Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Ohio

Ohio is a wonderful state for travel nursing jobs, due a high demand for travel healthcare professionals and because it’s such a fun place to explore on days off! The Buckeye State is very popular with travel nurses and travel allied health professionals because of its fun cities, abundance of activities, beautiful natural scenery, and the kind people that travelers encounter in Ohio.

Best Hospitals in Ohio

Ohio has many top-notch facilities, including the famous Cleveland Clinic and so many others. A solid legacy of healthcare and a growing need means that there’s a steady of inventory of jobs for travel nurses, travel techs, and other allied health workers. Plus, it’s a really fun state to spend 13 weeks in while building your resume and fine-tuning your skills on assignment!

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 224 hospitals in Ohio — 19 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. These include: #1-ranked Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, #2-ranked Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, and #3-ranked University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland. 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 Ohio at #36 overall, #6 for opportunity, and #24 for fiscal stability. Ohio is a top location for travelers to work in healthcare, explore exciting cities, enjoy beautiful nature, and earn great wages!

Ohio Nurse Licensure

Ohio is not currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) but it has enacted the NLC, which is slated to be implemented there in January 2023. 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 Ohio state licensing questions.

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Quick Ohio Facts

  • State Nickname: The Buckeye State
  • Capital City: Columbus
  • Largest Cities: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron
  • Charming Towns: Geneva-on-the-Lake, Marietta, Granville, Yellow Springs, German Village, Loveland
  • Cost of Living: 14th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: Cleveland is home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and “Hang on Sloopy” is the official Ohio state rock song. Ohio is also home to the world’s largest drumsticks, which are located in Dave Grohl Alley and each weigh half a ton.


To Do and See in Ohio

Ohio has a really unique blend of rural, urban, and charming mid-sized towns, as well as a lot of interesting history and natural beauty to explore.

Popular attractions and destinations include Cedar Point Amusement Park, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, Serpent Mound, Hopewell Cultural National Historic Site, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, Great Lakes Science Center, Hocking Hills State Park, Amish Country, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and SO much more.

The Buckeye State is also generally a great state for historical sites, craft breweries, shopping, dining, pro sports, college sports, kayaking, rowing, biking, boating, hiking, road trips, arts and entertainment, museums, and lots more!

Ohio loves to eat and with all the good food so will you when you’re there on assignment. Ohio’s known for Cincinnati or Skyline chili, Three Way, peanut butter-chocolate Buckeyes, Barberton chicken, Goetta hash, baby Swiss cheese, popcorn, Cleveland BBQ, corned beef, kielbasa and Polish Boys, fried lake perch, pierogis, sauerkraut balls, and Shaker lemon pie. Wash it all down with a Bloody Mary or fine glass of tomato juice (the state beverage!) and you’ll be living the Buckeye State dream.

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Ohio 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 Ohio 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!