Town in Kentucky

Travel Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

Whether you're descending into amazing caverns, paddling along a river, or climbing high up sandstone cliffs, the Bluegrass State is full of epic adventures. A travel nurse job in Kentucky is your ticket to unforgettable experiences.

Nurses are needed throughout Kentucky in all specialties. We can help you find a high-paying travel assignment that complements your skills so you can tackle your dream list of adventures.

Get Started Today

What do Travel Nurse Jobs in Kentucky Pay? Earn up to $2,570/week

A travel nurse assignment can bring you more in earnings than a permanent RN position. While staff RNs in Kentucky earn an average of $67,453 per year or $1,297 per week, a Kentucky travel nursing salary ranges between $1,280 to $2,570 per week, or a potential salary of about $33,410 for one 13-week travel assignment with American Mobile. 

Add in the fact that Kentucky is one of the country's more affordable states to live in, and you'll be well-poised to tuck away more of your earnings for your future.

Beyond the Paycheck of a Kentucky Travel RN

There's a sense of spontaneity to travel nursing — you can decide where you want to work and when. An agency that has the right infrastructure to support you can make your journey smoother.

We provide you with the tools you need to flourish. Here are just a few of our benefits:

  • A placement specialist to help you find a travel nurse job in Kentucky
  • Furnished, private housing in a safe, convenient location (or generous housing allowance)
  • 401(k) retirement plan so you can begin planning for your future
  • A 24-hour clinical support line
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Employee assistance program with mental health resources
  • Life insurance
  • Free continuing education


Kentucky's Top Specialties

Nurses are needed in almost all specialties in Kentucky, including pediatrics, intensive care, oncology, cath lab, med-surg, and telemetry. You can work in urban centers such as Louisville and Lexington or smaller towns like Bowling Green and Mount Sterling.

Grasp the Culture in Kentucky 

The Bluegrass State is definitely horse country, whether you're taking in the renowned Kentucky Derby, riding on a trail, or visiting the Smithsonian-affiliated museum at Kentucky Horse Park. But there are many other attractions that let your adventurous spirit roam free.

Explore the bluffs, forests, and rivers at Mammoth Cave National Park, and then, tour the wonders of its underground cave system. Head to Breaks Interstate Park for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and rafting or Red River Gorge for rappelling and climbing. There are hundreds of miles of trails, woodlands, and waterways in the Bluegrass State for outdoor recreation.

Round out your Kentucky experience with visits to the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Muhammad Ali Center, and then, enjoy some food and drink. The state may be famous for bourbon and barbecue, but there are also many incredible restaurants for foodies to discover.

Imagine a job that pays you to go places. Connect with one of our recruitment specialists to find a travel nurse job in Kentucky and start your adventures today.

Learn About Kentucky Travel Nurse Jobs

Submit the form and a recruiter will be in touch!

* Indicates Required Fields


By clicking "SUBMIT" I agree to receive emails, automated text messages and phone calls (including calls that contain prerecorded content) from and on behalf of {{site_name}}, its parent, AMN Healthcare, and affiliates. I understand these messages will be to the email or phone number provided, and will be about employment opportunities, positions in which I’ve been placed, and my employment with AMN companies. See privacy policy or cookie policy for more details.

We can help you obtain your Kentucky nursing license!

Meet with one of our recruiters to get you set up today! Kentucky has been part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) for over a dozen years, creating less complications for nurses like you to practice in multiple states. Even if you aren't licensed in a NLC state, our team will help you obtain your license with ease. 

What are the best hospitals to work at in Kentucky?

The great state of Kentucky is known for its culture of horse racing, historic state parks, music, and southern dishes. The greatness doesn't stop there, as a travel nurse with American Mobile, you can take your pick to work in one of the state's best facilities.