Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Vermont

Vermont is known for its postcard-perfect quaint towns and staggering scenic beauty. So, it’s no surprise that travel nurses and travel allied health professionals flock to this great state. Picture meadows, ski slopes, farms, covered bridges, trees galore, cute towns, and cool cities — plus a consistent demand for travelers who can help meet crucial needs in healthcare staffing! Ready for your career in care to take you to scenic Vermont? Then keep reading to learn more about Vermont.

The Green Mountain State is a dream location for many travelers — whether for an iconic, cozy fall or winter assignment, or for a beautiful spring or summer adventure!

Best Hospitals in Vermont

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 17 hospitals in Vermont — one of which met high U.S. News standards and is ranked in the state. The #1-ranked Vermont hospital is University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, which is also ranked “High Performing” in seven procedures and conditions. The Green Mountain State also has many other wonderful hospitals, facilities, and clinics throughout the state where you can find a travel nurse or travel allied health opportunity that fits your career needs and helps provide crucial care to patients in need.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Vermont at #11 overall,  as well as #3 for crime and corrections, #9 for natural environment, #12 for infrastructure, #15 for education, and #18 for healthcare. With its solid rankings across the board, charming towns, natural beauty, plus demand for travel nurses and travel allied healthcare professionals, Vermont is a great choice for your next assignment!

Vermont Nurse Licensure

Vermont is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which is a bonus for travelers! The NLC allows nurses to practice reciprocally in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. New states join all the time so keep a close watch on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our team and your recruiter are always happy to help you with any Vermont state licensing questions.

To Do and See in Vermont

From idyllic and old school to modern and cool, The Green Mountain State is full of treasures for travelers to explore.

There’s busy Burlington with its downtown Church Street Marketplace — a center for activities like shopping, dining, and public art — and the Lake Bike Path and Waterfront Park along Lake Champlain’s shore near Burlington.

Lake Champlain extends across a 120-mile swath between New York and Vermont, beloved by wildlife, kayakers, and fisherfolk. Green Mountain National Forest is a perfect representation of the state’s forested beauty, crossed on the southern end by the Appalachian Trail.

Visiting a maple farm is a must from February through April, and you can pull your own sap at several of the storied family farms that help make Vermont the top producer of maple syrup in the U.S. Speaking of sweets, this is also the home of Ben & Jerry’s and you can visit the factory for a fun tour. Vermont has plenty more for foodies to chew on like its famous cheeses, maple creemees, venison, cider donuts, strawberry rhubarb, sugar on snow, ramps, fiddleheads, lake perch, and more.

Vermont Trivia

  • State Nickname: The Green Mountain State
  • Capital City: Montpelier
  • Largest Cities: Burlington, South Burlington, Rutland, Essex Junction, Bennington
  • Charming Towns: Brattleboro, Stowe, Grafton, Weston, Ludlow
  • Cost of Living: 39th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Average RN Salary: $75,160
  • Random Trivia: Montpelier is the smallest U.S. state capital by population and the only state capital without a McDonald’s restaurant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Travel Nursing in Vermont.

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!