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 235 matching Coronary Care Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Mason City, IA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
IA or Compact RN license, BLS, ACLS, CCRN & BSN preferred, 2 years recent experience in CCU, Candidate may be working in regular CCU or extended CCU & must be willing to wo ...
Travel
2 days ago

$6,175/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Mason City, IA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
IA or Compact RN license, BLS, ACLS, CCRN & BSN preferred, 2 years recent experience in CCU, Candidate may be working in regular CCU or extended CCU & must be willing to wo ...
Travel
2 days ago

$6,175/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Hackensack, NJ
    • 4x12 hrs
Location: Hackensack, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in Hackensack, NJ! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
Travel
10 days ago

$6,096/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Flexible
1 year current experience, BLS, EPIC prefered, must be willing to float between equivilant - AHSA - CW
Travel
Today

$5,869/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Morehead City, NC
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
2 days ago

$5,568/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Chambersburg, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #228559. 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: WSH ...
Travel
1 day ago

$5,184/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Chambersburg, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$5,143/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Chambersburg, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$5,143/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Clinton, SC
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
Today

$4,933/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Montclair, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Montclair, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Montclair, NJ! This is a full time travel contract po ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,572/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Holmdel, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Holmdel, NJ Setting: OUT PATIENT Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Holmdel, NJ! This is a full time travel contract pos ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,572/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Canton, OH
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
Today

$4,448/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
We are looking for Registered Nurses - CCU to join our team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Schedule: Day/Night rotation; 48 hrs/week.  Location(s): This opening is for our Cedar ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,415/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Red Bank, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Red Bank, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Red Bank, NJ! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,229/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Elizabethtown, KY
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #228514. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,032/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Elizabethtown, KY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Elizabethtown, KY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Elizabethtown, KY! This is a full time travel con ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,000/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Georgetown, SC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
Today

$3,893/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Olathe, KS
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #228846. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,226/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Dunn, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #228643. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,834/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Gallipolis, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
Today

$2,813/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Dunn, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Dunn, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Dunn, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,811/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Ocean Grove, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Location: Ocean Grove, NJ Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Ocean Grove, NJ! This is a full time travel contrac ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,540/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Ocean Grove, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Location: Ocean Grove, NJ Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Ocean Grove, NJ! This is a full time travel contrac ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,540/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Ocean Grove, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Ocean Grove, NJ Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Ocean Grove, NJ! This is a full time travel contrac ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,540/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 Ardor Health Solutions (71), Advantis Medical (57), and Supplemental Health Care (51).

How Much Do Coronary Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 20th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Coronary Care Nurse is $3,676, but can pay up to $6,175 per week.

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  • min - $1,485
  • avg - $3,676
  • max - $6,175

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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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Sioux Falls, SD
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Location: Sioux Falls, SD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Sioux Falls, SD! This is a full time travel contrac ...
Travel
9 days ago

$4,560/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Sweetwater, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Sweetwater, TN Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Sweetwater, TN! This is a full time travel contract ...
Travel
4 days ago

$3,200/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Sweetwater, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Sweetwater, TN Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Sweetwater, TN! This is a full time travel contract ...
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4 days ago

$3,200/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Sweetwater, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #212293. 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 ...
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Sweetwater, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #212292. 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 ...
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$3,226/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Richmond, VA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel or local RN needed for ASAP start. Min 2+ years recent hospital experience in same or higher acuity unit required. Must be able to start within 2-4 weeks. Opportunity for ex ...
Travel
8 days ago

$3,767/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Grand Forks, ND
    • 3x12 hrs
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Travel
7 days ago

$4,910/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Athens, GA
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized leading healthcare staffing provider with over 30 years of staffing history. We are looking for a travel ICU/CCU ...
Travel
9 days ago

$2,782/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Norfolk, VA
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized leading healthcare staffing provider with over 30 years of staffing history. We are looking for a travel ICU/CCU ...
Travel
9 days ago

$1,733/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Danville, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Amare Medical Network Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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1 day ago

$4,910/wk