Travel Pediatric Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as a Pediatric Travel Nurse
Your compassion and dedication shine through in your work as a nurse. You became a nurse to help and care for others, and that drive has led you to consider your next adventure - travel nursing.
When you take travel pediatric RN jobs, you can continue doing meaningful work while exploring new places. With travel nursing, you choose where you want to go and what specialty you want to work in. Each assignment brings new experiences, from energetic city hospitals to charming rural clinics.
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 patient care services along with the pediatrics team to ensure the best possible outcome for their young patients.
Traveling peds nurses are typically hired on a contract basis to provide vital medical services in various healthcare settings including hospitals, rural clinics, and other healthcare 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 to child
- Assisting doctors with medical procedures
- Manage 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 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 Travel Nurse Jobs
Competitive payTravel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually know what your weekly payments will be before you even apply for pediatric RN jobs.
Per diemTravel 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.
CertificationsLevel-up, travel nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee 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 education and credentials required for any and all pediatric travel nursing 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, pass the National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX), and apply for licensure as a registered nurse through the nursing board in your state. After that, you'll need additional experience in pediatric nursing positions, which can be done through specialized courses and training. You can then work in settings such as a hospital or pediatric clinic.
It is recommended that travel nurses have two years 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. Pediatric nurses need extensive knowledge of nursing practices and excellent communication skills, and 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 do pediatric travel nurse jobs pay?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a registered nurse earns an average 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 pediatric nurse practitioners earning the most. With experience, your pediatric nurse salary could be higher giving you the potential to increase your pay rates considerably.
Are there any common pediatric travel 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).
Where are travel pediatric nurse jobs available?
Pediatric nurse jobs are available at prestigious facilities such as children's hospitals, pediatric units within general hospitals, pediatric doctor's offices, schools, community health centers, home health agencies, and more. There is also a high demand for pediatric nursing jobs in rural areas and smaller towns, with openings in school districts, community clinics, and general hospitals with pediatric units.
Do travel nursing jobs offer benefits?
Fusion offers three medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If taking a position in the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for travel nurse jobs.