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Guide to Travel Nursing in Virginia

They say, “Virginia is for Lovers,” and that definitely tracks for travelers, because travel healthcare professionals LOVE to work in The Old Dominion State! Virginia is a very popular destination for travel nurse and travel allied health jobs with Medical Solutions due to the state’s traveler-friendly facilities, steady demand for travel nursing jobs, and the amazing assortment of things to see and do on days off.

The Old Dominion State is adjacent to Washington D.C. in a very busy region, which means tons of jobs for travel nurses and travel allied health workers. There are many top-notch facilities in Virginia, which is a wonderful opportunity for you to build your resume, fine-tune your skills, and experience something new in a very flexible career!

Best Hospitals in Virginia

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 121 hospitals in Virginia — 19 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. These include: #1-ranked Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, #2-ranked University of Virginia Medical Center, and a three-way tie for the #3 ranking between Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VCU Medical Center in Richmond, and Winchester Medical Center in Winchester. 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 Virginia at #7 overall, #8 for opportunity, #12 for healthcare, and #12 for education. Virginia is a top location for travelers to work in healthcare, explore exciting cities and charming towns, enjoy natural beauty galore, and earn great wages!

Virginia Nurse Licensure Guide

Virginia 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 happy to help you with any Virginia state licensing questions.

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Quick Virginia Facts

  • State Nickname: The Old Dominion State
  • Capital City: Richmond
  • Largest Cities: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Arlington, Richmond
  • Charming Towns: Cape Charles, Chincoteague, Occoquan, Culpeper, Middleburg
  • Cost of Living: 30th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: Everyone knows about Napa Valley and France, but savvy wine connoisseurs also know that Virginia is known for great wine! The winery scene here is resilient, experimental, and, as the Washington Post put it, “most exciting.”


To Do and See in Virginia

Virginia and surrounding areas have both big city excitement and quaint towns for you to explore on your days off, so there is really a lot of variety to explore here when you’re on assignment! The state is also known for its stunning natural beauty, beaches, historical sites, and easy access to east coast hotspots.

Popular attractions and destinations include the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Mountains, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Jamestown, Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns, Yorktown battlefield, Shenandoah Caverns, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, James River, False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, tons of wineries and SO much more. You can also explore all that D.C. and other regional sites have to offer!

Virginia is also generally a great state for relaxing at the beach, seaside drives and other road trips, history buffs, sightseeing, dining, winetasting, college sports, shopping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golfing, kayaking, camping, exploring beaches, mountains, and lakes, and tons more.

In addition to its gorgeous mountains and beaches, Virginia is known for its downright delectable cuisine, like Brunswick stew, Chesapeake Bay crab, oysters, homegrown peanuts, deviled eggs, apple butter, stone-ground pancakes, homegrown peanuts, peach cobbler, apple pie, Smithfield country ham, ham biscuits, and fixins like greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. Wash it down with a fine glass of Virginia wine and you’re living the Virginia dream!

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


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Virginia 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 Virginia 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!