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The Bluegrass state has a lot to offer travel nurses! Our agency has streamlined processes and relationships to help you secure an assignment quickly. 

Did you know that Kentucky is responsible for 95% of the world’s bourbon? Kentucky is home to impeccable scenic landmarks, nationally recognized horse tracks, many local distilleries, and specialty restaurants. The southern charm and traditions are welcoming. 

Here are some reasons why Kentucky is a great place to take your next travel nurse assignment. 

Minimize the Paperwork & Expenses: Compact Nursing License State 

Kentucky is a part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. This multi-state nursing license increase access to quality care, nurses can practice in other NLC states, without having to obtain additional licenses. This improves your chances of finding the desired assignment that fits your needs. 

Vast Travel Nurse Opportunity

Kentucky is home to more than 120 hospital facilities throughout the state. Due to COVID-19 and healthcare disparities, facilities are in urgent need of Registered Nurses to provide quality patient care in a variety of specialties. Some current available travel nurse job openings in Kentucky include: 

  • Neuro ICU Travel RN *COVID-19 Crisis Position* – Bowling Green, KY 
  • ICU Travel RN *COVID-19 Crisis Position* – Bowling Green, KY 
  • MS/Tele Travel RN *COVID-19 Crisis Position* – Bowling Green, KY 
  • ER Travel RN – Danville, KY 
  • MS/Tele Travel RN – Hazard, KY 
  • Stepdown Travel RN – Hazard, KY 
  • Psych Travel RN – Hazard, KY 
  • CVICU Travel RN – Hazard, KY 
  • Medical-Surgical Travel RN – Harlan, KY 

Cost of Living

Kentucky is a great place to go if you want to minimize your costs but still have access to many attractions. Basic living expenses are 11.4% lower in Kentucky compared to the national average. Affordable housing is the main factor, with the average monthly rent for 1227 sqft apartment is $1100.  

Endless Adventure for Everybody 

Kentucky offers a refreshing mix of experiences for every personality type. You can explore Daniel Boone National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest known cave system – with more than 400 sprawling miles of explored caves or grab some friends and explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Check out the best horse racetracks, such as Keeneland, and during April or October, you can watch a live race! The most notable is the Kentucky Derby. For outdoor enthusiasts, Kentucky has miles of lakes & rivers, open for water sports & activities. The Red River Gorge is one of the most scenic spots in the state. It is in the most mountainous region, surrounded by a canyon system. It attracts campers, rock climbers, and adventure seekers alike. 

With tours, tastings, big-city nightlife, quaint country towns, Bourbon-themed restaurants, national parks, world-famous attractions, and historic landmarks, there is something for everyone. 

Ready for your next assignment? Search 1000+ travel nurse jobs and apply online today. If you have any questions, contact us. We’re available 24/7 to help you. 

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