Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Connecticut

Connecticut is a beautiful state filled with quaint seaside towns and chock-full of New England charm. Plus, it’s just a quick trip away from New York City and provides great access to other destinations in the Northeast U.S. This means that no matter what pace you prefer, there’s a little something for everyone in this small but mighty state! With high average pay for registered nurses and picturesque beauty, could Connecticut be the perfect state for your next travel nursing or travel allied health assignment? Keep reading to learn more about The Constitution State, search Connecticut travel nurse jobs, or go ahead and apply now to get started.

Travel Nursing in Connecticut

Connecticut is a popular choice among travelers because of its proximity to The Big Apple. But it’s still removed enough that you can avoid living in the big hustle-bustle and just visit it on your days off. The perfect compromise for many travelers!

 

There’s also high pay and great compensation to be had here in Connecticut, with the state’s average annual registered nurse salary sitting at $84,850. Plus, a job with Medical Solutions in Connecticut means you have access to travel nurse jobs with great benefits — including our dedicated human-first service and support.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 42 hospitals in Connecticut — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. Those are great numbers for such a small but mighty state! The #1-ranked hospital is Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, followed by #2-ranked Hartford Hospital in Hartford and #3-ranked St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. Connecticut also has other great facilities and clinics throughout the state where you can find a travel nursing job that fits your needs.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Connecticut at #20 overall, #3 for healthcare, #6 for both education and crime & corrections, #22 for opportunity, and #28 for natural environment. With a pretty high overall rank and other great marks, Connecticut is a wonderful travel nursing location. Especially with that #3 ranking for healthcare!

 

Connecticut is not currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC lets nurses practice reciprocally in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. New states frequently join so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our team is happy to help you with any Connecticut state licensing questions.

 

Quick Connecticut Facts

State Nickname: The Constitution State

Capital City: Hartford

Largest Cities: Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury

Charming Towns: New Haven, Greenwich, Norwalk, Danbury, Mystic

Cost of Living: 43rd-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $84,850

Random Trivia: You can drive from one end of Connecticut to the other in less than two hours.

 

To Do and See in Connecticut

From quaint seaside villages, to cool cities, to the stunning countryside, Connecticut is a picturesque location for your next travel nursing job. It’s also a quick trip to The Big Apple, and just a bit further to Boston, which draws many travelers to the state.

 

Pop culture lovers will recognize Connecticut as the setting for the classic movie Mystic Pizza and the fictional Stars Hollow featured in “Gilmore Girls,” but there’s also lots of real history here in this state, which was a member of the original 13 colonies. There’s the Mark Twain House and Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Gillette Castle State Park, Goodspeed Opera House, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Olde Mistick Village, Stonington Lighthouse Center, Castle Craig, and many other historical sites. While in Connecticut you’ll also want to explore Bridgeport and other beautiful seaside towns, as well as Yale University, a famed Ivy League school founded all the way back in 1701.

 

From small cafes and mystic pizza shops to high-end foodie restaurants, Connecticut also has great eats. The state’s known for seafood, but that’s just one element of delicious Connecticut cuisine. Iconic state faves include white clam pizza, steamed cheeseburgers, hot dogs, hot lobster rolls, New Haven-style pizza, grinders and sub sandwiches, shad and shad bake, kettle chips, steamer clams, cod and clambakes, apple cider, homemade ice cream, donuts, and more.

 

If you’re travel nurse interested in great benefits, flexibility, and a high-paying travel nursing job in Connecticut, Medical Solutions would love to help you with your career goals. We also have tons of travel healthcare jobs in all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Guam. Apply now to get started or take some time to explore Connecticut travel nurse jobs and travel allied health jobs!

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Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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!