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Top 6 Travel Nursing Destinations in 2019

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Travel nursing offers amazing career opportunities, plus plenty of chances for personal enrichment, as well. It can be tough to decide what positions to apply for, especially when you have a wide range of travel nursing jobs available to choose from. This year, here are a few of our favorite picks for the top travel nursing destinations in the US. See which areas appeal to you as you start your search for a great travel nursing position!

1. Washington, DC

Washington DC, USA at the tidal basin with Washington Monument in spring season.

The nation’s capital has great resources for a travel nurse. With plenty of urban and suburban communities to choose from, an ample public transportation system, and a wealth of shopping and food options, it is a wonderful place to live and work. Plus, the entire DC area is steeped in rich culture, with the Smithsonian Museums to enjoy and other great attractions around the city. It’s definitely a top pick!

2. Alaska

Alaska road with mountain and blue sky

Though you may be a bit off the grid in some areas of Alaska, the beauty of the untouched landscape that surrounds the cities and towns is unmatched anywhere else in the country. Those who thrive on getting outdoors and in touch with nature’s bounty will be thrilled to take on a travel nursing position in Alaska’s wilderness. If you like to stay a little more connected, the larger cities will give you that sense of security and you can enjoy the scenery during your time off. 

3. Hawaii

Downtown Honolulu on Oahu, Hawaii shot from an altitude of about 1000 feet over the Pacific Ocean.

Going on a travel nursing assignment in one of the most beautiful tropical paradises in the world is a no-brainer. Spend your days off lounging in the sand and enjoying the best that the islands have to offer. Plus, you’ll be able to interact with the locals while on duty – both the Hawaiian natives and those who have chosen to call these wonderful islands their home. 

4. New York

The Statue of Liberty with One World Trade Center background, Landmarks of New York City, USA

If the hustle and bustle of the big city really gets your blood pumping, then New York City is a perfect choice for your next travel nursing assignment. There is plenty to see and do on your days off, plus you may have the advantage of working in a fast-paced environment if you’re hired into one of the many larger hospitals around the city. And, of course, you’ll have the advantage of the higher rate of pay that often comes along with a high cost of living area. 

5. Chicago

Chicago Cityscape from Chicago River Waterfront at Dusk. Small boats and tourist ferries cruising on the Chicago River towards the Michigan Lake. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

There is plenty to explore on your days off in Chicago! Enjoy the Navy Pier, take in a game at one of the many sports stadiums, or enjoy some of the great food and shopping around the city. With 214 hospitals throughout the city, there are surely plenty of opportunities to take on a travel nursing position in the Windy City

6. Los Angeles

High palm trees in Hollywood, Los Angeles USA

When you work as a travel nurse in Los Angeles or one of the surrounding cities, you will be able to enjoy amazing weather, the beautiful California beaches that are nearby, and do a little celebrity watching. Who knows? Maybe as you’re going about your daily routine, you’ll have a favorite TV or movie star come through as a patient! 

If you are interested in travel nursing and curious about other locations, we offer openings all across the country! Check out all of our travel nursing opportunities here.

Contributor Patrick Dotts

Patrick, who’s grown with Soliant over the past 8 years, was promoted to the managing director of the healthcare division in January of 2018. Before that, Patrick was the division director for Soliant’s nursing and allied health division. Patrick has worked very closely with not only hospitals and other healthcare facilities but also the healthcare professionals that make up their workforce. This experience has given Patrick a unique insight into the ins and outs of the medical field, especially regarding its workforce. Before Soliant, he graduated from Bowling Green University and cherishes his free time with his wife, daughter, and son. Make sure to read more of Patrick’s other blogs on nursing and allied health.