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  • 66 new this week
  • up to $4,290/wk
  • $2,598/wk avg
  • 40 facilities
  • 22 agencies

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$4,290/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Moreno Valley, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
11 days ago

$4,053/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
12 days ago

$4,043/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Dallas, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,919/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Peoria, IL
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
5 days ago

$3,883/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Harrisburg, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
7 days ago

$3,726/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • San Francisco, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,603/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Massachusetts
  • New Bedford, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
5 days ago

$3,500/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Vibra
  • Boston, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,500/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts-Central Campus
  • Rochdale, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,500/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Float Acute Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
4 days ago

$3,300/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Float Acute Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
4 days ago

$3,300/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
5 days ago

$3,200/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
6 days ago

$3,200/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
12 days ago

$3,115/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel
12 days ago

$3,115/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,076/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,076/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • San Diego, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
12 days ago

$3,073/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Bethesda, MD
    • 4x9 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$3,032/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Coos Bay, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
4 days ago

$3,004/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
4 days ago

$2,995/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Acute Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
13 days ago

$2,995/wk

Travel Acute Care Nurse FAQs

How much do travel Travel Acute Care Nurse jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, September 27th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Travel Acute Care Nurse is $2,598, but can pay up to $4,290 per week.

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  • min - $1,540
  • avg - $2,598
  • max - $4,290

What are the best agencies for Travel Acute Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Acute Care Nurse jobs are IDR Healthcare (45), TotalMed Staffing (42), and Ardor Health Solutions (33).

What is an Acute Care Nurse?

An acute care nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in treating patients with short-term but serious conditions who need immediate assistance. They may be called on to treat a wide array of severe injuries and illnesses, from med-surg patients, to car accident victims, to strokes. Acute care nursing is a rewarding yet challenging career path due to the time-sensitive, critical situations they’re often thrust into.

What does an acute care nurse do?

Acute care nurses provide advanced nursing care to patients with acute conditions, such as heart attacks, life-threatening diabetes complications, respiratory distress, heat exhaustion, or any other serious condition that suddenly appears. They may also care for preoperative and postoperative patients. Acute care nurses assess and monitor their patients’ conditions, develop ongoing care plans, and update these plans, as necessary. Common acute care nursing tasks include:

  • Monitoring patients and checking vital signs 

  • Documenting treatment responses and changes

  • Implementing transitions in levels of care

  • Administering intravenous drips and medications

  • Managing patients’ pain relief and sedation

  • Administering blood and blood product transfusions

  • Entering orders for and reporting diagnostic tests results and screenings

  • Using specialized equipment like monitors and ventilators

  • Adjusting settings on assistive devices like temporary pacemakers

  • Performing life-saving interventions when needed

  • Educating and supporting patients and their families 

Where do acute care nurses work?

Acute care nurses work in a variety of clinical settings where emergency or critical care is provided. Specific places acute care nurses may work include emergency rooms, ambulatory care units, intensive care units, trauma centers, long-term care organizations, and surgery centers, among others. They may also work with a travel nursing agency.

What skills make a good acute care nurse?

Because they deal with so many patients who present with a huge array of conditions, good acute care nurses have advanced practice clinical expertise in caring for diverse patient populations and work well under pressure. Acute care nurses often work with limited patient data, so they possess strong clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to determine care priorities. They thrive in high-stress situations and excel at observation and problem-solving, so they can quickly alter treatments as soon as adverse problems arise. Above-average acute care nurses also have excellent communication skills that allow them to convey data clearly to other medical professionals and relay important information to patients’ family members with compassion.

How to become an Acute Care Travel Nurse

To become an acute care nurse, either an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required. Graduates of accredited nursing programs must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and fulfill all state licensing requirements to become licensed RNs.

RNs wanting to become acute care nurses must obtain Basic Life Support certification and may need Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. Critical Care Registered Nurse certification from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is recommended for career advancement. Travel positions often require at least two years of med-surg acute care experience.

What certifications are commonly held by acute care nurses?

Acute care nurses may hold BLS - Basic Life Support and ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support among others.

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