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Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Louisiana
Louisiana boasts a pretty low cost of living yet an average annual RN salary of $68,010. Pair that with very high demand for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals, and you’ve got a location that’s full of opportunity for healthcare travelers. Not to mention that The Bayou State is loaded up with fun, history, food, music, and unique culture! If you’re ready to “Let the good times roll!” — or “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” as the Cajuns say — read on to learn more about this great state and what it has to offer you. You can also search travel nurse jobs in Louisiana or apply now to get started right away.
Travel Nursing in Louisiana
Louisiana is a wonderful choice for travelers who want to launch or continue their travel nurse or travel allied health career, while they “let the good times roll” in this unique, beautiful state. Choosing an assignment in Louisiana with Medical Solutions, means you’ll have many great travel nurse jobs to pick from and can take advantage of our industry-leading benefits and human-first service.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 200 hospitals in Louisiana — four of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. The rest of the state’s top four are #2-ranked Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, #3-ranked Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and #4-ranked Tulane Health System-New Orleans in New Orleans. The Bayou State also has many other great facilities throughout the state that could be a perfect fit for your next travel nurse assignment.
With its lower-end cost of living and incredible culture, Louisiana is a good location for travel nurses and travel allied health pros who want to keep costs low, enjoy flexibility and freedom, experience unique cultural sights and sounds, and make a big difference by sharing their excellent skills with facilities and patients in this great state!
Louisiana is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC lets nurses practice in other NLC states without getting additional state licenses — which is a real bonus when you’re travel nursing! New states frequently join so keep posted on the latest NLC map. Our team is also here to help you with any Louisiana state licensing questions.
Quick Louisiana Facts
State Nickname: The Bayou State, The Pelican State, The Creole State
Capital City: Baton Rouge
Largest Cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette
Charming Towns: Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, Thibodaux, Grand Isle, Covington
Cost of Living: 20th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
Average RN Salary: $68,010
Random Trivia: Louisiana is known as the birthplace of jazz. Additionally, Cajun and zydeco music originated there.
To Do and See in Louisiana
Louisiana is such a fun state to explore on your days — from big cities to small towns and everywhere in between.
New Orleans is the first thing to come to mind for most, and you’ll definitely want to spend some time here in the state’s crown jewel city. Stroll the bustling French Quarter and iconic Jackson Square, buzz through the Garden District on a historic trolley, jam out to street jazz or inside the well-worn Preservation Hall, enjoy beignets and coffee at the longtime mainstay Café Du Monde, and explore so much more. You’ll stumble onto all kinds of quirky treasures here! We also recommend making time while in town for Frenchman Street, Aquarium of the Americas, Lake Pontchartrain, Louis Armstrong Park, St. Louis Cemetery #1, and New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. If you’re here during Mardi Gras or the Jazz & Heritage Festival, you’re in for an especially unforgettable experience.
Outside of New Orleans, you can explore everything from swamps to plantations. Quirky attractions like the castle-like original state capital, Magnolia Mound Plantation, the Sallier Oak tree, the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum, Avery Island Tabasco Museum and Factory, Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, and many more make for fun excursions. Also, many other Louisiana towns allow a window into Cajun and Creole cultures — part of what makes this state so unique!
Louisiana’s known as a major foodie hotspot and you’ll find incredible restaurants throughout the state — from hole-in-the-wall to high-end. With its many unique cultural influences, there’s a lot of really delicious and singular cuisine here. When you take an assignment here you can sample iconic Bayou State favorites like gumbo, jambalaya, po’boy and muffuletta sandwiches, crawfish etouffee, boudin, red beans & rice, chargrilled oysters, blackened fish, turtle soup, shrimp and grits, pralines, beignets, bananas foster, king cake, and so much more. Thirsty after all that? Wash it down with a Sazerac or a Hurricane, two home-grown cocktail inventions.
We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in Louisiana with brilliant Travel Nurses.
Personalized Pay Packages
Travel Nurses working in Louisiana 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More