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Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Missouri

Missouri is a popular state for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals! The Show-Me State has a conveniently central location, exciting cities, great food, cool caves, iconic lakes, and tons more to do and explore on your days off. Missouri also boasts many top-notch healthcare facilities that are consistently in need of skilled, experienced, talented travel nurses and travel techs — which means lots of opportunities for healthcare workers!

Best Hospitals in Missouri

Missouri’s many facilities mean a steady abundance of travel nursing jobs that are high paying, resume building, and allow travelers to meet new people and sharpen their nursing skills. The state also offers tons to see and experience on days off!

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 141 hospitals in Missouri — 14 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. These include: #1-ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, #2-ranked St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City in Kansas City, and in a two-way tie for the #3 ranking, Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Saint Louis and Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Saint Louis. 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 Missouri at #28 overall, #4 for opportunity, #15 for fiscal stability, and #21 for natural environment. Missouri is a top location for travelers to work in healthcare, explore exciting cities, enjoy beautiful nature, and earn great wages!

Missouri Nurse Licensure

Missouri is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). 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 Missouri state licensing questions.

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Quick Missouri Facts

  • State Nickname: The Show-Me State
  • Capital City: Jefferson City
  • Largest Cities: Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Independence
  • Charming Towns: Hannibal, Branson, Parkville, Wildwood, Arrow Rock, Rocheport
  • Cost of Living: Fourth-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: Missouri is often called the “Cave State’ due to its nearly 6,500 caves. On the flipside of underground exploration, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis has an elevator that will take you to the top of the 630-foot structure.

Missouri Travel Nursing Guide

The Show-Me State is a very unique blend of rural and urban. Here you can experience a quiet, relaxing day at the lake or spend a day shopping, dining, and cheering on the home team in one of the state’s bustling cities — it’s up to you and it’s all at your fingertips!

Popular attractions and destinations include the Gateway Arch National Park, City Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, American Jazz Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Branson, Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Jacob’s Cave, Bridal Cave, Mark Twain Cave, Meramec Caverns, Mark Twain National Forest, Ozark Mountains, St. Louis Zoo, Katy Trail and SO much more.

Missouri is also generally a great state for shopping, sightseeing, dining, hiking, biking, boating, watersports, kayaking, camping, cave exploration, jazz, arts and entertainment, college sports, pro sports, craft beer, relaxing at the lake, road trips, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

The Show-Me State will for sure show you some good eats while you’re on assignment! Iconic Missouri fare includes Kansas City BBQ, St. Louis-style pizza, provel cheese, toasted ravioli, the St. Paul sandwich, pork steak, slingers, St. Louis-style ribs, gooey butter cake, and frozen custard. Wash it all down with one of Missouri’s great craft beers from Boulevard or a home-state invented 7UP soda and you’ll be living like a true Missourian!

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


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Missouri 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 Missouri 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!