Travel ER Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as an ER Travel Nurse

It's no surprise you have a knack for helping those around you. It's likely why you got into nursing in the first place! You’re all about listening to your patients, but are you ready to listen to that inner voice telling you to travel? Travel nursing has its perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others around the clock because people do not fall ill on a schedule, as much as that would make things easier.

Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).

What is an ER Travel Nurse?

Traveling Emergency Room Nurses work in a variety of healthcare facilities and settings like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and more to fill a staffing need. As an ER travel nurse, you have the opportunity to travel and experience different places while providing quality healthcare to patients. Traveling Emergency Room Nurses are expected to be knowledgeable in a wide range of medical topics and procedures in order to provide diverse patient care, such as administering medication, providing treatments, and educating patients and families.

Typical ER RN Responsibilities:

  • Assess, plan, and implement patient care plans
  • Administer medications, treatments, and other therapies to treat patients
  • Monitor progress and evaluate patients’ responses to treatments
  • Communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals in and out of the emergency department
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Maintain accurate patient records
  • Educate patients and families on treatment plans
  • Respond to medical emergencies and treat patients
  • Provide emotional and moral support to patients and their families

    Choose where you go

    With opportunities for new graduates all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

    Advantages & Perks for Travel Nursing Jobs

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    Competitive pay

    Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.

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    Per diem

    Travel nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.

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    Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.

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    Travel life

    See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

    Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure

    Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!

    Degrees and Certifications

    Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel jobs.

    Compliance Requirements

    Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.

    The three parts of compliance

    • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
    • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
    • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


    Who can become a Travel Emergency Room Nurse?

    Experienced ER Nurses with 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field can apply for travel nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.

    Where do Emergency Room Nurses work?

    Emergency Room Nurses work in a hospital or healthcare setting, typically in the emergency department. In an emergency department, ER RNs provide rapid assessment, triage, and treatment to all types of patients who come into the emergency department.

    Are there any common Emergency Room Nursing certifications I should consider?

    Yes! As an ER Nurse, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for emergency department positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN), Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN), and Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN).

    What type of Travel Nursing jobs make the most money?

    Typically, the most in-demand travel nursing jobs are those that require highly specialized training, knowledge, and experience. This includes positions in the Cardiac Cath Lab, ICUs, Emergency Rooms, and Operating Rooms. Fusion Medical Staffing provides weekly pay estimates for most travel nursing jobs we have available which include the combined hourly pay and available stipend amounts for housing, travel, and per diem.

    Will taking an ER Travel Nursing job help my nursing career?

    Travel nursing jobs are beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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