those states participate in the NURSYS Verification system, request(s) can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the Verification of Original Licensure form found on page 10 of the application and send to all state boards for which you are requesting license verification. Request that the form be sent to the Montana Board of Nursing at the Helena address above. Contact the boards prior to mailing to find out if you will need to include a fee for this service.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Read and attest to reading the Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Right form found on page 8 of the application. Obtain fingerprint cards, available from the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ) and most law enforcement agencies. Complete the information requested at the top of the fingerprint card before your prints are taken, including the Employer and Address which is the Montana Board of Nursing at PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513. Note the reason as licensure & 37-8-434, MCA ORI: MT920089Z OCA: Send the completed fingerprint card with payment by check or money order as listed in the instructions to Montana Criminal Records, 2225 11th Avenue, PO Box 201403, Helena MT 59620-1403.

HOW DO I GET MY MONTANA NURSING LICENSE?

Montana is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for a Montana nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

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

 

  • Submit a signed and notarized application by mail to the Montana Board of Nursing at PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513, as the state does not have an online application. The application and instructions can be found here. You will need to include the appropriate non-refundable fee for Licensure by Credentialing, payable by check, money order or cashier’s check to the Montana Board of Nursing.
  • Verification of Licensure is required from your original state of licensure and all states for which you’ve held a license, regardless of status. If those states participate in the NURSYS Verification system, request(s) can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the Verification of Original Licensure form found on page 10 of the application and send to all state boards for which you are requesting license verification. Request that the form be sent to the Montana Board of Nursing at the Helena address above. Contact the boards prior to mailing to find out if you will need to include a fee for this service.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Read and attest to reading the Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Right form found on page 8 of the application. Obtain fingerprint cards, available from the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ) and most law enforcement agencies. Complete the information requested at the top of the fingerprint card before your prints are taken, including the Employer and Address which is the Montana Board of Nursing at PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513. Note the reason as licensure & 37-8-434, MCA ORI: MT920089Z OCA: Send the completed fingerprint card with payment by check or money order as listed in the instructions to Montana Criminal Records, 2225 11th Avenue, PO Box 201403, Helena MT 59620-1403.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN MONTANA

  • Montana is home to 17 hospitals.
  • There are 0 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Billings Clinic,Benefis Healthcare System
  • 0 teaching hospitals

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN COLORADO

  • Montana is home to 17 hospitals.
  • There are 0 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Billings Clinic,Benefis Healthcare System
  • 0 teaching hospitals

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN MONTANA

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Montana. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Montana’s cost of living is 2% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 2% higher than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 35% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 34% below the national median.

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

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

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN MONTANA

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Montana. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Montana’s cost of living is 2% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 2% higher than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 35% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 34% below the national median.

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

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