Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Nebraska

Nebraska is a quirky state in the middle of the contiguous U.S. with a very low cost of living, tons of well-paying travel nursing opportunities, and lots of Midwestern charm. Contrary to popular belief, it’s got way more going for it than just cows and cornfields. The Cornhusker State has cool cities, serene prairies, stunning sandhills, and dramatic rock formations. Maybe it’s never been on your list before, but it’s time to take a closer look and think about choosing Nebraska as your next travel nurse or travel allied health job destination. Keep reading to learn more, apply now to get started, or search travel nursing jobs in Nebraska to find your perfect assignment now.

Travel Nursing in Nebraska

Nebraska is a smart, fun option for travelers who like a low cost of living, want to explore off the beaten path, and desire the freedom and flexibility of travel nursing!

 

Nebraska has a cost living that’s about 10% below the national average yet the average annual RN salary here is $69,480. These combined factors mean you can really save when you take a Nebraska travel nursing job. Pay off your debts, save up for future goals, or spoil yourself! Plus, with a bustling music and arts scene, one of the country’s top zoos, and gorgeous landscapes and natural features, you’ll have a great time in The Cornhusker State.

 

When you take a Nebraska travel nursing assignment with Medical Solutions, you can choose from lots of great travel nurse jobs and benefit from our human-first support and service. Speaking of benefits, we offer industry-leading travel nurse benefits, including day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) with company match; safe, pet-friendly housing; license and certification reimbursement; unlimited $600 loyalty bonuses; unlimited $500 referral bonuses; free employee assistance program; exclusive travel discount program; and more.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 99 hospitals in Nebraska — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The top three continues with #2-ranked Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln and #3-ranked Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Nebraska also has many other great facilities and clinics statewide where you might find a travel nurse or travel allied health assignment that fits your career needs.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Nebraska at #6 overall, #6 for natural environment, #6 infrastructure, #9 for education, and #10 for opportunity. With its high overall rank, great marks in other categories, high demand for travel nurses, low cost of living, and plenty to explore on your days off, you can see why Nebraska is a wonderful place to take your next assignment!

 

Nebraska 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 also always here to help you with any Nebraska state licensing questions.

 

Quick Nebraska Facts

State Nickname: The Cornhusker State, The Tree Planter’s State

Capital City: Lincoln

Largest Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney

Charming Towns: Valentine, Nebraska City, Brownville, Ogallala, Red Cloud

Cost of Living: 15th-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $69,480

Random Trivia: Kool-Aid, Reuben sandwiches, and Arbor Day were all invented in Nebraska.

 

To Do and See in Nebraska

In addition to its very low cost of living and #6 ranking on the U.S. News Best States list, there’s a ton of fun and cool flying below the radar in this “flyover state”!

 

Omaha is a wonderful place for creatives and culture lovers, with its active art, theater, music, and restaurant scenes. It’s also home to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, one of the nation’s top zoos, which sprawls over 160 acres and features the world’s largest indoor jungle, largest indoor desert, and largest nocturnal exhibit, among other great attractions and conservation efforts. You can also check out the Joslyn Art Museum, Durham Museum, Fontenelle Forest, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, and much more. Wander the quaint Old Market District for shops, galleries, and great food. Cross the Missouri River on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and you’ll have traveled all the way to Iowa — don’t worry it’s really just right there.

 

Lincoln, home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, is another of the state’s coolest cities. This classic college town has a vibrant feel and lots to do. Stroll the Historic Haymarket District, the Sheldon Museum of Art, Pioneers Park Nature Center, or the relaxing Sunken Gardens. On football Saturdays, Memorial Stadium famously becomes “The Sea of Red,” with fans flocking from all over the state to root on the home team.

 

If you prefer a slower pace and want to explore Nebraska’s wide-open spaces, head to Niobrara State Park and go tubing down the Niobrara River. Head to the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary near Kearney in the spring and you can witness the annual sandhill crane migration. Tens of thousands of the beautiful birds stop off here on their way north and it’s truly a sight to behold. Speaking of that, Nebraska’s Sandhills region covers about 25% of the state, with towering dunes (some up to 300 feet), lakes, and grasslands. There’s also Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Indian Cave State Park, Toadstool Geological Park in the Ogallala National Grasslands, and more.

 

With its bountiful farmland, Nebraska has great fresh produce and that means delicious eats. Some other traditional state favorites here include steak, pork tenderloin sandwiches, bierocks (aka Runzas), ribs, cheese frenchees, Reuben sandwiches, butter brickle ice cream, raisin pie, Rocky Mountain oysters, cheeseburger pizza, chili and cinnamon rolls (just trust us) and, of course, sweet corn on the cob.

 

Are you a nurse or allied health professional looking for a great new travel healthcare job? Medical Solutions can help you get started with your dream travel nurse assignment in Nebraska — or anywhere else you want to go nationwide! Apply now to get connected and start the process. Or, search Nebraska travel nursing jobs to check out opportunities currently available in The Cornhusker State.

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Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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!