Why Missouri Is a Great State for Travel Nurses in October

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October 3, 2019
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Trying to figure out where your next travel assignment should take you? Nurses are needed all over the US, but not all travel nursing opportunities are equal. If you’re looking for a great state to start a travel nursing career, or want to find a new part of the country to explore, look no further than the “Show-Me State.” Here are a few reasons why Missouri is a great location for travel nurses this month:


If you’re worried about needing a license in a new state to start traveling, you’ll be interested to know that some of our Missouri positions do not require you to have a Missouri nursing license at the start of the assignment. This makes it easy if you’re looking for an assignment fast!

You’ll need to get a license during your assignment, but it’s not required to be considered for jobs. If you want to travel ASAP, a Missouri assignment is a great choice!

It’s also worth mentioning that Missouri is a compact state, so if you already have a compact license, you won’t need to worry about getting a license during your assignment.


Often nurses who are trying to find their first travel nursing assignment can have trouble landing a job. Facilities often want a traveler with experience, but getting that experience under your belt can be difficult when you’re just starting your travel nursing journey. Luckily for new travelers, HCTN works with facilities in Missouri that are open to hiring first-time travel nurses.

Missouri is a great place to start your travel nursing career. It’s is the home of St. Louis and Kansas City, two modern metropolises filled with things to do, as well as the alluring oddity of the World’s Largest Fork. There are attractions all over Missouri for traveling nurses to enjoy, making it a great state to start your travel nursing adventure.


When you’re looking for a travel assignment, you don’t want to wait months to know if it’s going to work out. Facilities in Missouri have an urgent need for RNs, and these facilities are looking for nurses to start quickly. If you want an assignment fast, Missouri is your best bet. Hospitals are interviewing quickly, and if you’re the right fit for the job, you can expect to start an assignment fast.

If you’re interested in Missouri travel assignments, click below to view our open jobs. If you find something you like, let us know. Our recruiters will get you where you want to go!

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Interested in how the pay stacks up in other states not on this list? Our trusty Super Nurse sidekicks are standing by to answer any questions you have. Click below to get information on opportunities in other states!

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