Moving to Louisiana means moving to a diverse state, with cities and towns that each have their own distinct character. PPR looks forward to placing you in one of the most beautiful destinations in the country.
Travelers have plenty of time to enjoy their surrounding on an assignment. There’s Baton Rouge, the state capital, and New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, where music and festivals are a way of life. Shreveport is known for its horse-racing track and riverboat casino, and Lafayette is Louisiana’s Festival Capital.
Other places to consider calling home are family-friendly Lake Charles, military-city Monroe, Alexandria with its port and international airport, and commuter cities Metairie, Kenner and Bossier City.
You’re sure to love your time working as a Louisiana travel nurse with PPR Travel Nursing.
Timeline: 1-2 days, Valid for 3 months
Processing Fee: $50.75 (fingerprint)
Timeline: 4-6 weeks
Cost: $50.75 Application
Processing Fee: $50.75
Walk Thru: Yes
Phone Number: 225-755-7500
Fax Number: 225-755-7581
The Louisiana Board of Registered Nursing processes permanent and temporary licenses for Registered Nurses. Temporary licenses are valid for about 3 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 Louisiana, the permanent license might be the right option for you. Louisiana is a walk through state and is not affiliated with the Nurse Licensure Compact or Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The Louisiana Board of Registered Nursing is affiliated with NURSYS. If you run into any trouble applying for or acquiring your RN license in Louisiana, feel free to contact us, we'd love to help you get licensed. Below you'll find additional resources for acquiring and renewing your Louisiana Registered Nurse License.
Fans should set their sights on New Orleans, Louisiana, home to Mardi Gras, first started in 1699. Food lovers will never run out of things to do: Louisiana is home to classic dining featuring Gumbo, Étouffée, Jambalaya, Muffuletta, Po'boy, and Red Beans and Rice. The major Louisiana city is home to several theatres, as well as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Take a step back in time in Baton Rouge, and be sure to visit the museum district to watch the word of Southern artists. You'll be sure to get your fix of Southern fare with a travel assignment with PPR Travel Nursing. If you're interested in pursuing a position as a travel nurse in Louisiana, check out our jobs or apply today.
Records from several reputable sources claim that RNs working in Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana.
Demand for qualified registered nurses is at an all-time high in Louisiana. 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.