Travel Nursing Spotlight: Pennsylvania
Not only is Pennsylvania known for its outdoor activities, American history, arts and culture, it’s also a great area for travel nursing. Travel RN jobs are in high demand across the state year-round. LiquidAgents Healthcare has several high-paying assignments at Pennsylvania’s top hospitals. Here’s an overview of what travel nurses can expect in the state.
Highly-Ranked & Awarded Healthcare Facilities
High level trauma centers, specialized units, teaching/research facilities and large community hospitals, travel nurses have a wide range of hospital environments and locations to choose from. A few of our traveler favorites in Pennsylvania include:
- Lancaster General Hospital: 506-bed, level II trauma center, 4-year designated Magnet facility for nursing excellence.
- Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital: 254-bed, level II trauma center, teaching hospital, first facility established in Twin Tiers region
- Lankenau Medical Center: 307-bed, level II trauma center, teaching and research hospital, ranked top five in Philadelphia area and top 10 in the state, recognized as “Top Cardiovascular Hospital” by Truven Health Analytics
- Geisinger Medical Center: 559-bed, level I trauma center, designated comprehensive stroke center, with only children’s hospital in the region
- Wilkes-Barre General Hospital: 412-bed, level II trauma center, nearly 50 medical and surgical specialties seeing 60,000 ED patients a year
Right now, we’re seeing high demand for ICU, OR, MedSurg and Tele, among many other specialties. Here is a snapshot of a few hot opportunities.
Travel RN, ICU
$2,147.39 gross weekly
Travel RN, OR
$2,151.20 gross weekly
Travel RN, Tele
$1,861.55 gross weekly
Travel RN, MedSurg
$1,761 gross weekly
13-weeks, night shift
(*Estimated rates; pay packages will vary based on benefits selected.)
View all Pennsylvania travel assignments here.
Helpful Tips for Getting a PA License
Even though Pennsylvania is not a compact or a walk-through state, it can still be simple to get a state nursing license. When applying for the license, select the option to include a temporary practice permit. The temp license typically arrives in 10-14 business days from the application date and lasts one year while the permanent license is processed.
Important to Note: Applicants will need licensure verification, using Nursys.com, for each state they hold a registered nursing license in. If verification is needed from a state that doesn’t use Nursys, it will take longer (i.e. California).
What to Explore Outside of the Hospital
There is so much to discover in Pennsylvania. Most travel RN jobs are located within driving distance of Philadelphia and New York, with an abundance of culture and adventure. During the winter months, enjoy skiing at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the largest ski and four-season resort in the state. Taste craft beers at Yuengling Brewery, the country’s oldest family-owned brewery. Explore the state’s natural wonders including panning for gemstones at Crystal Cave; and hiking to Bushkill Falls. Embrace American history with trips to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and Museum of the American Revolution. Start planning your excursions for your Pennsylvania travel nursing assignment now! Veiw more attractions at www.visitphilly.com.
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