Travel Coronary Care Nurse Jobs

The coronary care unit, also known as the cardiac care unit, employs registered nurses with the critical care backgrounds. CCUs were originally designed to care for patients with acute heart attacks, but now they also provide critical care to patients with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, acute coronary syndrome, and congestive heart failure. CCU nurses specialize in caring for patients with these and other serious heart conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment.

Cardiac care nurses are in high demand because heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. CCU nurses are among the most sought-after nursing professionals and deliver life-saving therapies that make a tremendous difference in their patients’ lives.

Coronary Care Unit nurse salary

PayScale reports that the average annual salary for registered nurses in the cardiac care unit is $64,750. This means staff CCU nurses earn about $1,245 per week and $31.13 per hour in a 40-hour work week.

Travel coronary care unit nurses can expect to earn more than equivalent staff nurses. CCU nurses earned a gross weekly salary of $1,655 in 2019 per NurseFly data. This amount includes additional tax-free compensations for nurses who can claim a permanent tax home. Compensations may include housing allowances and stipends for meals and other incidental expenses.

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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Framingham, Massachusetts
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: FRAMINGHAM, MA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in FRAMINGHAM, MA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requireme ...
$4,162/week
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Framingham, Massachusetts
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: FRAMINGHAM, MA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in FRAMINGHAM, MA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requireme ...
$4,162/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Simi Valley, California
KPG Healthcare · posted a day ago
$4,134/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Simi Valley, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 6 days ago
$4,134/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Tulare, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 6 days ago
$4,134/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Marysville, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 7 days ago
$4,134/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Bakersfield, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 9 days ago
$4,134/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care - COVID19
Edison, New Jersey
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality CCU Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Acti ...
$3,780/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care - COVID19
Brick, New Jersey
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Critical Care Registered Nurse for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requireme ...
$3,780/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Anderson, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions · posted a day ago
Location: Anderson, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Anderson, SC! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements ...
$3,672/week
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Federal Way, Washington
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: Federal Way, WA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Federal Way, WA! This is a full time travel contract position. Require ...
$3,672/week
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kinston, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 8 days ago
Location: Kinston, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Kinston, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements in ...
$3,672/week
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Kinston, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 8 days ago
Location: Kinston, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Kinston, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements in ...
$3,672/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Portland, Oregon
KPG Healthcare · posted 9 days ago
$3,510/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Mason City, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 3 days ago
Location: Mason City, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler
$3,427/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Los Angeles, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 6 days ago
$3,263/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Alexander City, Alabama
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: Alexander City, AL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Alexander City, AL! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
$3,182/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Overland Park, Kansas
KPG Healthcare · posted 5 days ago
$2,925/week
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
William W. Backus Hospital (Norwich, CT 06360)
Norwich, Connecticut
Skyline Med Staff Nursing · posted 3 days ago
$1,943/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Brick, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 9 days ago
Location: Brick, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Operating Room - OR to join our travel team in Brick, NJ! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements include, bu ...
$1,632/week
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Coronary Care Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Coronary Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Thursday, January 21st 2021, the average weekly pay for Coronary Care Nurse jobs is $3,101, but can pay up to $5,519 per week. In 2021, Coronary Care Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,861 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $765 per week.

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What does a Coronary Care Unit nurse do?

CCU nurses care for cardiac patients of all ages suffering from various severe heart diseases and conditions or They assess patients, administer medications, insert and remove IVs, monitor pain, and update patients’ medical records. CCU nurses vigilantly monitor heart activity and electrocardiograms to detect life-threatening arrhythmias and swiftly respond with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation when necessary. They work closely with cardiologists to ensure quality patient care and educate the patients and their families on heart disease and leading healthier lives. They also go over treatments and procedures, including devices like ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and temporary pacemakers.

Where do Coronary Care Unit nurses work?

CCU nurses primarily work at medical centers and public and private hospitals that are large enough to have a coronary care unit. They may also work in a hospital’s telemetry unit or at cardiovascular clinics.

What skills make a good Coronary Care Unit nurse?

Coronary care unit nurses must have advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular system and strong clinical skills to thrive in this fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment. They must remain constantly vigilant to the slightest changes in their patients’ conditions and have the ability to quickly react with life-saving techniques. They’re comfortable using specialized equipment and remain calm and compassionate towards patients and their families. Detail oriented, multitasking, critical thinking, and prioritizing care are other top skills of a good CCU nurse.

How to become a Coronary Care Unit Travel Nurse?

Becoming a coronary care unit travel nurse begins with earning an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program, then passing the NCLEX-RN and completing all state licensing requirements to become a registered nurse. CCU nurses must obtain Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications. Some hospitals recommend or require advanced certification, which can be obtained through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Critical Care Registered Nurse credentialing and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s board certification in Cardiac-Vascular Nursing. Many travel CCU assignments often specifically require nurses to have recent critical or cardiac care experience in a hospital setting.

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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Norwich, Connecticut
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 15 days ago
Location: Norwich, CT Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Critical Care Unit - CCU to join our travel team in Norwich, CT! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements in ...
$1,958/week
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Gainesville, Georgia
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Fairfield, California
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Fairfield, California
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Travel Nurse RN - CCU - Coronary Care
Fairfield, California
TaleMed · posted a month ago
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