Illinois Travel Nurse Jobs

Travel Nursing Jobs in Illinois

Chicago Travel Nurse Jobs

PPR Travel nursing gives travel nurses like you a chance to explore the Willis Tower, the Art Institute or Cloud Gate. The state’s capital, Springfield, along with cities like Champaign, Peoria, and Rockford, are preferred destinations for city-slickers.

As an Illinois travel nurse, you’ll find a new home in an oasis of world-class shopping, entertainment, museums, galleries and nightlife in this Midwest state. The Windy City teems with exotic locations to explore with wildlife, while water-lovers can get their adrenaline high while at the Navy Pier or catching a game at Wrigley Field.

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Illinois RN Licensure

Temp License

Timeline: 2-4 weeks, Valid for 6 months

Cost: $25.00

Processing Fee: $50.00 (fingerprint)

Perm License

Timeline: 6-8 weeks

Cost: $50.00 Application

Processing Fee: Provided in nursing protal


Walk Thru: No

Compact: No



Phone Number: 312-814-2715

Fax Number: 312-814-3145


The Illinois Board of Registered Nursing processes permanent and temporary licenses for Registered Nurses. 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 Illinois, the permanent license might be the right option for you. Illinois is a walk through state and is affiliated with the Nurse Licensure Compact or Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The Illinois Board of Registered Nursing is affiliated with NURSYS. If you run into any trouble applying for or acquiring your RN license in IL, feel free to contact us, we'd love to help you get licensed. Below you'll find additional resources for acquiring and renewing your Illinois Registered Nurse License.

RN Licensure Resources

Illinois Travel Nursing Adventure

Fans should set their sights on Chicago, Illinois, home to the largest Major League Baseball park, originally built in 1914. Sports lovers will never run out of things to do: Illinois is home to major NHL and NBA teams. The major Illinois cities are home to several theatres, as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Take a step back in time in Naperville, and be sure to visit the art district to watch artists ply their trade. And when all this fun has you exhausted, The Penninsula Spa is better than you'll find in any U.S. city! If you're interested in pursuing a position as a travel nurse in Illinois, check out our jobs or apply today.

How Much Do Perm Staff RNs Make in Illinois?




Records from several reputable sources claim that RNs working in Illinois earn well above the national average. Some major metropolitan areas, such as Wheaton, report average salaries as high as $65/hr. 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 upwards of $100,000. The median and mean salaries are both high in Illinois 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 Illinois have even more earning potential.

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Is A Career In Travel Nursing Right For Me?

Job Growth State Ranking: 6th

Job Growth 2018-30: $15

Highest Population: Elderly

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 Illinois 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 Illinois.

Demand For RNs in Illinois

Demand for qualified registered nurses is at an all-time high in Illinois. 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.

PPR is an equal opportunity employer.