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Travel NICU Jobs

Working as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse is a highly sought-after position within the nursing profession. This specialty works with newborn infants who are born prematurely or with a health condition that requires frequent monitoring. NICU nurses can care for infants from birth until they are discharged from the hospital.

To make a difference in a little one's life, consider applying for one of Trustaff's NICU travel nurse jobs.

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Working in Neonatal Intensive Care

Let's be honest — working in the NICU can be challenging, but it is so rewarding. NICU patients and their families tend to remember their nurses throughout their lives since the nurses helped them through such an emotionally draining and difficult time.

If this job seems to be something you might be interested in, here is a glimpse at what it takes to be a NICU nurse.

Required Education

NICU nurses can earn their basic education through two routes at an accredited school of nursing:

  1. Earn an associate's degree after two to three years at a community college

  2. Receive a bachelor's degree in nursing, which normally takes four years and provides the most career flexibility

After achieving your degree, you are required to take the NCLEX exam to receive your licensure as a nurse in any of the 50 states, and you must have two years of experience and newborn-specific certifications. For further career advancement, there are also graduate and postgraduate programs available.

Daily Duties

The NICU has several specialty levels of care, which range from acutely ill patients to critically ill patients. The level of care your patients require can determine your exact responsibilities for the day. 

NICU RN positions tend to require 12-hour shifts where the nurses consistently monitor the needs of their infant patients. You may work with a few infants at a time, but on average, take on one or two at a time, especially with those who need higher levels of care.

On a typical day, a NICU nurse monitors their patient's vital signs, ensuring they are breathing and developing properly. They will also administer medications and chart the infant's progress over a certain recovery period.

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Benefits of Being a Trustaff Traveler

At Trustaff, we have hundreds of NICU travel nursing positions at hospitals around the U.S. We are passionate about pairing the right candidate with their dream job at their dream location. When you work with us, you can enjoy top-tier benefits such as:

Why Become a Trustaff Traveler?

We want our employees to feel encouraged and connected, which is why we foster community among our team members, no matter where you are. Join our conversations on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or X, formerly known as Twitter, to get to know travel nurses just like you. We also provide education opportunities to further your career knowledge, professional skillset and personal wellness. Check out our Ingenovis Health ACT program for additional resources.

Find the perfect travel job

Trustaff has thousands of healthcare jobs. Apply online today or contact us for more information.