Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in New Jersey

Travel nurses and travel allied health professionals love assignments in New Jersey! The Garden State offers beaches and boardwalks, beautiful farmlands, quaint towns and big cities, proximity to many northeastern hotspots, and tons of travel nursing assignments to help you practice your skills and pad your resume. Build the career you want here — enjoy the great pay, benefits, and flexibility of travel nursing while exploring this great state. There’s so much to learn about New Jersey and the many opportunities available to you there! Read on to learn more, search travel nurse jobs in New Jersey, and apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in New Jersey­­

The Garden State is a winner when it comes to places to launch or continue your travel nurse or travel allied health career! When you take an assignment in New Jersey with Medical Solutions, you’ll have access to fulfilling travel nurse jobs with great pay and benefits.

New Jersey has many traveler-friendly hospitals and clinics, plus high healthcare demand, and that means travel healthcare jobs aplenty. There’s also lots to do and see here on your days off, especially for beach lovers and those who want to explore the northeast region in general. And, while New Jersey is ranked 42nd-lowest for cost of living, the average annual nurse salary is $85,720. So, it’s a great place to earn a good living, especially since many travelers here can often earn more than permanent staff.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021/2022 Best Hospitals list evaluated 99 New Jersey hospitals, including 13 that met high U.S. News standards and were ranked in the state. That includes a two-way tie for #1 between Hackensack University Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health in Hackensack and Morristown Medical Center in Morristown. Rounding out the top 5 were #3-ranked Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, #4-ranked Overlook Medical Center in Summit, and #5-ranked Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. New Jersey also has many other traveler-friendly facilities and clinics statewide.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked New Jersey at #19 overall, #1 for education, #4 for healthcare, and #5 for crime and corrections. Especially with that high mark for healthcare, New Jersey is a top location for travelers hoping to make a difference in healthcare, sharpen their skills, enjoy beaches and exciting cities, and earn great compensation!

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

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Quick New Jersey Facts

State Nickname: The Garden State

Capital City: Trenton

Largest Cities: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Toms River

Charming Towns: Cape May, Collingswood, Spring Lake, Frenchtown, Red Bank

Cost of Living: 42nd-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $85,720

Random Trivia: Atlantic City’s boardwalk is the longest boardwalk in the world and the oldest one in the United States.

To Do and See in New Jersey

Many people think of beaches and cities when it comes to New Jersey — and they wouldn’t be wrong. It’s home to the iconic Jersey Shore and is just minutes away from Manhattan on the east and Philadelphia on the west. But then, why do they call it The Garden State? The state also has more than 9,000 farms within its borders, which collectively produce more than 100 types of produce. Perhaps the favorite of these fruits and veggies? The famous Jersey tomato.

New Jersey surprises many travelers with its beautiful farmlands and cute small towns, but most people flock here to see the famed, 127-mile-long Jersey Shore. It’s truly a must-do for any traveler on assignment here. The water also means sailing, swimming, bays, lighthouses, fishing (and cute fishing villages!), barrier islands, and much more aquatic fun to explore. Other popular New Jersey attractions and destinations include Pinelands National Reserve, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the Silver Pinball Museum, Jersey wine country, Liberty State Park, and tons more. Plus, there are 72 miles of Appalachian Trail in The Garden State!

It stands to reason that The Garden State would have great food, and that logic does hold up! Jersey cuisine classics include sub sandwiches, tomato pie, saltwater taffy, pork rolls, Italian hot dogs, and Jersey-style sloppy Joes, which completely deviate from the classic. Plus, New Jersey’s been dubbed the “diner capital of the world” so be sure to belly up to the breakfast bar or indulge in the perfect cheeseburger when you’re there.

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in NJ 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 New Jersey 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!