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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.

We currently have 1,701 matching ED Nurse jobs.

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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Asheville, North Carolina
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
10 days ago
Travel
$4,450/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Norfolk, Virginia
OneStaff Medical
3 days ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
Travel
$4,086/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Port Huron, Michigan
KPG Healthcare
4 days ago
Travel
$4,000/week
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Synergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Port Huron, Michigan
Synergy Medical Staffing
7 days ago
Travel
$3,982/week
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Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Washington D.C, D.C
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
22 days ago
Shift: 3-12's rotating 13 weeks Every other weekend Required Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, NIH, TNCC or ATCN Required Approved option of 48 hour guaranteed, Rn Licensure, ACLS&l ...
Travel
$3,500/week
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Next Move Inc
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Springfield, Missouri
Next Move Inc
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,448/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Ascension Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$2,324/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Ascension Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$2,324/week
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Advantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Springfield, Missouri
Advantis Medical
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,304/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Springfield, Missouri
Host Healthcare
3 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Springfield, MO. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #526219 Why choose Host He ...
Travel
$2,268/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Mercy Hospital
Springfield, Missouri
TotalMed Staffing
3 hours ago
Travel
$2,227/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lakeview, Oregon
Destination Travelcare
a day ago
Travel
$2,111/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lake Health District
Lakeview, Oregon
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,857/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Baylor Scott & White Sunnyvale Medical Center
Sunnyvale, Texas
Mynela Staffing
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,816/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
20 hours ago
Travel
$1,615/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saratoga Hospital
Saratoga Springs, New York
Mynela Staffing
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,578/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saratoga Hospital
Saratoga Springs, New York
Mynela Staffing
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,578/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Auburn Community Hospital
Auburn, New York
Mynela Staffing
2 hours ago
Travel
$1,578/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Memphis, Tennessee
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
Travel
$1,280/week
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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Memphis, Tennessee
OneStaff Medical
8 hours ago
Emergency Nurses treat patients in emergency situations where they’re experiencing trauma or injury. These nurses quickly recognize life-threatening problems and are trained to hel ...
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$1,280/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 Grand Strand Regional Medical Center (17 jobs), Terre Haute Regional Hospital (14 jobs), and LewisGale Medical Center (12 jobs).

What are the best agencies for ED Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are Host Healthcare (262), OneStaff Medical (230), and TotalMed Staffing (222).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Sunday, April 11th 2021, the average weekly pay for ED Nurse jobs is $1,880, but can pay up to $4,450 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 $1,074 per week.

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  • avg - $1,880
  • max - $4,450

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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travel assignment pay breakdown

Travel Assignment Pay Package Breakdown

Posted on Feb 20, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if you are willing to be flexible with…

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

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

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…

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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Baylor Scott & White Sunnyvale Medical Center
Sunnyvale, Texas
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
Travel
$1,816/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saratoga Hospital
Saratoga Springs, New York
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
Travel
$1,578/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Saratoga Hospital
Saratoga Springs, New York
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
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$1,578/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Auburn Community Hospital
Auburn, New York
Mynela Staffing
4 hours ago
Travel
$1,578/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Eden, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
3 days ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Eden, NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #524908 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
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$2,041/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Eden, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
3 days 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 healthc ...
Travel
$2,232/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
St Davids South Austin Medical Center
Austin, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
5 days ago
Travel
$1,850/week
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Anders Group
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Tarboro, North Carolina
Anders Group
2 days ago
ER RN Emergency Room - Registered Nurse Tarboro, NC Start Date: 05/03/2021 Shift: 12.00 hr - AM Shift Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great oppor ...
Travel
$1,821/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Host Healthcare
11 days ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Hershey, PA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #526498 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
$2,055/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Tarboro, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Tarboro, NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #532216 Why choose Host Health ...
Travel
$1,850/week
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