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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
5 days ago

$5,416/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Torrance, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
6 days ago

$5,040/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Torrance, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
7 days ago

$5,040/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We need a Pediatrics - NICU Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $4970.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead ...
Travel

$4,970/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
7 days ago

$4,872/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
7 days ago

$4,401/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Vallejo, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$4,303/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel

$3,985/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
8 days ago

$3,975/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Burlington, VT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,965/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
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 ...
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$3,855/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
  • Pontiac, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
EOW Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million peo ...
Travel
7 days ago

$3,528/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
  • Pontiac, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
EOW Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million peo ...
Travel
7 days ago

$3,348/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Baltimore, MD
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
Travel

$3,275/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Wilmington, DE
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
EOW Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million peo ...
Travel

$3,240/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Spokane, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Level III infant care (cares for babies born before 32 weeks gestation, weigh less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces, have medical conditions or need surgery.- Mandatory Skills: vents, CPAP, ...
Travel
4 days ago

$3,240/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
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
11 days ago

$3,229/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
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
11 days ago

$3,229/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Medford, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
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

$3,204/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Henderson, NV
    • 3x12 hrs
Registered Nurse, NeonatalCity: Henderson, NVShiftType: Days Atlas Medstaff is currently seeking candidates in the Registered Nurse (Neonatal) profession for a 13 week contract in ...
Travel
11 days ago

$3,202/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Henderson, NV
    • 3x12 hrs
Registered Nurse, NeonatalCity: Henderson, NVShiftType: Nights Atlas Medstaff is currently seeking candidates in the Registered Nurse (Neonatal) profession for a 13 week contract i ...
Travel
11 days ago

$3,202/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Pocatello, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
Registered Nurse, NeonatalCity: Pocatello, IDShiftType: Nights ShiftType: Weekends Atlas Medstaff is currently seeking candidates in the Registered Nurse (Neonatal) profession for ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,188/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Milwaukee, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel
5 days ago

$3,183/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

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

$3,183/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Spokane, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Level III infant care (cares for babies born before 32 weeks gestation, weigh less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces, have medical conditions or need surgery. -Mandatory Skills: vents, CPAP, ...
Travel
4 days ago

$3,168/wk

Travel NICU Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for NICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most NICU Nurse jobs are American Mobile Healthcare (142), TotalMed Staffing (140), and Host Healthcare (124).

How Much Do NICU Nurse Jobs Pay?

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  • min - $1,030
  • avg - $2,723
  • max - $5,416

What is a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse?

Neonatal intensive care nurses are registered nurses who specialize in caring for newborn infants with serious health issues, including premature birth, infections, birth defects, heart anomalies, and other problems. NICU nurses monitor and care for premature or sick babies for weeks or even months, until they’re healthy enough to go home. They also support scared parents throughout the traumatic experience of birthing and caring for a premature or critically ill newborn.

Dedicated NICU nurses care for the most vulnerable patients and have a huge impact on the lives of the neonates and their parents, making it a highly rewarding career choice. Due to their efforts and advanced medical technology, neonate survival rates are 10 times higher than they were 15 years ago, putting experienced NICU nurses in high demand.

What does a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse do?

NICU nurses provide complex, hands-on care to critically ill newborns to ensure they’re breathing, their critical functions are preserved,  and are developing properly. They’re directly responsible for monitoring their vitals, administering food and medications, and providing all aspects of care and comfort. NICU nurses utilize the latest technology for babies that require intravenous feeding or ventilators to assist with breathing. They also work closely with parents, providing comfort and educating them about their baby’s condition and how to care for them when they’re finally discharged.

Where do Neonatal Intensive Care nurses work?

NICU nurses work in children’s hospitals, medical centers and public and private hospitals that have an NICU. Within the NICU, they typically work in LEVEL III nurseries with newborns who require medical and technological interventions not available in Level I or Level II nurseries, such as prolonged continuous ventilation. They may also work in Level IV nurseries with infants needing LEVEL III care, plus surgical repair of serious congenital or acquired anomalies. Some NICU nurses work for home health agencies, providing follow-up care for high-risk babies at their homes, or for medical transportation and evacuation services.

What skills make a good Neonatal Intensive Care nurse?

NICU nursing requires a specialized set of skills to work effectively in this emotional, often stressful environment, and to catch and combat any complications that might arise suddenly. NICU nurses must possess good intuition and a keen sense of attention to detail to catch the subtlest behavioral changes in these tiny patients who can’t verbally communicate what’s wrong. The ability to detect the smallest fluctuations in body temperature, respiration rates, cardiac rhythm, or stimuli response is critical to serve as early indicators of good or bad changes in a baby’s condition. NICU nurses must continually stay alert and mentally agile throughout every shift to ensure good outcomes. Other key skills include strong communication skills, compassion and empathy to soothe parents during highly emotional situations, and meticulous documentation to record an infant’s progress and recovery.

How to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Travel Nurse?

To become a travel NICU nurse, applicants must earn at least an Associate Degree in Nursing, but many employers prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete all state licensing requirements to become an RN. Certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are customary. While specialty certification or specialized education aren’t required, they’re often recommended and always good for career advancement. Suggested pursuits include:

  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program for specific education on post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization of infants

Many NICU travel job posts also require a minimum number of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting. Some even require this experience be in pediatrics or even a pediatric intensive care setting.

What certifications are commonly held by Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses?

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel

$3,985/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
8 days ago

$3,975/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Burlington, VT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
Travel
3 days ago

$3,965/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Los Angeles, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
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

$3,855/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
  • Pontiac, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
EOW Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million peo ...
Travel
7 days ago

$3,528/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
  • Pontiac, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
EOW Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million peo ...
Travel
7 days ago

$3,348/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
7 days ago

$4,401/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Baltimore, MD
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
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 ...
Travel

$3,275/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Wilmington, DE
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
EOW Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million peo ...
Travel

$3,240/wk

Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Spokane, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Level III infant care (cares for babies born before 32 weeks gestation, weigh less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces, have medical conditions or need surgery.- Mandatory Skills: vents, CPAP, ...
Travel
4 days ago

$3,240/wk