Travel Acute Care Nurse Jobs

An acute care nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in treating patients with short-term but serious conditions who need immediate assistance. They may be called on to treat a wide array of severe injuries and illnesses, from med-surg patients, to car accident victims, to strokes. Acute care nursing is a rewarding yet challenging career path due to the time-sensitive, critical situations they’re often thrust into.

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We currently have 109 matching Acute Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute CareCross Country Search
Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute Care
Seward, Alaska
Cross Country Search
3 hours ago
A major hospital in Alaska is seeking Registered Nurses (RNs) for a team-oriented Acute Care unit. This is a position where an RN can really make a difference in the lives of patie ...
$35-55/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute Care
Valdez, Alaska
Cross Country Search
3 hours ago
A major hospital in Alaska is seeking Registered Nurses (RNs) for a team-oriented Acute Care unit. This is a position where an RN can really make a difference in the lives of patie ...
$34-57/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Acute CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Fargo, North Dakota
Advantis Medical
14 days ago
Specialty: Acute Care Shift: Day/Night Rotation Length: 13 weeks - 48 hrs 2 years experience required
$5,605/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Aurora, Minnesota
Advantis Medical
a day ago
Minimum requirements: MN license 2 years experience COVID vaccine REQUIRED BLS, ACLS
$5,108/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Acute CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Oregon, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Oregon, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in Oregon, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Oregon, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Oregon, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in Oregon, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Fremont, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: Fremont, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in Fremont, OH! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$4,838/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Mount Vernon, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Mount Vernon, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in Mount Vernon, WA! This is a full time travel contra ...
$4,608/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Waterloo, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Waterloo, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Acute - M/S Acute to join our travel team in Waterloo, IA! This is a full time travel con ...
$4,377/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Neptune, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: NEPTUNE, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in NEPTUNE, NJ! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$4,262/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Centralia, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Centralia, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Acute - M/S Acute to join our travel team in Centralia, WA! This is a full time travel c ...
$3,801/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Acute CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
San Diego, California
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #188381. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Acut ...
$3,756/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Ephrata, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in Ephrata, PA! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Reno, Nevada
Medmetry
3 hours ago
Medmetry Job ID #8569. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN - ...
$3,346/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Redding, California
Medmetry
3 hours ago
We are looking for Medical Surgical Registered Nurses to join our team in Redding, California! Schedule:  Day Shift Requirements: Active and Clear RN License; State of Califor ...
$2,900/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Redding, California
Medmetry
3 hours ago
Medmetry Job ID #8208. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN - ...
$2,900/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Acute CareTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Culver City, California
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #669487. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Acute Travel Nurse Assignment ...
$2,871/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Birmingham, Alabama
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #601763. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Acute Travel Nurse Assignment ...
$2,762/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Acute CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Richmond, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: RICHMOND, VA Setting: IN-ACUTE Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Acute - M/S Acute to join our travel team in RICHMOND, VA! This is a full time travel con ...
$2,534/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Ord, Nebraska
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Ord, NE Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Acute - M/S Acute to join our travel team in Ord, NE! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$2,304/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Acute CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Nashville, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #181331. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Acu ...
$2,304/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Monroe, Washington
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #176381. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Acu ...
$2,143/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Hilo, Hawaii
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #201836. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: HI - ...
$1,728/wk
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What are the best agencies for Acute Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Acute Care Nurse jobs are Ardor Health Solutions (40), Advantis Medical (19), and SSM Health (14).

What does an acute care nurse do?

Acute care nurses provide advanced nursing care to patients with acute conditions, such as heart attacks, life-threatening diabetes complications, respiratory distress, heat exhaustion, or any other serious condition that suddenly appears. They may also care for preoperative and postoperative patients. Acute care nurses assess and monitor their patients’ conditions, develop ongoing care plans, and update these plans, as necessary. Common acute care nursing tasks include:

  • Monitoring patients and checking vital signs 

  • Documenting treatment responses and changes

  • Implementing transitions in levels of care

  • Administering intravenous drips and medications

  • Managing patients’ pain relief and sedation

  • Administering blood and blood product transfusions

  • Entering orders for and reporting diagnostic tests results and screenings

  • Using specialized equipment like monitors and ventilators

  • Adjusting settings on assistive devices like temporary pacemakers

  • Performing life-saving interventions when needed

  • Educating and supporting patients and their families 

Where do acute care nurses work?

Acute care nurses work in a variety of clinical settings where emergency or critical care is provided. Specific places acute care nurses may work include emergency rooms, ambulatory care units, intensive care units, trauma centers, long-term care organizations, and surgery centers, among others. They may also work with a travel nursing agency.

What skills make a good acute care nurse?

Because they deal with so many patients who present with a huge array of conditions, good acute care nurses have advanced practice clinical expertise in caring for diverse patient populations and work well under pressure. Acute care nurses often work with limited patient data, so they possess strong clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to determine care priorities. They thrive in high-stress situations and excel at observation and problem-solving, so they can quickly alter treatments as soon as adverse problems arise. Above-average acute care nurses also have excellent communication skills that allow them to convey data clearly to other medical professionals and relay important information to patients’ family members with compassion.

How to become an Acute Care Travel Nurse

To become an acute care nurse, either an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required. Graduates of accredited nursing programs must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and fulfill all state licensing requirements to become licensed RNs.

RNs wanting to become acute care nurses must obtain Basic Life Support certification and may need Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Critical Care Registered Nurse certification from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is recommended for career advancement. Travel positions often require at least two years of med-surg acute care experience.

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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Kingsport, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
11 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #197950. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 38 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: TN ...
$3,502/wk
Travel contract
Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Monroe, Washington
Advantis Medical
4 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #176381. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Acu ...
$2,143/wk
Travel contract
Medmetry
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Reno, Nevada
Medmetry
3 hours ago
Medmetry Job ID #8569. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN - ...
$3,346/wk
Travel contract
Medmetry
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Redding, California
Medmetry
3 hours ago
Medmetry Job ID #8208. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN - ...
$2,900/wk
Travel contract
TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Waterbury, Connecticut
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
TotalMed Job ID #684802. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Acute Travel Nurse Assignment ...
$3,513/wk
Travel contract
Cross Country Search
Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute Care
Seward, Alaska
Cross Country Search
3 hours ago
A major hospital in Alaska is seeking Registered Nurses (RNs) for a team-oriented Acute Care unit. This is a position where an RN can really make a difference in the lives of patie ...
$35-55/hr
Permanent position
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Madison, Wisconsin
Ardor Health Solutions
5 hours ago
Location: Madison, WI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Medical Surgical Acute - M/S Acute to join our travel team in Madison, WI! This is a full time travel contr ...
$4,147/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
York, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$3,686/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
8 hours ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Acute Care - Acute Care to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
Travel contract