Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a quietly beautiful state with a very interesting history and a unique geography. It sits on the cusp of the Midwest and the South, the Mountain West and the Southwest. And, of course, Texas! The Sooner State has a very low cost of living, which is a big draw for many travelers looking to save up and keep their costs low. There are also some cool cultural hotspots here and many wide-open spaces. Let’s look into what makes Oklahoma a unique location and why it just could be the perfect spot for your next travel nursing assignment. Read on to learn more, search Oklahoma travel nurse jobs, or apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a great location for travel nurses and travel allied health pros who want to keep their cost of living ultra-low and prefer a slower pace of life! With the nation’s 3rd-lowest cost of living and its understated natural beauty, Oklahoma’s got you covered. There’s a high demand for healthcare travelers here and that means lots of opportunity for you to choose your perfect fit in The Sooner State. Plus, when you take a travel nursing job in Oklahoma with Medical Solutions, you can choose from many great travel nurse jobs, save money, and enjoy helpful traveler benefits.

 

Some of the industry-leading benefits travelers enjoy with Medical Solutions include 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; traveler discounts; and more. Plus, all travelers are automatically able to use their free employee assistance program that includes up to eight free therapy sessions per issue/per year with licensed therapists nationwide. It’s all part of our strong commitment to supporting you and having your back every step of the way!

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 146 hospitals in Oklahoma — three of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked hospital is St. Francis Hospital-Tulsa in Tulsa. Next are #2-ranked Ascension St. John Medical Center-Tulsa in Tulsa and #3-ranked Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma also has many other great hospitals, facilities, and clinics that hire travelers.

 

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Oklahoma at #43 overall, but it’s ranked at #21 for infrastructure, #25 for fiscal stability, and #26 for opportunity. These marks reflect The Sooner State’s super low cost of living. Plus, there’s a lot more here to discover than meets the eye, making it a great surprise-favorite location for many travelers!

 

Oklahoma 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. Also, our team is happy to help you with any Oklahoma state licensing questions.

 

Quick Oklahoma Facts

State Nickname: The Sooner State

Capital City: Oklahoma City

Largest Cities: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Edmond

Charming Towns: Medicine Park, Broken Bow, Eufaula, Guthrie, Stillwater

Cost of Living: 3rd-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $66,600

Random Trivia: Oklahoma has the largest population of Native Americans in the nation.

 

To Do and See in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s unique location on the map make it a bit of a bridge between the Midwest and the South, and a transitional state into the Western region, while also being adjacent to the Southwest! This makes for a singular experience when it comes to cultural influences.

 

Oklahoma City and Tulsa lead the pack when it comes to big-city bustle in The Sooner State. Their legacies are owed to the Oklahoma Land Rush and the discovery of oil in the state. As such, some top urban attractions here include the swanky Philbrook Museum of Art, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City National Memorial, and more. These cities also keep full cultural calendars with art, music, and more.

 

On the more rural tip, you can cruise Route 66 through the state and visit the Cherokee Heritage Center, the National Weather Center, Woolaroc Wildlife Preserve, Salt Plains State Park, Gloss Mountain State Park, and Chickasaw National Recreational Area.

 

A traveler’s gotta eat, so good thing there’s great food in Oklahoma. This includes state favorites like Oklahoma barbecue, chicken-fried steak, Sooner steaks, fried catfish, biscuits and gravy, cowboy caviar, fried okra, pickled okra, frybread tacos, Mexican food, fried onion burgers, and fried fruit pies.

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Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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!