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.

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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
8 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
Valley Stream, New York
Cross Country Nurses
15 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 ...
$7,185/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Springfield, Oregon
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
a month ago
$7,000/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
ProMedica Toledo Hospital
Toledo, Ohio
Nurse First
2 hours ago
$5,127/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital
Defiance, Ohio
Nurse First
2 hours ago
$5,127/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fairfax, Virginia
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
an hour ago
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$5,000/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Del Rio, Texas
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$3,658/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Edgewood, Kentucky
Coast Medical Service
2 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$3,537/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency DepartmentMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Chariton, Iowa
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
an hour 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 ...
$3,168/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Edgewood, Kentucky
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
2 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 ...
$3,168/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Riverside, California
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$3,030/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Hermitage, Tennessee
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,790/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Houston, Texas
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,784/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Conroe, Texas
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,784/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Texas City, Texas
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,761/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,752/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Stability Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,752/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Tamarac, Florida
Stability Healthcare
an hour ago
$2,682/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 (21 jobs), Portsmouth Regional Hospital (21 jobs), and Palms West Hospital (20 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 (1345), OneStaff Medical (1202), and MedPro Healthcare Staffing (1185).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, October 27th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Emergency Department Nurse is $2,924, but can pay up to $7,497 per week.

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  • min - $873
  • avg - $2,924
  • 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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