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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurses (PICU Nurses)

Becoming a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse (PICU nurse) can be one of the most demanding yet rewarding experiences in your career. PICU nurses work with children of all ages in one of the most fast-paced and unpredictable environments.

As an Intensive Care Pediatric nurse, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge base as you provide care to a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. If you have a passion for helping children as well as the advanced training to provide critical care, becoming an Intensive Care Pediatric nurse might be your calling!

Salary Information for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurses

Since hospitals around the country are in urgent need of Pediatric Intensive Care nurses, experienced RNs can command top pay for their skills. Salaries for PICU nurses vary depending on experience, location and facility, but the median salary continues to grow year over year. The average salary for Pediatric Intensive Care nurses as of January 2013 was $61,775, and traveling PICU nurses can expect to make much more per year plus benefits due to the high need for their expertise and skills.

Below are some of the most recent PICU job assignments for Intensive Care Pediatric nurses from NurseZone.com's top travel staffing partners. Earn great pay with a PICU 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 Intensive Care Pediatric nurse looking to enhance your career and earn great pay-check out NurseZone's robust database of PICU nurse jobs from top partners. View our featured jobs or try our enhanced PICU jobs search today.

Job Outlook for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurses 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, if you're considering becoming a PICU 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 Pediatric Nurses in the Pediatric Specialty Spotlight 

Sources: Simply Hired and U.S. Department of Labor

  1. 1. Registered Nurse - PICU     Rate: $35*
    California

    In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis 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 California
  2. 2. Registered Nurse - PICU     Rate: $32*
    Florida

    In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between Blessed with soft Caribbean breezes, pristine, palm-shaded beaches, shimmering emerald waters and balmy temperatures, the Miami region is the ideal destination for travel nurses in search of a high-energy, sun-drenched location. Take full advantage of South Florida’s vibrant, energetic lifestyle, sugary-white beaches and jet-set playgrounds while on assignment.
    *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
  3. 3. Registered Nurse - PEDI     Rate: $30*
    Connecticut

    There’s no place like New Haven to capture the splendor of each new season. Aside from working at top-rate facilities and earning great pay, traveling health care professionals who come to New Haven enjoy escaping to the quiet, rolling countryside, exploring neighboring villages and enjoying nature’s endless panorama.
    *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 Connecticut
  4. 4. Registered Nurse - PICU     Rate: $32*
    Illinois

    Illinois is full of the familiar, like Chicago’s Sears Tower and the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, and the unfamiliar, such as being the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, Al Capone, Walt Disney, the Mormon Church and the speakeasy. One thing you can be sure of, Illinois is chock-full of sites to see and things to do. From cheering for the home team at Wrigley Field to winding down old Route 66, there is something for everyone in this jewel of the Midwest.
    *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 Illinois
  5. 5. Registered Nurse - PEDI     Rate: $39*
    California

    In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis 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 California
  6. 6. Registered Nurse - NICU     Rate: $37*
    New Jersey

    Miles of sandy Atlantic coastline, a variety of theaters and concert halls, thrilling professional and minor league sporting events, casinos and nature trails mingle together in the state of New Jersey. Since much of the state is surrounded by water, the ocean may play a big part in your visit whether you enjoy sunbathing, swimming or boating. But not to worry, there are plenty of other recreational or indoor activities to pursue if the sun and sea is not your style. There is something for everyone in this classic East coast destination.
    *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 Jersey
  7. 7. Registered Nurse - PEDI     Rate: $34*
    Illinois

    Situated on the banks of Lake Michigan, this Midwestern metropolis combines global high-style with a friendly, down-home soul. Along with its superb medical facilities, visitors to Chicago relish the city’s 29-mile long lakefront park, fabulous shopping districts, multicultural neighborhoods and world-class arts and 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 Illinois
  8. 8. Registered Nurse - PICU     Rate: $31*
    Arizona

    With its endless sunshine, spectacular desert landscape and eclectic mix of museums, culture, sport and outdoor adventures, Phoenix is a popular destination any time of the year. Whether shopping, dining, horseback riding or lounging at the pool, this thriving oasis offers an excellent quality of living and career-boosting assignments at its most prestigious facilities.
    *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 Arizona