Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Maryland

Maryland takes the proverbial crab cake when it comes to states with a variety of beautiful landscapes to explore! Perhaps that’s why The Free State (or The Old Line State as some call it) has such a pull for travel nurses and travel allied health pros. Maryland’s got a little bit of everything to enjoy and its proximity to Washington D.C. is a really cool perk too. Let’s dive deeper into what makes this great state a traveler favorite and the perfect spot for your next travel nursing assignment. Read on to learn more, search travel nurse jobs in Maryland, or apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in Maryland

Maryland is a fabulous choice for those who want to start or continue their travel nurse or travel allied health career in the east! When you take a Maryland assignment with Medical Solutions, you’ll have access to great travel nurse jobs with wonderful pay and comprehensive benefits — including day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 62 hospitals in Maryland — 15 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. Pretty fantastic numbers for such a small state! The #1-ranked hospital is, of course, the famous Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. This storied facility is an institution in healthcare and sets the tone for the state’s fellow hospitals. Rounding out the state’s top five are the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, and, tying for the #4 spot, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, both in Baltimore. Maryland also has many other great facilities and clinics statewide that need travelers.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Maryland at #17 overall, #6 for healthcare, #11 for natural environment, #14 for education, and #15 for opportunity. With its high overall rank and great healthcare ranking, Maryland is a perfect location for travel nurses. Here you can work at top-tier facilities with wonderful colleagues, enjoy the state’s geographic diversity, and earn great pay!

Maryland 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. Our team is always here to help you with state licensing questions.

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Quick Maryland Facts

State Nickname: The Free State, The Old Line State

Capital City: Annapolis

Largest Cities: Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf

Charming Towns: Rock Hall, Williamsport, Berlin, Thurmont, Eastport, Chesapeake City

Cost of Living: 44th-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $81,590

Random Trivia: Maryland was one of the original 13 colonies and gave up some of its land to help create space for Washington D.C. (Virginia pitched in too.)


To Do and See in Maryland

Some call Maryland “America in miniature” since it has nearly every type of natural land feature and terrain found in the nation — all within its wee borders! That means rivers, lakes, seashores, islands, bays, forests, cliffs, mountains, caves, waterfalls, and wetlands.

In Maryland you can explore the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, Blackwater National Refuge, Sugarloaf Mountain, Assateague State Park, Rocks State Park, and so many other natural destinations. Plus, the state has 40 miles of Appalachian Trail.

If you’re a nurse and a history buff be sure to check out the Clara Barton National Historic Site, where the famous nurse treated the ill and started the American Red Cross. Other historic attractions include the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Historic Annapolis, Fort McHenry, and Antietam National Battlefield. There’s also Ocean City Boardwalk, the Baltimore Harbor, and the National Aquarium. Plus, sports fans will enjoy Orioles games, Ravens games, the Preakness Stakes horse race, and more.

And don’t forget Maryland’s famous neighbor, Washington D.C., which is a popular choice for daytrips among travelers who choose Maryland travel nursing assignments. Bonus!

It probably won’t surprise you that Maryland’s famous for its seafood and other great eats. Some dining faves here include the state’s iconic crab cakes, softshell crab, Smith Island Cake, crab dip, cream of crab soup, oysters, pit beef sandwiches, Chicken Maryland, Thrasher’s French fries, stuffed ham, snowballs, and more. Wash it all down with a National Bohemian Beer and you’re living the Maryland dream!

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Maryland 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 Maryland 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!