Travel Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Jobs

Neonatal intensive care nurses are registered nurses who specialize in caring for newborn infants with serious health issues, including premature birth, infections, birth defects, heart anomalies, and other problems. NICU nurses monitor and care for premature or sick babies for weeks or even months, until they’re healthy enough to go home. They also support scared parents throughout the traumatic experience of birthing and caring for a premature or critically ill newborn.

Dedicated NICU nurses care for the most vulnerable patients and have a huge impact on the lives of the neonates and their parents, making it a highly rewarding career choice. Due to their efforts and advanced medical technology, neonate survival rates are 10 times higher than they were 15 years ago, putting experienced NICU nurses in high demand.

Neonatal Intensive Care nurse salary

According to PayScale, staff NICU registered nurses earn $65,992 annually. This amount breaks down to about $1,269 weekly and $31.73 hourly in a 40-hour work week. 

NurseFly data indicated that NICU travel nurses earned an average weekly gross salary of $2,030 in 2019, which included additional compensations for housing, meals, and other incidentals. These stipends are tax free, but only available to  nurses who can claim a permanent tax home.

We currently have 76 matching Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse jobs.

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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Los Robles Regional Medical Center
Thousand Oaks, California
TotalMed Staffing · posted 2 days ago
$2,392/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Thousand Oaks, California
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - NICU position in Thousand Oaks, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced traveler ...
$2,381/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Thousand Oaks, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$2,340/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Laguna Hills, California
Host Healthcare · posted 2 days ago
Registered Nurse - NICU position in Laguna Hills, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers ...
$2,154/week
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Contemporary Healthcare Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
The George Washington University Hospital (Washington, DC 20037)
Washington, District Of Columbia
Contemporary Healthcare Solutions · posted a day ago
$2,088/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Providence Saint Johns Health Center
Santa Monica, California
TotalMed Staffing · posted 2 days ago
$2,076/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Palo Alto, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$2,016/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Fontana, California
Host Healthcare · posted 17 hours ago
Registered Nurse - NICU position in Fontana, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers look ...
$1,991/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Fullerton, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$1,944/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Santa Monica, California
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$1,944/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Fullerton, California
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - NICU position in Fullerton, CA.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers lo ...
$1,920/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Washington, District of Columbia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$1,908/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital
Tacoma, Washington
Accountable Healthcare Staffing · posted 2 days ago
$1,872/week
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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
The Woodlands, Texas
Stability Healthcare · posted 20 hours ago
$1,796/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Bozeman, Montana
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$1,692/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Jonesboro, Arkansas
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$1,656/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Host Healthcare · posted a day ago
Registered Nurse - NICU position in Jonesboro, AR.Why Choose Host Healthcare?Passionate and transparent team members have made Host Healthcare the agency of choice for new and experienced travelers lo ...
$1,655/week
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MedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Boston, Massachusetts
MedPro Healthcare Staffing · posted 6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality NICU Registered Nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: ...
$1,620/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
St Bernards Medical Center
Jonesboro, Arkansas
TotalMed Staffing · posted 19 hours ago
$1,610/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida
TotalMed Staffing · posted 2 days ago
$1,496/week
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What are the best agencies for Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (17), KPG Healthcare (16), and TotalMed Staffing (12).

How Much Do Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Saturday, January 23rd 2021, the average weekly pay for Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse jobs is $1,988, but can pay up to $2,878 per week. In 2021, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,885 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 $1,159 per week.

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What does a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse do?

NICU nurses provide complex, hands-on care to critically ill newborns to ensure they’re breathing, their critical functions are preserved,  and are developing properly. They’re directly responsible for monitoring their vitals, administering food and medications, and providing all aspects of care and comfort. NICU nurses utilize the latest technology for babies that require intravenous feeding or ventilators to assist with breathing. They also work closely with parents, providing comfort and educating them about their baby’s condition and how to care for them when they’re finally discharged.

Where do Neonatal Intensive Care nurses work?

NICU nurses work in children’s hospitals, medical centers and public and private hospitals that have an NICU. Within the NICU, they typically work in LEVEL III nurseries with newborns who require medical and technological interventions not available in Level I or Level II nurseries, such as prolonged continuous ventilation. They may also work in Level IV nurseries with infants needing LEVEL III care, plus surgical repair of serious congenital or acquired anomalies. Some NICU nurses work for home health agencies, providing follow-up care for high-risk babies at their homes, or for medical transportation and evacuation services.

What skills make a good Neonatal Intensive Care nurse?

NICU nursing requires a specialized set of skills to work effectively in this emotional, often stressful environment, and to catch and combat any complications that might arise suddenly. NICU nurses must possess good intuition and a keen sense of attention to detail to catch the subtlest behavioral changes in these tiny patients who can’t verbally communicate what’s wrong. The ability to detect the smallest fluctuations in body temperature, respiration rates, cardiac rhythm, or stimuli response is critical to serve as early indicators of good or bad changes in a baby’s condition. NICU nurses must continually stay alert and mentally agile throughout every shift to ensure good outcomes. Other key skills include strong communication skills, compassion and empathy to soothe parents during highly emotional situations, and meticulous documentation to record an infant’s progress and recovery.

How to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Travel Nurse?

To become a travel NICU nurse, applicants must earn at least an Associate Degree in Nursing, but many employers prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete all state licensing requirements to become an RN. Certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are customary. While specialty certification or specialized education aren’t required, they’re often recommended and always good for career advancement. Suggested pursuits include:

  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program for specific education on post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization of infants

Many NICU travel job posts also require a minimum number of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting. Some even require this experience be in pediatrics or even a pediatric intensive care setting.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2020
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Posted on Nov 11, 2020
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Posted on Oct 16, 2020
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