TRAVEL

 NURSE’S

 GUIDE TO

  NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY BY THE NUMBERS

$73K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in NEW JERSEY

75
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of NEW JERSEY

50%
HIGHER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

New Jersey 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 New Jersey is $73,813, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

New Jersey 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 New Jersey is $73,813, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY NEW JERSEY

NURSING LICENSE?

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

  • Visit Online Licensing for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to submit your application online here and pay the associated fees.
  • As per the online instructions, after submitting your completed application you will need to send the following documents by mail to the New Jersey Board of Nursing PO Box 47010 Newark, NJ 07101:
  1. A clear, full-face passport photograph that was taking within the past six months with your full name printed on the back.
  2. A copy of your birth certificate. If your current name is different from the name on your birth certificate, you must submit a name change certificate. Foreign birth certificates that aren’t in English must include translation. Non-U.S. citizens must submit immigration documents to the board demonstrating they are legally eligible for a license, such as an alien registration card.
  3. An official copy of nursing transcripts. Obtain all official transcripts for your nursing degree and send them with the other items above to the board at the Newark, New Jersey address.
  • Verification of licensure in good standing is required from the state you were originally licensed as well as where you are currently licensed and from every other state in which you’ve ever held a license. For the states participating in the NURSYS system, you can complete requests on the NURSYS site, designating New Jersey as the receipt of verification. For states not participating in NURSYS, you must contact those boards of nursing for further instructions, including the appropriate fees, if any. You will need to send them the License Verification Request form found here. They will then complete the form and submit it to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101
  • A fingerprint card and background check are required for all applicants. After submitting your application, you will be sent instructions regarding the fingerprinting process. Complete results of the background check must be received and reviewed before your license can be issued. In-state applicants will be sent information for scheduling an appointment with MorphoTrust, Inc. to have fingerprints electronically recorded. Out-of-state applications will be sent one state and one federal fingerprint card for you to have your fingerprints recorded at a local police department or other local law enforcement agency. Send the appropriate fee as per the instructions with the fingerprint cards to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101

HOW DO I GET MY NEW JERSEY NURSING LICENSE?

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

  • Visit Online Licensing for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to submit your application online here and pay the associated fees.
  • As per the online instructions, after submitting your completed application you will need to send the following documents by mail to the New Jersey Board of Nursing PO Box 47010 Newark, NJ 07101:
  1. A clear, full-face passport photograph that was taking within the past six months with your full name printed on the back.
  2. A copy of your birth certificate. If your current name is different from the name on your birth certificate, you must submit a name change certificate. Foreign birth certificates that aren’t in English must include translation. Non-U.S. citizens must submit immigration documents to the board demonstrating they are legally eligible for a license, such as an alien registration card.
  3. An official copy of nursing transcripts. Obtain all official transcripts for your nursing degree and send them with the other items above to the board at the Newark, New Jersey address.
  • Verification of licensure in good standing is required from the state you were originally licensed as well as where you are currently licensed and from every other state in which you’ve ever held a license. For the states participating in the NURSYS system, you can complete requests on the NURSYS site, designating New Jersey as the receipt of verification. For states not participating in NURSYS, you must contact those boards of nursing for further instructions, including the appropriate fees, if any. You will need to send them the License Verification Request form found here. They will then complete the form and submit it to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101
  • A fingerprint card and background check are required for all applicants. After submitting your application, you will be sent instructions regarding the fingerprinting process. Complete results of the background check must be received and reviewed before your license can be issued. In-state applicants will be sent information for scheduling an appointment with MorphoTrust, Inc. to have fingerprints electronically recorded. Out-of-state applications will be sent one state and one federal fingerprint card for you to have your fingerprints recorded at a local police department or other local law enforcement agency. Send the appropriate fee as per the instructions with the fingerprint cards to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW JERSEY

  • New Jersey is home to 75 hospitals.

  • There are 4 Level I trauma centers.

  • Multiple large health systems including: Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJBarnabas Health, Atlantic Health System

  • 16 teaching hospitals, including: Trinitas Hospital, Cooper University Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW JERSEY

  • New Jersey is home to 75 hospitals.

  • There are 4 Level I trauma centers.

  • Multiple large health systems including: Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJBarnabas Health, Atlantic Health System

  • 16 teaching hospitals, including: Trinitas Hospital, Cooper University Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN NEW JERSEY

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

New Jersey’s cost of living is 20% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 50% higher than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 31% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 30% below the national median.

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

Whatever the choice, MSO New Jersey’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 NEW JERSEY

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

New Jersey’s cost of living is 20% above the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 50% higher than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 31% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 30% below the national median.

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

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