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Travel ED Nurse Jobs

Emergency department nurses are registered nurses who provide immediate assessment and care to people experiencing a potentially life-threatening crisis. There were 139 million emergency department visits reported to the Centers for Disease Control in 2017, and this number rises each year. The demanding, unpredictable nature of emergency room nursing requires strong triage/prioritization skills, attention to detail, and swift decision making. Physical and mental demands are much higher in the ER than in the general hospital.

Working in the emergency department offers a high-intensity work environment where ED nurses treat all different age groups, from infants to aging adults. No two days are the same, and it can be a rewarding job with high acuity patients that need high level care.

Emergency department nursing is a highly sought-after specialty on Vivian with thousands of ED nursing jobs available nationwide.

Emergency department nurse salary

Staff nurses working in emergency departments earn an average annual salary of $67,573 (PayScale). This works out to an average weekly salary of $1,299 and about $32.48 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week. According to Vivian data, travel emergency department nurses earn a gross average weekly salary of $1,687. This includes additional compensation like housing allowances and per diems for meals or other incidentals. Unlike a base salary and overtime income which are taxed, these additional stipends are tax free if travel nurses can claim a permanent tax home.

We currently have 12,059 matching ED Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fall River, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
2 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,875/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lebanon, Tennessee
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
4 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Registered Nurse - Emergency Room for a travel assignment with one of our top healthc ...
$4,752/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Nashville, Tennessee
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
14 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Registered Nurse - Emergency Room for a travel assignment with one of our top healthc ...
$4,536/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentTitan Nurse Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Minot, North Dakota
Titan Nurse Staffing
2 days ago
Health care professional needed for an ER position in ND. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as an ER RN. We offer our clients the best in traveling medical professionals. ...
$4,385/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19Nightingale Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nightingale Nurses
3 days ago
$4,342/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Florence, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
4 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$2,829/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Vancouver, Washington
Coast Medical Service
4 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$2,829/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Puyallup, Washington
Aequor Healthcare
4 hours ago
$2,812/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Pueblo, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions
7 hours ago
Location: Pueblo, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Pueblo, CO! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$2,773/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Chicago, Illinois
Focus Staff
8 hours ago
$2,549/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Chico, California
Host Healthcare
2 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Chico, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #609565 Why choose Host Healthca ...
$2,494/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Bossier City, Louisiana
OneStaff Medical
6 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
$2,335/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Asheville, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
$2,169/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentAequor Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Florida Medical Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Aequor Healthcare
7 hours ago
$1,915/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Portland, Maine
OneStaff Medical
6 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
$1,892/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Walnut Creek, California
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
$1,714/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
5 hours ago
$1,615/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Asheville, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,536/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Boulder, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
$1,430/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Departmenttrustaff
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saratoga, New York
trustaff
7 hours ago
Emergency Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Emergency Room RN provides care for patients with a variety of illnesses or trauma requiring emergency attention and mu ...
$1,200/wk
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ED Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have ED Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are Baptist Medical Center South (49 jobs), Medical City Arlington (44 jobs), and Medical City Children's Hospital (26 jobs).

What are the best agencies for ED Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are trustaff (1142), OneStaff Medical (1111), and Stability Healthcare (1094).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, July 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Emergency Department Nurse is $2,228, but can pay up to $4,907 per week.

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  • min - $1,043
  • avg - $2,228
  • max - $4,907

What does an emergency department nurse do?

ED nurses quickly and accurately assess the needs of patients who require immediate attention, prioritizing care based on the critical nature of each case. They stabilize and treat patients, and assist doctors with emergency procedures. ED nurses may admit and discharge patients, often arranging for them to be admitted to other facilities. There’s no typical day for an ED nurse, but some standard duties include:

  • Conducting physical examinations

  • Taking vital signs

  • Recording patient histories

  • Treating critical injuries, illnesses, and allergic reactions

  • Administering medications

  • Monitoring X-rays, scans, lab work, and other tests as needed

  • Monitoring patient progress and reassessing needs

  • Discharging or admitting patients based on treatment results 

  • Charting

Where do emergency department nurses work?

Emergency department nurses primarily work in emergency rooms at hospitals, but there is also demand for experienced ER nurses in trauma units, urgent care centers, burn centers, military bases, and correctional facilities. They may also work in travel and tourism industries, such as in hotels or on cruise ships, and at educational institutions, camps, and sports facilities.

What skills that make a good emergency department nurse?

The emergency department is a fast-paced atmosphere that requires ED nurses to be highly effective problem solvers and multitaskers. They need exceptional assessment and triage skills to quickly prioritize the order in which patients should be seen. Advanced knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions, injuries, and illnesses is required to treat and monitor patients who may require rapid intervention.

ED nurses must also work effectively with all health care team members and be able to confidently communicate with staff, patients, and their families. It is essential to be able to focus under pressure and handle the emotional weight of the ER which can mean severe trauma or loss of life.

How to become an emergency department nurse

Emergency department nurses must hold an active Registered Nurse license in the state they wish to practice. This requires earning an associate degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, although a BSN isn’t required. Graduates must then pass the NCLEX-RN and complete any other state requirements to obtain their RN license.

ED nurses are required to complete Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training and certification. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may also be a required. After completing two years of related emergency experience, RNs may apply for certification from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. While BCEN certification isn’t required, it proves competency in the emergency room. In order to work as a travel emergency department nurse, most employers will require at least one year, but preferably two years, of recent experience in the specialty.

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