Travel Registered Nurse | Fargo, North Dakota | NICU | 2021
RN - 9CD NICU - SMCF
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Travel Nursing Jobs
Registered nurses who work in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) perform life-sustaining nursing care for infants. NICU travel nurses have many duties, including administering medications, providing vital nutrients to newborns, and closely monitoring their vital signs. NICU RNs also need to ensure that infants are breathing and maturing accordingly because the lungs of most premature and sick newborns are underdeveloped.
NICU travel nursing jobs can be found at levels I, II, III, and IV nurseries all over the United States. These levels range from the level I NICUs caring for the most healthy and close to full-term infants to level IV NICUs treating critically ill or very early neonates that require the most intensive care and oftentimes surgical interventions. NICU nurses have various duties that range from the stabilizing the healthier infants to providing intensive care to critically ill neonates.
If you are looking at NICU nurse jobs, you need to be sure that you have a solid and very comprehensive understanding of the criteria of babies that are admitted to NICU such as preterm delivery and low birth weight. You must be confident in your skills to address neonatal conditions, such as infections, heart problems, and birth defects. It’s also important that you have clinical experience caring for multiples, such as twins and triplets, and they are often admitted to the NICU. Furthermore, you need to be sure that you are familiar with the current advanced technology and equipment used in neonatal units, such as feeding tubes and infant IV administration, so that you will be able to provide the highest level of care possible.
If you are only looking at how to become a NICU nurse, then NICU travel jobs are not for you. NICU travel nurses need to be very experienced and ready to provide care and treatment to newborns in intensive care units and their parents.
As parents are a huge part of the care team when it comes to treating sick infants, it’s important that you are comfortable with providing patient education, and that you are compassionate and supportive as these parents are often in very fragile states as it’s difficult to see their babies receiving so many interventions to their tiny bodies. Parental support is going to range from teaching them skills on how to take care of their baby when it goes home to providing encouragement and emotional support. You also need to be sure that you have excellent communication skills as you will be in charge of reporting to several different physicians and other members of the care team.
Job Skills / Requirements:
- Valid BLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) credential
- A valid professional license within the state of practice
- Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Proof of right to work in the United States
- Experience as a NICU nurse
NICU Travel Nurse Salary and Job Outlook
NICU travel nursing jobs are expected to experience growth in the upcoming years. In fact, throughout the United States, there are always facilities seeking qualified NICU travel nurses. This provides ample opportunities to find the kind of travel nursing contract you really want in a location that works out perfectly for you. Compared to other travel nurses and other nursing specialties, NICU travel nurses often earn above-average compensation. This area of nursing often has opportunities for overtime in case you want to earn additional income during your assignment.
Elite Specialty Staffing also offers referral bonuses and other incentives that can further increase pay. NICU travel nurses who work with Elite Specialty Staffing can choose to take free, private, luxurious housing, or a generous housing subsidy. When you work as a NICU travel nurse with Elite Specialty Staffing, you will gain all the lucrative travel nursing benefits we offer. Apply today!
Travel Nursing Jobs in North Dakota
Travel nursing jobs in North Dakota should appeal to any nurse looking for a strong sense of community, and nice people. These Midwesterners are warm (even in winter) and friendly. If you're a travel nurse with a family, even better! The Peace Garden State offers scenic starry skies, beautiful state parks, yummies for your tummies, and more.
Outdoorsy travel nurses in North Dakota can spend their down time soaking up the bounty of mother nature by exploring the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and it's beautiful trails, or move along parts of the Lew and Clark Trail that follow the Missouri River, follow the North Country National Scenic Trail and be sure to catch a gorgeous sunset as you through Sheyenne's National Grasslands from Lake Sakakawea.
Take the time to visit the International Peace Garden, which serves as a visual representation of the peace we share with our northern neighbor, Canada. The International Peace Garden is about 2,300 acres and spreads from North Dakota over the border and into Canada and is the official state nickname.
North Dakota travel nurses who have families must visit the Dickinson Museum Center, which is a campus featuring multiple museums. They have an exciting Badlands Dinosaur Museum, that includes interactive displays geared toward children, and the Joachim Regional Museum which covers the areas' history of railroad expansion, the grasslands, and immigration. The Dickinson Museum Center hosts events throughout the year, so be sure to check them out!
Now about those yummies for the tummies. North Dakota travel nurses can taste the cultural roots which are mainly a mix of Norwegian and German. Visit the Fargo Kringen Lodge #25 for Nordic delights such as lefse or rommegrot pie. In Bismarck go to Kroll's Diner for their classic German dish, fleischkuechle.
North Dakota travel nurse pay combined with the states super low sales taxes, and their dropping income taxes make the financial benefits a no-brainer. Choose North Dakota as the destination for your next travel healthcare job.
Resources for North Dakota Travel Nurses
If you are considering taking a travel nursing job in North Dakota, be sure that all your registered nursing licenses and credentials are up to date. Check out the North Dakota Board of Nursing's website for further information about the nursing regulations in the state of North Dakota.
Work with Elite Specialty Staffing to Enjoy Lucrative Travel Nursing Benefits:
- High Pay and Bonuses
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Generous Housing Allowance
- Tax Advantage Plan
- Weekly Payroll Deposit
- Free Online CEUs
- Traveler Rewards and Discounts
- Travel and Licensure Reimbursements