Travel Coronary Care Nurse Jobs

The coronary care unit, also known as the cardiac care unit, employs registered nurses with the critical care backgrounds. CCUs were originally designed to care for patients with acute heart attacks, but now they also provide critical care to patients with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, acute coronary syndrome, and congestive heart failure. CCU nurses specialize in caring for patients with these and other serious heart conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment.

Cardiac care nurses are in high demand because heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. CCU nurses are among the most sought-after nursing professionals and deliver life-saving therapies that make a tremendous difference in their patients’ lives.

Coronary Care Unit nurse salary

PayScale reports that the average annual salary for registered nurses in the cardiac care unit is $64,750. This means staff CCU nurses earn about $1,245 per week and $31.13 per hour in a 40-hour work week.

Travel coronary care unit nurses can expect to earn more than equivalent staff nurses. CCU nurses earned a gross weekly salary of $1,655 in 2019 per Vivian data. This amount includes additional tax-free compensations for nurses who can claim a permanent tax home. Compensations may include housing allowances and stipends for meals and other incidental expenses.

We currently have 329 matching Coronary Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareGQR Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Los Angeles, California
GQR Healthcare
3 days ago
Nights BLS, ACLS, NIH Stroke 2 years of experience required
$7,516/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
3 days ago
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for extension upon successful comple ...
$7,377/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Oloop Health
a day ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #203886. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$6,970/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareTact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Tact Medical Staffing
a day ago
ND - $220 - CCU RN - 48 hour rotating Critical Care Unit Start Date: 11/30/2021 Shift: Rotating Shift Length: Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Certifications: ACLS, BLS/BCL ...
$6,864/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareProvidence Health Care Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Providence Health Care Staffing
2 days ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #203886. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$6,864/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
17 hours ago
Location: CHAMBERSBURG, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in CHAMBERSBURG, PA! This is a full time travel contr ...
$5,184/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Renown Health
Reno, Nevada
Providence Health Care Staffing
an hour ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #204269. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$4,680/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Renown Health
Reno, Nevada
Providence Health Care Staffing
an hour ago
Providence Health Care Staffing Job ID #204268. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determin ...
$4,680/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Cheyenne Regional
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Oloop Health
2 hours ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #201410. Pay package is based on 12.5 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,158/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ethos Medical Staffing
18 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,147/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Mary Lanning Healthcare
Hastings, Nebraska
Oloop Health
2 hours ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #204251. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,039/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Espanola, New Mexico
Oloop Health
15 hours ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #204211. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,039/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
2 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #174107. 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: Reg ...
$3,810/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Lompoc, California
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #194481. 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: CCU ...
$3,756/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
New York, New York
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #114460. 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: RN C ...
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
New York, New York
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #101447. 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: RN C ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Aberdeen, Washington
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #189217. 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: WA- ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Albany, New York
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #189001. 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: AMC ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Albany, New York
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #186958. 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: AMC ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Christiansburg, Virginia
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #203588. 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: CCU ...
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Bloomington, Indiana
Ethos Medical Staffing
18 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,456/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Spencer Hospital
Spencer, Iowa
Oloop Health
2 hours ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #204241. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,089/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Nashville, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #200795. 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: TRAV ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Munster, Indiana
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #146984. 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: IN ...
$2,765/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Frisco, Texas
Advantis Medical
16 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #200861. 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: Trav ...
$2,765/wk
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What are the best agencies for Coronary Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Coronary Care Nurse jobs are Advantis Medical (59), Ardor Health Solutions (45), and Ethos Medical Staffing (37).

How Much Do Coronary Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, December 2nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Coronary Care Nurse is $3,728, but can pay up to $7,516 per week.

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What does a Coronary Care Unit nurse do?

CCU nurses care for cardiac patients of all ages suffering from various severe heart diseases and conditions or They assess patients, administer medications, insert and remove IVs, monitor pain, and update patients’ medical records. CCU nurses vigilantly monitor heart activity and electrocardiograms to detect life-threatening arrhythmias and swiftly respond with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation when necessary. They work closely with cardiologists to ensure quality patient care and educate the patients and their families on heart disease and leading healthier lives. They also go over treatments and procedures, including devices like ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and temporary pacemakers.

Where do Coronary Care Unit nurses work?

CCU nurses primarily work at medical centers and public and private hospitals that are large enough to have a coronary care unit. They may also work in a hospital’s telemetry unit or at cardiovascular clinics.

What skills make a good Coronary Care Unit nurse?

Coronary care unit nurses must have advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular system and strong clinical skills to thrive in this fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment. They must remain constantly vigilant to the slightest changes in their patients’ conditions and have the ability to quickly react with life-saving techniques. They’re comfortable using specialized equipment and remain calm and compassionate towards patients and their families. Detail oriented, multitasking, critical thinking, and prioritizing care are other top skills of a good CCU nurse.

How to become a Coronary Care Unit Travel Nurse?

Becoming a coronary care unit travel nurse begins with earning an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program, then passing the NCLEX-RN and completing all state licensing requirements to become a registered nurse. CCU nurses must obtain Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications. Some hospitals recommend or require advanced certification, which can be obtained through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Critical Care Registered Nurse credentialing and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s board certification in Cardiac-Vascular Nursing. Many travel CCU assignments often specifically require nurses to have recent critical or cardiac care experience in a hospital setting.

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Oloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
United Regional Health Care System
Wichita Falls, Texas
Oloop Health
a day ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #203562. Pay package is based on 12.0 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,920/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Wichita, Kansas
Ardor Health Solutions
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$2,995/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
3 days ago
Location: CHAMBERSBURG, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in CHAMBERSBURG, PA! This is a full time travel contr ...
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Malone Healthcare - Nursing
a day ago
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
Destination Travelcare
a day ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,386/wk
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Oloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Oloop Health
a month ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #194347. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,227/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Monument Health
Rapid City, South Dakota
Oloop Health
a month ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #201086. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,702/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Monument Health
Rapid City, South Dakota
Oloop Health
a month ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #201085. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,702/wk
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Oloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Oloop Health
a month ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #194348. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,227/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
Destination Travelcare
3 months ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #2. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,914/wk
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