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Travel Nursing
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Discover Travel Nursing in Kentucky

Travel nursing is a great way to visit a number of states, and Kentucky is one state to put on your travel nursing list. In Kentucky, you’ll meet new people, have the opportunity to learn new things, and explore different career options and specialties. Travel nursing in this state is often competitive and can offer flexibility, higher pay, and other perks, which is what draws people to a travel career.

At SHC, our recruiters are ready to help you find your dream assignment in Kentucky. Whether you’re just starting out and want to see new places or you’re hoping to avoid burnout by traveling, we can help you find the right role in the right environment.

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 Search KentuckyTravel Nursing Jobs

Looking for a travel nursing job in Kentucky? 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.

Kentucky as a Travel Nurse

Kentucky is a unique state – some call it a Southern state, but others say that it is Midwestern. Kentucky shares borders with eight other states: Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Arkansas. Its favorable location also allows travel nurses to easily explore nearby cities such as Nashville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati.

However, Kentucky offers a unique array of attractions that you don't have to leave the state for. You’ll find busy metropolitan areas in Louisville, Covington, and Lexington, while at the same time, you can explore beautiful national parks, such as the Daniel Boone National Forest. There is a perfect blend of urban and rural experiences waiting for you from the Bourbon Trail to the Kentucky Derby!

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

When it comes to the cost of living, Kentucky offers a significantly lower rate compared to other states at 8% lower than the national average. Housing expenses are particularly appealing in this regard, at around 23% less than the national average.

The pay you can expect as a travel nurse will depend on a number of factors such as where you work, your specialties, and others. It is important to compare salaries and job opportunities before choosing the right travel nursing opportunity in KY.

Travel housing

Finding Your Home Away from Home

We know that you need to feel comfortable with your living arrangements to be well-rested and do your best work on your new travel assignment. At SHC, we have a dedicated support team that will work with you to find Kentucky travel housing options that meet your wants and needs.

We aim to help you find comfortable and convenient housing anywhere in Kentucky, whether you want to be close to work or an activity you love. Our housing department will help you sort through all the properties, so you can find the right place to call home.


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.

Kentucky is a participant in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). As a result, you don’t need to apply for new licensing to be able to work in the state. You’ll just need your multistate license to work between states that are a part of the Compact agreement. The Kentucky Board of Nursing offers more information and licensure support if you’re interested in traveling to the Bluegrass State.

Explore Top Locations & Specialties in KY

The state of Washington 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 Kentucky is an ideal way to explore all that the state provides.

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

top locations

  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Hazard, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Maysville, KY
  • Somerset, KY

Top Specialties

  • Emergency Department (ED) Nurse Jobs
  • Emergency Room (ER) Nurse Jobs
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse Jobs
  • Critical Care Unit (CCU) Nurse Jobs
  • Medical-Surgical (Med Surg) Nurse Jobs
  • Neurology (Neuro) Nurse Jobs
  • Oncology Nurse Jobs
  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU) 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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