California. No other state garners as much admiration among travel nurses as the Golden State. As the nations single largest economy there are dozens of major metro areas that provide unique and exciting experiences. The huge population, enticing destinations, great weather, and state of the art medical facilities make California one of the best places in the nation to work as a registered nurse. The higher than average RN salaries more than make up for the higher than average cost of living and the lure of adventure draws more travel nurses to the west coast every year.
PPR Travel Nursing has been placing nurses in contract positions in California since 1996. We’re proud to have not only played a part in providing exceptional care to patients along the West Coast but to also provide travel RNs with the adventure of their lifetime. If you’re interested in having your own California adventure, take a closer look at some of the CA travel nurse jobs below and apply to get started.
Timeline: 8-10 weeks, Valid for 6 months
Processing Fee: $49.00 (fingerprint)
Timeline: 10-12 weeks
Cost: $350.00 Application
Processing Fee: $49.00 (fingerprint)
Walk Thru: No
Phone Number: 916-322-3350
Fax Number: 916-574-7997
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The California Board of Registered Nursing processes permanent and temporary licenses for Registered Nurses in approximately 10 weeks. Temporary licenses are valid for about 6 months which is perfect for travel nurses interested in two or fewer contract positions. If you're looking for longer term travel nursing contracts in California the permanent license might be the right option for you. California is not a walkthrough state and is not affiliated with the Nurse Licensure Compact or Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The California Board of Registered Nursing is not affiliated with NURSYS. If you run into any trouble applying for or acquiring your RN license in CA, feel free to contact us, we'd love to help you get licensed. Below you'll find additinal resources for acquiring and renewing your California Registered Nurse License.
California is unique in that it has several major metropolitan areas that are often much larger than any other city in the nation. Whether you're looking at Los Angeles area, San Fransisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, Fresno (or any other large city in California) you're going to find a lot of large, state-of-the-art hospitals & medical facilities. These areas offer it all. They have urban adventures abound with dining, sight seeing, night life, art & culture for every preference. There are also outdoor adventures just outside of town in the form of wine country, mountains & hiking, surfing & beach life, etc. Some of the highest demand for travel nurses exists outside of the main metro areas. Many travel nurses opt for these locations because you don't have to participate in the hustle and bustle of a big city but you still get to enjoy the exceptional weather, spectacular landscapes, and all the views & adventures that California offers. If you're interested in pursuing a position as a travel nurse in California, check out our jobs or apply today.
Records from several reputable sources claim that RNs working in California earn well above the national average. Some major metropolitan areas, such as Los Angeles, report average salaries as high as $90,000/yr. Even sources like Indeed, which only report on salaries offered for open positions (often closer to entry level rather than senior positions) report higher than average salaries for RNs. The median and mean salaries are both high in California but the highest-earning positions often offer at or above $100k per year. This is super enticing to travel nurses who have a great opportunity to increase their earning potential. Since most living expenses are paid for or reimbursed travel nurses working in California have even more earning potential.
The future of nursing as a career is very promising. With so many new jobs being created every year combined with so few new nurses entering the workforce, it's a recipe for high demand. If you're familiar with the current demand for registered nurses, you might not be surprised to learn that demand will continue to increase at a similar rate to recent years. Travel nursing in states like California offers a number of additional benefits. Not only are you able to collect an awesome salary, but you'll also have an opportunity to work at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. If you're considering becoming a travel nurse we'd love to work with you. Check out some of our current open travel nurse jobs in California.
Demand for qualified registered nurses is at an all-time high in California. Projections for future demand indicate that this demand will continue to increase as the population grows and new nurses come into the field at a slower rate than new positions are opened. This means that most facilities in the state are looking to travel nurses to help fill vacant positions. Some nursing specialties are in higher demand than others. The following RN specialties have some of the highest demand.
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