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 319 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
8 days ago
Nights BLS, ACLS, NIH Stroke 2 years of experience required
$7,516/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Los Angeles, California
GQR Healthcare
4 days ago
Nights BLS, ACLS, NIH Stroke 2 years of experience required ***Email me your resume at
$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
8 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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Boston, Massachusetts
Supplemental Health Care
9 days ago
Job Description:As one of the largest Healthcare jobs placement agencies in the U.S., Supplemental Health Care has been partnering with RNs for more than 30 years. We’re now seekin ...
$6,372/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Des Moines, Iowa
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
8 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 ...
$6,269/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareTravel Nurses, Inc.
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #385885. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,184/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #381169. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,184/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #368562. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$5,069/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Orlando, Florida
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #359775. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,608/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #387593. 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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Dickinson, North Dakota
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #358841. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,032/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Reading, Pennsylvania
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #382074. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,032/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Wichita Falls, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #382216. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,802/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Brownwood, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #377122. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,802/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Washington Court House, Ohio
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #382284. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Aberdeen, Washington
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #357625. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,686/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Weirton , WV, West Virginia
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #378034. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary CareDestination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Fishers, Indiana
Destination Travelcare
3 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #7. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,672/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Midland, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #376687. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,571/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Midland, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #369404. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,571/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Fishers, Indiana
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #389168. 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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Mason City, Iowa
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #341475. 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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Bloomington, Indiana
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #383923. 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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Austin, Texas
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #382982. 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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Great Falls, Montana
Travel Nurses, Inc.
3 hours ago
Travel Nurses Job ID #386592. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,995/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 Travel Nurses, Inc. (97), Advantis Medical (54), and Ardor Health Solutions (43).

How Much Do Coronary Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, December 8th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Coronary Care Nurse is $3,735, 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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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Indianapolis, Indiana
Advantis Medical
8 days ago
Advantis Job ID #169824. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: CCU ...
$3,295/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Nashville, Tennessee
Advantis Medical
6 days 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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ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Canton, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
8 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 ...
$3,388/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Akron, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
10 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 ...
$3,373/wk
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ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Marysville, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
9 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 ...
$3,245/wk
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ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Canton, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
9 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 ...
$2,956/wk
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Gallipolis, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
10 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 ...
$2,885/wk
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ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Parma, Ohio
ADEX Healthcare Staffing LLC
9 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 ...
$2,810/wk
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Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Southern Hills Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
15 days ago
Ascend National 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.
$2,981/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Nashville, Tennessee
Ardor Health Solutions
9 days ago
Location: Nashville, TN Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Nashville, TN! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$2,764/wk
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