The Buckeye State is beautiful and brimming with opportunity for travel nurses. Ohio offers something for everyone – lively cities full of fun things to do, and quaint small towns loaded with charm.
No matter what you’re seeking on your next travel nursing adventure, Ohio is sure to deliver. So many specialties, outstanding bill rates, and the chance to experience major metropolitan areas and scenic, Midwest country. Below are just some of Ohio’s best destinations that need nurses like you:
Ohio’s capital is a must. Food, nightlife, recreation, sports – this city has something for everyone. Grab a burger at Thurman’s in the lovely German Village, one of Columbus’ top burger joints featured on Travel Network’s “Man vs. Food.” Catch a Blue Jackets game in the Arena District, or stop by any one of the unique bars or restaurants located in the Short North. And of course, you can always hit Easton or Polaris for some serious retail therapy. Those travel nursing in Columbus during the fall will be treated to what’s basically a city-wide block party every Saturday the Ohio State Buckeyes football team is playing at home.
The Queen City is known for its professional sports, creative craft beers and its skyline – both the one downtown, and the kind you eat. If you’ve yet to experience Cincinnati chili, find a Skyline Chili, order a 3-way and a cheese coney – now isn’t the time for portion control. Take in a Reds game at Great American Ballpark – the very first pro baseball team ever –, or head just five minutes north into Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine (OTR) district. Home to countless unique restaurants, bars and breweries, OTR is Cincinnati’s crown jewel for all things eating, drinking and nightlife.
Nurses who take their talents to northern Ohio will be treated to The rock and roll capital of the world. Cleveland, the city that rocks, offers a bustling nightlife, a prolific pro sports scene and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Take a boat out on Lake Erie or go experience all the hype surrounding the Browns or Indians downtown. And you simply must visit the West Side Market, a thriving marketplace offering a variety of sights, sounds and sensory delights.
Just 45 minutes north of Cincinnati, Dayton is quietly one of Ohio’s most interesting places to visit. Take a stroll back in history at the National Museum of the US Airforce, or explore the outdoors at Cox Arboretom MetroPark featuring gorgeous gardens and butterfly habitats. The University of Dayton is nearby, so check out a UD Flyers game for a dose of college hoops, or just see UD’s beautiful campus.
- Medina, OH
Nurses needing a calmer setting will love the quaint city of Medina. Just over 30 miles south of Cleveland and about 20 miles from Akron, the beautiful city of Medina is home to just over 26 thousand people. Definitely drop by Castle Noel for a fun game of mini golf, or hop on a bike and hit the trails at Reagan Park, which also has a skate park and RV park, perfect if that’s how you’re rolling.
No matter where you choose to travel nurse in Ohio, you simply can’t go wrong. Click here to explore all of Pluto’s Ohio travel nursing assignments.