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 TRAVEL
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GUIDE TO
UTAH

UTAH BY THE NUMBERS

$56K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in UTAH

35
THE NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of UTAH

14%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Utah 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 Utah is $56,740, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Utah 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 Utah is $56,740, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY UTAH

NURSING LICENSE?

Utah 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 Utah nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

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

 

  • Complete the Utah Board of Nursing online application and submit with the appropriate fee. The application and detailed instructions can be found here.
  • Verification of Licensure is required from at least one state where you have an active, current license. If that state participates in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. If that state does not participate in NURSYS, contact the board of nursing there for further instructions. You will need to complete and send them the Verification of Licensure form which is attached to the online application with the appropriate fee, if any. Request that the verification be sent to the Utah Board of Nursing at Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor, 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Complete your fingerprints at a fingerprint service office or any law enforcement agency using the standard fingerprint cards (For FD-258) and mail in the two sets of cards to the State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing at 160 E. 300 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84114

HOW DO I GET MY UTAH NURSING LICENSE?

Utah 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 Utah nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

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

 

  • Complete the Utah Board of Nursing online application and submit with the appropriate fee. The application and detailed instructions can be found here.
  • Verification of Licensure is required from at least one state where you have an active, current license. If that state participates in the NURSYS Verification system, the request can be completed on the NURSYS site. If that state does not participate in NURSYS, contact the board of nursing there for further instructions. You will need to complete and send them the Verification of Licensure form which is attached to the online application with the appropriate fee, if any. Request that the verification be sent to the Utah Board of Nursing at Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor, 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Complete your fingerprints at a fingerprint service office or any law enforcement agency using the standard fingerprint cards (For FD-258) and mail in the two sets of cards to the State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing at 160 E. 300 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84114

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN UTAH

  • Utah is home to 35 hospitals.
  • There are 2 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  • 5 teaching hospitals such as: Huntsman Cancer Institute, Intermountain Burn Trauma Center, and University Neuropsychiatric Institute

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN UTAH

  • Utah is home to 35 hospitals.
  • There are 2 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  • 5 teaching hospitals such as: Huntsman Cancer Institute, Intermountain Burn Trauma Center, and University Neuropsychiatric Institute

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN UTAH

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

Utah’s cost of living is lower than the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 14% lower than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 16% below the national average.
  • Two-bedroom: 17% below the national average.

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

Whatever the choice, MSO Utah’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 UTAH

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

Utah’s cost of living is lower than the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 14% lower than the rest of the country.

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

  • One-bedroom: 16% below the national average.
  • Two-bedroom: 17% below the national average.

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

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