Travel CVICU Nurse Jobs

Cardiovascular intensive care unit nurses are registered nurses who provide critical care to children and/or adults with potentially life-threatening heart conditions. As pivotal members of the emergency medical care team, CVICU nurses use their advanced nursing skills to stabilize gravely ill patients following heart surgeries, transplants, or injuries. CVICU nurses work in a hectic setting and must provide quick responses to the changing needs of their patients.

Because CVICU nurses deliver lifesaving therapies, they make a tremendous difference in patients’ lives and they’re among the most sought-after nursing professionals. Critical care nurses are always in high demand, but this is especially true for RNs with the skills to work in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.

CVICU nurse salary

CVICU nurses are among the most highly paid nursing professionals due to the advanced training and experience required. Vivian data from 2019 reflects an average weekly salary of $1,773 for travel CVICU nurses, but travel nurses who claim a permanent tax home typically earn tax-free stipends, including housing allowances and per diems for meals.

We currently have 1,020 matching CVICU Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Las Vegas, NV
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Retention bonus available
ACLS highly preferred. 1-2 yrs. of acute exp.,RN, BSN, BLS. 48 hr/wk. 4x12's.
Travel
2 days ago

$6,043/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Sacramento, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
Travel

$5,971/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Flexible
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel

$5,868/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Flexible
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel

$5,868/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Las Vegas, NV
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel
7 days ago

$5,701/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Charlottesville, VA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, 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

$5,161/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Charlottesville, VA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, 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

$5,109/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

+1
other

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Portland, ME
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Portland, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Portland, ME! This is a full time travel ...
Travel
Today

$4,644/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

+2
others

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Gainesville, GA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Gainesville, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Gainesville, GA! This is a full time t ...
Travel
Today

$4,572/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Philadelphia, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients ...
Travel
Today

$4,140/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Bismarck, ND
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in Bismarck, ND to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for 3 ...
Travel
Today

$4,055/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Omaha, NE
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in Omaha, NE to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for 36 h ...
Travel
Today

$4,044/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Chico, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IyqhAAC. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$4,042/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Beverly, MA
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in Beverly, MA to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for 36 ...
Travel
Today

$4,027/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Tacoma, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Tacoma, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Tacoma, WA! This is a full time travel cont ...
Travel
Today

$4,000/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • New Haven, CT
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in New Haven, CT to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for ...
Travel
Today

$3,909/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Madison, WI
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in Madison, WI to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for 36 ...
Travel
Today

$3,893/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Lynchburg, VA
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in Lynchburg, VA to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for ...
Travel
Today

$3,876/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care

  • Bridgeport, CT
Job Description:Supplemental Health Care is a nationally recognized healthcare staffing provider partnering with a hospital in Bridgeport, CT to provide an ICU RN.Shift: 12 hrs for ...
Travel
Today

$3,824/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Hickory, NC
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Hickory, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Hickory, NC! This is a full time travel co ...
Travel
Today

$3,764/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients ...
Travel
Today

$3,456/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • 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
Today

$3,443/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Tampa, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289371. 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: CV ...
Travel
Today

$3,433/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Richmond, VA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Richmond, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Cardiovascular Intensive Care - CVICU to join our travel team in Richmond, VA! This is a full time travel ...
Travel
Today

$3,429/wk

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Health Care
  • Tampa, FL
    • 5x8 hrs
CVICU Registered Nurse Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Start Date: 2/21/2022 Shift: Night (12 Hours) 18:45 7:15 Shift Length: 12 Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Benefits: ...
Travel
Today

$3,425/wk

Looking for the highest paying CVICU Nurse jobs?

Explore jobs and compare agencies with Vivian or create a profile and let the offers come to you.

CVICU Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for CVICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most CVICU Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (146), Advantis Medical (123), and OneStaff Medical (99).

How Much Do CVICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 20th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse is $3,496, but can pay up to $6,043 per week.

02000400060008000
  • min - $980
  • avg - $3,496
  • max - $6,043

What does a CVICU nurse do?

CVICU nurses care for patients with damaged hearts following heart attacks or surgeries, or healing hearts following transplants. They must continually monitor their patients’ vital signs for signs of deterioration. They also operate heart monitors, run IVs, administer medications, and may be asked to perform CPR and/or operate defibrillators if a patient’s heart stops. CVICU nurses work closely with doctors and heart specialists to prevent heart failure, update medical charts, and educate patients and their families about cardiovascular care. Due to patient complexity, CVICU nurses typically have only one or two patients during a shift.

Where do CVICU nurses work?

CVICU nurses work in cardiovascular intensive care units in a hospital setting. They may work in adult CVICU units and treat critically ill cardiovascular and thoracic patients or work in pediatric units to provide specialized care for children with various heart conditions.

What skills make a good CVICU nurse?

CVICU nurses must be detail oriented and constantly remain vigilant of changes in their patients’ conditions to immediately take life-saving steps when necessary. They must have advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular system and strong clinical skills that they excel at using in a fast-paced environment. They also must be highly proficient at reading heart monitors, electrocardiograms, and vital signs. Because CVICUs are high-tech units, CVICU nurses must be comfortable using specialized devices, such as balloon pumps, ECMO and VADs. Critical thinking, multitasking, and prioritizing care are all top skills, but CVICU nurses must also remain calm and show compassion for their patients and their families.

How to become a CVICU Travel Nurse?

After earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN, and completing all state licensing requirements to become an RN, CVICU nurses must complete Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. They must have one to two years of recent experience in critical care and some travel assignments specifically require CVICU experience in a hospital setting. Some hospitals recommend, or require, advanced certification. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses awards Critical Care Registered Nurse credentials and the American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Cardiac Vascular Nursing board certification.

Discover our CVICU Nurse Community Hub

Top 5 Highest Paying Staff RN Locations

Posted on Sep 09, 2021
Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals nationwide, but there’s still not enough of them to go around. This is good news for staff nurses looking for a change of scenery because they’ll have numerous job location options. While some states pay higher salaries than others, it’s important to consider whether it’s a…

Why Registered Nurses Are Becoming (Even More) Valuable

Posted on Aug 05, 2021
Given the events of the pandemic over the last year, and the mass movement of nurses stepping away from the bedside, registered nurses are becoming an issue of supply and demand. Despite 2020 being the ‘year of the nurse’, employers were suffering from huge financial losses and couldn’t do much to incentivize their nurses to…

Top 10 Highest Paying RN Specialties

Posted on Jul 22, 2021
Registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can explore new career paths with potentially higher salaries by specializing in a niche. The nursing field is constantly evolving, so more than 100 RN specialties are currently available, and many only require an ADN or BSN. Every specialty has…
travel assignment pay breakdown

Travel Nurse Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if they are willing to be flexible with…

Recently filled jobs

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Hickory, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #36718. 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: CVICU Reg ...
Travel

$3,276/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Tampa, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #38723. 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: Cardiovas ...
Travel
13 days ago

$2,633/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Augusta, GA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
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
7 days ago

$4,906/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • St. Josephs Hospital
  • Tampa, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Nurse First 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.
Travel
6 days ago

$3,763/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Atlanta, GA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #731345. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Intensive Care ...
Travel
8 days ago

$4,134/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Concord, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,456/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Philadelphia, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CVICU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients ...
Travel
Today

$4,140/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Tampa, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - CVICU position in Tampa, FL. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #869115 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
Travel
13 days ago

$2,370/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Concord, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #226592. 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- ...
Travel
6 days ago

$3,802/wk

Travel Nurse RN - CVICU

  • Tampa, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #287395. 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: CV ...
Travel
6 days ago

$3,433/wk