Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Oregon

Oregon is known for its breathtaking mountains, beautiful forests, cool beaches, quirky creative culture, cool cities, world-class wineries, and stunning landscapes galore. All these reasons, plus the state’s steady supply of high-paying, resume-building travel healthcare jobs make The Beaver State a top spot for travel nurses and travel allied health professionals. In fact, travelers tend to flock to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and leave very satisfied with their personal and professional adventures there.

Best Hospitals in Oregon

Oregon has many fine facilities where travelers can take on well-paying travel nurse and travel allied health assignments, meet great people and make new friends, sharpen their skills, gain experience, and build their resumes. Plus, there’s a ton do, see, and explore on your days off in Oregon!

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 65 hospitals in Oregon — 10 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. These include: #1-ranked OSHU Hospital in Portland, #2-ranked Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, and #3-ranked St. Charles Medical Center. 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 Oregon at #22 overall, #2 for infrastructure, #13 for fiscal stability, and #17 for healthcare. Oregon is a top location for travelers to work in healthcare, explore incredible natural beauty, enjoy cool cities, and earn great wages!

Oregon Nurse Licensure

Oregon is not 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 happy to help you with any Oregon state licensing questions.

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Quick Oregon Facts

  • State Nickname: The Beaver State
  • Capital City: Salem
  • Largest Cities: Portland, Salem, Eugene, Hillsboro, Gresham
  • Charming Towns: Ashland, Brownsville, Klamath Falls, Hood River, Cannon Beach
  • Cost of Living: 47th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: Crater Lake is a beautiful mountain lake inside Crater Lake National Park. It’s also the deepest lake in the U.S. and one of the top 10 deepest in the world — at a whopping 1,949 feet deep! Also, Oregon is one of only a handful of states with no general sales tax.


Oregon Travel Nursing Guide

Oregon is a hotbed of quirky cities as well as wide open spaces. Majestic mountains, gorges, forests, and bodies of water dominate the state, but there are several cool communities and a beautiful coastline. There is plenty for travel nurses and travel techs to do in Oregon on their days off!

Popular attractions and destinations include Crater Lake National Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Cannon Beach, Washington Park, Mount Hood National Forest, Smith Rock State Park, Oregon Coast Trail, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Willamette National Forest, the Oregon Vortex, Astoria, and SO much more.

Oregon is also generally a great state for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, boating, climbing, fishing, windsurfing, historic sites, lighthouses, Native culture, museums, winetasting, craft beer, relaxing at the beach, road trips, shopping, sightseeing, dining, arts and entertainment, college sports, and tons more.

Foodies will absolutely love Oregon! The state is known for farm-to-table fare, excellent dining options, fresh seafood, and unique regional favorites. When you’re on a travel nursing assignment in Oregon you can enjoy iconic favorites like Dungeness crab, Vietnamese chicken wings, hazelnuts, Tillamook cheese, salmon, steamed clams, wild mushrooms, fish & chips, oysters, tater tots, Voodoo Doughnuts, Salt & Straw ice cream, and marionberry pie. Wash it all down with a piping hot Stumptown Coffee, an ice-cold Rouge Ale, or a fine Oregon pinot noir and you’ll be living like a true Oregonian!

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


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Oregon 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 Oregon 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!