With its bustling big cities, chill prairielands, and quaint small towns, Illinois is a perennial favorite for folks looking for travel nurse jobs and travel allied health jobs! Chicago offers a world-class urban experience, with great dining, shopping, art, architecture, sports, theater, music, and so much more. But there’s also so much more to explore throughout the Land of Lincoln. If you want your career in care to take you to Illinois, read on to learn more about this great state and explore travel nursing job opportunities there.
Illinois Travel Nursing by Specialty
The most popular nursing specialties with positions available in Illinois include:
Illinois Travel Nursing by City
We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in Illinois with brilliant Travel Nurses.
Personalized Pay Packages
Illinois Travel Nurses enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates. Licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, and loyalty & referral bonuses add to the great offering.Learn More
Our travel nurses receive day one medical, dental, and vision insurance. Additionally you'll have the option of several voluntary benefits. These include life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.Learn More
Employee Assistance Program
Medical Solutions travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna. This includes eight free counseling sessions and several other free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.Learn More
Travel Nurse Housing
When it comes to finding housing for your Illinois travel nursing assignment, Medical Solutions travelers have options. Choose from company provided, fully furnished, private, pet-friendly housing or a non-taxable housing stipend. Both are arranged by our expert housing team. If you choose the stipend you're free to arrange and pay for your own housing.Learn More
All about Illinois Travel Nursing
Illinois and the surrounding region have tons to offer travelers while they build the healthcare career of their dreams 13 weeks at a time.
Illinois Travel Nursing Guide
U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 205 hospitals in Illinois. This list includes the #1-ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the #2-ranked Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. There are many other hospitals and non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state as well.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Illinois at #30 overall, #11 for education, #12 for opportunity, and #16 for affordable cost of living. Illinois is popular location for travelers to live, work, play, make great pay, and enjoy a great cost of living!
Illinois Travel Nursing Licensure
Illinois is not currently in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) but had legislation pending in 2021. The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. New states are frequently joining so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our team is happy to help you with any Illinois state licensing questions.
To Do and See in Illinois
Popular metropolitan attractions include the Chicago Architectural River Cruise, Cloud Gate and Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Second City, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Skydeck Chicago, and Superman’s official hometown of Metropolis, Illinois.
If the city isn’t your thing there are several outdoor destinations as well such as Lake Michigan, Lake Shore Drive, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park, Starved Rock State Park, Shawnee National Forest, and the Garden of the Gods Wilderness.
Depending on your region, Illinois also offers pretty quick access to neighboring spots like St. Louis, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Bloomington-Normal, and even Nashville, Memphis, and Minneapolis.
As the one-time home of athletic greats like Michael Jordan and iconic coaches like Mike Ditka, Chicago’s got a pretty amazing sports legacy. Take in a game at the famed Wrigley Field where you can watch the Chicago Cubs. Other hot pro sports teams include the White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fire, Sky, and Red Stars.
Chicago is famous for having an incredible food scene. From upscale, world-class dining to hole-in-the-wall cult classic dives. In Chi-Town you can enjoy iconic favorites like Chicago dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and deep-dish pizza. Chicago’s also known for great Greek fare, Puerto Rican jibarito, barbecue, Italian, and much more.
Illinois in general is also famous for pierogis, steak, corn on the cob, horseshoe sandwiches, cozy dogs, rainbow cones, and popcorn. Wash it down with a Green River soda or Goose Island ale, and you’ll be living the Illinois dream!
Quick Facts About Illinois
- State Nickname: The Land of Lincoln
- Capital City: Springfield
- Largest Cities: Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Rockford
- Charming Towns: Galena, Woodstock, Grafton, Mount Carroll, Lebanon
- Random Trivia: America’s famed Route 66 starts in Chicago, Illinois.
Why Work With Medical Solutions?
- We have great travel nursing jobs at facilities throughout Illinois
- We offer great pay and benefits for RNs
- Our Recruiters specialize in helping nurses earn more & explore
- We offer free, private, and furnished housing
- We offer travel reimbursements
- Travel & housing is handled by our in-house specialists
- We provide 24/7 contact and support