As the largest state in the contiguous US by both area and population, Texas is famous for doing things BIG. Whether you're looking for big city living, big landscapes to explore, or just big paychecks, we've got you covered. Great facilities and a booming population make Texas a hot spot for travel nursing jobs.

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Texas


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Home to over 28 million Americans, there's an urgent need for skilled healthcare professionals across the entire state of Texas.

Current needs include but are not limited to:
• Medical-Surgical RNs
• Telemetry RNs
• Surgical Technologists
• Home Health RNs

From small community clinics to busy level one trauma centers, travelers of all types and experience levels are in high demand.

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What to do during your assignment

Texas is a big place—in fact the distance from Houston to Dallas is about the same as the distance between London and Paris! You can stay safely within state lines and still have more than enough to keep you busy.

For city slickers, Texas offers some of the country's largest and most diverse metropolitans. Visit the NASA Space Center in Houston, taste-test your way through Dallas' sprawl (they're rumored to have more restaurants per capita than New York City!), or stroll through trendy downtown Austin's boardwalk on market day.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there's no better place to experience the immensity of the southwest. From hiking Signal Peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park to seeing the cacti bloom in Big Bend, there's a beautiful view around every corner. Kayaking and tubing are especially popular, so don't miss taking a float trip down the Comal River on one of your days off!

Getting your Texas nursing license

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

Not licensed in Texas 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 Texas job application

Ready to hit the road? Before we can submit you for consideration at the Texas 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 Texas

"I just finished an assignment in San Antonio. It's a really cool spot full of history. Plus the cost of living is affordable and no state tax."

"Austin and the surrounding area are BEAUTIFUL. Just country enough with access to cities nearby. Awesome nightlife and culture."

"I've done quite a few contracts all over different parts of Texas. Good people, good food."

"God bless Texas! ✌🏻✌🏻 It is such a breath of fresh air when you work with great people that care and treat you like their own. They threw me a party on my last night."

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