Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Travel Nurses provide care for patients with life-threatening medical conditions within a hospital setting. The role of an ICU RN is critical to a healthcare facility and the patients they care for. As an Intensive Care Unit Travel Nurse, your duties may include but are not limited to the assessment and monitoring of multiple patients following surgery or trauma, administering medication and anesthesia under the orders of the doctor, and providing emotional support for the families of the patients in the ICU. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Travel Nurses should be prepared to face daily challenges such as life-or-death situations and working long hours. At PPR we’re so proud to work with our ICU RNs and play a small part in the health and recovery of patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
Voted #1 on Highway Hypodermics’ 2018 list of Top 10 Travel Nursing Companies, PPR is one of the nations highest rated travel nursing agencies. Since 1996, PPR has been providing travel nursing professionals with exceptional employment opportunities by always putting them FIRST, and one of the many reasons our travel nurses love working with us is our industry-leading benefits package:
At PPR we’re always looking for ways to provide a better experience for our travel nurses. PPR Travel Nursing offers expanded hours assignments as well as the option to travel with a team or family members (furry or not) allowing you to maximize your compensation while on assignment.
According to several sources, including the BLS, nurses stand to earn an average pay of around $70,200 per year. The numbers above are median incomes based on 2016 BLS surveys. On top of these pay rates there's a lot of additional earning potential in the form of bonuses, travel nursing pay, and much more. For instance, the highest median salaries for registered nurses are in the Northeast and West. Of the 20 states where RNs earn the most 9 of them are in the west (CA, OR, WA, HI, NV, AZ, CO, TX, AK) and 8 are in the Northeast (NY, MA, NJ, MD, DC, CT, RI, DE). According to GlassDoor the yearly national average salary for RNs is $65,976. This number is most likely lower than the median salary provided by BLS because entry-level positions are dragging the average down. The data provided by GlassDoor is based on over 40,000 anonymous salary reports by registered nurses.
There's an exciting future ahead for RNs, especially for those in the travel nursing industry. Based on data collected from several sources in 2016, including the BLS, it is estimated that job openings for Registered Nurses are expected to grow by 15 percent between 2016 to 2026. The BLS also claims that nurses rank number one in most annual job openings among all occupations requiring a minimum of an associates degree. That means that there are over 100,000 jobs for RNs opening every year! With a record numbers of applicants, record high demand and an estimated average salary increase, the future is bright for ICU travel nurses.
If you're seeking more adventure than your everyday perm job, travel nursing may just be your calling. Travel nurse jobs span from coast to coast and almost everywhere in between granting those with a want for wander opportunities that are nearly endless. The key to landing your dream job is knowing where to apply, and where the demand is high so is the likelihood of being placed. Check out the list below of states in high demand for ICU RNs.
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