In short, no—provided you’re an employer who has partnered with a travel nurse staffing agency. That’s because licensing requirements for travel nurses are handled by the nurse’s staffing firm. This makes it fast and easy for you to hire and onboard travel nurses, especially if more hands are needed urgently at your facility.
What staffing agencies typically handle
Travel nurse licensing requirements—such as keeping credentials current and paying licensure renewal fees—are handled by most staffing agencies. Nurses will receive a reminder from their agency if their license will soon be up, with enough time to renew it. Recruiter help with travel RN licensing ensures travel nurses don’t have licensing lapses, which would lead to employment gaps. Instead, agencies work hard to be sure their travel nurses can stay consistently employed.
The travel nurse licensure process
Travel nurses have the option to request a state licensure compact, which helps them maintain travel nurse licensing between states. To date, 25 states allow a licensure compact, allowing travel nurses to maintain just one license that’s recognized by multiple states. Otherwise, a travel nurse is required to maintain a license in every state they work.
Travel nurses can obtain their state licensure in varying amounts of time; it just depends on the state. Some licenses are available within two days—others can take up to 10 weeks. This is why it’s critical to stay up to date on when a license expires. This is just one of many reasons working with a recruiter can be a valuable resource to a travel nurse—and their employer.
MedPro provides travel nurse licensure assistance
As one of the country’s top travel nurse recruiters, MedPro Healthcare Staffing provides the assistance and resources travel nurses need to maintain licensure. We want our nurses to have the very best travel experience with every placement and work hard to make this a reality. To you, this means employing happy, satisfied travel nurses who bring expertise and productivity to your medical team. To learn more about staffing with travel nurses through MedPro, call us today at 1-800-866-8108 or request more information below.