Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Arkansas

Arkansas has gorgeous natural wonders and the 2nd-lowest cost of living in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that The Natural State draws a lot of cost-conscious travel nurses and travel allied health professionals, as well as those who love the great outdoors. If you want to achieve your calling to provide great patient care while also answering the call of nature, Arkansas could be the perfect location for your next travel nurse assignment. Read on to learn more about this beautiful state. You can also apply now to get started or search travel nursing jobs in Arkansas to find your perfect assignment.

Travel Nursing in Arkansas

With the 2nd-lowest cost of living in the nation and an average annual RN salary of $63,640, Arkansas is a great choice for travel healthcare assignments! Keeping in mind that many travelers often earn higher than average compensation, taking a travel nursing job in Arkansas could give you an opportunity to pad your savings and save on costs while doing what you love. And it’s not only a cost-effective state. The Natural State is chock-full of incredible natural beauty — like hot springs, mountains, forests, lakes, and river valleys.


When you take an Arkansas travel nursing or travel allied health assignment with Medical Solutions, you can choose from lots of fulfilling travel nurse jobs that come with industry-leading benefits and human-first support and service. Traveler 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; and more.


U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 102 hospitals in Arkansas — nine of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked Arkansas hospital is the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock in Little Rock and UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock tied for the #2 rank. Arkansas also has many other great facilities and clinics statewide, and many of them need travel nurses and travel allied health professionals like you to provide proper patient care!


U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Arkansas at #44 overall, with much higher marks in individual categories that pertain to career and financial growth. The Best States list ranked Arkansas at #14 for fiscal stability and #22 for opportunity.


Arkansas is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC lets nurses practice in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. New states join often, and you always see the latest NLC map at the NCSBN site. Also, our team is happy to help you with any Arkansas state licensing questions.

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Quick Arkansas Facts

State Nickname: The Magnolia State

Capital City: Little Rock

Largest Cities: Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro

Charming Towns: Eureka Springs, Jasper, El Dorado, Mountain View, Siloam Springs

Cost of Living: 2nd-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $63,640

Random Trivia: Arkansas has seven national park sites and 52 state parks, plus seven national scenic byways, three state scenic byways, and nearly 3 million acres of national forests.


To Do and See in Arkansas

Arkansas is not always the first state that comes to mind for a travel nursing job, but it’s a truly wonderful state to visit for an assignment! It’s one of those hidden gems that only the smartest travelers uncover. When they do, they’re rewarded with low cost of living, solid compensation, rich cultural experiences, and natural beauty galore.


Hot Springs National Park is a must-do, with its historic bathhouses and legendary, healing hot springs. Can you imagine sinking your sore feet into the healing springs of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains after a long shift? Magical. There’s also the Buffalo National River, Mammoth Spring State Park, Crater of Diamonds State Park, Blanchard Springs Caverns, and so much more.


As for culture, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is world-famous having one of the largest collections of American art. The art here spans five decades and the museum also maintains beautiful grounds with 120 acres of forest and three miles of trails you can stroll. You’ll also want to check out the Thorncrown Chapel, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and tons more. You’ll find an abundance of culture in bigger cities like Little Rock and quaint smaller spots like Eureka Springs alike.


With its location between the Midwest, the South, and Texas, Arkansas has a diverse food tradition. You’ll eat well on assignment here, sampling state faves like barbecue, baked beans, beans and cornbread, fried okra, fried catfish, fried chicken, fresh watermelon and tomatoes, biscuits and gravy, deviled eggs, queso, smoked ham, wild duck, chocolate gravy and biscuits, and more.


Medical Solutions can help you find an awesome Arkansas travel nurse or travel allied health job. Looking for a travel nursing assignment somewhere else in the U.S.? We can help you with that too! Apply now to get started or search Arkansas travel nursing jobs to explore the many career opportunities available to you.

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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!