Experience the unbridled spirit of the mountains

Called the Queen City of the Mountains, Hazard, Kentucky is one of several communities nestled along the hills and valleys where Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee meet. It's a stunning area noted for its twisting mountain roads, natural resources, and quiet little Appalachian towns.

Considering taking your next travel nursing job in Kentucky? Take a closer look at what the area has to offer.

 

Nursing jobs in Hazard, KY

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Hazard is the seat of Perry County and home to the largest medical center in the region, serving over 350,000 residents. With 11 hospitals and more than 40 clinics, nurses are in high demand in the area and the system has ongoing openings for healthcare travelers who are ready to step in and provide great care.

Current needs include but are not limited to:
• Oncology RNs
• Med Surg/Telemetry RNs
• Stepdown RNs
• CVICU RNs
• ICU RNs
• Psych RNs

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What to do during your assignment

Located in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, Hazard is surrounded on all sides by stunning natural beauty. The Daniel Boone National Forest to the west boasts some of the country's best climbing and hiking.

When you're not working, a popular day trip might include Lexington, KY, which is the second largest city in the state and home to the famous Bourbon Trail Tour and Keeneland horse park. The Bluegrass region is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the midwest, and is particularly loved by motorcycle riders for their endless rolling hills.

Popular pastimes in the area include:
Antiquing • hiking • camping • canoeing • kayaking • rock climbing • mountain biking • off-road driving/riding • fishing • hunting • and much more.

Getting your Kentucky nursing license

Not licensed in Kentucky yet? trustaff can help! As part of our services, we offer all our travelers assistance with getting licensed in new states and will reimburse you for your license fees.

Getting your Kentucky nursing license is a step-by-step process. Kentucky is also part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). If you are currently licensed in another eNLC participating state, you are eligible to work in Kentucky without getting a Kentucky nursing license.

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What other travelers are saying about working in Hazard, KY

"I'm working in Hazard now and the unit I work on is awesome. Everyone tries to help when possible. It is a busy hospital but very traveler friendly, at least on my floor. An awesome group of people to work with. To me that's what makes or breaks an assignment."

"I ended up bringing my camper and stayed at a nearby lake. It was beautiful. The staff, like most places, are overworked which is why they need travelers like us to help. I made some great friends."

"It's a small community and we work hard, but the pay has been great and the cost of living is super cheap! I've been saving the extra money I make for a future assignment (aka vacation, lol) in Hawaii."

"I stayed almost 2 years. Loved the people. Still using paper charting as of right now, but they're doing their EMR conversion in a few months. I was treated well by the staff."

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