Find Travel Nursing jobs in Illinois

With its bustling big cities, chill prairielands, and quaint small towns, Illinois is a perennial favorite for folks looking for travel nurse jobs and travel allied health jobs! Chicago offers a world-class urban experience, with great dining, shopping, art, architecture, sports, theater, music, and so much more. But there’s also so much more to explore throughout the Land of Lincoln. If you want your career in care to take you to Illinois, read on to learn more about this great state and explore travel nursing job opportunities there.

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


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Personalized Pay Packages

Illinois Travel Nurses enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates. Licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, and loyalty & referral bonuses add to the great offering.

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Great Benefits

Our travel nurses receive day one medical, dental, and vision insurance. Additionally you'll have the option of several voluntary benefits. These include life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Medical Solutions travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna. This includes eight free counseling sessions and several other free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to finding housing for your Illinois travel nursing assignment, Medical Solutions travelers have options. Choose from company provided, fully furnished, private, pet-friendly housing or a non-taxable housing stipend. Both are arranged by our expert housing team. If you choose the stipend you're free to arrange and pay for your own housing.

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All about Illinois Travel Nursing

Illinois and the surrounding region have tons to offer travelers while they build the healthcare career of their dreams 13 weeks at a time.

Illinois Travel Nursing Guide

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 205 hospitals in Illinois. This list includes the #1-ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the #2-ranked Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. There are many other hospitals and non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state as well.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Illinois at #30 overall, #11 for education, #12 for opportunity, and #16 for affordable cost of living. Illinois is popular location for travelers to live, work, play, make great pay, and enjoy a great cost of living! 

Illinois Travel Nursing Licensure

Illinois is not currently in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) but had legislation pending in 2021. The NLC 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. In the meantime, our team is happy to help you with any Illinois state licensing questions.

To Do and See in Illinois

Popular metropolitan attractions include the Chicago Architectural River Cruise, Cloud Gate and Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Second City, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Skydeck Chicago, and Superman’s official hometown of Metropolis, Illinois.

If the city isn’t your thing there are several outdoor destinations  as well such as Lake Michigan, Lake Shore Drive, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park, Starved Rock State Park, Shawnee National Forest, and the Garden of the Gods Wilderness.

Depending on your region, Illinois also offers pretty quick access to neighboring spots like St. Louis, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Bloomington-Normal, and even Nashville, Memphis, and Minneapolis.

As the one-time home of athletic greats like Michael Jordan and iconic coaches like Mike Ditka, Chicago’s got a pretty amazing sports legacy. Take in a game at the famed Wrigley Field where you can watch the Chicago Cubs. Other hot pro sports teams include the White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fire, Sky, and Red Stars.

Chicago is famous for having an incredible food scene. From upscale, world-class dining to hole-in-the-wall cult classic dives. In Chi-Town you can enjoy iconic favorites like Chicago dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and deep-dish pizza. Chicago’s also known for great Greek fare, Puerto Rican jibarito, barbecue, Italian, and much more.

Illinois in general is also famous for pierogis, steak, corn on the cob, horseshoe sandwiches, cozy dogs, rainbow cones, and popcorn. Wash it down with a Green River soda or Goose Island ale, and you’ll be living the Illinois dream!

Quick Facts About Illinois

  • State Nickname: The Land of Lincoln
  • Capital City: Springfield
  • Largest Cities: Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Rockford
  • Charming Towns: Galena, Woodstock, Grafton, Mount Carroll, Lebanon
  • Random Trivia: America’s famed Route 66 starts in Chicago, Illinois.

Why Work With Medical Solutions?

  • We have great travel nursing jobs at facilities throughout Illinois
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Illinois 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!