Virginia is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses take home between 10% – 30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurse pay can land between, below or above this range based on location and their specialty. To compare, the average annual salary of a permanent, registered nurse in Virgina is $60,770, according to Nurse Salary Guide.
If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Virginia nursing license, they have to follow these steps:
2. Submit verifications of licensure for your original state of licensure and a current state of licensure. If your license in your original state of licensure is current you are only required to submit verification from that state. Also, if your state provides verification of licensure through Nursys.com please visit nursys.com and request that the verification be made available to the Virginia Board of Nursing. To avoid processing delays please submit paper verification of licensure as part of your application packet.
3. Submit official transcripts from your nursing education program which led to initial licensure. To avoid processing delays please submit your transcripts as part of your application packet.
4. Register for a Background Check
Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Virginia. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to secure your own housing.
Virginia’s cost of living is 6% lower than the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 13% lower than the rest of the country.
Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Virginia:
Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.
Whatever the choice, MSO Virginia’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.