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Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Michigan

Michigan is a popular state for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals! Some call it The Great Lake State, some say The Mitten State, and still others prefer The Wolverine State. Whatever you want to call it, lots of travel nurses love to call it home for 13 weeks at a time. From Motor City to The Great Lakes, Michigan has so much to offer travelers. There’s big-city excitement and culture as well as pristine wilderness and water, plus high demand and many travel nurse jobs, making it a wonderful location to enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a travel nursing career. Read on to learn more about the many opportunities available when you take your career in care to Michigan. Search travel nurse jobs in Michigan and apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in Michigan

The Great Lake State (our favorite of Michigan’s nicknames) is an inspiring and fulfilling place to launch or continue your travel nursing career! When you take a Michigan assignment with Medical Solutions, you’ll have access to great travel nurse jobs with great pay and benefits.

Michigan has hospitals and clinics abound, and that means travel healthcare jobs aplenty. With the state’s natural beauty, many travel nurse jobs, and plenty to see and do on your days off, Michigan is truly a great state! Plus, with Michigan’s average annual nurse salary of $73,980 and the seventh-lowest cost of living in the U.S., it’s a good state to choose for travel nursing.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021/2022 Best Hospitals list evaluated 162 Michigan hospitals, including #1-ranked University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, #2-ranked Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak in Royal Oak, a two-way tie between #3-ranked Beaumont Hospital-Troy in Troy and Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe in Grosse Pointe, and #5-ranked Spectrum Health-Butterworth and Blodgett Campuses in Grand Rapids. Michigan has many other clinics and non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state as well.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Michigan at #38 overall and #5 for opportunity. Because of its many traveler-friendly hospitals, The Great Lake State is a top location for nurses hoping to work in travel healthcare, try out some cool cities, enjoy an abundance of incredible natural beauty, and earn great wages!

Michigan is not currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), but there is pending legislation to enact the NLC there. The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without getting 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 Michigan state licensing questions.

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Quick Michigan Facts

State Nickname: The Great Lake State, The Mitten State, The Wolverine State

Capital City: Lansing

Largest Cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing

Charming Towns: Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Frankenmuth, Mackinac Island

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

Average RN Salary: $73,980

Random Trivia: Michigan has the nation’s longest freshwater coastline.

To Do and See in Michigan

Michigan has rolling hills, bustling cities, stunning beaches, very interesting history, and so much more for travelers to check out while on assignment.

First, there are the Great Lakes, of course! Michigan shares a border with four of the five Great Lakes, giving it the longest freshwater coastline in the United States. That means tons of lake fun, including boating, swimming, water sports, sailing, lighthouses, and, of course, lots and lots of beaches and cute coastal towns. In fact, wherever you are in the Great Lake State you’ll never be more than 85 miles from a Great Lake. Makes you rethink what a travel nursing assignment with beaches could look like, eh?

Popular attractions and destinations in Michigan include Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Seashore, The Henry Ford (a trio of attractions devoted to learning about the auto legend), Isle Royale National Park, Belle Isle Park, Windmill Island, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Detroit Institute of Arts, Tahquamenon Falls, Crystal Mountain, the Motown Museum, Bond Falls, Wilderness State Park, Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and so much more!

In Detroit you can explore auto and music history, as the city’s famous for its automobile innovations and Motown’s proud music traditions. Ann Arbor calls to many for its educational excellence and cool culture. Sport fans will love cheering for Michigan’s many pro, semi-pro, and collegiate powerhouse teams.

The Midwest likes to eat well, and Michigan is no exception. Some of this state’s classic eats include the famous Detroit-style square pizza, zip sauce, tart cherries, Coney dogs, apple cider, cider donuts, paczkis (aka Polish donuts), Cornish pasties, Greek food, blueberries, chipati, Frankenmuth chicken dinner, whitefish, fudge on Mackinac Island, and tons more.

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


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Michigan 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 Michigan 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!