Travel Nursing Jobs in Alabama

Alabama is a great place to work as a travel nurse. The people are friendly and hospitable, and there’s plenty to see and do. From Birmingham to Montgomery to the Gulf Coast, Alabama has something for everyone.

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and is home to a variety of attractions, including the Birmingham Zoo, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Montgomery is the state capital and home to several museums, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Rosa Parks Museum. The Gulf Coast is well-known for its beaches and fishing spots and is a popular destination for visitors and vacationers.

No matter what your interests are, Alabama has something to offer. The people are warm and welcoming, the scenery is beautiful, and there’s always something to do. Create a profile and explore the Alabama travel nursing jobs offered on Fusion Marketplace.

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Alabama Travel Nurse FAQ

How Much Do Travel Nurses Make in Alabama?

The median salary for a registered nurse in the state of Alabama was $58,630 per year or $28.19 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $49,360 and $68,960 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level RN jobs in Alabama or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $43,150, while the highest 10% earned more than $80,420.

Typically, travel nursing jobs will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same specialty, facility, and location. The estimated weekly gross pay listed for travel RNs is based on the specified hours per week listed on job cards and includes available stipend amounts.

Is Alabama a Nursing Compact State?

Yes, Alabama is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse travelers that meet the specific compact license requirements are eligible to apply for a multistate license.

How Do I Become a Travel Nurse in Alabama?

Education & Licensure

In order to work as a registered nurse in the state of Alabama, you must first meet the requirements for licensure as set forth by the Alabama Board of Nursing. These requirements include completing an approved nursing program, passing the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN), and submitting an application for licensure to the Board of Nursing. Alabama is part of the enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact.

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What are the Top Cities in Alabama for Nurses?

Some of the best hospitals in the country can be found in Alabama, including the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham and Huntsville Hospital. These hospitals are always looking for nurses with experience in a variety of specialties, so if you're a travel nurse with a few years of experience under your belt, Alabama could be the perfect place for you.

Top Cities for Alabama Travel Nursing Jobs

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Dothan, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Hoover, AL
  • Auburn, AL
  • Decatur, AL
  • Florence, AL

Things to Do and Explore in Alabama

Alabama is a beautiful Southern state that offers plenty of things to do for visitors and residents alike. From the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to the state parks and historic districts, there is something for everyone in Alabama.

The Civil Rights District in Birmingham is home to a number of historic sites and museums that commemorate the civil rights movement. The Birmingham Zoo is home to a variety of animals, including lions, tigers, and elephants.

Alabama is home to a number of beautiful state parks, including Gulf State Park, Joe Wheeler State Park, and Talladega National Forest. These parks offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming.

Alabama's beaches offer a variety of activities, including swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. The Gulf of Mexico provides opportunities for fishing, crabbing, and shrimping, while the state's rivers offer opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The state's forests and parks offer hiking, biking, and camping opportunities, and the state's historic sites provide a look into Alabama's past.

Getting Started as a Traveling Nurse

Many travel nurses find work through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for a travel assignment, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hour policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.

The good news is that Fusion Marketplace has everything you need when it comes to finding the perfect Alabama travel nursing job. We offer access to travel assignments in the best healthcare facilities across the country. Whether you are looking for med surg, operating room, or other patient care positions, our partners are constantly posting new jobs so you can find your next great opportunity. Here, you have the freedom to compare full benefits, packages, and staffing agencies—all in one place. So find your next job today.