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Travel Nursing
in California

Discover Travel Nursing in California

Travel nursing in California creates an amazing opportunity to see new places, meet new people, and gain skills in unique environments. This kind of role often comes with higher pay and better flexibility, which can also be a draw for nurses in the field.

The Golden State is one of the largest states, home to over an eighth of the United States population. If you’re interested in working with all kinds of people from all different backgrounds, this is the place to be!

At SHC, we want to help you make the most of your travel nursing career and assist you in finding the perfect assignment. Whether you want to work in Northern or Southern California, our reliable, country-wide network is the right place to start to find your ideal travel nursing job.

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 Search California Travel Nursing Jobs

Looking for a travel nursing job in California? Use our job search feature below to see all the available opportunities across the state, filter by your own nursing specialty, and learn more about each unique assignment.

California as a Travel Nurse

When embarking on a travel nursing assignment in California, you'll have plenty of attractions and activities to explore during your downtime. Start by visiting the iconic cities of Los Angeles or San Francisco, where you can immerse yourself in cultural landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame or the Golden Gate Bridge.

Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by Yosemite National Park, which offers breathtaking views and opportunities for outdoor adventure. And don't forget to take advantage of California's stunning coastline by visiting world-renowned beaches like Santa Monica or driving the Pacific Coast Highway.

If you're in the mood for some nightlife, cities like San Diego offer a vibrant scene to enjoy. Wine lovers won't be disappointed with a trip to Napa Valley or Sonoma County for some wine tasting. With its diverse range of attractions and natural beauty, California truly has something for everyone as you embark on your travel nursing journey.

SHC WeConnect App

Enhance Your Job Search with SHC WeConnect

The SHC WeConnect app is your all-in-one platform for managing your career with our travel nursing agency.

With just a few taps on your mobile device, the app connects agency nurses with a wide range of nurse staffing positions, enabling you to search for assignments, set up job alerts, and apply for positions across the US.

The app provides a seamless experience, making it easier than ever to manage each stage of your experience. With SHC WeConnect, travel nurses can take control of their job search and stay connected in real-time throughout the process. Available for download now in the App Store and Google Play.

Travel Nursing Pay

Better Pay for Doing What You Love

Traveling nurses headed to California should do their research — your exact pay can vary significantly based on where you live and work. Overall, the average pay is close to the national average for travel nurses.

How much you’ll earn will depend on many factors including your specialty and nursing needs. Although the cost of living is higher in many areas, many travelers consider the tradeoff worth it when there are endless things to do and see in California.

Travel housing

Finding Your Home Away from Home

How you’ll live plays a significant role in determining where you want to work. At SHC, we want you to be comfortable when you travel to your new nursing assignment. We have a travel housing department that helps you find places to live on your assignment in California.

Whether you’re hoping for an apartment in the city or are looking into rooming with another travel nurse, we can help. You deserve support as you plan for your next assignment, and our dedicated team will be there from the start to make sure your new home meets is your California dream!


More Rewards with SHC

On top of all the amazing perks of travel nursing, you’ll earn exclusive benefits working with SHC. In addition to great assignments, we make it possible for caring travel nurses to continue to work with us assignment after assignment - in Washington and wherever you choose next!

From 401k retirement plans to voluntary individual benefits including whole life insurance, short term disability, accident, and pet insurance, Supplemental Health Care has you covered.

Education & Licensure

Advance Your Career

Supplemental Health Care supports your nursing career and recognizes the value of increasing accessibility to professional education and advancement. We support upskilling programs and scholarship opportunities for nurses so you can further your education and advance your nursing career.

To become a travel nurse in California, you must do so through reciprocity and an endorsement. You will also need to show that your past education meets all California state requirements and that you have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) or the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE). For more information on travel nurse licensing requirements, visit the California Board of Nursing to learn more.

Explore Top Locations & Specialties in CA

The state of California boasts numerous opportunities for travel nurses in search of their next adventure. From the bustling atmosphere of large cities to the serene beauty of small towns, travel nursing in Californiais an ideal way to explore all that the state provides.

Here are some best destinations and most in-demand specialties for travel nurses in California:

top locations

  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Chino, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Modesto, CA
  • Murrieta, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Redding, CA
  • Redlands, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA

Top Specialties

  • Critical Care (CCU) Nurse Jobs
  • Emergency Department (ED) Nurse Jobs
  • Emergency Room (ER) Nurse Jobs
  • Home Health Nurse Jobs
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse Jobs
  • Labor & Delivery (L&D) Nurse Jobs
  • Medical-Surgical (Med-Surg) Nurse Jobs
  • Nurse Case Manager Jobs
  • NICU Nurse Jobs
  • Oncology Nurse Jobs
  • Operating Room (OR) Nurse Jobs
  • Telemetry (Tele) Nurse Jobs

Get Started with SHC

Travel nursing jobs are in high demand in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country and we have so many travel nursing opportunities available right now! Our dedicated team is excited to connect with you in the next step of your travel nursing journey.

If you're ready to take the next step, fill out our short contact form below to get started travel nursing with Supplemental Health Care!

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