Travel NICU Nurse Jobs

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  • up to $5,772/wk
  • $2,964/wk avg
  • 119 facilities
  • 94 agencies

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Santa Clara, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings, Nights
Travel
6 days ago

$5,772/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • San Jose, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
Travel
2 days ago

$5,761/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Santa Clara, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
Travel

$5,761/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Edina, MN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$5,711/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

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

$5,707/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Santa Clara, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
3 days ago

$5,705/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

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

$5,583/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Santa Clara, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel

$4,689/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Santa Clara, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel

$4,677/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Santa Clara, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel

$4,677/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Oakland, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel

$4,624/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Vallejo, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
2 days ago

$4,606/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Vallejo, CA
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel

$4,520/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Hartford, CT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$4,440/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Tinton Falls, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
Today

$4,414/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Neptune City, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
4 days ago

$4,410/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Baltimore, MD
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel

$4,400/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

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

$4,363/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Tinton Falls, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
1 day ago

$4,360/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Tinton Falls, NJ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
1 day ago

$4,324/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Urbana, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
Today

$4,303/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Phoenix, AZ
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
11 days ago

$3,148/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • New York, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel
Today

$2,906/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • New York, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel
Today

$2,906/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Sacramento, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
Today

$2,880/wk

Travel NICU Nurse FAQs

How much do travel Travel NICU Nurse jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, February 4th 2023, the average weekly salary for a Travel Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse is $2,964, but can pay up to $5,772 per week.

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  • min - $1,026
  • avg - $2,964
  • max - $5,772

What are the best agencies for Travel NICU Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel NICU Nurse jobs are TotalMed Staffing (66), Core Medical Group (65), and OneStaff Medical (64).

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 nurses?

Neonatal intensive care nurses commonly hold Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Registered Nurse Certified in Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-NIC) or Intensive Neonatal Care certification (INC), among others.

Which certifications are best for Neontal Intensive Care Unit nurses?

Some healthcare employers may prefer neonatal intensive care unit nurses job candidates with Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care (C-NNIC), Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Neonatal), Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Neonatal), Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate (C-ELBW) or Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety (ONQS), and some may even require specific professional certifications.

How does having a Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care (C-NNIC) increase my value as a Neontal ICU nurse job candidate?

Having a Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care (C-NNIC) validates your knowledge and skills as a neonatal intensive care nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Neonatal) increase my value as a Neontal ICU nurse job candidate?

Having a Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Neonatal) validates your knowledge and skills as a neonatal intensive care nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Neonatal) increase my value as a Neontal ICU nurse job candidate?

Having a Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Neonatal) validates your knowledge and skills as a neonatal intensive unit nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate (C-ELBW) increase my value as a Neontal ICU nurse job candidate?

Having a Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate (C-ELBW) validates your knowledge and skills as a neonatal intensive care nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety (ONQS) increase my value as a Neontal ICU nurse job candidate?

Having a Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety (ONQS) validates your knowledge and skills as a neonatal intensive care nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

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