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Out-of-State Opportunities—What Nurses Need to Know

March 22, 2022
by Voyage Healthcare

Moving out of state is a big decision, but it’s never been a better time for RNs and LPNs. When a state experiences high levels of nursing shortages, it can mean big benefits for healthcare professionals looking to explore new opportunities, and Voyage Healthcare is ready to take that journey with you. 

“I can go anywhere, any place, any shift. Just help me find something!” 

This is something we hear a lot from nurses looking to explore new opportunities out-of-state. There are so many exciting opportunities out there, but it can be overwhelming without a partner by your side. What are the opportunities? Do you need new certifications? What about moving expenses? Our recruiters are experts in answering all these and more. 

Compact Nursing Licenses
The healthcare industry is becoming a welcomed place for RNs and LPNs looking for opportunities across the country. While states still manage certifications, compact nursing licenses, known as the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), provide multi-state license that allows nurses to practice with patients across state lines. Many states participate in the NLC and more are joining every day. Our recruiters stay abreast of the latest in compact licenses and what certifications you need to practice in each state. 

If you’re looking to move to a new state, we’ll make the process quick and easy by doing all the legwork of gathering the details and even making calls to expedite any new licensing you’ll need. Less stress means you’ll have more time to plan the fun stuff—like where the best restaurants are in your new home. Of course, we’ll also help you work through all the moving expenses and details so you can get settled and start loving your new job. 

Finding the Best Benefits
States with the highest nursing shortages often pay incredible benefits to fill positions. Top pay, sign-on bonuses, extra benefits and more are just some of the perks nurses can gain, but you have to know where to find them. Our recruiters are in constant contact with healthcare organizations across the country and know just where to find the hottest jobs with the best benefits. We do the research, so you don’t have to. 

Hot Jobs
There’s always huge opportunity for RNs and LPNs just about anywhere you go, but some states are in greater need than others. As of the time of this post, our biggest opportunities can be found in New Mexico, New York, Richmond, VA, and Houston, TX. Working through our recruiters, nurses can find the best opportunities in each of these areas and due to shortages, can receive an offer in as little as 12-hours! Now that’s what we call a hot opportunity. 

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