Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois city skyline view with a lake in the foreground and lit up buildings in the background on a partly clear day.

Travel Nursing Jobs in Illinois

The Land of Lincoln attracts travelers from across the US. There's currently a big demand for Med Surg, ER and trauma, Critical Care, and NICU travel nurses. We have travel jobs in Illinois hiring now for nearly every specialty! Illinois is a completely different experience depending on the season in which you visit, and the 300-mile stretch of Route 66 is a fun, kitschy way to see the Prairie State, no matter the weather. Check out our open jobs to start your travel adventure in Illinois today!
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Popular Places to Visit in Illinois

Illinois Canyon in Starved Rock State Park with a rocky mountain surrounded by a small river with green forestry on the left half.
Chicago's Navy Pier in Illinois coastline with a cruise boat, yacht, buildings, and ferris wheel on a sunny day.
Female travel nurse holding purple cabbage looking at produce at an Illinois Fox River farmer's market.
Abraham Lincoln statue standing proud in front of the Illinois State Capital Building in Springfield. on a sunny day in fall or winter.
Lucky enough to land a travel nursing job in the Windy City? Head to Chicago's Navy Pier for the full tourist experience. Grab a slice of Chicago deep dish and stroll along the Magnificent Mile. Access the excitement of the 3rd biggest city in the US with the comfort of a more suburban setting in nearby Naperville, Joliet, or Rockford. Bordering the Fox River, Aurora has a spectacular Farmer's Market, an award-winning cultural scene, and plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Springfield is a major hub near the center of the state with a personality of its own. Take a walking tour to admire the architecture and learn the history of the city, including a spooky option, "Lincoln's Ghost Walk." Sound good? Explore Advantis Medical travel nursing jobs in Illinois below.

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Travel Nursing in Illinois:
Did you know?

  • In 1847 Illinois became one of the first states with state-supported mental illness and disability centers.
  • Get the selfie everyone wants in front of Cloud Gate, aka The Bean at Millennium Park.
  • Four square miles of Chicago burned in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
  • Charles Mound, the highest natural point in the state, is the lowest state highpoint in the Midwest.
  • Want a selfie with the 170 ft. tall World's Largest Catsup Bottle? Head to Collinsville, just off Route 159.

Interested in Illinois travel nurse jobs?
The Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois with a silver reflective bean monumental structure reflecting buildings. Naperville, Illinois river walk with a bridge, railings, and red buildings. Aerial view of farmland fields in Illinois on a bright sunny day.

Illinois Travel Nurse FAQs

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What license do you need to travel nurse in IL?

Illinois Board of Nursing
Contact information
Phone: 888.687.7307


Processing Time: 6 - 8 weeks
Valid for: 2 years
Renewal Schedule: 2 years

How much can a traveling nurse make in Illinois? estimates the average travel nurse salary in 2022 at $144,161 but this can vary widely by location, specialty, and demand. This is significantly higher than $77,600, the average salary for a staff nurse in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

What is the highest-paying travel nursing agency in Illinois?

Advantis Medical negotiates for the highest-paying travel nursing jobs in Illinois. All our travelers qualify for free concierge service. Chat with your recruiter to learn how we can help you land the job of your dreams quickly and hassle-free!

What are the benefits of working with Advantis Medical?

Advantis Medical offers comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, along with 401(k) plans that start on day one. Experience the Gold Standard in clinician care with the convenience of weekly direct deposit, housing & travel assistance, and a personal concierge for onboarding & credentialing. Interested in traveling with a friend? Advantis offers $500 per traveler that you refer so it’s never been easier to travel with friends or family.

How much does travel nurse housing cost in Illinois?

Your Advantis Medical Support Team can help you find housing in Illinois within your budget. Our Travel Coordinator will even book your living arrangements if you’d like! We do not provide agency housing. Instead, our travelers get a generous stipend and any help needed to get settled. This gives you the freedom to live where you want and lets you pocket any leftover money, too! Agency-provided housing, on the other hand, is deducted from your paycheck. Either way, you pay for your living arrangements.