These Hospitals Offer Internal, Direct-Hire, Travel Nurse Programs (List)

In an effort to combat some of the staff nursing exoduses to travel positions, more and more hospitals across the nation are offering internal travel nurse programs. Like traditional travel nursing contracts through staffing agencies, these internal travel nurse programs offer short-term contracts, high pay, and sometimes, limited benefits.

Designed to attract healthcare professionals to hard-to-fill areas and offer the same high pay as travel nurse jobs, hospitals hope that they will be able to retain local staff and ultimately lower the costs they will be forced to pay to travel nurse agencies. For instance, Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, MI, recently announced the launch of its internal travel contract program for both nurses and other healthcare clinicians.

“These positions are enticing for anyone who is interested in a higher base pay, while foregoing many traditional health and wellness benefits – perhaps nurses who are still eligible for health insurance under their parents or guardians, or those who already have coverage through a spouse’s employer , “Denise Neely, BSN, senior vice president and COO for Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Methodist Hospital and chief nursing officer for Bronson Healthcare, stated in a news release.

In late 2021, UPMC also started an internal travel nursing program – launching with over 800 open positions.

Large hospitals systems are beginning to launch travel nurse program across multiple states and large geographical areas. For instance,

  • Mercy Health System a system across four states (more than 40 hospitals and more than 40,000 co-workers) piloted their program in Springfield, Missouri, and now it has expanded across their four-state footprint.
  • Advent Health the internal travel nurse program is offered in their hospitals in all states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin
  • UC Health Colorado, traveling nurse program is across all UCHealth hospitals. That includes hospitals in all regions in northern Colorado, southern Colorado and in the Denver Metro area.
  • OSF HealthCare has 14 hospitals in the state of Illinois all w / internal travel nurse programs

There are lots of lists floating around on social media of hospitals who might (or might not) offer internal travel contracts for healthcare workers. was able to verify this list of hospitals directly with the hospital representatives themselves.

List of Hospitals Offering Internal Travel Nurse Programs

The benefits of a hospital offering internal travel nursing programs can be considerable — it might give applicants the opportunity to “try-out” a hospital, or even current staffers to try out different areas of the hospital without fully switching facilities or quitting. It could also be ideal for parents or caregivers who may not be able to commit to long-term work.


Mercy Health System


Honor Health, Phoenix, AZ


Scripps, San Diego


UC Health Colorado


Advent Health

Orlando Health

Health First


Advent Health


Advent Health

OSF Illinois


Advent Health

Mercy Health System


Advent Health

North Carolina

Advent Health


Mercy Health System


University Hospitals Health Systems, Cleveland, Ohio


Mercy Health System


Well Span York


Advent Health

West Virginia

MON health Morgantown, WV


Advent Health

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