Everything you need to know about travel nursing in New York below.

Find Travel Nursing jobs in New York

New York is one of the top travel nursing locations because so many travel nurses and travel allied health professionals dream of taking a bite out of The Big Apple and exploring idyllic upstate! The Empire State is chock-full of natural beauty, human-made wonders, art, music, culture, shopping, dining, sports, and so much more for you to explore. If you want your career in care to take you to New York, read on to learn more about this great state and explore travel nursing job opportunities there. You can also apply to be a travel nurse with Medical Solutions or browse all of our New York travel nursing jobs by visiting the links below.

We connect care by staffing leading healthcare facilities in New York with talented and skilled Travel Nurses.


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Personalized Pay Packages

You’ll partner with a dedicated recruiter who’s fully invested in helping you build your dream career. Plus, our team is always here for you through our 24-hour customer care line and in-house team of clinical nurse managers — comprised of skilled, experienced healthcare professionals just like you!

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Insurance 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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24hr Customer Care

You’ll partner with a dedicated recruiter who’s fully invested in helping you build your dream career. Plus, our team is always here for you through our 24-hour customer care line and in-house team of clinical nurse managers — comprised of skilled, experienced healthcare professionals just like you!

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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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All about New York Travel Nursing

Not only is New York a popular travel nursing location due to its many attractions, the state also has an abundance of hospital and healthcare facilities — which means consistent availability of travel nurse jobs and travel allied health jobs. In fact, with its dense population, New York City alone has more acute care hospitals than many states have total within their borders.

Newsweek’s America’s Best Hospitals New York 2024 includes:

  1. Mount Sinai Hospital
  2. NYU Langone Hospital
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

All located in New York City. 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 New York at #21 overall, #5 for natural environment, and #7 for healthcare. New York is popular location for travelers to live, work in healthcare, explore cities and enjoy nature, and earn great wages!

New York is not currently in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) but new states are frequently joining so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. In the meantime, our team is happy to help you with any New York state licensing questions.

New York Salary

As of April 2024, the average salary for a registered nurse (RN) in New York is $44.70 per hour, or $96,170 per year. This is 24% higher than the national average of $77,600 per year. However, salaries can vary greatly, ranging from $34.47 to $54.71 per hour, and may depend on factors such as location, years of experience, and skill level.

Travel nurses are still earning more than the average RN even in higher than average states like New York!

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Quick New York Facts

  • State Nickname: The Empire State
  • Capital City: Albany
  • Largest Cities: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse
  • Charming Towns: Saratoga Springs, Ithaca, Lewiston, Skaneateles, Lake Placid
  • Fun Trivia: New York City is a melting pot of cultures with over 800 languages spoken

New York 12 Week Itinerary for Your Next Assignment

Week Location Activity Restaurant Description
1 Central Park Rent bikes, picnic lunch on the Great Lawn, visit Belvedere Castle Midtown Pizza Shop (by the slice) Explore the iconic park, enjoy a relaxing lunch, and see a historic landmark.
2 Broadway See a Broadway Show Bagel store on the Upper West Side Catch a classic or hit musical, then enjoy a traditional New York breakfast.
3 Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour Smorgasburg Food Market (Williamsburg) Learn about the bridge’s history while enjoying stunning views, then sample international cuisines from vendors.
4 Yankee Stadium Watch a Yankees Game Halal Guys (street cart) Experience the excitement of baseball, then grab a delicious and affordable chicken and rice platter.
5 Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry to the Statue of Liberty (climb crown with ticket), Ellis Island National Immigration Museum Pier 17 (seafood) Learn about immigration history and American freedom, then enjoy fresh seafood with harbor views.
6 Greenwich Village Explore the neighborhood Falafel vendor in the Village Discover the bohemian charm, visit unique shops, and savor a vegetarian-friendly falafel sandwich.
7 Local Comedy Club Attend a Comedy Show Chelsea Market Food Hall Catch up-and-coming comedians, then explore a variety of food stalls under one roof.
8 Governors Island Day Trip (Fort Jay, outdoor activities) Food Trucks at Hudson Yards Explore the island’s history and activities, then grab lunch from a global food truck selection.
9 Harlem Neighborhood exploration (historical sites, jazz clubs, soul food) Soul food restaurant in Harlem Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture with historical tours, live music, and a classic soul food brunch.
10 Chinatown Walking Tour Dim Sum restaurant in Chinatown Discover bustling streets, temples, and authentic Chinese food, then experience the traditional dining experience of shared plates.
11 Times Square Explore the area Restaurant near Broadway Take in the dazzling lights and street performers, then enjoy dinner before or after a Broadway show.
12 Madison Square Garden Concert Upscale restaurant near Madison Square Garden See a live performance in a legendary arena, then enjoy a special pre-concert dinner.


What can’t you do and see in New York?! Popular attractions and destinations include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Finger Lakes, Lake Placid, Lake George, Cooperstown, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, MOMA, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Grand Central Terminal, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Coney Island, Broadway, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Seneca Lake Trail, and SO much more.

Throughout New York you can dine in some of the world’s fanciest restaurants with world-class chefs at the helm or grab a meal at unforgettable mom and pop eateries — and either way, you’re in for a delicious treat! New York-style pizza is first on many travelers’ list when it comes to snagging a slice of the local flavor. NYC is also famous for its cheesecake, eggs Benedict, manhattan clam chowder, deli-style sandwiches like pastrami on rye, general Tso’s chicken, bagels, strip steak, and hot dogs. Wash it all down with an ice-cold Manhattan cocktail and you will be living the NYC dream. Famous upstate foods include Buffalo wings, beef on weck, Thousand Island dressing, black and white cookies, salt potatoes, and grape pie.

Are you a travel nurse or travel allied health professional looking for your next great career opportunity in The Empire State? Click here to explore travel nurse jobs and travel allied health jobs in New York!


Why Work With Medical Solutions?

  • We have great travel nursing positions at facilities all over New York
  • We offer great pay and benefits for RNs
  • Our Recruiters specialize in helping nurses earn more & explore
  • We offer free, private, and furnished housing
  • We offer travel reimbursements
  • Travel & housing is handled by our in-house specialists
  • We provide 24/7 contact and support

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about New York 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!