Requirements for Becoming a Travel Nurse

Navigating the Travel Nurse Compliance Process

ProLink Healthcare can assist you through the entire compliance process, from obtaining the appropriate certifications to getting licensed in the places you want to go.

ProLink Healthcare can assist you through the entire compliance process, from obtaining the appropriate certifications to getting licensed in the places you want to go.

Partner with ProLink Healthcare and we’ll make it easy to get started as a travel nurse. Choose anywhere you wish to go in all 50 states, and we’ll help you remain compliant with all necessary certifications and licensure. If you reside in a state that participates in the NLC Compact, ProLink Healthcare will help you obtain a compact license as well.

Our helpful team has made every effort to streamline the process. Attain a license in any state and start planning your travel nursing career. And because we foster deep relationships with healthcare facilities across the nation, we know where nurses are most in-demand. Go where the pay is high and adventure awaits. Apply today and start searching for travel assignments geared toward your specific professional and personal goals.

How Much Work Experience is Needed?

Travel nurses are commonly required to have at least one year of bedside experience in your specialty. Some hospitals may require that you have two or more years under your belt, and some travel nursing experience. Your ProLink Healthcare recruiter can assist with finding assignments that suit your experience and goals!

Stay Compliant for Peace of Mind

We give you access to a dynamic team, which includes a credentialing specialist. This individual’s role is to help you fill out and remain current on all credentials and employee health requirements. If you need additional guidance, our team of dedicated professionals will be right there to help. 

Vaccination Records and Physicals

To get started, you’ll need a complete physical and any necessary vaccinations. Employee health requirements, including TB test and vaccinations, may vary depending on the facility. Your credentialing specialist can help facilitate these examinations before you start your first assignment.

Certifications & Licensing

Travel nursing license requirements vary from state to state. We can help to expedite the licensure process and will keep all records handy on your behalf. ProLink Healthcare provides free CEUs, accessible online 24/7.

Drug Screening & Background Check

Both a drug and background test will be required before you travel to an assignment. Your credentialing specialist can help you book these appointments too. We make the process easy from beginning to end.

Need Additional Documentation?

Some healthcare facilities require additional documents, along with the ones listed above. Your credentialing specialist can help you determine what is needed for those assignments and help get you organized. You’ll also receive instant alerts when compliance-related deadlines are coming up, so you're always ready to meet them.

How to Get Started

Your next adventure is waiting—let us take you there. Register today to partner with Prolink Healthcare.