Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in North Dakota

The Peace Garden State is a really great surprise for smart travelers who uncover this hidden gem! North Dakota’s rich culture, scenic beauty, and consistent demand for travelers in well-paying jobs, make it a great location for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals. With a cost of living under the national average and solid traveler compensation, North Dakota is also a wonderful place to stretch your dollar and pad your savings. Read on to learn more about this great state and why you should look no further than north for your next travel nursing job opportunity!

North Dakota has consistent demand for skilled, experienced travel nurses and travel allied health professionals! It’s a great place to take an assignment and feel like you’re really making an impact in people’s lives, while adopting a bit slower pace of life. Plus, North Dakota has a cost of living under the national average, which is always a bonus for travelers financially.

Best Hospitals in North Dakota

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 50 hospitals in North Dakota — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. That includes #1-ranked Sanford Medical Center Fargo in Fargo, #2-ranked Sanford Medical Center Bismarck in Bismarck, and #3-ranked CHI St. Alexius Health-Bismarck in Bismarck. There are also many other non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state of North Dakota where you might find a great travel nursing assignment. 

Additionally, U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked North Dakota at #14 overall, as well as #4 for infrastructure, #8 for natural environment, and #16 for fiscal stability.

ND Nurse Licensure

North Dakota 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 always happy to help you with any North Dakota state licensing questions.

To Do and See in North Dakota

North Dakota flies under the radar but there’s lots to experience here, like scenic natural beauty, a unique history and blend of cultures, and tons of activities for the outdoorsy.

The Peace Garden State is home to the gorgeous Theodore Roosevelt National Park, named for the president whose conservation efforts and love of outdoors moved him to establish 150 national forests, five national parks, 18 national monuments, and other important protected public land. His stunning namesake park is part of the northern badlands.

The International Peace Garden is a colorful and moving testament to being neighborly located along the U.S.-Canadian border. The Maah Daah Hey Trail, Enchanted Highway, and so much more will offer you great experiences in North Dakota.

Culturally, North Dakota has a unique blend of mainly Native American, German, and Scandinavian roots, which reflects throughout the state. That means a unique tradition of cuisine including walleye, hot dish, lefse, goulash, sauerkraut, cheese buttons, chokecherries, Indian tacos, wojapi, beans, and more.

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Quick North Dakota Facts

  • State Nickname: The Peace Garden State
  • Capital City: Bismarck
  • Largest Cities: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo
  • Charming Towns: Devil’s Lake, Horace, Medora, Jamestown
  • Cost of Living: 28th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Average RN Salary: $71,200
  • Random Trivia: North Dakota is home to 63 wildlife refuges, more than any other state! Plus, The Peace Garden State is fittingly the nation’s #1 producer of honey.

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


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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!