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Top 5 Destinations for Travel Nurses in 2024

A Closer Look at New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, and Indiana

Welcome, travel nurses, to a spectacular year ripe for exploration and discovery! The landscape of travel nursing assignments is as diverse as the nurses who embark on them. The beauty lies in the fact that every traveler seeks something unique, ensuring there’s a perfect match for everyone. Certain cities emerge as universal favorites in the realm of travel nursing, consistently sought after due to their high demand.

In 2023, ProMed Staffing Resources conducted a survey among our travel nurses to discern these highly coveted locations. The results? Five leading destinations for travel nursing emerged – New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, and Indiana. Let us take you on a journey through these top picks and share insights from travel nurses across varied specialties, including Med Surg RN, PICU RN, Telemetry RN, ICU RN, and ER RN. Prepare to be inspired!

Travel Nurses, we have nationwide travel contracts for all RN specialties!
Travel Nurses, we have nationwide travel contracts for all RN specialties!
  1. New York: The Empire State

New York is more than just the city that never sleeps. It’s a state teeming with diverse patient populations and world-class healthcare institutions. With high-paying travel contracts, it’s a top choice for many travel nurses.

Hear from Med Surg RN, Jane S., who shares her experience: “Working in New York has allowed me to broaden my skills significantly. The diversity of patients and cases I encounter is unlike anywhere else. Plus, the compensation is excellent, which makes living in this vibrant state even more enjoyable.”

  1. New Jersey: The Garden State

New Jersey might be small, but it packs a punch when it comes to opportunities for travel nurses. Its proximity to major cities like New York and Philadelphia, coupled with its own robust healthcare system, makes it an attractive destination.

PICU RN, Praveen D., says, “New Jersey offers a perfect blend of urban and suburban life. The hospitals here are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and there’s a high demand for specialized nurses which means competitive pay.”

  1. Louisiana: The Pelican State

Louisiana, with its vibrant pop culture and affordable living, is a hidden gem for many travel nurses. The state offers competitive travel nursing contracts and a steady demand for RN specialties.

ER RN, Fatima B., enthuses, “Louisiana is truly a unique experience. I get to work in some top-notch hospitals in the country, while also enjoying the rich cultural heritage and engaging pop culture scene. The cost of living here is quite affordable, which makes the decent pay even more rewarding.”

  1. Texas: The Lone Star State

Texas is known for its warm hospitality, diverse culture, and thriving healthcare industry. With a high demand for travel nurses, the state offers rewarding experiences and competitive pay.

Telemetry RN, Michael J., says, “Texas is a wonderful place to work as a travel nurse. The community is welcoming, and the hospitals are top-notch. Plus, the cost of living is lower than in many other states, which means my earnings go further.”

  1. Indiana: The Hoosier State

Indiana, with its friendly communities and strong healthcare systems, is emerging as a top destination for travel nurses. It offers a slower pace of life without compromising on professional opportunities.

ICU RN, Sarah D., shares, “Working in Indiana has been a breath of fresh air. The communities here value their healthcare workers, and the hospitals provide excellent support for their staff. It’s a great place to live and work.”

All in all, travel nursing offers a unique opportunity to broaden your professional horizons while exploring new places. Whether you’re drawn to the bustling energy of New York, the diverse experiences in New Jersey, the rich culture and history in Louisiana, the warm culture of Texas, or the welcoming communities in Indiana, there’s a perfect destination for every travel nurse in 2024.

Choosing to become a travel nurse is an exciting decision, and ProMed Staffing Resources is here to make your journey as smooth as possible. We offer nationwide travel contracts across all RN specialties, backed by a dedicated 24/7 travel nurse recruiting team. Our goal is to ensure a seamless application and onboarding process, allowing you to focus on what you do best – providing outstanding patient care.


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