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Travel nursing in Florida is one of the hottest tickets around! It’s a popular choice for a career in healthcare travel because of the sun, sand, warm weather, natural beauty, and exciting attractions. Due to its demographics, Florida also has a consistently high need for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals, making it a lucrative state to work in. If you want your career in care to take you to Florida, read on to learn more about this great state and explore travel nursing job opportunities there.
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All about Florida Travel Nursing
Florida is a consistently busy state for travel nursing due to its high number of healthcare facilities and high population of elderly people, which necessitates an accordingly high level of healthcare staffing. The Sunshine State consistently offers travel nurses and travel allied health professionals many quality career opportunities and the chance to pad their resumes at a variety of top-notch healthcare facilities.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 251 hospitals in Florida, including UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and Mayo Clinic Jacksonville — which tied for the #1 spot in the state. Additionally, there are many other hospitals and non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Florida at #10 overall, #3 for education, and #8 for both economy and fiscal stability. Sounds like the perfect place to live, work, play, and make great wages!
Florida is currently in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which 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. Our team is always happy to help you with any Florida state licensing questions.
Average Salaries for Travel Nurses in Florida
In the diverse landscape of travel nursing, Florida emerges not only as a sun-soaked destination but also as a competitive hub for nursing salaries. Travel nurses looking to work in the Sunshine State can expect an average salary ranging between $1,500 to $2,500 per week, depending on specialization, experience, and hospital or facility contracts. Several factors contribute to this competitive pay range. Firstly, Florida’s vast array of top-rated healthcare institutions, from Miami’s bustling city hospitals to serene coastal clinics in the Keys, means there’s a constant demand for skilled nursing professionals. Additionally, the state’s ever-growing elderly population, drawn by its mild climate and retiree-friendly communities, amplifies the need for specialized healthcare services. While the cost of living in Florida can vary—generally higher in major cities like Miami and cheaper in smaller towns—the attractive salary often balances it out, making the financial aspect of travel nursing in Florida an enticing proposition.
Quick Florida Facts
- State Nickname: The Sunshine State
- Capital City: Tallahassee
- Largest Cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg
- Charming Towns: Sanibel Island, St. Augustine, Key West, Naples, Vero Beach
- Random Trivia: Fort Lauderdale, Florida is dubbed “The Venice of America” due to its 185 miles of local waterway canals.
To Do and See in Florida
Travel nursing in Florida allows you to get paid to live in a place so gorgeous and exciting that tons of people choose it as a vacation destination.
Must Do Activities in Florida
|1||Beach Day||Miami Beach||Bask in the sun, enjoy water sports, and explore the vibrant Art Deco district.|
|2||Walt Disney World||Orlando||Dive into the magic of Disney’s four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios.|
|3||Kennedy Space Center||Cape Canaveral||Witness the marvels of space exploration, and maybe even see a live rocket launch.|
|4||Everglades National Park Adventure||Everglades||Explore this unique wetland on an airboat, spotting alligators and a myriad of bird species.|
|5||Historic St. Augustine||St. Augustine||Visit America’s oldest city, exploring its Spanish fort and historic streets.|
|6||Dive in the Florida Keys||Key Largo||Experience the best of underwater Florida in the United States’ only living coral barrier reef.|
|7||Sunset at Mallory Square||Key West||Wrap up the week watching a breathtaking sunset and enjoying the evening street performances.|
Popular attractions and destinations include Dry Tortugas National Park, Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios Orlando, Jungle Island, Daytona International Speedway, the Florida Keys, Miami’s South Beach and Art Deco District, Islands of Adventure, Kennedy Space Center, the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Augustine’s historic district, and so much more.
You can also enjoy Florida’s amazing array of beautiful beaches, take an Everglades airboat ride, swim with manatees and dolphins, snorkel, kayak, scuba dive, golf, shop, go boating, ziplining, fishing, and attend a pro sporting event with great pro teams like the Florida Marlins, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Miami Dolphins, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Must Visit Food Spots in Florida
|Day||Location||Restaurant Name||Cuisine Type||Description|
|1||Miami Beach||Joe’s Stone Crab||Seafood||A historic eatery known for its delectable stone crab claws and classic Miami vibes.|
|2||Orlando||The Ravenous Pig||American Gastropub||A beloved local spot serving craft beers and inventive dishes using seasonal ingredients.|
|3||Cape Canaveral||Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar||Seafood & Grilled Dishes||Offers fresh seafood with a view. Known for its “fish of the day” and relaxed atmosphere.|
|4||Everglades||Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe||Southern & Local Specials||A quirky spot offering dishes like frog legs, gator tail, and traditional Everglades’ swamp cabbage.|
|5||St. Augustine||The Floridian||Southern||This spot combines local ingredients with southern staples for a modern twist on classic dishes.|
|6||Key Largo||Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen||Seafood & American||Renowned for its key lime pie and extensive seafood menu in a cozy, kitschy setting.|
|7||Key West||Blue Heaven||Caribbean & Seafood||A vibrant spot offering outdoor dining. Known for its lobster Benedict and rich key lime pie.|
A day at the beach can really work up an appetite and luckily Florida delivers good eats aplenty! Iconic Florida food includes Stone Crab claws, Florida Rock Shrimp, fresh oranges and kumquats, gator bites, conch fritters, fish tacos, Cubano sandwiches (and other Cuban delights), spiny lobster, and more. Key Lime Pie is what’s for dessert, of course, and you can wash it all down with a marvelous Mojito!
Are you a travel nurse or travel allied health professional looking for your next great career opportunity in The Sunshine State? Click here to explore travel nurse jobs and travel allied health jobs in Florida!
Why Work With Medical Solutions?
- We have great travel nursing jobs at facilities throughout Florida
- 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