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Travel Nursing
in Illinois

Discover Travel Nursing in Illinois

Becoming a travel nurse in Illinois is a wonderful way to see the state and everything it has to offer. You’ll gain new skills, meet new people, and get to explore many opportunities within your career. On top of that, you’ll have the chance for better pay and perks such as flexibility in your dream travel nursing location.

At Supplemental Health Care, we have decades of experience placing travel nurses within our reliable, country-wide network. We work with you to help you find your ideal assignment and further your career. When you choose to work with SHC, our recruiters work diligently to find a job that fits your skills, requirements, and needs. So, whether you’re interested in seeing Illinois for the first time, want to avoid burnout, or are keen on trying something new, our recruiting team can help.

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 Search Illinois Travel Nursing Jobs

Looking for a travel nursing job in Illinois? 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.

Illinois as a Travel Nurse

Illinois, also known as the Prairie State and the home of Chicago, is a wonderful place for travel nurses to explore their career options. In fact, this state is one that has signed an initiative to correct the nursing shortage, which means it’s welcoming qualified nurses from all over the country.

Whether you’re attracted to the big city life in Chicago or would rather stay in other areas of the state, Illinois is a state that offers incredible diversity. There is plenty to see and do (both in and outside of the hospital) from the bustling cities of Chicago and the Quad Cities to the serene small towns in rural areas. Whether you prefer the energy of a big city or the charm of Midwestern life, Illinois has it all.

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

The annual salary a travel nurse can expect based in Illinois is around the national average. The exact amount you’ll be paid will depend on your skills, facility needs, where you live, and other factors. There may be an opportunity to negotiate your pay rate based on in-demand locations and specialties.

Keep in mind that Illinois has a low cost of living compared to the national average. The state’s housing costs are approximately 20% lower than the national average, and utilities are around 7% lower. Even basic necessities average 5% lower than average, which is something to keep in mind when you’re considering your salary expectations.

Travel housing

Finding Your Home Away from Home

At SHC, we understand how important it is for you to feel comfortable when making your move to a new location. It’s our goal to make getting settled into your new community easy. We put you first — it’s our priority to find you the perfect living arrangements for your travel nursing assignment. In fact, we have a dedicated support team that is waiting to assist you.

We want you to relax and be assured that we’ll help you find the right place to call home in Illinois. Our housing department will help you sort through a number of options to find the housing that suits you best.


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.

As of September 2023, Illinois has not yet joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) but legislation is pending. That means that travel nurses will need to obtain endorsement to work within the state. To find out all the requirements for getting endorsed and working in Illinois, contact the Illinois Board of Nursing.

Explore Top Locations & Specialties in IL

The state of Illinois 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 Illinoisis an ideal way to explore all that the state provides.

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

top locations

  • Bloomington, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Decatur, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Springfield, IL
  • Urbana, IL
  • Waukegan, IL

Top Specialties

  • Cath Lab/CVIV Nurse Jobs
  • Emergency Department/Room (ED/ER) Nurse Jobs
  • Medical-Surgical (Med-Surg) 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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