Why Washington Is a Great State for Travel Nurses Right Now

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October 2, 2019
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At HCTN, we work with facilities all over the nation to place you where you want to go. And when we get news of a high demand for travel nurses, we want to let you know about it. Here are three reasons why Washington is one of the best places to start a new travel assignment this month:


If you’re anxious to start your travel nursing journey, Washington is a great place to do it! We work with facilities that accept first-time travelers, which can be hard to land if you’re new to travel nursing.

With facilities all over the state that offer first-time traveler positions, you can start your travel nursing journey in a beautiful state with natural wonders everywhere. For nurses who have been thinking of traveling to see more of the U.S. and make the most out of the adventure of travel nursing, Washington is a great choice!


Everyone’s favorite perk about travel nursing: the money. With a high need for travel nurses, Washington facilities are offering higher bill rates than the national average. Washington is currently the sixth-highest paying state for travel nurses, according to ZipRecruiter. This makes Washington a great destination for nurses who are looking to make the most money traveling.

You can save the money you make in Washington for a rainy day, or you can use it to plan excursions to National Parks or venture into Seattle. Try fresh food at Pike Place Market, or visit the Space Needle for a great view of the city, the Puget Sound, and the surrounding mountains.


Finding the perfect travel nursing assignment can be hard. You might find an assignment that looks amazing after months of searching, but ultimately not get the job, especially if it’s in a competitive location. Thankfully, there are plenty of facilities hiring all over Washington, so chances are your recruiter can get you placed in a great position!

Whether you’re ready to travel now or want to travel in six months, HCTN recruiters will get you the assignment you want in Washington.

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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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