Sweeping down from the mountains to the pristine Pacific coast, Washington is a stunning natural paradise that's kept front-and-center thanks to prosperous and bustling cities like Seattle. There's a ton to see and do, and a huge need for travel nurses!

Considering taking your next travel nursing job in Washington? Take a closer look at what it has to offer.


Nursing jobs in Washington


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Washington is the 18th largest state and home to more than 7.4 million Americans. Greater Seattle alone is home to more than 700,000 people, and the region continues to boom! With more than 100 hospitals and hundreds of clinics, nurses are in very high demand in the area and trustaff has ongoing openings for healthcare travelers who are ready to step in and provide great care.

Current needs include but are not limited to:
• Emergency RNs
• Labor & Delivery RNs
• OR RNs
• Oncology RNs

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What to do during your assignment

They don't call Washington the evergreen state for nothing! It's famed for its lush forests and temperate rainforest climate. With all that natural beauty it's no wonder that Washington is a paradise for hikers, climbers, and other outdoor-enthusiasts.

Hike Mount Rainier or Glacier Peak, ski or bike Stevens Pass, or plan a fishing trip on the Snake River. From mountain biking to kayaking, your options are limited only by your bravery (and stamina).

If you're more comfortable strolling the city streets than the trails, don't worry. Washington is also home to Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Vancouver. There are plenty of incredible five-star restaurants, dance clubs, open-air markets (like Pike Place), coffee shops (home of the original Starbucks!), and boutiques waiting for you to explore. Catch a show at the Comedy Underground or a Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field.

Make the most of your adventure

The water is just as breathtaking as the mountaintops. Drive the 101 down the coast of Washington for incredible views of the Pacific, or take a whale watching tour out of Puget Sound. Orcas are best seen from April through November; Gray whales are most active during March, April, and May.

If you're internationally-curious, it's also the perfect spot to cross the border and spend a day or two exploring Canada. The province of British Columbia, just to the north, is yet another spectacular paradise full of mountain ranges and Mounties.

Getting your Washington nursing license

Not licensed in the state of Washington 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 Washington nursing license is a step-by-step process. Washington is not currently participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), so you'll need to get a Washington-specific nursing license if you don't have it already.

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What other travelers are saying about working in Washington

"I'm in the Gig Harbor area now, and this assignment has been a blast. The staff at the facility are super friendly and there's a ton to do."

"Puyallup has been great. I have a short commute to the hospital and my coworkers have made me feel really welcome. I brought along my mountain bike!"

"I'm on the east side of the cascades in Wenatchee right now, and it's beautiful out everyday! Winters are mild, and there are so many winter activities to do within a 30 min drive!"

"Washington is just unreal! I thought Colorado blew my mind, but this assignment has just been beyond. Oregon, here I come next!"

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