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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MedWave Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA 02301)
Brockton, Massachusetts
MedWave Healthcare Staffing · posted 3 hours ago
$4,270/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Hackensack, New Jersey
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 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 ...
$3,780/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 5 hours ago
Location: BATON ROUGE, LA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in BATON ROUGE, LA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements ...
$3,672/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Apple Valley, California
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Apple Valley, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced ...
$3,628/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Carmichael, California
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Carmichael, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced t ...
$3,061/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fort Defiance, Arizona
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 5 hours ago
Location: Fort Defiance, AZ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Fort Defiance, AZ! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
$3,060/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fort Defiance, Arizona
KPG Healthcare · posted 5 hours ago
$2,925/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 4 hours ago
Location: NEW ORLEANS, LA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in NEW ORLEANS, LA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements ...
$2,815/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fort Defiance, Arizona
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 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 ...
$2,772/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
Fort Defiance, Arizona
Stability Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
$2,752/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lompoc, California
Host Healthcare · posted 3 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Lompoc, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced trave ...
$2,721/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lumberton, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 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 ...
$2,700/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Morehead City, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 4 hours ago
Location: Morehead City, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Morehead City, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
$2,693/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Rapid City, South Dakota
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 5 hours ago
Location: Rapid City, SD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Rapid City, SD! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements i ...
$2,693/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Rapid City, South Dakota
Stability Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
$2,436/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Covington, Louisiana
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 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 ...
$1,944/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
San Antonio, Texas
Host Healthcare · posted 3 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in San Antonio, TX.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced ...
$1,927/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
San Antonio, Texas
Host Healthcare · posted 3 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in San Antonio, TX.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced ...
$1,927/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Covington, Louisiana
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Covington, LA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$1,927/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Baystate Wing Hospital
Palmer, Massachusetts
Accountable Healthcare Staffing · posted 4 hours ago
$1,755/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 (12 jobs).

What are the best agencies for ED Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most ED Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (493), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (489), and KPG Healthcare (379).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Friday, January 22nd 2021, the average weekly pay for ED Nurse jobs is $2,274, 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 $1,205 per week.

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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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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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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Sarasota, Florida
KPG Healthcare · posted 18 days ago
$1,989/week
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Hudson, Florida
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Stability Healthcare · posted 14 days ago
$4,160/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Boston, Massachusetts
Stability Healthcare · posted 14 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
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Stability Healthcare · posted 14 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Boston, Massachusetts
Stability Healthcare · posted 14 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - COVID19
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Stability Healthcare · posted 18 days ago
$3,426/week
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Stability Healthcare · posted 18 days ago
$3,470/week
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