Travel PCU Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as a PCU 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 Progressive Care Unit Travel Nurse?
PCU travel jobs are available in medical facilities across the country and help fill staffing gaps in hospitals, clinics, outpatient centers, and more. PCU Nurses are highly skilled healthcare professionals who are responsible for providing care to those in a progressive care unit. These RNs are trained to care for patients who require a higher level of support than what is offered by general nursing staff. As a progressive care unit travel nurse, you may offer care to critically ill patients who may be suffering from a range of ailments, including heart attacks, strokes, and other complex health conditions.
Typical Progressive Care Unit RN Responsibilities:
- Assess, plan, coordinate, and evaluate patient care
- Administer medications and treatments
- Monitor vital signs and patient conditions
- Educate patients and families on health maintenance and disease prevention
- Utilize critical thinking skills to make sound clinical judgments
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare team to provide exceptional care for patients
- Use evidence-based practice to deliver quality patient care
- Recognize and respond to changes in patient conditions
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 Travel PCU Nurse?
Experienced Progressive Care Unit Nurses with 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field can apply for PCU travel nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.
Where do PCU Nurses work?
PCU Nurses primarily work in hospitals, providing care and treatment to critically ill patients. They may also be responsible for providing care in other settings, such as long-term care facilities, home health care, or ambulatory care centers.
Are there any common Progressive Care Unit Nursing certifications I should consider?
Yes! As a PCU Registered 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), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for step-down nursing positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN), Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN), and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) if you want to help with cardiovascular surgery.