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
Tuba City, Arizona
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Tuba City, AZ.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$3,402/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Grass Valley, California
Host Healthcare · posted 5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Grass Valley, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced ...
$3,175/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Sacramento, California
Host Healthcare · posted 5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room;Telemetry position in Sacramento, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and exp ...
$3,175/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Sacramento, California
Host Healthcare · posted 5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room;Telemetry position in Sacramento, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and exp ...
$3,175/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Sacramento, California
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Sacramento, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced t ...
$3,175/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Carmichael, California
Host Healthcare · posted 6 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 ...
$3,175/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Carmichael, California
Host Healthcare · posted 6 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 ...
$3,175/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Northridge, California
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Northridge, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced t ...
$2,494/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Northridge, California
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Northridge, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced t ...
$2,494/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Northridge, California
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Northridge, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced t ...
$2,494/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Lewisburg, PA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$2,494/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Host Healthcare · posted 4 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Pinehurst, NC.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$2,290/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Pinehurst, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 5 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 ...
$2,268/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
Pinehurst, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted 5 hours ago
$2,232/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
Auburn, Washington
TotalMed Staffing · posted 5 hours ago
$2,198/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Los Alamitos, California
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Los Alamitos, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced ...
$2,126/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Brunswick, Georgia
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Brunswick, GA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tr ...
$2,109/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Sherwood, Arkansas
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Sherwood, AR.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced tra ...
$2,095/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Ocoee, Florida
Host Healthcare · posted 6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Ocoee, FL.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travel ...
$1,701/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Portsmouth, Virginia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 5 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 ...
$1,332/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 (17 jobs), Capital Regional Medical Center (12 jobs), and Cartersville 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 Stability Healthcare (489), MedPro Healthcare Staffing (485), and KPG Healthcare (391).

How Much Do ED Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Wednesday, January 27th 2021, the average weekly pay for ED Nurse jobs is $2,251, but can pay up to $6,622 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 $1,225 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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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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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Thomaston, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: Thomaston, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Thomaston, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements inc ...
$2,693/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Idabel, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 6 days ago
Location: IDABEL, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in IDABEL, OK! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements include, ...
$2,203/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Columbus, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 5 days ago
Location: Columbus, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Emergency Room - ER to join our travel team in Columbus, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements inclu ...
$1,665/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 21 days ago
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler ED - Emergency Department - ED to join our travel team in Perth Amboy, NJ! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
$4,284/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fullerton, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 16 hours ago
$3,744/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Fullerton, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 16 hours ago
$3,744/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Burbank, California
KPG Healthcare · posted 19 hours ago
$3,744/week
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KPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Silverton, Oregon
KPG Healthcare · posted 23 days ago
$2,223/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Laurinburg, NC.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced t ...
$2,948/week
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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department
Madison, Wisconsin
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Emergency Room position in Madison, WI.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced trav ...
$2,646/week
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