Travel Pediatric Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as a Pediatric 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 a traveling Pediatric Nurse?
Traveling Pediatric Nurses are registered nurses who work in a variety of healthcare settings, caring for children and adolescents, also known as pediatric patients, in need of medical attention. These nurses are highly-skilled, compassionate professionals who specialize in caring for pediatric patients, offering a wide range of services to ensure the best possible outcome for their young patients. Traveling Pediatric Nurses are typically hired on a contract basis to provide vital medical services in hospitals, rural clinics, and other medical facilities, and travel to different locations to provide care as needed. By embracing an encouraging and friendly approach, Pediatric Travel Nurses provide timely and efficient medical care with an emphasis on quality and safety.
Typical Pediatric Nurse Responsibilities:
- Assessing and monitoring the health of pediatric patients
- Providing emotional and psychological support to pediatric patients and their families
- Educating families on various pediatric health topics
- Administering medications, treatments, and tests
- Assisting doctors with medical procedures
- Maintaining accurate medical records
- Working with other healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans
- Performing research to stay up to date on the latest pediatric treatments
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
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
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.
Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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 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 jobs.
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 Nurse?
Becoming a pediatric nurse can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. To become a pediatric nurse, you'll need to first earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Once you have your BSN, apply for licensure as a registered nurse through the nursing board in your state. After that, you'll need additional experience as a pediatric nurse, which can be done through specialized courses and training. You can then work in healthcare settings such as a hospital or pediatric clinic.
It is recommended that Travel Nurses have 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer. With hard work, dedication, and commitment, you can achieve your goal of becoming a pediatric nurse and make a difference in the lives of children.
How much does a Traveling Pediatric Nurse make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses earn a median salary of $77,600 per year, although this figure can vary depending on experience, location, and other factors. However, Traveling Pediatric Nurses tend to make even more than their staff counterparts. With experience, pediatric nurses can earn higher salaries, giving them the potential to increase their earning potential considerably.
Are there any common Pediatric Nursing certifications I should consider?
Yes! If you want to be a Pediatric Travel Nurse, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications are Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for pediatric nursing jobs, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) Certification, Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) Certification, and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS).
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.