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Nursing Compliance and Licensure

Kevin E., ICU Nurse

Aya Healthcare compliance specialist

We can expedite the compliance process

A key step in getting you ready for your travel assignment is completing all of your new facility’s compliance requirements. With a designated credentialing specialist assigned to help guide you through the process, you’ll get all the information you need in one place. Working with the compliance liaison at your facility, your specialist will streamline the process, make sure you meet deadlines and get facility updates in real time. They’ll work with you to ensure everything’s in order for an on-time start.

Nursing licensure in all 50 states

Our team will help streamline and expedite the nurse licensure process for you in any state. We can even help you plan your entire healthcare career. Because we have deep relationships with healthcare facilities nationwide, we can anticipate their needs and book you in advance.

Where to start?

If you’re a staff nurse, you already have many of the requirements needed to be a travel nurse. Your Aya team will notify you if anything else is needed and help fill in any gaps.

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RN Degree

You’ll need a degree as a registered nurse (RN) with a minimum of an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree.

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After graduating from a nursing program, you must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

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State License

You’ll need a license in any state you work. Want to work in a different state? No problem. We can help! More information on that below.

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Work Experience

You need at least one year of experience in your specialty, preferably in a hospital setting, to become a travel nurse. Some hospitals have additional requirements, so speak with your recruiter to find assignments that best fit your level of experience.

Compliance Requirements

Once you lock down an assignment, your credentialing specialist will help you through the following nursing compliance requirements.

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Vaccination Records & Physical Exam

You’ll need to complete a physical and provide proof of a current TB test and specific immunizations before you start an assignment. Your credentialing specialist can set up any necessary vaccinations or lab work and your physical exam.

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Drug Screen & Background Check

You’ll also need to complete a drug test and a background check before your assignment. A drug screen is typically needed within 30 days of start and once per year if you stay at the same facility. Your credentialing specialist will help you book any necessary appointments.

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The licensing process varies state to state, and we can help expedite it. If you live in one of the states that’s eligible for a nursing compact licensure, your Aya team can help you convert your license so you’re able to practice in all compact states. Our team can also help you with nurse licensure renewals. If your license is expiring, they’ll notify you and work with you to get it renewed. Did you know Aya will cover the cost of your license(s)? Some we cover for you up front and others are reimbursable. Ask your recruiter for more details.

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Depending on your specialty, you may need additional certifications. Your Aya team will help you figure out what those are and work with you to you find classes in your area to complete the process. Ask your credentialing specialist about which certifications are reimbursable. And don’t forget, Aya provides access to tons of free CEUs as well!

Your credentialing specialist has your back throughout the entire compliance process.

If any additional documents or facility-specific requirements are needed, they’ll keep you up to date on pertinent deadlines and help you meet them.