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. 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 12,055 matching ED Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentTrinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
St. Agnes Hospital
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a day ago
EOW
$9,350/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
St. Agnes Hospital
Fresno, California
Trinity Health FirstChoice
a day ago
EOW
$9,050/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Marysville, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Emergency Room Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7497.60 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead He ...
$7,497/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Marysville, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Emergency Room Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7497.60 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead He ...
$7,497/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
San Bernardino, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 days ago
We need a Emergency Room Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7361.28 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead He ...
$7,361/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Bemidji, Minnesota
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$4,796/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Bel Air, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Bel Air, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Bel Air, MD! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,500/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Monument Health
Rapid City, South Dakota
Nurse First
7 hours ago
$4,397/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Portland, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Portland, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Portland, ME! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,323/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
UW Health University Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin
Nurse First
5 hours ago
$4,299/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Belfast, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Belfast, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Belfast, ME! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,218/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Havre De Grace, Maryland
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Havre De Grace, MD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Havre De Grace, MD! This is a full time travel contra ...
$3,937/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Wausau, Wisconsin
Focus Staff
6 hours ago
$3,813/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentProfessional Nursing Service
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (Cheyenne, WY 82001)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Professional Nursing Service
7 hours ago
$3,777/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Corsicana, Texas
OneStaff Medical
3 hours ago
$3,047/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Memorial Med Ctr Of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
Nurse First
3 hours ago
$2,414/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Savannah, Georgia
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
$2,287/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Brandon, Florida
OneStaff Medical
2 hours ago
$2,179/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Brandon, Florida
OneStaff Medical
2 hours ago
$2,179/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Denton, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
2 hours ago
$1,615/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 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (28 jobs), Capital Regional Medical Center (25 jobs), and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance (23 jobs).

What are the best agencies for ED Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (1343), OneStaff Medical (1225), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (1209).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, October 23rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Emergency Department Nurse is $2,913, but can pay up to $7,497 per week.

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  • min - $558
  • avg - $2,913
  • max - $7,497

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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