Nestled between the Mississippi River and the misty Appalachians, Tennessee is known for its mountains and its music. From the gates of Graceland to the Grand Ole Opry, step in to the history and hospitality of the south.

Healthcare professionals are in increasingly high demand throughout the state of Tennessee, making it a hot spot location for travel nurses. The warm welcome, friendly people, and great paychecks keep our travelers extending again and again.

Considering taking your next travel nursing job in Tennessee? Explore this scenic strip of the heartland.

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Tennessee is the most neighborly state, sharing its borders with 8 (yes, EIGHT) other states. It's right at the center of the southeast, making it easy to get to and a perfect spot for your next move.

Current needs include but are not limited to:
• Med Surg/Telemetry RNs
• Emergency RNs
• OR Techs
• Dialysis RNs

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What to do during your assignment

Tennessee is well-known for its music history, with the blues on one side and country on the other. Starting in Memphis, home of the blues, visit Sun Studio and Stax Records before your tour of Graceland, the stately former home of Elvis Presley.

Nashville, the state's bustling capital, is home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a still-thriving recording scene; popular musicians continue to be discovered, write, and record there. Finally, head north to Bristol, recognized by the US Congress as the official Birthplace of Country Music.

The scenery is as great as the sounds—Tennessee is the gateway to the mountains, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee National Forest, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wind your way along sweeping ridges and plateaus, but be ready to make emergency stops for BBQ stands and waterfalls!

Getting your Tennessee nursing license

Tennessee is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). If you are currently licensed in another compact state, you are eligible to work in Tennessee without getting a Tennessee nursing license. See a list of compact states

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

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Fast track your Tennessee job application

Ready to hit the road? Before we can submit you for consideration at the Tennessee facilities of your choice, we'll need the following:

Step One: Register online at

  • Complete the basic information and work history
  • Provide 2 professional references from recent charge nurses/managers
  • Upload copies of your personal identification (driver's license and social security card)
  • Upload copies of your professional licenses and certifications (BLS, ACLS, NRP, etc.)
  • Complete any skills checklist(s) that apply

The sooner you submit your documents, the sooner you'll be interviewing! Candidates with a complete file receive preferential consideration at many facilities and are able to instantly apply to fast-moving jobs.

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What other travelers are saying about working in Tennessee

"I just finished an assignment at a facility just minutes from Memphis. The staff was friendly, helpful, and there were 5 days of orientation. The nearby sister facilities called this the "Hilton" thanks to the brand new building and new equipment. Lol! I'd go back here any time!"

"Nashville was a dream assignment for me. As soon as my recruiter told me they had an opening I said LET'S GO! The city is a blast. The other travelers and I are out hitting the roads exploring every chance we get."

"I just finished up in Knoxville and I'm on my way to Nashville next. My husband and I have been calling it the "Tennessee Tour" 💖"

"The people in my unit here are so talented, it's made my assignment an amazing experience. I've learned so much from them and I'm so inspired to take on the next challenge!!"

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