Travel nurses who wish to see a place rich in culture and natural beauty might consider Mississippi as their ideal location. Everyone can find something to do with opportunities ranging from the Gulf Coast to the hills of the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi provides several options for travel nurses wishing to broaden their expertise and make a difference in a unique state, from modest rural clinics to cutting-edge medical facilities in cities like Jackson and Hattiesburg.
86 Mississippi Travel Nurse jobs available
Mississippi Travel Nurse FAQ
How Much Do Travel Nurses Make in Mississippi?
The median salary for a registered nurse in the state of Minnesota was $59,850 per year or $28.77 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $50,340 and $71,190 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level RN jobs in Mississippi or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $42,740, while the highest 10% earned more than $82,260. Mississippi pays the 50th highest median annual salary for registered nurses, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Mississippi pays the 21st highest salary.
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 Mississippi Nursing Compact State?
Yes, Mississippi is a member of the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC). Mississippi has been a part of the NLC since 2001.
How Do I Become a Travel Nurse in Mississippi?
Education & Licensure
To become a travel nurse, you must first become a registered nurse (RN). This requires completing an undergraduate nursing degree, either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), and passing the NCLEX-RN examination. After becoming an RN, you can then apply for travel nursing jobs in Mississippi.
Board Address https://www.msbn.ms.gov/licensure/applications-and-forms
Application https://gateway.licensure.msbn.ms.gov/ (must create an account to apply)
How Long Does It Take to Get a License? 5-7 business days once all required documents have been received
License Fee $100 RN, $60 LPN, $75 background check
Compact state? No
NURSYS state? Yes
Walkthrough State? No
What are the Top Cities in Mississippi for Nurses?
Mississippi is full of great cities for travel nurses. Jackson is the capital city, and it offers plenty of hospitals and universities to choose from. Hattiesburg also offers many medical centers and a high pay rate for registered nurses. Southaven is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee so you can experience the best of both rural and urban life there, while Oxford boasts its proximity to Memphis as well as excellent healthcare options. Finally, Madison provides access to several hospitals in an ideal setting for those who want to enjoy a combination of rural and urban life.
Top Cities for Mississippi Travel Nursing Jobs
Things to Do and Explore in Mississippi
As a travel nurse, Mississippi is a unique and exciting place to explore with plenty of cultural attractions and outdoor activities for everyone. When you visit the Magnolia State, step back into history and explore the U.S.S. Cairo Museum or Vicksburg National Military Park - both are remnants of the Civil War, rich in historical value. Mississippi landscapes that make for the perfect camping or picnic spot - Longwood and Mississippi Petrified Forest are must-sees.
For those looking for a bit of an adventure, check out Tupelo Automobile Museum or Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. You can even try your luck at Horseshoe Casino or Beau Rivage for some gaming fun. Whether you're looking for history, nature, or adventure, Mississippi has something for everyone!
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 an assignment, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hour's 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 Mississippi travel nursing job. We offer access to travel assignments in the best healthcare facilities across the country. Whether you are looking for med surg, intensive care, operating room, rehabilitation, or home health 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.