COVID Surge Increases Need for RNs in Missouri

COVID Surge in Missouri


As of today’s date – Missouri currently leads the nation with the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections. It’s being reported that this is a result of Missouri’s low vaccination rate (as low as 24% in rural areas) and the onset of the new COVID-19 Delta variant taking an increased hold on the area.  According to local news outlets: “Missouri’s daily average of new cases is now more than 560 compared to an average of less than 290 a month ago.”


COVID Surge Increases Need for RNs in Missouri


As a result there is a vastly increased need for travel RNs – specifically in Springfield & Branson, Missouri with travel nursing pay rates topping out at $4,017 per week gross for travel RNs willing to work a 48-hour a week contract, and $3,001 for a 36-hour a week contract. Many hospitals are now also offering 4, 6, 8 and 13-week contracts.

Specialities in high demand include: ER, MICU, ICU, Tele, Med/Surg, OR, Pre/Post Op, Endoscopy and Respiratory Therapy.

For an up-to-date listing of these RN and RT travel nursing jobs – please click here.


Travel Nursing in Missouri


Many RNs who’ve never traveled to Missouri – are probably not familiar with just how great of a spot it is for a travel assignment – especially during these summer and upcoming fall months. The weather is just right to get out on your days off and have a lot of fun safely! Check out our list of “Fun things to do in Missouri” here.


Travel Nurse Housing in Missouri


First time travel nurses may also feel a little stressed at finding their own housing! The good news is – many hospitals in the Missouri area are providing direct housing assistance for travelers interested in these hot assignments. We’ve also taken some time to do a little research of our own and have created a blog specific to finding housing in Springfield, Missouri – with actual real-life housing listings you can can take advantage of. Check out our blog “Finding Travel Nurse Housing: Springfield, Missouri” here.


Travel Nursing Tips for Travel Nurses

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Travel Nurse Contracts: How to Avoid Cancellations
Travel Nurse Benefits: Health Insurance & 401(k)


Travel Nursing Testimonials

Started traveling simply because she wanted to make more money.
Started travel nursing to take control of life and boost her mental health.
Tried travel nursing 16 years ago and didn’t like. See what changed her mind.
Chose travel nursing so she could take as much time off as she wanted.
Med/Surg RN with 4-years’ experience. Her tips for nurses new to travel
Stayed with her hospital when covid hit. After 8-months started travel nursing
Started traveling the second she got 2-years nursing experience
They cut her pension – so she quit and started travel nursing


Got Travel Nursing Questions?


Did we miss anything? Do you still have questions about travel nursing? Give us a call (or shoot us an email) today and one of our dedicated team members would be happy to answer any questions you might have.


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