When you are contemplating a Travel Nurse position in a state that you are not currently licensed, timing is often an issue. The following visual RN licensing guide provided by: Steven Wolfe of AdvantageRN will give you a general idea if you have time to license before the contract starts.
The States highlighted in yellow are ‘Compact’ states. Walk-through states allow a nurse to obtain a temporary license issued in as little as one day’s time. A temporary license is used to practice while pending a permanent license. Temporary licenses are generally valid from 30-90 days. Check with each state to determine specific requirements.