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 TRAVEL

 NURSE’S

 GUIDE TO

  NORTH

  DAKOTA

NORTH DAKOTA BY THE NUMBERS

$56K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in NORTH DAKOTA

11
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of NORTH DAKOTA

17%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

North Dakota 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 North Dakota is $56,815, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

North Dakota 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 North Dakota is $56,815, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY NORTH DAKOTA

NURSING LICENSE?

North Dakota 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 North Dakota nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

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

  • All instructions and forms for obtaining a North Dakota license by endorsement can be found here. Complete and submit the online RN Endorsement Application and pay the non-refundable fee with a credit or debit card.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. If your original state of licensure participates in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. If you do not hold an active license in your original state of license by example, you will need to submit a second verification of licensure from the state in which you hold a current, active license and were most recently employed. For states that do not participate in NURSYS, contact their state board(s) directly for further instructions, including fees, if any. You will need to send them a Verification of License form, found here, for them to submit to the North Dakota Board of Nursing at 919 S 7th #504, Bismarck, ND 58504.
  • North Dakota also requires an official nursing transcript which must be received before your temporary permit expires. Request transcripts from your nursing program or the institution that maintains the official records and have them sent directly to the North Dakota State Board of Nursing at the Bismarck address above.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Contact your local law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service for fingerprints using the standard FBI Applicant card, FD-258. Submit the completed fingerprint cards with the Criminal History Record Check form found here with a money order or cashier’s check for the fee listed in the instructions made payable to BCI (personal checks are not accepted) to the North Dakota Board of Nursing at 919 S 7th #504, Bismarck, ND 58504. They will send the form, fee and fingerprint cards to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for the background check.

HOW DO I GET MY NORTH DAKOTA NURSING LICENSE?

North Dakota 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 North Dakota nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

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

  • All instructions and forms for obtaining a North Dakota license by endorsement can be found here. Complete and submit the online RN Endorsement Application and pay the non-refundable fee with a credit or debit card.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. If your original state of licensure participates in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. If you do not hold an active license in your original state of license by example, you will need to submit a second verification of licensure from the state in which you hold a current, active license and were most recently employed. For states that do not participate in NURSYS, contact their state board(s) directly for further instructions, including fees, if any. You will need to send them a Verification of License form, found here, for them to submit to the North Dakota Board of Nursing at 919 S 7th #504, Bismarck, ND 58504.
  • North Dakota also requires an official nursing transcript which must be received before your temporary permit expires. Request transcripts from your nursing program or the institution that maintains the official records and have them sent directly to the North Dakota State Board of Nursing at the Bismarck address above.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Contact your local law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service for fingerprints using the standard FBI Applicant card, FD-258. Submit the completed fingerprint cards with the Criminal History Record Check form found here with a money order or cashier’s check for the fee listed in the instructions made payable to BCI (personal checks are not accepted) to the North Dakota Board of Nursing at 919 S 7th #504, Bismarck, ND 58504. They will send the form, fee and fingerprint cards to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for the background check.

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES

IN NORTH DAKOTA

  • North Dakota is home to 11 hospitals.
  • There is 1 Level I trauma center.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Altru Health System, Trinity Health
  • 1 teaching hospital: MeritCare Hospital

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTH DAKOTA

  • North Dakota is home to 11 hospitals.
  • There is 1 Level I trauma center.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Altru Health System, Trinity Health
  • 1 teaching hospital: MeritCare Hospital

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN NORTH DAKOTA

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

North Dakota’s cost of living is 6% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 17% lower than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 39% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 37% below the national median.

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

Whatever the choice, MSO North Dakota’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 NORTH DAKOTA

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

North Dakota’s cost of living is 6% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 17% lower than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 39% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 37% below the national median.

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

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