Travel Nursing Jobs in Montana

If you're looking for a travel nursing job in a rural and scenic area, Montana is a great option. With its wide-open spaces, towering mountains, and pristine lakes, Big Sky Country is a nature lover's paradise. And with a population of under 1.5 million, it's also a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Montana is also home to a number of charming small towns. Many of these towns are located in the scenic Rocky Mountains and offer a relaxed and rural lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a small town with a tight-knit community or a bustling city with plenty of nightlife and cultural attractions, Montana has something to offer every nurse.

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Montana Travel Nurse FAQ

How Much Do Travel Nurses Make in Montana?

The median salary for a registered nurse in the state of Montana was $68,740 per year or $33.05 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $59,410 and $80,510 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level RN jobs in Montana or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $53,930, while the highest 10% earned more than $93,550.

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 Montana a Nursing Compact State?

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

How Do I Become a Travel Nurse in Montana?

Education & Licensure

In order to work as a registered nurse in the state of Montana, you must first meet the requirements for licensure as set forth by the Montana Board of Registration in 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. Montana is part of the enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact.

Licensure Resources

  • Board Address http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur
  • How Long Does It Take to Get a License? 30-60 days
  • License Fee $200 application, $100 renewal
  • Compact state? Yes
  • NURSYS state? Yes
  • Walkthrough State? No
  • Education RN - 24 hours every 2 year licensure period
  • Additional Information Records are processed at approximately 30 business days out, so even if we process an application, the fingerprint/background check takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks, then, at which time a license can be issued if all other requirements are met.

What are the Top Cities in Montana for Nurses?

Montana is a large state with a diverse landscape. It is home to mountains, plains, forests, and rivers. There are many cities in Montana that are perfect for travel nurses.

Top Cities for Montana Travel Nursing Jobs

  • Billings, MT
  • Missoula, MT
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Helena, MT
  • Butte, MT
  • Kalispell, MT
  • Great Falls, MT
  • Belgrade, MT
  • Havre, MT
  • Whitefish, MT

Things to Do and Explore in Montana

Montana has plenty to offer for all nurse travelers. With only a little over a million inhabitants spread across the vast state and breathtaking views as far as the eye can see, Montana is an oasis of beauty and peace. Miles of unspoiled wilderness, crystal clear mountain streams, and rolling prairies make Montana a prime destination for those who love the outdoors. The state is also home to a number of charming small towns, each with its own unique character and history.

In the western part of the state, Glacier National Park is a must-see. With more than 700 miles of trails, the park is a hiker's paradise, and its glaciers and lakes offer plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. During the winter months, hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort for some skiing or snowboarding.

In the eastern part of the state, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area is a great place to explore the pristine beauty of Montana's backcountry. The area offers more than 1,500 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, and its lakes and rivers are perfect for fishing and camping.

If you're looking for something a little more urban, the city of Billings is a great place to spend a few days. With its art galleries, restaurants, and shopping, the city has something for everyone. And don't forget to visit the nearby Yellowstone National Park, one of America's most popular parks. With its geysers, hot springs, and wildlife, the park is a must-see for anyone visiting Montana.

Some of the best things to do and explore in central Montana include hiking and biking in the beautiful rocky mountain scenery, fishing in the many rivers and streams, camping and picnicking in the many parks and forests, visiting the small towns and villages for a taste of local history and culture, and of course enjoying the many opportunities for outdoor recreation and wildlife watching.

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 Montana travel nursing job. We offer access to travel assignments in the best healthcare facilities across the country. Whether you are looking for med surg, primary care, wound care, intensive care, operating room, rehabilitation, or home health specialties, 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.