Travel Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

Our Kentucky travel nursing jobs will show you how the Bluegrass State shines. Home to bourbon distilleries, bluegrass farms and legendary horses, Kentucky is full of rich history and fun attractions. Larger cities like Lexington and Louisville provide the right mix of small-town hospitality and big-city convenience, plus play host to world-famous thoroughbred racing. Throughout the state, follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to tour the state’s top distilleries at your own pace. Unique to Kentucky, see Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest cave system offering several different levels of cavern tours led by park rangers. See our recently posted travel nursing jobs in Kentucky below.

Travel Nurse Across America is the travel nursing agency for you – in Kentucky and across the country! We offer competitive travel nursing pay, excellent benefits and personal service to each of our nurses.

Here’s a list of travel nursing jobs by occupation and specialty. Click on your specialty to see all of the positions available in Kentucky.

Specialty Openings
CVOR RN 2 View Jobs
MedSurg RN 5 View Jobs
OR RN 1 View Jobs
PCU RN 3 View Jobs
Radiology RN 1 View Jobs
TELE RN 4 View Jobs

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More about Kentucky

In the Cumberland Plateau, along the state's southeastern border, forests of oak, hickory, hemlock, and pine cloak the slopes of the Pine and Cumberland mountain ranges. Beneath the forests lie extensive beds of bituminous coal.

North-central Kentucky holds one region within another. The Knobs is a roughly horseshoe-shaped region of forested terrain that varies from cones to rounded hills and escarpments. Inside the horseshoe lies Kentucky's Bluegrass region. Limestone has weathered into soil just right for growing rich grass. Thoroughbred horse farms take advantage of the grass, their white rail fences stitching neatly across level fields of green velvet.

To the south lies the Pennyrile (sometimes spelled Pennyroyle), famous for its sinkholes and caves, including Mammoth Cave. The center of this region contains a vast, treeless area which gives way to farmlands in the south, nearer the Tennessee border.

West of the Pennyrile, the Jackson Purchase is a place of cypress swamps and wetlands where egrets and great blue herons nest. Low hills interrupt the flatness, and woods flourish between the farms.

In the northwest, just along the Ohio River, is the Western Coal Field. Although much of this land has been strip-mined, the farmland along the Ohio River is as pastoral as any in the state.

Kentucky RN Licensure

· Temporary License Time-Frame: No set timeline - issued once all documents received
· Permanent License Time-Frame: 2 weeks
· Compact (eNLC): Yes
· Walk-Through: No
· Cost: $165 (temporary license), $165 (permanent license), $12 fingerprint fee
· Application Requirements:  
· Nursys: Yes
· Livescan Fingerprinting: Yes
· Renewal Requirements: One of the following within the past 2 years (waived for the first renewal after licensure):
· 14 contact hours
· National, practice-related certification or recertification
· completion of nursing research project as director, principal investigator, or co-investigator
· Publication of nursing-related article
· Professional nursing education presentation
· 120 hours as preceptor
· 7 contact hours plus satisfactory employment evaluation for CE
· 3 contact hours of domestic violence education within the first 3 years after licensure (one time only), AND
· 2 contact hours of HIV/AIDS education 
· Renewal Date: Every year - October 31 
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· Telephone Number: 502.429.3300