Progressive Care Unit Nurses (PCU Nursing)

As a Progressive Care Unit nurse (PCU nurse), you know you have a unique job of caring for patients as they transition from the ICU. PCU nursing is increasingly important as more and more hospitals deal with limited ICU beds and are looking for the best way to care for patients that are progressing and doing better.

PCU nurse jobs, like many other nursing specialties, have openings all across the country.

Salary Information for Progressive Care Unit Nurses

Since hospitals around the country are in urgent need of PCU nurses, experienced RNs can command top pay for their skills. Salaries for PCU nurses vary depending on experience, location and facility, but the median salary continues to grow year over year. The average salary for Progressive Care Unit nurses as of January 2013 was $63,000, and traveling PCU nurses can expect to make at least as much or more per year plus benefits due to the high need for their expertise and skills.

Below are some of the most recent Progressive Care Unit nurse job assignments for PCU nurses from NurseZone.com's top travel staffing partners. Earn great pay with an PCU nurse job while also receiving company-paid housing, day-one benefits and much more-all while enjoying the experience of a lifetime!

If you are an experienced Progressive Care Unit nurse looking to enhance your career and earn great pay-check out NurseZone's robust database of Progressive Care Unit nurse jobs from top partners. View our featured jobs or try our enhanced PCU nurse jobs search today.

Job Outlook for Progressive Care Unit Nurses 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, if you're considering becoming a PCU nurse the job outlook for all RNs remains strong, with 1,207,400 new registered nurse jobs expected to be created by 2020.

Read More about Progressive Care Unit Nurses in the PCU Specialty Spotlight 

Sources: Salary.com and U.S. Department of Labor

  1. 1. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $30*
    Florida

    One thousand miles of beaches...58,000 miles of the Everglades National Park...Tropical gardens... Cosmopolitan cities…Florida has all of this and much more to offer! Dance the night away at one of the hotspots in Miami’s South Beach, or spend a quiet day touring the historical area of Fort Myers. With average winter temperatures between 70°F and 80°F in much of the state—Florida is enjoyable year round! 
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now Florida
  2. 2. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $42*
    California

    Offering a moderate climate in a beautiful seaside community, Santa Monica is filled with fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment options. With its gentle ocean breezes, soft sandy beaches, outdoor cafés and eclectic boutiques, this West Coast locale is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle.
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now California
  3. 3. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $34*
    New York

    From the marquees on Broadway to the peaks of the Adirondacks, the Empire State offers a variety of things to see and do. The state is divided into two parts: New York City and Upstate. While New York City is filled with an endless array of attractions, outside the city there are 4,000 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. New York is also home to 150 state parks and roaring Niagara Falls. This state has as many personalities as the people who live there—it is a unique place in which you can choose to do everything or absolutely nothing at all, and still have a great time.
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now New York
  4. 4. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $34*
    California

    With a scenic location on the San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City is a place where you can find a balance of both thriving business and industry as well as plenty of entertainment. Towering green trees meet the cool ocean spray in this gorgeous Northern California town where it is easy to get swept away by the city’s natural beauty and relaxing atmosphere.
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now California
  5. 5. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $38*
    Pennsylvania

    With its diverse neighborhoods, rich history and delicious Philly Steak sandwiches, the “City of Brotherly Love” is filled with a variety of pleasures. A haven of arts and culture, Philadelphia is packed with theatres, concert halls, art exhibitions and many fine restaurants. Come discover the many facets of this historical city and enjoy its old-world charm and world-class entertainment.
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now Pennsylvania
  6. 6. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $32* 
    California

    The beach. The mountains. The desert. The woods. California really does have it all! From the sunny coastal cities of Southern California to the natural wonders of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains; California is truly a place that must be experienced first-hand. No book, postcard or photograph can do the state’s numerous sites, attractions and cities any justice. Venture out west and the Golden State will surely have you shining in no time.
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now California
  7. 7. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $29*
    Washington D.C.

    With its impressive memorials, museums, sprawling parks and cherry blossom-lined avenues, Washington, D.C. and its surrounding areas, is always a popular destination for traveling health care professionals. Aside from this region’s renowned medical facilities and career-enhancing opportunities, visitors enjoy indulging in the many cultural attractions and festivities that the nation’s capital has to offer.
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now Washington D.C.
  8. 8. Registered Nurse - PCU     Rate: $30*
    Florida

    One thousand miles of beaches...58,000 miles of the Everglades National Park...Tropical gardens... Cosmopolitan cities…Florida has all of this and much more to offer! Dance the night away at one of the hotspots in Miami’s South Beach, or spend a quiet day touring the historical area of Fort Myers. With average winter temperatures between 70°F and 80°F in much of the state—Florida is enjoyable year round!
    *Once you apply, ask your recruiter for details.
    New! 15% more on each paycheck with maximum take home pay*
    Daily rate allowed for per diem meals and incidentals*

    Apply Now Florida