Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Delaware


Delaware is known for its picturesque east coast beaches, historical sites, lack of sales tax, status as the first state to ratify the Constitution, and more! In fact, it’s such a great state that legend has it they call Delaware “The Diamond State” because Thomas Jefferson called it a “jewel among the states” due to its location. Read on for more about The First State and find out if it should move to #1 on your list of locations.

Delaware is a good choice for travelers who want to explore this east coast gem while taking advantage of the freedom and flexibility travel nursing has to offer. 

When you take a Delaware travel nursing assignment with Medical Solutions, you can choose from lots of great travel nurse jobs. We offer industry-leading benefits and a human-first style of 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.

Best Hospitals in Delaware

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 13 hospitals in Delaware — one of which met high U.S. News standards and is ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is ChristianaCare Hospitals in Newark, which is ranked “High Performing” in orthopedics and 13 procedures/conditions. Both Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover and Beebe Healthcare-Lewes are each ranked “High Performing” in five procedures/conditions. Delaware also a number of other facilities and clinics where you might find a travel nurse or travel allied health opportunity that fits your career needs.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Delaware at #23 overall. It’s also ranked #12 for fiscal stability, #14 for opportunity, and #14 for healthcare. With its solid rankings and demand for travel nurses and travel allied healthcare professionals, Delaware is a great place to take your next assignment!

Delaware Nurse Licensure

Delaware is 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 Delaware state licensing questions.

To Do and See in Delaware

This state is small but mighty! In Delaware you’ll find beautiful dune-backed beaches, colonial style homes and architecture, historic sites, and tons more. You can also stretch your dollars here as the state of Delaware has no sales tax! 

Delaware is also known for great arts and culture, so there’s plenty to do in all seasons. Plus, it’s a pretty great jumping off point for side trips to hotspots like Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as other regional destinations.   

Between Delaware’s active agriculture industry and proximity to major foodie destination, that means good food. Dig in to local favorites like boardwalk fries (with vinegar if you like), crab cakes and steamed crab, saltwater taffy, peach pie, slippery dumplings, fried chicken, and more.

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Quick Delaware Facts

  • State Nickname: The First State
  • Capital City: Dover
  • Largest Cities: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, Bear
  • Charming Towns: Rehoboth Beach, Smyrna, Lewes, Milford, Bethany Beach
  • Cost of Living: 35th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Average RN Salary: $77,760
  • Random Trivia: The First State nickname is because of the fact that in 1787 Delaware was the first of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

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We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in Delaware with brilliant Travel Nurses.


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Delaware 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 Delaware 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!