Travel Pediatric ER Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a Pediatric ER Travel Nurse

Pediatric emergency department nurses are often with vulnerable patients and families during stressful and frightening situations. It takes compassion and highly developed skills, but if it's your calling, it may be time to take your job on the road.

There are many benefits to working as a travel ER pediatric registered nurse, such as an increased income, amazing career opportunities with other healthcare professionals, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.

Interested in traveling as a pediatric ER nurse? Browse travel pediatric ER nurse jobs at outstanding facilities across the country and find your fit.

What is a pediatric emergency nurse?

Pediatric ER nurses provide specialized care to the pediatric population in the emergency department. This includes assessing children’s physical and psychosocial needs, providing emergency care, stabilizing children with life-threatening injuries, and providing emotional support for children and their families. Pediatric emergency room nurses also provide care for critically ill or injured infants and children, including those who have been severely neglected or abused. You won’t have the exact same duties every day as a pedi ER travel nurse, and each day will bring experiences where you can apply your critical thinking skills as well as your compassion.

Typical Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough assessments of pediatric patients' conditions on arrival, determining the severity of symptoms and prioritizing treatment accordingly
  • Deliver immediate medical interventions as directed by physicians
  • Administer medications, wound dressing, initiating intravenous (IV) lines, and performing resuscitation or other life-saving procedures
  • Collaborate with physicians, other nurses, and healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care
  • Constantly monitor the vital signs of their patients and observe changes in their conditions
  • Educate patients' parents about the nature of injuries or illnesses, the care provided, and the necessary follow-up care at home

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers 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 Pediatric ER 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
Pediatric ER 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 RN nursing license 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 are 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 pediatric emergency room nurse 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 pediatric emergency registered nurse?

A registered nurse needs to complete their associate degree or bachelor's nursing degree at an accredited nursing school and take the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX -RN Exam, which is a requirement to practice as a registered nurse in the United States. Once the NCLEX exam is passed, you meet the requirements by your state license board, and you obtain your RN license, then all that is left is to do is gain the necessary relevant experience in your specialty and explore additional certifications.

It is recommended that pediatric ER travel nurses have 12-18 months of on the job experience in an emergency room setting. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer. With hard work, dedication, and commitment, experienced nurses can achieve their goal of becoming a pediatric nurse and make a difference in a child's life.

What is the average salary for pediatric ER travel nursing jobs?

When it comes to salary, pediatric emergency room nurses can expect competitive wages. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and various job sites, the average annual salary for a pediatric ER travel nurse is typically between $60,000 and $90,000. Nurses who hold advanced certifications or have extensive experience may earn at the higher end of this range or even more. The average rates for pediatric ER registered nurses in the United States tend to be higher for travelers compared to their full time counterparts. They can also vary widely depending on several factors such as geographical location, facility budgets, years of experience, level of education, and the type of healthcare facility.

Where are pediatric travel nursing jobs available?

RNs who want to grow their nursing careers as a travel pediatric ER nurse have the chance to work at some of the most respected facilities across the country. They typically work in the emergency departments of hospitals that provide care for sick or injured children. Some examples of where pediatric ER nurses can work include:

Children's hospitals - These hospitals specialize in providing care only to infants, children, teens, and young adults. Their ERs see patients ages 0-21 for urgent and critical care needs.

Pediatric wings/units within general hospitals - Some general/community hospitals have dedicated pediatric ERs or sections of the ER for young patients. These feature kid-friendly environments and pediatric specialists.

General hospital ERs - Nurses here care for patients of all ages, so pediatric nurses need to be skilled in working with children and prepared to treat childhood illnesses and injuries.

Standalone pediatric urgent care centers - These walk-in clinics focus on minor emergencies and issues for kids, similar to retail clinics.

Trauma centers - These specialize in providing emergency care for major injuries and typically have expertise in pediatric trauma.

Are there any common pediatric nursing certifications I should consider?

Yes! Pediatric ER nurses find improved job prospects in emergency departments when they become certified. Pediatric emergency room nurses must maintain a high degree of competence and knowledge to provide medical care in the ER, often obtaining certifications such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).

You can also choose to earn a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) or a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) certification, administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) as a travel pedi ER nurse.

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