One of the original 13 colonies, the Commonwealth (not state) of Virginia is home to incredible American history. With the Atlantic on one side and the Appalachian Mountains on the other, Virginia also boasts some of the country's most excellent healthcare systems.

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Travel Nursing Jobs in Virginia


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With more than 8.5 million people and hundreds of hospitals, medical centers, and other healthcare facilities, Virginia is in need of great healthcare professionals like you.

Current needs include but are not limited to:
• Telemetry RNs
• Emergency RNs
• Surgical Techs
• Pediatric RNs
• Home Health RNs

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What to do during your assignment

As one of the original 13 colonies, Virginia is home to some incredible American history. Take a walking tour of Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. Spend the day at Colonial Williamsburg, a living-history museum where passionate historians reenact Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.

Northern Virginia's proximity to Washington DC makes it a great hub for sight-seeing. Arlington National Cemetery, which is in Virginia but overlooks DC, is a must-visit. Just to the south, don't miss a tour of Mount Vernon, President George Washington's family home.

If the spray of the Atlantic Ocean is more your speed, try a visit to Virginia Beach. Take in the harbor views as you stroll the boardwalk, visit the Ocean Breeze Water Park, or spend an afternoon at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum.

On the other side of the state, be sure to see Shenandoah National Park, which protects parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Skyline Drive, the northern portion of the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, offers incredible views with stopping points at President Hoover's summer home, Rapidan Camp, and Luray Caverns.

Getting your Virginia nursing license

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

Not licensed in Virginia 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 Virginia job application

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

"My assignment was on the outskirts of Richmond. It's a fast-paced unit, but everyone was friendly. The staff was helpful, and I was even offered an extension! It was a good experience."

"The staff at this facility is extremely friendly and team oriented. The majority of core staff are thankful for the travel nurses that supplement their staff and everyone is ready to pitch in and help. I was immediately impressed with the willingness of the management to make sure the nurses had everything available to allow them to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. Plus, the equipment and technology is a vast improvement compared to some facilities I have worked in."

"This facility is wonderful! There are a few units that are somewhat disorganized, but overall the facility is cohesive and friendly. All departments work together. The doctors are available and respectful. 5West is the best unit in the hospital! The management is awesome! The staff works together well. I wish I could stay there forever!"

"University of Virginia was an amazing hospital and very traveler friendly. Charlottesville is the #1 happiest city in America 🙂"

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