Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Kansas

Travel nursing assignments in Kansas offer up Midwestern charm, a very low cost of living, and the option enjoy a slower pace of life or to explore one of the state’s cool cities. Contrary to popular belief, Kansas is much more than just sunflower fields — although those are actually pretty great too. If you’ve never considered this hidden gem before, it might be time to give a Kansas another look as your next travel nurse or travel allied health job location. You don’t even have to click your heels three times like Dorothy to get there, you can just apply now to get started! Read on to learn more about The Sunflower State and why it’s such a great option for travel healthcare pros like you. Or, search travel nursing jobs in Kansas to go ahead and find your next perfect assignment there.

Travel Nursing in Kansas

Kansas can be a wonderful location choice for travel nurses seeking a low cost of living, lots of jobs to choose from, understated natural beauty, and all the freedom and flexibility travel nursing has to offer!

 

When you choose to partner with Medical Solutions, you can pick from lots of fulfilling travel nurse and travel allied health jobs, plus we offer industry-leading benefits and human-first support and service every step of the way. Our traveler benefits include day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) with company match; safe, pet-friendly housing; free employee assistance program; license and certification reimbursement; unlimited $600 loyalty bonuses; unlimited $500 referral bonuses; 24-hour customer care; an exclusive traveler discount program; and more.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 150 hospitals in Kansas — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital in the state is the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. The top three continues with #2-ranked Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka and #3-ranked Advent Health Shawnee Mission in Shawnee Mission. Kansas also has many other great facilities and clinics statewide that hire travel nurses, travel techs, and other travel healthcare professionals.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Kansas at #26 overall. The state also ranked well in several individual categories, ranking #7 for infrastructure, #16 for opportunity, and #16 for natural environment. With a cost of living well below the national average and annual average RN salary of $64,200 you can really save up money and pay off debts while on assignment in The Sunflower State. Plus, that high rank for natural environment reflects Kansas’ quiet beauty and clean environment.

 

Kansas 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 — which is an amazing bonus for nurses with their compact license. New states frequently join, so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. Also, our team is always happy to help you with any Kansas state licensing questions.

 

Quick Kansas Facts

State Nickname: The Sunflower State

Capital City: Topeka

Largest Cities: Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Olathe, Topeka

Charming Towns: Lawrence, Atchison, Dodge City, Abilene, Lindsborg

Cost of Living: 8th-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $64,200

Random Trivia: Smith County is the exact geographical center of the lower 48 states.

 

To Do and See in Kansas

With ample prairies, cool cities, and quaint towns, Kansas is the perfect location to slow down and stay awhile. Say, 13 weeks while doing what you love and making a great living?

 

The serenity of this great state is the perfect antidote to a hectic world. Tallgrass prairies and seemingly endless sunflower fields can do wonders for your mental health. It’s almost like meditation to put on your favorite music and take a long drive or walk through this beautiful state. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Kansas Flint Hills gives visitors a glimpse into the native Kansas ecosystem before it was farmed for wheat and corn. It’s a beautiful place to wander on your own, or you can come a guided tour or special event. They host open-air concerts, among other great events each year.

 

Kansas also has great cities. Wichita is a bustling example, with its great art, culture, dining, and music scenes. Check out Old Town, Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Art Museum, Exploration Place, Arkansas River Bike Path, the Museum of World Treasures, and the Keeper of the Plains. Also, the sprawling, nine-day Wichita Riverfest held on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita every summer is a blast filled with concerts, boating and other river events, rides, attractions, and tons more. Then there’s Kansas City, Kansas and the adjacent Kansas City, Missouri. These two cities create a truly exciting metropolitan area with incredible restaurants, shopping, sports, art, and more!

 

Speaking of incredible restaurants, Kansas has everything from high-end foodie spots to little roadside diners. Cuisine here includes state favorites like BBQ (the Kansas City connection, of course!), burnt ends, pork, steak, fried chicken, lefse, loose meat sandwiches, grebble, cheeseburgers, and sour cream and raisin pie.

 

Are you a travel nurse or travel allied health professional looking for a new travel healthcare job? Or a staff nurse or allied pro who wants to try traveling? Medical Solutions can help you get started on assignment in Kansas — or anywhere else you want to go nationwide! Apply now to get started or search Kansas travel nursing jobs now.

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Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Kansas 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 Kansas 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!