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 NurseFly 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 (PayScale). 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 NurseFly 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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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Bakersfield, California
Host Healthcare · posted 12 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Bakersfield, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced ...
$3,288/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Upson Regional Medical Center
Thomaston, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 18 minutes ago
$3,203/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Upson Regional Medical Center
Thomaston, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 18 minutes ago
$3,203/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Mountain View Regional Medical Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico
TotalMed Staffing · posted 17 minutes ago
$3,180/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
San Andreas, California
Host Healthcare · posted 12 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room;Medical-Surgical position in San Andreas, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new ...
$3,061/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saint Josephs Hospital
Savannah, Georgia
Mynela Staffing · posted 15 hours ago
$3,031/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Easton, Maryland
Host Healthcare · posted 14 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Easton, MD.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced trave ...
$2,948/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lafayette General Medical Center (Lafayette, LA 70503)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Mynela Staffing · posted 15 hours ago
$2,947/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
Buckeye, West Virginia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 18 minutes ago
$2,828/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Host Healthcare · posted 14 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Atlanta, GA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced trav ...
$2,721/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Springdale, Arkansas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 18 minutes 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 healthcare clients. Requir ...
$2,664/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Northwest Medical Center
Springdale, Arkansas
TotalMed Staffing · posted 18 minutes ago
$2,663/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Red Bluff, California
Host Healthcare · posted 12 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Red Bluff, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$2,608/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Thornton, Colorado
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 18 minutes 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 healthcare clients. Requir ...
$1,944/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Gulfport, Mississippi
Host Healthcare · posted 9 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Gulfport, MS.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tra ...
$1,927/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Humboldt General Hospital (Winnemucca, NV 89445)
Winnemucca, Nevada
Mynela Staffing · posted 15 hours ago
$1,750/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Princeton, West Virginia
Host Healthcare · posted 16 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Princeton, WV.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$1,587/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Princeton, West Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 16 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 healthcare clients. Requir ...
$1,584/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Marianna, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Marianna, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tra ...
$1,564/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Tsehootsooi Medical Center
Ft. Defiance, Arizona
TotalMed Staffing · posted 17 minutes ago
$1,420/week
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ED Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have ED Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on NurseFly that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are Medical City Arlington (12 jobs), Methodist Stone Oak Hospital (12 jobs), and San Mateo Medical Center (11 jobs).

What are the best agencies for ED Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are MedPro Healthcare Staffing (486), Stability Healthcare (482), and KPG Healthcare (367).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Monday, January 25th 2021, the average weekly pay for ED Nurse jobs is $2,270, but can pay up to $6,458 per week. In 2021, Emergency Department Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,867 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 $1,206 per week.

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  • avg - $2,270
  • max - $6,458

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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Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

Can I be a Travel Nurse as a New Grad?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
It’s a very good question to ask: can you be a travel nurse as a new grad. At the end of the day, probably not. Unfortunately, new graduate nurses don’t make the best travel nurses due to lack of experience. It can be an uncomfortable experience for both the traveler and the facility staff. Most facilities…

Burlington, Vermont: Travel Nurse Guide

Posted on Oct 12, 2020
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Host Healthcare · posted 4 days ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Vicksburg, MS.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$2,268/week
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NuWest Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
El Centro Regional Medical Center (El Centro, CA 92243)
El Centro, California
NuWest Travel Nursing · posted 20 days ago
$5,705/week
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Marshall Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Great hospital in Orange
Orange, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing · posted 24 days ago
$5,360/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Hospital in Mission Hills
Mission Hills, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing · posted 24 days ago
$5,312/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Great hospital in Torrance
Torrance, California
Marshall Healthcare Staffing · posted 24 days ago
$5,312/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fountain Valley, California
Stability Healthcare · posted 20 days ago
$6,712/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fountain Valley, California
Stability Healthcare · posted 20 days ago
$6,804/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Los Alamitos, California
Stability Healthcare · posted 19 days ago
$6,804/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Indio, California
Stability Healthcare · posted 20 days ago
$6,751/week
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Pen Bay Medical Center
Rockport, Maine
Cross Country Nurses · posted 2 months 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 CoverageDependent Heal ...
$3,305/week
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