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Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in West Virginia

West Virginia is a beautiful state — with its rugged mountains, thick forests, and flowing rivers. This alone could make it a great state for your next travel nursing assignment, but it also has a cost of living below the national average, making a great location for cost-conscious travel nurses and travel allied health professionals. The Mountain State also has good access to several other neighboring states and regions, perfect for day trips or longer excursions on your days off. Could this unique and beautiful state be the perfect fit for your next travel nursing assignment? Keep reading to learn more about West Virginia, search West Virginia travel nurse jobs, or apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in West Virginia

West Virginia is a well-loved spot for travel nurses and travel allied health pros who want to explore rugged natural beauty, while doing what they love and keeping their cost of living low! Plus, with the low cost of living and average annual RN salary at $65,130, you can really save up to pay off debts or pool money for your next dream vacation. Especially when you consider that travelers are in very high demand here and that often adds up to higher than average compensation for those who choose this location.

 

When you work a West Virginia travel nurse or travel allied health assignment with Medical Solutions, you can choose from lots of travel nurse jobs and enjoy great benefits. For example, our industry-leading benefits include day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) with company match; safe, pet-friendly housing; license and certification reimbursement; unlimited $600 loyalty bonuses; unlimited $500 referral bonuses; free employee assistance program; exclusive traveler discount program; and much more. It’s all part of our commitment to supporting you personally and professionally!

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 61 hospitals in West Virginia — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is in the state is West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown. Finishing out the top three are #2-ranked Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston and #3-ranked St, Mary’s Medical Center-Huntington. West Virginia also has many other hospitals and clinics throughout the state that hire travel nurses and travel allied health professionals.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked West Virginia at #47 overall, but it’s also ranked #18 for opportunity. West Virginia is a good location for travel nurses and travel allied health pros who want to keep their living costs low, save money, explore the state and the region, and make a real difference in patient care.

 

West Virginia is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without getting additional state licenses. Keep an eye on the latest NLC map to stay up-to-date on member states. Also, our team is always happy to help you with any West Virginia state licensing questions.

 

Quick West Virginia Facts

State Nickname: The Mountain State

Capital City: Charleston

Largest Cities: Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling

Charming Towns: Fayetteville, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Summersville, Lewisburg

Cost of Living: 17th-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $65,130

Random Trivia: West Virginia has been dubbed the southernmost northern state but also the northernmost southern state. Best of both worlds!

 

To Do and See in West Virginia

Aside from West Virginia’s affordability and the chance to save money here while doing what you love, a travel nurse assignment in The Mountain State also means an outdoor playground that has something to enjoy in every season!

 

West Virginia has hiking, rock climbing, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, tubing, caving, boating, skiing, and great camping, among other activities. Visit Blackwater Falls State Park, Seneca Rocks State Park, Monongahela National Forest, New River Gorge National Park, Bluestone State Park, and Seneca Caverns.

 

Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet, is the site of abolitionist and Civil War history. Check out the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Nearby is the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Visitors Center, where you can learn about the famous trail and hike some of it. Grave Creek Archeological Complex features burial mounds estimated to have been built around 250-150 BC. Other must-dos include the Cass Scenic Railroad and The Greenbrier, a stately 1778 resort featuring a spa and casino.

 

Because of West Virginia’s geographic location on the cusp of a few regions, it has a diverse culinary tradition. While on your travel nurse assignment here you can enjoy state food faves like buckwheat pancakes, pepperoni rolls, skillet cornbread, soup beans, venison, hot dogs with slaw and sauce, chicken and dumplings, ramps and fried potatoes, rainbow trout, pawpaw fruit, apple dumplings, apple butter, and tons more. If you’re feeling brave, you can wash it all down with some moonshine!

 

If you’re a travel nurse or travel allied health professional, Medical Solutions would love to help you build the career of your dreams, whether you choose West Virginia, any of the other 50 states, Washington D.C., or Guam! We’ll can help you find the perfect fit, and then support you every step of the way with human-first service. Apply now to get started or explore travel nursing jobs in West Virginia now!

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Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in West Virginia enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about West Virginia Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!